QUIZ: Are You Active Enough?

Your Results

Score 5
Time to get up and get moving!

It is very important for your health that you try to build more physical activity into your life.

Start by being physically active every day -- in any way you like.

If you haven't been physically active for a while, begin by adding 10 minutes of activity each day and build up to 30 minutes (or more if you can in due course).

If you can't manage 30 minutes a day, then get more active in any way possible. Start taking walks at lunchtime or going for a swim a couple of times a week. As you find that being more active becomes easier, look for other ways to build some more physical activity into your life.

As your level of activity and your physical fitness increases, you’ll find that you feel better about a lot of things, including the health benefits that come with being active.

Visit our Getting Started:Physical Activity page for lots of ideas on how to make small healthy changes right now.

Score 6-11
Not too bad, but room for improvement!

If your responses accurately reflect the amount of physical activity in your life, then the odds are that you know you could be more active.

You are probably already doing some physical activity; Now, try to be physically active every day in any way for 30 minutes (or more if you can).

Building regular activity into your day can help you to reduce your risk of cancer. It’s also a great way to simply keep yourself looking and feeling great!

You can find lots of ideas on moving more on our Getting Started:Physical Activity.

Score 12+

You appear to be making a good effort to stay physically active. If you find it relatively easy to clock up 30 minutes of activity every day, aim to increase this to 60 minutes of moderate activity, or 30 minutes of more vigorous activity each day.

Regular physical activity can help people of any age enjoy an active, healthy life.

Staying fit is a great investment in your future health. When you look and feel good, it becomes easier to do so many things in life. Try to make sure you vary your physical activity each day so that you don’t get bored. Encourage friends and family to take up a new, active hobby with you.