Is your heart older than you are?
Many of us don't live as healthily as we'd like to. Inactivity, poor diet, smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol raise your heart age and put you at risk of heart attacks, strokes and even dementia.
The free online One You Heart Age Test will quickly reveal your heart age, and what you can do to lower it.Take the test now
Download OMRON connect app.
Pair your smart device with EVOLV.
Place the device on your upper arm and take a reading.
Transfer your reading and see the progress on your smart device.
LOWERING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
High blood pressure can be prevented or reduced by eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight,
taking regular exercise and drinking alcohol in moderation.
Being active and taking regular exercise lowers blood pressure by keeping your heart and blood vessels in good condition. Regular exercise can also help you lose weight, which can also lower your blood pressure.
Adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week.
To reduce high blood pressure, eat a low-fat diet that includes lots of fibre, such as wholegrain rice, bread and pasta, and eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
Salt raises your blood pressure. The more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure. Aim to eat less than 6g (0.2oz) a day, which is about a teaspoonful.