Find out which of your habits are good for you…
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.