Activity Quiz

July 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ LIfestyle

Every day you balance work, family, home and an endless to do list and run a few errands! Your personal health always seems to take a back seat. But for those of us trying to feel less stress and less aches and pains at the end of day, a bit of activity is a must! This is your pop quiz to find out more about your current activity level so that you can adjust your busy schedule and reenergize and connect with your body to decrease your chance of serious diseases.

1 – My daily walking habits are:

a) I walk to the shower, to the car and to the café near work. I’m too busy for much else.

b) I try to get up and move two or three times a day and usually take a nice walk at some point each day.

c) I usually try to walk for a few minutes during my lunch hour.


2 – My favourite recreational pastimes are:

a) Watching my favourite TV programs, reading, renting DVDs and going out to restaurants.

b) Walking, cycling and skiing; I like to be outdoors.

c) A good game of golf, but we usually take a golf cart.


3 – If someone suggested that I lift weights, I ’d:

a) Laugh; dumbbells are not for me.

b) Say that I already do, two or three days a week.

c) Be interested. I know lifting weights is important; I just don’t know how.


4 – When I reach down to touch my toes, I can:

a) Barely see my toes, let alone reach them.

b) At least reach my shoelaces; on a good day,I can touch the floor.

c) Reach my ankles, but I’m definitely not as supple as I used to be.


5 – My general attitude about exercise is:

a) Ugh; it reminds me of gym class.

b) It’s the best part of my day.

c) I know I should do it, but it’s the first thing to go when my day gets busy.


If you circled mostly a’s, Dust off your walking shoes. Inactivity is bad for you. The good news is that exercise doesn’t have to be boring or time-consuming. Just a few minutes of easy activity a day can dramatically improve your overall health. Put it high on your priority list.

If you circled mostly b’s, your get-up-and-go is great for your health. By being active every day, whether by walking, swimming or lifting weights, you’re keeping your body in a good state of health. Although you’ve already overcome “sitting disease,” you could still benefit from adding new exercises to your repertoire, even just to vary things a little.

If you circled mostly c’s,  try as you might, our sedentary society usually gets the better of you, sidelining your best-laid exercise plans. A little bit of exercise goes a long way toward protecting your health, especially if you can sneak in small increments throughout the day. Put “getting active” high on your priority list.