Young At Heart (Preserve & Protect)

Interesting video out of Boston that talks about a person’s age compared to the age of their heart. Click below to check it out.

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The story comes from a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that estimates the average “heart age” of men and women in every state, based on risk factors like high blood pressure, obesity, and whether they smoke or have diabetes. Then it compares those “heart age” numbers to actual ages.

What the CDC scientists found is that nearly three out of four U.S. adults have a heart that’s older than the rest of their body. How did Arizonans do in the study? More than 43 percent of our population has a heart age that exceeds ‘actual age’ by more than five years.

If you are interested in calculating your heart age, you can try this online calculator. If the results are not what you were hoping they would be, check out this chart to see if there are risk factors that are driving your heart age higher than your chronological age.

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