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Do you know your heart age? Take the test to find out

Adults across Southwark are being encouraged to take a few minutes out of their day to find out their heart age with a free online test.

The 'Heart Age Test' uses physical and lifestyle related information to determine if your heart is older than your actual age. It's easy - just click the 'start' button to begin the test. 

Having a heart age older than your chronological age means that you are at a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke – the two main forms of cardiovascular disease, which is the second leading cause of death in the country.

Each year, around 84,100 people die from heart disease or stroke. However, it's estimated that over 50 deaths a year from these conditions could be prevented if people had a better understanding of their heart health.

Modern life can make it tricky to be healthy, but making positive lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke – and doing so in midlife can also reduce the risk of dementia.

Whether this is through stopping smoking, making healthier food choices or increasing the level of physical activity that you do – the heart age test provides advice on how people can achieve these goals.

The test has been completed 1.9 million times so far, and four out of five of those who take it have a heart age higher than their chronological age.

What are you waiting for? Just click the 'start' button above and find out your heart age today.