Find Out Your Cardiovascular Age with a Tool from @ShopprsDrugMart #TreatYourHeart

Starting a few weeks ago now, I began an adventure to a NEW me!

I am taking in information from many sources to help me gain knowledge on how to be healthy and how to live a healthy lifestyle. I am reading about Clean Eating, Protein Intake, various forms of exercise and more. I am getting to know my body so much better by spending some time focusing on me and my needs. It’s time to focus on being the best me I can be so that I can be there for my children and my family.

Shoppers Drug Mart is one of the resources that has taught me more about my health. Their website has a Heart Age Calculator that you can use in order to determine your Cardiovascular Age.

It’s time for you AND me and all of your family and loved ones to get Heart Healthy. The first step is to use the Heart Age Calculator on the Shoppers Drug Mart website.

Why is the Heart Age Calculator important?

  • Knowledge is power when it comes to heart health.
  • Heart Disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada.
  • If your heart is aging faster than you are, there are steps you can take NOW to turn back the clock.

When determining your cardiovascular age, there are many factors including your heart age, blood pressure levels, cholesterol, and the presence of risk factors like smoking.

Did You Know…
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society recommends calculating your cardiovascular age and knowing your cardiovascular risk profile to improve management of blood pressure and blood lipids. Research shows that understanding and knowing the cardiovascular age of your heart will lead to better health management.

What is the Heart Age Calculator?

  • The Heart Age Calculator is an on line tool that helps Canadians calculate their cardiovascular age and assess their risk of heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular disease within the next 10 years by answering simple lifestyle questions.
  • It is the only scientifically validated on line tool available that provides a personalized heart age and cardiovascular risk profile recommended by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines.

The Heart Age Calculator is very easy to use and it only takes approximately 5 minutes to answer all of the questions required to provide you with an answer.

My result surprised me. Granted, I need to visit my doctor for all of my information to be as accurate as possible, but here are my results after taking the quiz:

Yes, now you know my HUGE secret….I’m 38 years old!

This result made me feel very good about myself, but I know that I have a LONG road ahead of me before I can honestly say that I am as healthy as possible.

Shoppers Drug Mart also has some great articles on the following health related topics to help improve your heart health:

  • Control Your Cholesterol
  • Take Steps to Quit Smoking
  • Control Your Blood Glucose
  • Reduce Your Blood Pressure
  • Understand Your Diabetes Risk
  • Manage Your Medication

Here are my goals, with the help from the Heart Age Calculator in order for me to be more Heart Healthy:

Would any of these tips help you be more heart healthy:

  • Stop Smoking
  • Monitor your blood pressure
  • Apply an active lifestyle
  • Regulate your Cholesterol Levels
  • Take Control

It’s time to get Heart Healthy and encourage our fellow Canadians to do the same by taking the test. I’ve done it and now you can to!

Disclosure: – Although this post has been sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect the views, opinions or positions of Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. or its affiliates or licensees. Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. makes no representation as to accuracy, completeness, suitability or validity of any information within this blog post and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information or for any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use.

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25 Responses to Find Out Your Cardiovascular Age with a Tool from @ShopprsDrugMart #TreatYourHeart

  1. SoberJulie says:

    Way to go on your lifestyle changes, they’re working!

  2. Thank you Julie, yes they are – it’s hard work and I have a long road ahead of me, but I am feeling better and better every day. Thanks for your support!

  3. It IS important, Shari! For sure.

  4. yeewittlethings says:

    So glad to hear about your lifestyle changes! It’s never too late to start on a new, healthier you! I love this tool that helps people find out their heart age and to give them information on how to improve πŸ™‚

  5. Jody MacArthur says:

    You go, girl!!! Keep at it and your heart will get “younger” and you’ll feel younger too. It’s so important to take care of our hearts. πŸ™‚

  6. WhispersInspire says:

    My heart age was 29. One year younger than me. Gotta improve that! πŸ˜› It’s such a battle but, glad you’ve made changes.

  7. Stacey says:

    Atta girl on the lifestyle changes; so important to be there for our littles and this is the perfect reminder to everyone how to make sure that happens.

  8. Tammy In R Dream says:

    Have you seen the movie “Food Matters” on Netflix? Girl I am all over this life style change since I seen it. With knowledge in our hands the ball is in our court!

  9. Crystal McLeod says:

    Good for you taking action at bettering yourself! This tool really opened my eyes as well!

  10. Shari Goss says:

    Having dealt with family with a lot of heart disease I know how important this is! Thanks for sharing about the calculator, and glad to hear you are learning more and more aobut your heart health!

  11. Jennifer Van Huss says:

    What a great lifestyle change!! I’m so proud of you!!

  12. ladena says:

    You’ve got some great goals. I know you can do it! Thanks for sharing the Heart Health Calculator. I tried it and was so happy with the results.

  13. paulaschuck says:

    Great goals. I just spied this cool tool on Nancy’s blog and love it. Going to check my heart health right now. Also I didn’t think you needed to lose weight at all.

  14. I HAVE seen that movie! I think I should see it again!

  15. Thanks for your support! I appreciate it so much, Stacey!

  16. It definitely is a challenge, but well worth it!

  17. I’m already feeling younger after being more active in the past month!

  18. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  19. Heart health is very important for everyone to be aware of and discuss. Since I have made fitness an important aspect of my life, I have been trying to encourage the rest of my family to get more active and healthy as well. High blood pressure runs in my family so we should all be doing as much as we can for our hearts.

  20. So good to be aware, Kristen – sounds like you are doing the right things!

  21. You’re too kind, Paula! I can hide it well I guess πŸ™‚ I am considered overweight!

  22. Thank you so much for your confidence, it truly means a lot to me! So glad you gave it a try!

  23. Thank you! It hasn’t been easy, but it definitely feels good and is so worth it, right?!

  24. It’s been a LONG time coming!

  25. Victoria Ess says:

    This is something I’d really like it to do. I need a kick to motivate me to quit smoking.

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