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DO YOU KNOW YOUR HEART AGE?

Adults across the country are being encouraged to take a few minutes out of their day to get to know their heart age by taking a free online ‘Heart Age Test’ which asks for physical and lifestyle information to determine if your heart is at a higher age than your actual age.

Having a heart age older than your actual age means that you are at a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. It is estimated that over 50 deaths a day from these conditions could be prevented if people had a better understanding of their heart health.

The Heart Age Test will

  • Tell you your heart age compared to your real age
  • Explain why it’s important to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbere
  • Give advice on how to reduce your heart age.

To find out your Heart Age click below to launch the Heart Age Test 

OR

To find out your Heart Age search ‘Heart Age’ or go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/check-your-heart-age-tool/

If you’re aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition you may be eligible for a free NHS Health Check. The check is designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, type 2  diabetes or dementia. As we get older we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

If you think you might be eligible for an NHS Health Check, and you haven’t already had one in the last 5 years, please speak to a member of the reception team to find out more.

For more information about how to improve your lifestyle and details of the support available to help you lose weight, become more physically active, stop smoking or drink less alcohol visit the Better Living Service website at www.calderdale.gov.uk/betterliving

Want to be more healthy?

Worried about your lifestyle?

You can do a detailed online check up with helpful advice at www.patient.co.uk using the following link. https://myhealth.patient.co.uk/

More help needed? 

What can your practice offer?

Did you know the practice offers the following services :

Smoking cessation clinics

Healthy weight clinics for one to one weight reduction plans

Upbeat referral for exercise and weight loss

Upbeat family referral for weight problems in young people/ children

Walking-for-health meeting point

Community alcohol clinics for individual help with alcohol related problems or worries

Self assessment section for you to check weight and blood pressure situated in the waiting room

Healthy Early Years

Click here for information on a website and mobile app for parents with information to support your 0-5 year old to be healthy, happy and safe.

Worried you could be at risk of diabetes?

Try this link for an online risk check

www.diabetes.org.uk/riskscore

Contact the practice reception or ask your healthcare professional if you have further questions.

Calderdale Open Minds Website for Children and Young People

www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk

The website is intended to provide advice, information, support and signposting to young people about emotional health and wellbeing.

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