Heart age test

Discussion in 'Fitness and Weight Loss' started by Clive, Sep 4, 2018.


Is your "Heart Age" older or younger than your real age ?

  1. Older

    45 vote(s)
  2. Younger

    18 vote(s)
  3. Same

    25 vote(s)
  1. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

  2. Mine came out at 41 , I knew I was a spring chicken .
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  3. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    i doing a triathlon on Sunday (my first !) - if that doesn't give me an extra 5 years I going to be pee'ed !
  4. Renaultman

    Renaultman Member

    Mine came out at 56 a year and a bit older than I am, If I knew my BP and cholesterol it might be lower all I know is they are all good. Also always come out a border line obese even though I am probably only about 1/2 a stone overweight. Always have done.
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  5. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Think BMI is s terrible measure of obesity - some of the fittest people I know are well over 25 silly because they spend a lot of time in the gym and build a lot of (heavy) muscle

    im 81kgs and 5'11" which puts me at 24.9 ....... I really wouldn't want to loose any weight more than a kg maybe though

    Body fat % is what we should focus on IMO not BMI and as long as I can stay sub 20% I think thats healthy
  6. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    Scottish Highlands
    As usual, I remain cynical!

    Did not enter a figure for chloresterol as I don't have one, but last time tested I was told it was OK and I don't think they lied.

    Yes, I was on pills to reduce blood pressure but my doctor scored that item out on my repeat prescription so presumably that's OK too.

    Tried to do the test again but the same score keeps popping back up. Government scare tactics to turn us all into vegetarians?
  7. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    not sure anyone (government anyway) is suggesting a vegetarian diet is better ?
  8. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    Scottish Highlands
    Oh, they are far more subtle than that!;)

    I just don't believe my heart age is 17 years older than my actual age when everything else is satisfactory.

    But then I could be dead and this is heaven....:cautious:
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  9. Clive

    Clive Staff Member


    your BMI is under 25 ? you don't smoke ? have no bad history and it really says you are over by 17 years ?
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  10. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    My BMI isn't under 25, but still cam out with my actual age.
  11. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    Scottish Highlands
    It says my heart is 95 but I'm 78. Go figure. I am 5'10" in old money and about 12 stone.

    Don't smoke, hardly drink, and I'm single.

    It's another government plot, I tell you! They're trying to kill me off!:mad: (Again).
  12. oakleaf

    oakleaf Member

    Mine was 3 years less than my real age so happy with that.
    Mind you if it was the other way l would have just said " these ridiculous sirveys mean nothing "
  13. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Poll added so we can compare the framers of the UK against the wider public who are apparently 5 /5 older than real age !

    if you do the test please do the poll (its anonymous etc !)
  14. kmo

    kmo Member

    E. Wales
    heart age +3 over actual age.
    Seeing as I didn't know my blood pressure or cholesterol level , they pretty much had to guess it.
  15. Fromebridge

    Fromebridge Member

    Mine was same as my age, but I couldn't enter cholesterol or blood pressure so it's based on BMI, age, height, smoker, and of course post code. It said I could make it younger if I reduced cholesterol and blood pressure so i assume not entering these puts them as 'bad'. o_O

    Still, I won't have a heart attack or stroke until I'm 81 :)

    At least it gets a discussion going I suppose.
  16. Princess Pooper

    East Mids
    I told my GP that on the basis of the NHS healthcheck I had just done with his nurses, I was obese due to my BMI. He rolled his eyes and told me to ignore it and carry on as usual. I'm very muscly for a 50+ female which is not unexpected as I am regularly heaving 40kg around and also have very large bones. (That said, I am carrying too much fat..):whistle:
  17. mixed breed

    mixed breed Member

    2years older, and I will get to 76 before a stroke or heart attack. I find that information quite comforting
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  18. ___\0/___

    ___\0/___ Member

    SW Scotland
    I heart age and age are exactly the same.
  19. ste

    ste Member

    Mine's 12 years older and I'll get to 71 before a heart attack/stroke. And TBH I'm quite happy with that. Yes I am obese, possibly unfit, suffer from arthritis, but still manage to put in the 12 hrs shifts we do much better than the younger, fitter lads at work.

    I can't remember my blood pressure/cholesterol, but have it checked every 12-18 months along with a diabetes check due to my family history, and all's been good up to yet.

    I can't be as unhealthy as they make my size out to be, as very rarely go to the Dr between my check ups. I am trying to lose weight, not for the heart/stroke risk, but to help with the arthritis in my knees and hips.
  20. Hampton

    Hampton Member

    Mine has come out six months older than I am, and my BMI is 25.9.
    Could do with getting fit, but don’t have the time to do it without losing quality family time

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