Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) - Healthy Weight

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How much do you know about healthy weight? Find out by answering the following 10 questions. Click on the link next to any question you got wrong to find out more about the topic it refers to.

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If you scored 8 or more points, congratulations! You have a pretty good understanding of how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, but if you want to learn more, check out the extra information linked to any question you got wrong.

If you scored 6 or 7 points, you may need to brush up on your knowledge of healthy weight. Click on the link next to each question you got wrong to find further information – and keep at it!

If you scored less than 6 points, you will really benefit from reading more about healthy weight, and from checking out the tips on this site. Finding out more is easy!

Q1:
Being a healthy weight can NOT help reduce your risk of:
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a.   Heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer
b.   Joint pain and trouble sleeping
c.   Gastroenteritis
Q2:
Which of the following is NOT a good way to find out if you’re a healthy weight?
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a.   Using your height and weight to work out if your body mass index (BMI) is between 18.5 and 24.9
b.   Comparing your body shape and size to that of other people
c.   Measuring your waist to see if it’s less than 80cm if you are a woman or less than 94cm if you are a man
Q3:
Why are most Australian adults now overweight or obese?
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a.   Because of our genes
b.   Because being overweight looks healthy
c.   Because our environment can make it difficult to eat well and be physically active
Q4:
If you are underweight and having difficulty putting weight on, which of the following is it best to do?
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a.   See your health professional for advice
b.   Use lots of chocolate, cakes, sweetened drinks and fried foods
c.   Avoid being physically active
Q5:
If you are overweight, how much weight do you need to lose to improve your health?
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a.   At least 10 kg
b.   Losing weight would not be good for your health
c.   Just 5 per cent of your current weight can help
Q6:
Which of the following makes us overweight?
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a.   An imbalance of energy – too much ENERGY IN from food and drinks and not enough ENERGY OUT through body functions and physical activity
b.   Being lazy
c.   Watching too many cooking shows on TV
Q7:
Which of the following should you NOT do if you are trying to achieve and maintain a healthy weight?
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a.   Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods from the five food groups
b.   Reward yourself with a food or drink treat every day
c.   Cut back on intake of food and drinks high in saturated fat, added sugar and alcohol
Q8:
If you are overweight and trying to lose weight, which of the following is the best approach?
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a.   Go on a strict diet and exercise program – lose weight but put it all back on when you go back to your normal habits
b.   Try to make lots of changes all at once
c.   Make small improvements and establish healthy habits and thereby lose weight gradually and keep it off in the long term
Q9:
If you are overweight, going well losing weight, but then go on a food ‘binge’, what should you do?
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a.   Remind yourself that it’s OK to get off track sometimes, and just keep going with your healthy habits
b.   Feel guilty and give up
c.   Go for a run to try to burn off the extra energy
Q10:
Which of the following may NOT help you to keep motivated?
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a.   Having unrealistic expectations
b.   Reminding yourself of your goals and monitoring your progress
c.   Getting support from friends, family, workmates or your health professional