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How active are you?
Do our quiz and and find out your fitness level.
1. Where do you live?
a) In a house with one or more flights of stairs
b) In a ground-floor flat or bungalow
c) In a first-floor (or above) flat - and I usually use the stairs
d) In a first-floor (or above flat) - and I usually use the lift
2. What is your main mode of transport?
a) Public transport (bus, train or tube/metro)
b) Car or motorbike
3. For how long would you walk or cycle in a working day?
a) Less than 10 minutes
b) 10-20 minutes
c) 20-30 minutes
d) At least half an hour or more
4. What do you usually do at lunchtime?
a) Stay where I am and eat lunch at my desk
b) Go out to buy sandwiches
c) Go for a walk
d) Play sport or exercise
5. At work, how do you move from floor to floor?
a) Always take the lift
b) Walk up or down - but there’s only one flight
c) Walk up or down any number of flights
d) We’re on the ground floor
6. Do you own a dog?
b) Yes, and I walk it regularly
c) Yes, and I walk it occasionally
d) Yes, and I employ a dog walker
7. You’ve just got home and discovered you are out of milk. What do you do?
a) Turn around and walk to the shops
b) Send someone else to get it
c) Drive to the shops
d) Do without
8. How do you shop?
a) Drive to the supermarket once a week
b) Shop locally more than once a week and carry it home
c) Shop locally more than once a week and drive home
d) Me? Shopping?
9. If you had to run 50 metres for a bus, how would you feel?
a) Barely out of breath
b) I’d be glad to sit down and recover
c) I’d be red in the face and panting for five minutes
d) I’d wait for the next one
10. Do you currently play a sport or exercise?
a) At least three times a week
b) About once or twice a month
c) Once in a while
d) Never/Not if I can help it
Read on to discover how well you scored...
Award yourself points for your answers as follows:
1. a) 4; b) 0; c) 4; d) 0 (Add one point if you have a garden)
2. a) 3; b) 0; c) 4; d) 4
3. a) 0; b) 1; c) 2; d) 4
4. a) 0; b) 1; c) 3; d) 4
5. a) 0; b) 2; c) 4; d) 0
6. a) 0; b) 4; c) 2; d) 0
7. a) 4; b) 0; c) 0; d) 0
8. a) 0; b) 4; c) 1; d) 0
9. a) 4; b) 2; c) 1; d) 0
10. a) 4; b) 2; c) 1; d) 0
If you scored...
30-40: Congratulations! You probably exercise regularly, are active in everyday life, and are well motivated to continue.
20-30: Pretty good: You understand it’s important to exercise and want to find ways to be even more energetic.
10-20: Could do better: You’re missing too many opportunities to build physical activity into your daily routine.
0-10: Don’t despair! You just need help to get started, with lots of fun ways to build more exercise into your life.
From Wales Online