Check your heart age
Published: Monday 12th February 18
February is Heart Month, and the council’s public health team is urging Wandsworth residents to check their heart age.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Wandsworth, but there 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 you.
Public Health England 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 .
Residents are also 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.
The council’s health spokesman Cllr Paul Ellis said: “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.