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HOW ‘HEALTHY’ IS YOUR LIFESTYLE KNOWLEDGE?

 

By Nutrition Expert

 

Friday, January 2, 2009.

 

Better lifestyle habits can help reduce the likelihood that you will develop a medical condition caused by diet or poor living. This quiz will assist you evaluate your lifestyle in light of the best information available on healthy living.

 

1. Approximately how much exercise should you get each week?

 

a. 2 hours per day
b. 1 hour once per week
c. 30 minutes per day

 

2. According to experts you should aim to get:

 

a. 6 hours sleep per night
b. 8 hours per night
c. 13 hours per night

 

3. What constitutes binge drinking?

 

a. 6 or more standard drinks (about 3 pints of beer) during one drinking occasion.
b. 2 pints of beer during one drinking occasion.
c. 1.5 bottles of wine during one drinking occasion.

 

4. What is considered the most important meal of the day?

 

a. Breakfast
b. Snacks
c. Dinner

 

5. How often should I have my cholesterol checked?

 

a. If you are twenty years old or older, you should have your blood cholesterol checked by a healthcare professional once every five years.
b. If you are thirty five years old or older, you should have your blood cholesterol checked by a healthcare professional once every seven years.
c. If you are twenty years old or older, you should have your blood cholesterol checked by a healthcare professional once every year.

 

6. What is high blood pressure?

 

a. A blood pressure measurement that is consistently more than 120/60mmHg
b. A blood pressure measurement that is consistently more than 110/70mmHg
c. A blood pressure measurement that is consistently more than 140/90mmHg

 

7. What is the most common reason for sick leave from work?

 

a. Flu
b. Depression
c. Stomach bug

 

8. What is one of the best ways to de-stress?

 

a. Exercise
b. Eat some sugary foods
c. Do something to keep yourself busy

 

9. If you have high cholesterol what is the best diet to follow?

 

a. Low fat diet
b. Low sugar diet
c. Low protein diet

 

10. What is the likelihood that you will die from a smoking related illness if you are a long term smoker?

 

a. There is 20% chance.
b. There is a 35% chance.
c. There is a 50% chance.

 

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Count up your score.

 

Give yourself 1 point for each question that you answer correctly.

 

1c, 2b, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6c, 7b, 8a, 9a, 10c

 

8-10

 

Well done you have an A grade knowledge about how best to lead a healthy lifestyle. You obviously have an interest in health which will be reflected by your own lifestlye.

 

5-7

 

You may need to be a little more careful about the choices you make. Remember that following general healthy living guidelines is important for maintaining your health and wellbeing.

 

0-4

 

You obviously do not put too much thought into living a healthy life. It may be time to make some lifestyle changes!

 

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