How healthy are you… Really?

How healthy are you… Really?

Take our quiz to find out exactly how healthy you are. Count up your As, Bs, Cs and Ds to find out your results.

1. What is your BMI?
a. Less than 20
b. 20 – 25
c. 25.1 – 30
d. 30.1 – 35
e. More than 35
*to calculate BMI: (Weight in Kg) / (Height in meters)2

2. What is your blood pressure?
a. 120-139 / 80 or under
b. 140-159 / 85
c. 160-170 / 90
d. 180/90 or over

3. What is your total cholesterol?
a. 4.2 to 5.2 mmol /l
b. 5.3 to 5.7 mmol / l
c. 5.8 to6.2 mmol / l
d. 6.3 mmol / l or more

4. What is your good cholesterol (HDL) level?
a. 1.2 mmol /l or over
b. 0.9 to 1.1
c. Under 0.9 mmol / l (this is a D)

5. How much weight have you gained since you were 18?
a. less than 5 kg
b. 5 – 10 kg
c. 11 – 20 kg
d. more than 20 kg

6. How often do you exercise for more than 30 minutes each time?
a. 5 or more a week
b. 3 – 4 times a week
c. 1 – 2 times a week
d. never

7. How often do you eat a healthy breakfast?
a. daily
b. 5 – 6 times a week
c. 3 – 4 a week
d. 2 times or less

8. How many fruits and vegetables do you eat?
a. 5 or more servings a day
b. 3 – 4 servings a day
c. once or twice a day
d. occasionally

9. How often do you eat red meat?
a. once or twice a week
b. 3 – 5 times a week
c. 6 – 7 times a week
d. more than 7 times a week

10. How often do you eat fish?
a. 3 times a week or more
b. 1 – 2 times a week
c. occasionally
d. I don’t eat fish
Mostly A: Congratulations! You are at a low risk of health problems and you probably lead a healthy lifestyle.
Mostly B: Even though you might be healthier than some people within your community, you need to be proactive about your health.
Mostly C: You are at an increased risk and you could easily develop problems if you don’t take the necessary steps to improve your health.
Mostly D: You are at a high risk for health problems so you’d better start acting fast!

A further (more important) check to do:

You are mostly Cs and Ds but your BMI is at A or B: you are still at risk even if you don’t have a weight problem. You might have a condition called skinny fat where you are unhealthy and you are at an increased risk of having health and heart problems.
You are mostly As but your BMI is at C or D: you don’t need to panic, your extra weight might be due to having more muscle percentages (which weigh more). So long as you are leading a healthy lifestyle, your weight is not a major issue.

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