Lifestyle Assessment Tool
You know that maintaining a healthy heart means making healthy lifestyle choices. But are you doing all you can to reduce your risk of heart disease?
Let the Lifestyle Assessment Tool show you which lifestyle choices may be putting you at risk of heart disease. You can then select the lifestyle choice(s) you want to work on and create your own personalized action plan – with tips and suggestions on how to incorporate and maintain a healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart.
Do you smoke?Yes No
Is your alcohol intake within the recommended limits below?
- no more than 2 drinks per day (or no more than 3 drinks on special occasions), to a maximum of 10 drinks per week for women
- no more than 3 drinks per day (or no more than 4 drinks on special occasions), to a maximum of 15 drinks per week for men
Are you at a healthy weight?Yes No
Tip: If you’re not sure, you can use a Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator to find out
Do you get at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic physical activity (in bouts of 10 minutes or more, and enough to make you sweat and breathe harder) each week?Yes No
Do you eat a variety of healthy foods each day? (i.e. plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole-grain foods, and protein foods)Yes No
Are you able to cope well with the stress in your life?Yes No
According to your responses, you’re doing great – you look like you don’t have any elevated risk factors for heart disease. But you can still make plans to keep it that way by making sure you’re living well!
According to your responses there are some lifestyle factors that are increasing your risk of heart disease – see below. Based on your list, select the choices that you’d like to work on now and click to read a recommendation.
It’s never too early to talk to your doctor about heart health. Your doctor can help you assess your risk of heart disease and offer advice on changes you can make for a healthier heart.