Heart age is a reflection of your cardiovascular health vis-à-vis your actual age.
Age is just a number and your heart age is proof of that. You may be 40 and have a heart age of 35 and vice-a-versa. It’s in your hands. That’s because your heart’s age isn’t your chronological age but your physiological age. What we mean is that your lifestyle—what you eat, how much you exercise, whether you get enough sleep or not, if you smoke and so on—affects your heart’s health. To be able to estimate your correct heart age, we use several health markers (such as cholesterol, GlycA, ApoB/ApoA1 ratio and more) that relate to different aspects of your lifestyle. Based on these markers, we calculate your heart disease risk for the next 10 years. We then compared your status with other people of the same age and gender who have a “healthy heart” (non-smokers who have normal weight, healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels) to give you your heart age. So, congratulations if your heart is younger or of the same age as you. This means you are taking excellent care of it. If it’s higher than your age, don’t worry. You can always improve by making lifestyle changes. We promise to stay with you on that journey.
To further understand your heart’s health the heart age indicator also shows your estimated risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years.
Read more about health indicators included in My Nightingale here.
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