Heart age test

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

  • Older

    Votes: 45 50.6%
  • Younger

    Votes: 19 21.3%
  • Same

    Votes: 25 28.1%

  • Total voters
    89

Landrover

Member
Mine came out with a year older than I am, quite a high BMI but not particularly overweight, as the doctor said at my last medical i'm a "big unit" !
 

bovrill

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
East Essex
it's only put me at two years older, which surprised me, my BMI normally makes these things have a fit!
I've just recently had heart and lungs tested for something else, and my lung function was on the chart as someone half my age, and there was no comment about the heart when the test was going on, so I can only assume that all is well with it!
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
Oh dear, heart is 3 years older than me ......... BMI is a little high, but then I'm not a small person :D more of a brick outhouse build :LOL:
 
Mine came out a year older but it really is a very very crude test. My BMI was only 24.5 but I assume I was penalised for being fit and healthy and having not seen a GP in 20 years so I have no idea what my blood pressure and cholesterol are.
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
poll is at about 3/5 older - so farmers seem to be a healthier bunch so far than mr and mrs average UK !
 

Netherfield

Member
Location
West Yorkshire
Six years older, mainly I think for being an ex-smoker, and Cholesterol a little higher than it should be, although doctor says my blood pressure is fine for my age, the check says it could be lower, don't know who to believe because the doc is/was a heart specialist who only gave up because of eyesight and operating for hours on end is a hard job. Got one of these , not that it makes any sense to me.
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farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
Is this simply a tool for the NHS to subtly encourage fat smokers to improve their livestyle whilst avoiding the topic of the elephant in the room, ie the size of the elephant in the room... BMI and smoking are clearly the main drivers in determining the result.
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
poll at thred top =- click older or younger based on the result you got
:scratchhead: I will try that question again.. what do I vote if the result is equal to my age it is neither older than my age or youger than my age... PS I have played around with the numbers and dont think it is possible to get a result younger than your age...
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
Is this simply a tool for the NHS to subtly encourage fat smokers to improve their livestyle whilst avoiding the topic of the elephant in the room, ie the size of the elephant in the room... BMI and smoking are clearly the main drivers in determining the result.

...............basically yes !


but I think it is fair to say that the nation's health is declining, the amount of overweight kids and teenagers is disturbing .............. the ready meal/ junk food computer game generation is not going to live as long as their parents if something doesn't change


somewhere in here is what must be a MASSIVE marketing opportunity for farmers
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
:scratchhead: I will try that question again.. what do I vote if the result is equal to my age it is neither older than my age or youger than my age... PS I have played around with the numbers and dont think it is possible to get a result younger than your age...

my result is 3 years younger than my age as it seems are a few others who have done the poll


there is no option in the poll for same heart / real age - I will add one for you now
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
...............basically yes !


but I think it is fair to say that the nation's health is declining, the amount of overweight kids and teenagers is disturbing .............. the ready meal/ junk food computer game generation is not going to live as long as their parents if something doesn't change


somewhere in here is what must be a MASSIVE marketing opportunity for farmers
The nations health is going downhill shockingly fast! There will be cases where the parents the children and the grandchildren share their last weeks in the same nursing home! Fizzy soft drinks and hight sugar items should be licenced and only sold to over 18s. Children should be regularly weighed in schools and those on an unhealthy growth curve should be identifed early, parents advised and assisted and those who allow their children to continue on the curve to become significantly overweight should be held legally responsible. I don't like a nanny state but it seems too many people are unwilling or unable to make inteligent choices themselves...
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
my result is 3 years younger than my age as it seems are a few others who have done the poll


there is no option in the poll for same heart / real age - I will add one for you now
Cheers Maybe you have very good Cholestrol levels or you put the wrong year in at the start :whistle:
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
The nations health is going downhill shockingly fast! There will be cases where the parents the children and the grandchildren share their last weeks in the same nursing home! Fizzy soft drinks and hight sugar items should be licenced and only sold to over 18s. Children should be regularly weighed in schools and those on an unhealthy growth curve should be identifed early, parents advised and assisted and those who allow their children to continue on the curve to become significantly overweight should be held legally responsible. I don't like a nanny state but it seems too many people are unwilling or unable to make inteligent choices themselves...

couldn't agree more ! the future is going to get messy if things don't change soon
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
Cheers Maybe you have very good Cholestrol levels or you put the wrong year in at the start :whistle:
been a while since i last had it checks so should maybe go again, was 5 and 3 about 18 months back though

anyone know how often they recommend getting checked ?
 

puppet

Member
Location
sw scotland
My heart is a few years older and I am going to die on my 83rd birthday which figures because I am booked into a hotel suite in las vegas with 2 large blondes, a kids swimming pool and a lot of custard.

The idea that cholesterol should be below 5 is wrong and any advice should be based on your overall 10 year risk. bp 120/80 is fanciful and is turning the population into a nation of drug addicts. The numbers needed to treat to prevent 1 stroke will be hundreds a year. Treatment usually starts 140 or 150
 
its a bit simplistic. Doesnt ask you whether you take drugs on a regular basic or alcohol units, what about diet - huh??? Surely a skinny alcoholic would come out low then? Im two years over due to being a good 1.5 stone overweight. Im sure my husband who has an amazing low resting HR and triathlete could come out 10 yrs younger.
 

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