New health test reveals true age at Glenmore pharmacy
TRACY Doherty may be 46, but according to a new online test she's actually 44.
Forty-four is the Glenmore Pharmacy assistant manager's health age, the age determined by on online test which takes into account factors from personal and family medical history to daily health habits.
"I was surprised at how in-depth it was," Tracy said.
The survey is being promoted by Glenmore Pharmacy, which also offered free health checks for customers on Friday as part of a national health and wellbeing campaign called What's Your Health Age?
Pharmacist Carina Finn, manager at Glenmore Pharmacy, said for people with poor lifestyle choices the online test can help serve as a wake up call.
"It lets people know how their general health is going," she said. "Essentially it wakes people up."
They survey will offer a comparison between their health and biological ages, provide insight into the factors that influence their health and wellbeing, and offer personalised tips and recommendations to maintain or improve it.
The What's Your Health Age Test will be online until January at www.priceline. com.au/healthage.
Tips from the State Government to get healthy:
- Choose an activity that you enjoy
- Choose a time that suits you so you can regularly stick to it
- Find a buddy to exericse with so you can motivate each other
- Set realistic short-term goals and reward yourself when you reach them
- Make a conscious effort to be more positive about exercise. If you do slip up, don't dwell on it.