This challenge is brought to you by Heart and Stroke Foundation

Assess Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

In Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke every seven minutes. According to Statistics Canada, in 2008, cardiovascular disease accounted for 29% of all deaths in Canada.

Fortunately, the cardiovascular death rate in Canada has decreased by 40% in the last decade. This decline is largely due to research advances in surgical procedures, among other factors. That being said, one of the fundamental reasons for the decline has been prevention.

Awareness of associated risks is key to prevention. The good news is that several risk factors remain fully controllable (physical inactivity, smoking or being overweight etc.). Small changes in our lifestyle can have a big impact on our heart health.

As February is Heart Month, put all the odds in your favour and find out if you are at risk of cardiovascular disease. We have included a link to The Heart & Stroke Risk Assessment. You’ll be asked some simple questions about your health and lifestyle and receive customized results. You’ll also get plenty of tips and tools to help you become a healthier you! 

For more information:

Heart Disease
Healthy Living
Heart Disease Prevention

To earn 75 ekopoints, fill out this assessment that will help you understand your risk of cardiovascular disease. After completing the questionnaire, you’ll receive a summary that will indicate your controllable and non-controllable risk factors. Send us two of your controllable risk factors not putting you at risk as indicated in the summary.

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Last reports from users

  • heart

    There are many risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Some are controllable and others are not. Some can put a person at risk of getting this disease, some do not put any risk for this disease. The ...

    Anna Mierzwa

    18 March 2015

  • Heart & Stroke Risk

    We all have choices to make and we all have our priorities. The 3 controllable risks I have are Alcohol, Smoking & Stress. I do know that the smoking part will not be an issue as I've stopped smok...

    Isabelle Vallerand

    13 March 2015

  • Assess Your Risks of Cardiovascular Disease

    I actually have 3 of the controllable risk factors that are not putting me at risk. The first one is drinking alcohol. Although I enjoy the odd drink I only limit it to social gatherings which is abou...

    Daniel Schell

    12 March 2015

  • Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    My weight and diet are two controllable factors that could be putting me at risk for CVD. Based on my results my goal is to maintain a healthier diet. I can reach this goal by eating at home more ofte...

    Michelle Young

    9 March 2015

  • Personal Assessment

    Two controllable risk factors that are not putting me at risk are smoking and alcohol. It is definitely something that i will not persue and I just need to exercise more and eat better. This defin...

    Filomena Picciano

    4 March 2015

  • Assessment results

    Two of the controllable risk factors that don't put me at risk are alcohol and smoking. As I've gotten older, the urge to drink and party has subsided and so I don't drink much. I've never been a smok...

    melissa emisch

    2 March 2015

  • Assessing my risk for Heart and Stroke

    I learned a lot from this assessment. Two of my controllable factors that I need to work on are : stress and weight. Although I am at a healthy weight, the assessment shows that my BMI is at the high ...

    tabatha swadron

    19 February 2015

  • Heart and Stroke risk assessment

    I completed the risk assessment questions and found that my weight and diet are the two issues threatening my health and longer life. I must work on these factors by altering my diet to reduce my weig...

    Richard Hall

    18 February 2015

  • Improving my heart health!

    It is very important to me to try to be as healthy as possible. I know that I need to be more physically active and this year, that will be one of my goals. As I did the assessment, it made me think o...

    Aviva Fuchs

    17 February 2015

  • Good controllable factors

    Controllable Risk Factors These risk factors reflect the choices we make in our daily life. The good news is that you can make changes that will reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and man...

    Norm Cavanagh

    12 February 2015

  • Risks of Heart Disease

    My two controllable risk factors not putting me at risk are smoking and stress. I thank you for this information, it was very informative. I was surprised that even though I am right at the end of the...

    joyce stem

    12 February 2015

  • Healthy

    Some controllable risk factors that do not put me at risk for cardiovascular disease are smoking and obesity. I do not smoke and am at a perfect BMI for my height. I have perfect blood pressure and my...

    kelsey mccrea

    12 February 2015

  • Risk factors not putting me at risk.

    I had 3 risk factors not putting me at risk (Alcohol, Physical Activity, Smoking). Smoking does not surprise me as I have never smoked and never plan on doing it. The other two did surprise me though...

    Kylie Plester

    12 February 2015