Health Quiz

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Do you get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day? [1]

If yes, give yourself 1 point.

Do you smoke or ingest other forms of tobacco? [2]

If not, give yourself 1 point.

Are you a “low risk” drinker: If you  are a woman, do you limit your daily alcohol consumption to 3 beverages, and your weekly limit to 7 beverages? If you are a man, do you limit your daily alcohol consumption to 4 beverages, and your weekly limit to 14 beverages? [3]

If so, give yourself 1 point.

Do you wear UVA/UVB sunscreen, skin-covering clothing, a hat and sunglasses when you are out in the sun? [4]

If so, give yourself 1 point.

Do you maintain a healthy body weight? [5]

If yes, give yourself 1 point.

Is your total cholesterol level less than 200mg/dl? [6]

If yes, give yourself 1 point.

Do you get 2-3 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables everyday? [7]

If yes, give yourself 1 point.

Do you have sex at least once per week? [8]

If yes, give yourself 1 point.

Do you have a pet? [9]

If yes, give yourself 1 point.

Do you take vacations at least twice per year? [10]

If yes, give yourself 1 point.

Do you get 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night? [11]

If yes, give yourself 1 point.


Add up your points and look up your score!


[1] Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health recommends that all adults should accumulate 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most, if not all days of the week.
[2] CDC reports smoking causes coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Cigarette smokers are 2–4 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than nonsmokers. Additionally, smoking approximately doubles a person’s risk for stroke.
[3] “Low risk” is not “no risk.” Even within these limits, drinkers can have problems if they drink too quickly, have health problems, or are older (both men and women over 65 are generally advised to have no more than 3 drinks on any day and 7 per week). Based on your health and how alcohol affects you, you may need to drink less or not at all. National Institutes of Health.
[4] Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. CDC.
[5] Research has shown that being overweight or obese substantially raises a person’s risk of getting endometrial (uterine), breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29, and obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher. CDC.
[6] Per the Mayo Clinic, it is desirable to maintain a total cholesterol level of 200mg/dl or less, and to pay particular attention to the specific types of cholesterol and their respective levels in your bloodstream.
[7] Check out the fruit and vegetable calculator at the CDC website for your personalized calculation for daily fruit and vegetable consumption.
[8] Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania have found that having sexual intercourse once or twice a week raises the body’s level of the immune-boosting antibody immunoglobin A by a third, which in turn lowers your risk of getting colds and the flu.
[9] Writing in the British Journal of Health Psychology, Dr Deborah Wells said pet owners tended in general to be healthier than the average person.
[10] Information harvested from the 20-year Framingham Heart Study shows that women who take at least two annual vacations are eight times less likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack than those who vacation once every six years or less.
[11] Everyone’s individual sleep needs vary. In general, most healthy adults are built for 16 hours of wakefulness and need an average of eight hours of sleep a night. However, some individuals are able to function without sleepiness or drowsiness after as little as six hours of sleep. Others can’t perform at their peak unless they’ve slept ten hours. Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). In addition, more than 40 percent of adults experience daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with their daily activities at least a few days each month – with 20 percent reporting problem sleepiness a few days a week or more.


Health Quiz – Scores

10 – 11 points: You are a wellness guru, why not just retire and go live on an island and meditate?
9 points: You are hot, you must be in high demand, you will live forever.
8 points: Not bad, you can afford to sit on your laurels.
7 points: Probably should hit the gym a little more, eat a little less meat.
6 points: Hmm, getting slightly concerned you will die earlier than is absolutely necessary.
5 points: Can you say intervention?
4 points: Really?
3 points: Maybe modeling your lifestyle choices after John Belushi is not such a good idea.
2 points: Throw in the towel, what’s the point?
1 – zero points: Do you have a pulse?

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