What is your ‘heart age’? Do this simple check and find out! 11



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Do you know how healthy your heart is?

Well, today you can take the Heart Age Check and find out how your ‘heart age’ matches up to your calendar age. The ‘heart age’ check is quick and easy to do, and it can be done on your computer or mobile device.

It’s an online tool that asks you some key health questions like your blood pressure, cholesterol level, about your lifestyle, work type, and other risk factors to estimate your ‘heart age’ which you can compare to your actual age.

On average, Australians have a heart age up to three years older than they actually are. If your ‘heart age’ is older than your real age, it might be worth a trip to the doctor for a checkup and if necessary, considering what steps you can take to help improve your heart health and in turn your ‘heart age’.

Take the test now, then come back to see what it means.

Heart Age

Is your ‘heart age’ older than your real age?

If your ‘heart age’ estimate is a little older than your real age on the heart age calculator, take a look at your lifestyle and see if there are any changes you can make to improve your heart health.

Some steps you might consider are:

1) Quit smoking if you are a smoker.

2) Visit your GP and get your cholesterol and your blood pressure checked.

3) Achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and aim to reduce your waist measurement. The ideal waist measurement for women is 80cm and for men 94cm.


Is your ‘heart age much older than your real age?

If your heart age is a lot older than your actual age it should be a strong call to action for you to seek your doctor’s advice.

  • Go and talk to your doctor about your risk factors and ask them for an action plan.
  • Make lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy balanced diet, quitting smoking, and managing your weight.


What numbers should you know for good heart health?

For good heart health, everyone should know these important numbers:

  • Total cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Your weight and waist measurement.


When was the last time you checked yours?



This post is proudly supported by BUPA’s Blue Room.  Click here to take the Heart Age Test. And visit The Blue Room for more healthy tips.   

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. It wouldn’t matter what was said by these people do you get more than 3 to 5 extra years. I don’t want extra years if I am not cognitive enough or physical enough to care for myself. .

  2. This only works for HEALTHY people !!!! This is DISCRIMINATORY !!! When i was 51 , my heart was rated @ 75-80 years old & not via a Facebook test but, via a Cardiologist !!!

  3. I think that is a load of rubbish , my heart age is 39 years old and no way my heart was born after me, we came as a package deal

  4. Who really gives a fig? As long as I don’t run out of funds before I die my heart’s doin OK. B|

  5. 75 and 63?! Unfortunately, like all generalising ‘tests’ of its type, you must make of it what you will.

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