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take the lifestylE ASSEsSMENT

Your lifestyle is a habit that dictates how fit and healthy you will be. The International Prostate Cancer Foundation has developed a great tool for assessing your baseline health. You may want to print the results and share them with your doctor. Together, you’ll be able to discuss what steps toward a healthier lifestyle you should take next. And this baseline will help you know when you are making improvements!

Answer honestly. The assessments purpose is not for guilty feeling or shame. Its purpose is to help you see where you are and if you are in the right mindset for lifestyle changes and commitment. The results may surprise you, but they can also point you to how you can improve both your physical and mental health. Remember the benefits of a healthy lifestyle far outweigh the effort. The body achieves what the mind believes.

 

12 Easy questions

Be sure to record your score before you hit the submit button.

Give yourself 4 points for each a
Give yourself 2 points for each b
Give yourself 1 points for each c
Give yourself 0 points for each d
1. Do You Exercise?
(light to moderate activity for 30 minutes)
2. Do You Smoke or Use Tobacco Products?
(including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes)
3. How Fit Are You?
4. Are You Overweight?
5. How Many Meals Do You Eat a Day?
6. Do You Drink Alcohol?
7. How Many Times Do You Eat Out?
8. How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Average?
9. Which Statement Best Describes Your Current Feelings on a Healthy Diet?
10. What Do You Do for Leisure and/or Relaxing?
11. Do You Suffer from Any Mental Conditions?
(anxiety, depression, insomnia, mood swings, etc)
12. Do You Suffer from Any Illness or Diseases?
(high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc)

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Lifestyle assessment Results

Whatever your results, bear in mind that prevention is always the better path. Do not substitute these results for any kind of medical advice or prognosis. This assessment is for understanding the bigger picture of your lifestyle. And will help you decide if you are ready to commit to changing your lifestyle and reaching your goals. 

48-35 You are a HEALTH NUT! Congratulations you have some serious discipline. You try your best to live a healthy life and your health is always in tip top condition. You probably see a doctor regularly, and are very proactive about your health. Well done and keep up the good work, but don't forget to engage in some self care and recovery during your fitness journey. 
 
34-23 You are a relatively healthy! Congratulations you live a very healthy and balanced lifestyle. You have a loose plan, and keep yourself mostly to it. Allowing a little liberty to let loose. Don't let yourself slack, you can always set goals and improve to stay on track.
 
22-11 Although you realize health is important, you aren't living as balanced as you could be. You indulge in life pleasures and temptations very easily, putting your health on the back burner. It's time to be mindful. You can do it. Set an intention. Make a Plan. When you earn your body, you look and feel great!
 
10-0  Chances are your body has been sending signals of health problems. Your health is low priority and your choices are not conducive to a healthy balanced lifestyle. It's not too late. Visit the Health and Nutrition Section to get started. Take small steps and you'll be on the right path before you know it.