Over half (56%) of 40 to 60 year olds taking the ‘How Are You’ quiz said they were likely to change their lifestyle to improve their health because of the feedback it gave them.
And did I learn anything?
Well, apart from the fact I realised I still like doing quizzes, the NHS One You quiz told me I was doing pretty well on exercise and smoking (I do quite a bit of the former and none of the latter) but, I didn’t do quite so well on eating and drinking (while I eat fairly healthily I have a love of all things sweet) and as for for alcohol, see this post for further details.
I'm basically a seven out of 10 kind of person....
So, going back to the Jackie quizzes of the 1970s for a moment I’ll bet you’re wondering if I’ve turned into my mum yet?
Well, not quite, but I’m working on it.
My mum loved exercise, she never smoked, she loved her cakes and biscuits but, she very rarely drank alcohol.
NB Modern day life makes it hard for people to live healthily, with bigger portions for everything we eat, a desk-bound job or a long commute. One You gives people the chance to reappraise their lifestyle choices, puts ‘you' first and enables you to do something about your own health before it’s too late.