There are the things you can't control like your age, gender, family history (it's true you can't pick your family).
There are also things you can control like your blood pressure, smoking, weight and cholesterol.
But how do you figure out how 'in shape' your heart really is? Visit this site:
All you have to do is fill in the blanks and you'll have your answer. The only numbers you might not have on hand is your cholesterol. Speak to your doctor to get a copy of your last blood work. The numbers you will need to complete the information is your total cholesterol (Usually written as CHOL) and you HDL cholesterol (that's your good cholesterol).
If you fill out the form and find out your heart could be in better shape, be sure to speak to your local dietitian or your family doctor to get some advice.
It can make a big difference in the quality of your life!