Test your knowledge by answering the questions below, then challenge your family and friends to see who got the most correct answers.
What should you do if you feel pain during exercise?
A. Continue exercising and push through the pain
B. Modify the exercise by slowing down or using a lighter weight
C. Switch to a different exercise or call it a day
Best answer is C. It’s important to challenge yourself, but pain during exercise is a warning that you are pushing yourself too hard.
Do you know the most common signs of a heart attack?
A. Chest pain
B. Chest pain, discomfort in other areas of the upper body, and shortness of breath
C. Nausea, back pain, and lightheadedness
Best answer is B. Chest pain, upper body discomfort, and shortness of breath are the most common signs of a heart attack. Women are more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain during a heart attack.
How often should you wear sunscreen?
A. Every day
B. Only in the summer when the sun rays are strongest
C. Only to prevent sunburn on days when you will be outside
Best answer is A. Although the sun’s rays are stronger during the spring and summer months, they can damage skin and cause skin cancer year-round according to the American Cancer Society.
Do you doze off during the day?
B. Occasionally, but only for 20-30 minutes
C. Yes, I take multiple naps throughout the day
Best answer is B. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a daily 20-30-minute power nap can improve alertness and performance without interfering with nighttime sleep. Research shows that dozing off multiple times during the day can be an early harbinger of Alzheimer’s.
Which of the following is NOT an aspect of physical health?
A. Eating well and drinking water
B. Being physically active
C. Making and keeping friends
Best answer is C. Making and keeping friends belongs more to mental and emotional health rather than physical health. Exercise is a major part of physical health, and eating well and drinking water are the basis for biological life, so clearly, they’re necessary for good health.
What is the main difference between health and wellness?
A. Wellness is what you have. Health is the best you can get.
B. Health is only your physical health. Wellness is your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
C. Health is something you always have (in different levels).
Wellness is the best your health can be.
Best answer is C. Health and wellness are two terms that are often used interchangeably. Though they may seem similar, there are differences between them. Health is not just the physical state but also the mental state of a person. Wellness refers to a way of living and it includes: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, and environmental. W