The American Heart Association (AHA) has created a simple way for you to know where you stand on the road to good health through seven steps all of us need to live healthy.
I’ve tested this easy web assessment tool recently and am sharing my report below because I believe it is one of several great web tools to help you assess your cardiovascular and brain health that you probably didn’t know existed. I’ve been researching many of these new tools to possibly integrate in with my grant proposal for the American Stroke Association (ASA) kids stroke education project, entitled Bright Minds. I thought you’d like a quick overview of this free health assessment tool here. I’d suggest you should try to perhaps incorporate your assessment results in with your health resolutions for the New Year to identify health behaviors you can improve upon.
I’ll bring you several tools, including a great one to improve kids awareness about healthy food choices in my next post, but here’s one I think the adults will find helpful. It is called My Life Check (AKA- Life’s Simple Seven) and this “virtual” check-up will take only a few minutes of your time.
The American Heart Association’s My Life Check empowers Americans to take a big step toward a better life. In just a few minutes, you can get your personal heart score and a custom plan with the seven simple steps you need to start living your best life. You can click on the link above or visit www.heart.org/mylifecheck to start your new life resolution.
Life’s Simple 7 Summary:
To find out where you stand with the simple seven, just take the My Life Check assessment. In a few minutes, you will know how you’re doing with each one of life’s simple seven; you will also get your own personal heart score and life plan. Your results will include seven recommended areas of focus and an action plan that is customized to your lifestyle and health outlook. Your last step is a promise: a resolution to make healthy positive changes step-by-step, for a long, healthy future.
Here’s a sample report from the Life’s Simple 7 Assessment:
Review by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org