Let’s face it. None of us is getting any younger. That’s why we’ve been telling you a lot about technology that helps you maintain good health.
There are new and amazing fitness trackers on the way, there are smart watches with fitness tracking and fitness apps for your phone that make sure you’re staying active and in good shape.
But just how good of shape are you really in?
With the help of the internet, you can gauge your health status at a glance. We’ve come up with a list of five sites that can help you benchmark your health status and get a general idea of your overall health, including one that’s been taken by more than 40 million people. There are tests for your heart, your eyes, and your overall well-being.
Keep in mind that it’s no replacement for a real doctor’s opinion.
1. Are you at risk for heart disease?
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world. By the year 2030, it could be accountable for 23.6 million deaths each year.
There is good news, though. From 2003 to 2013, the death rates have fallen nearly 38%. Let’s keep that number going down and learn what you can do to help your heart, for which you’ll want to check out The Mayo Clinic’s Heart Disease Risk Calculator.
Just enter basic information about your health and you’ll get a personalized action plan to reduce your risk of getting heart disease.
2. What do you know about your blood pressure?
Understanding your blood pressure and where it needs to be isn’t something that’s on the top of everyone’s to-do list. But, understanding what it is, what it does and what it needs to do is something you need to know regarding your overall cardiovascular health.
That’s why The American Heart Association has put together the High Blood Pressure IQ quiz to test your knowledge on your blood pressure.
It’s a quick quiz with only five questions and should take you under five minutes to complete. Submit your answers and find out if you’re right or wrong. You’ll also see a paragraph explaining the answer.
3. Test your vision
Can you see properly? Even if you already wear glasses, it could be time for a new prescription or lenses. One way to tell before you head to the optometrist is with one of the many Essilor Eye Tests.
You can see if you have Myopia or hyperopia, test both your near and far vision, find out if you could have astigmatism or self-diagnose yourself with daltonism.
The tests are quick and easy to take and shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to complete them all.
4. Color vision test
An estimated 5 to 8% of men are colorblind, according to the site ColorVisionTesting, and about 0.5% of women are colorblind. While there is no cure or treatments, you can determine if you need to talk to your eye doctor about colorblindness. You can start that process by giving yourself a color vision test.
It’s easy to take; you’ll be given three seconds on each plate to answer which number you see hidden inside the circle. To start, click here.
Note: No matter what your results are, make sure to consult your eye doctor for a more in-depth exam.
5. What’s your real age?
Just how old are you really? There could be a difference between how old you actually are and how old your body thinks you are, which is your “real age.”
In order to take the test, however, you’ll need to provide some personal information to create an account. This includes your name, email address, gender and ZIP code.
Once your account is created, you’ll be able to take the RealAge Test. You can skip the first screen. Next, you’ll need to dedicate approximately 20 minutes to fill out the questionnaires about your personal and family medical history, diet, exercise habits, sleeping patterns, behaviors and existing conditions.
The RealAge test will then analyze the given data and tell you your real age. For example, if you’re 35 and get a score of 30, you’re five years younger than the average 35-year-old.
You’ll also get a customized plan to get younger, whether that involves cutting out stress or changing a few of your eating habits, the suggestions are designed to get you feeling your best.