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How much do you know about healthy physical activity habits? Find out by answering the following 10 questions. After submitting your answers, click on the link next to each question to find out more about the topic it refers to. This quiz is about adults. The Healthy Weight Guide has more information about  physical activity for children and  physical activity for teenagers.

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Being physically active can help reduce your risk of:
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a.   Heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes
b.   Colds and flu
c.   Gastroenteritis
Which of the following statement is true?
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a.   Doing any physical activity is better than doing nothing.
b.   The risks of doing physical activity outweigh the benefits.
c.   If you have a healthy diet, you don’t need to do any physical activity.
If you currently do NO physical activity, you should:
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a.   Not start doing any physical activity at all – it could be dangerous
b.   Start by doing some, and gradually build up to the recommended amount
c.   Push yourself hard at the gym to get fit as quickly as possible
How much physical activity should you do?
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a.   20 minutes a day
b.   The equivalent of running a marathon every month
c.   At least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination of both, each week
Which of the following is NOT an example of moderate intensity physical activity?
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a.   Brisk walking and gentle swimming
b.   Driving a car
c.   Social tennis
Which of the following is NOT an example of vigorous intensity physical activity?
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a.   Aerobics
b.   Hanging out the washing
c.   Jogging
How long should you sit for each day?
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a.   As little time as possible and break up long periods of sitting as often as possible
b.   No more than two hours at a time (of your non-working day)
c.   Sit as much as you like as long as you’re physically active for an hour a day
How often should you do muscle strengthening activities like lifting weights ( tin cans will do)?
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a.   At least once a day
b.   Never, because it makes you look too bulky
c.   At least twice a week
Do passive exercise machines (those that move your body for you) work?
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a.   Yes, as long as you move with the machine
b.   No
c.   Yes, if you use them for at least 30 minutes every day
Which of the following statements is recommended?
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a.   Be active on most, preferably all, days every week.
b.   It’s necessary to do vigorous intensity physical activity every day for health benefits.
c.   There’s no point doing physical activity unless it makes you feel tired.