Know your numbers/World Heart Day
World Heart Day this year is on 29th September 2020. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death and has many causes, such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and air pollution.
Know Your Numbers
Looking after you heart starts with understanding your risk, so make sure you know all your health numbers. Click here to find out more.
An NHS Health Check is a free health check aimed at adults aged 40 to 74. It involves measuring your blood pressure, pulse, height and weight and asking you some lifestyle questions to see whether there’s more you can do to look after your health. It involves a few simple tests to check your risk of
- heart disease
- kidney disease
Heart Age Test
Take this quiz to find out your heart age compared to your real age.
Blood Pressure Test
It’s recommended that all adults over 40 years of age have their blood pressure tested at least every 5 years so any potential problems can be detected early. Find more information here .
You can get your blood pressure tested at a number of places, including:
- your local GP surgery
- some pharmacies
- some workplaces
- at home (see home blood pressure testing)
- at an NHS Health Check appointment offered to adults in England aged 40-74