Ever heard the saying that you are what you eat? This is because what we put into our bodies determines if they will be healthy and happy, or a bit sluggish. Eating vegetables and exercising is good for your body; eating sweets and fried foods, smoking and drinking too much alcohol? Not so good!
It takes an average of three weeks to form a habit, so start forming good ones – you’ll feel happier, more confident, stronger and healthier.
Take our quiz to find out how:
Instructions Answer A, B or C to each question to see how healthy you are.
Having a snack between meals is fine but you need to have a balance Do you: A: Snack on all sorts of food, even fruit? B: Snack even if you’re not hungry? C: Snack on fried food and sweets?
It’s really important to exercise… Do you: A: Play a fun game, run or walk? B: Only do sport or exercise at school? C: Prefer to stay indoors?
Someone smokes around you… You: A: Tell them how bad it is? B: Ignore them? C: Smoke with them?
Your take-away meal comes with rice and salad or chips. You choose: A: Rice and salad. B: All three. C: Chips.
What’s your drink of choice? A: Water B: Sometimes water but you prefer sweet drinks C: Anything but water
Now count how many As, Bs or Cs you have and see below what it says about your health:
Mostly As: Healthy Hlengiwe You know what’s good and what’s not. You drink eight glasses of water a day, play sports or exercise. Keep it up!
Mostly Bs: Borderline Bontle You know what’s good and bad but often need a reminder. Why not set goals like exercising twice a week and eating more vegetables?
Mostly Cs: Struggling Sethu Staying healthy is hard, we get it. Don’t be hard on yourself. Start with small changes like eating an apple instead of magwinya and taking short walks.