Today is World Heart Day and thanks to Bupa I have a Garmin vívofit, activity tracker, to give away to one lucky reader. World Heart Day, this year, focuses on creating heart-healthy environments… either where you live, where you work or where you play. Bupa has partnered with the World Heart Federation to create Hearts at Work, looking at how the workplace can affect your heart health.

The Bupa and the World Heart Federation study Hearts at Work saw over 8,000 consumers globally take a Heart Age Check. The research looked at the link between professions, workplace health offerings, and location on ‘heart age’.

Key findings included:

    • The average heart age of Australians was 2.9 years older than our real age.
    • Workers with ‘active sedentary’ jobs, such as medical professionals and retail and sales staff had the lowest heart age of all professions.
    • Workers in manual labour were found to have the oldest heart ages, potentially the result of higher rates of smoking in this sector, and working mainly as contractors with less access to workplace health and wellbeing initiatives.
    • Not taking a lunch break added almost a year to heart age results.

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On World Heart Day, Bupa is calling on Australians to check their Heart Age and take action to improve their heart health, both at home and in the workplace.

Millions of people around the world have already found out their ‘heart age’. Take the check today and find out how you could start taking ‘years off’.

Visit The Blue Room, take the quick test to find out how you compare.

Discover what you might be able to do to improve your heart health and come back and share the results with me.

Share your personal healthy heart pledge on the Veggies & Me Facebook page and go in the draw to win a Garmin vívofit.

The Garmin vívofit is an activity tracker that Moves at the Pace of Your Life. It learns your activity level and assigns a personalised daily goal, displays steps, calories, distance and monitors sleep.

***Make your pledge on the Veggies & Me Facebook page until Friday (Oct 2nd 2015 – 11:59pm AEST) to go into the running to win a Garmin vívofit. One lucky pledger will be chosen at random and the activity tracker will be on it’s way to you!***

Garmin Vivofit