Check Your Heart Age

Residents urged to get involved in Heart Month

February is Heart Month, and Wandsworth Council’s public health team is urging residents to check their heart age.

The Council points out that here are many things you can do to look after your heart including staying active, eating well, not smoking and not drinking too much alcohol.  Visit the council’s One You page for links to local services that can help with this.

Meanwhile Public Health England, part of the Government's Department of Health and Social Care, has a quick quiz you can do to check how healthy your heart is. Enter details about your age, weight and health and you will be given your ‘heart age’. If your heart age is higher than your actual age there is advice on how to reduce it .

Take the test

Residents are also being encouraged to have an NHS health check. If you are aged between 40 and 74 you can get this done by your GP. All you need to do is call your GP and tell them you would like an NHS Health Check. Find out more about NHS Healthchecks here.

The Council’s health spokesman Cllr Paul Ellis says, “Our public health department runs and commissions a wide range of free services that can help you keep fit and active and help keep your heart healthy, including a stop smoking service and health trainers.

“Keep an eye on your health and find out about the support available to you if you need it.”

Find out more about the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month.


February 12, 2018