Can We Guess How Active You Are?

By: Raj Chander

Can We Guess How Active You Are?
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About This Quiz

Society, especially western culture, is at a bit of a crossroads as it relates to health and quality of life. On the one hand, our life expectancies are longer than ever before, and medical technology is the best it's ever been. Cures and treatments are available for many common diseases that were deadly killers just a few decades ago.

On the other hand, "lifestyle" diseases like diabetes and heart disease are being diagnosed at a higher rate than ever before. While many of these diseases are hereditary, in other cases they are brought on to a person by the way the individual eats and how often they get exercise.

Unfortunately, more than three out every four Americans don't get the recommended amount of weekly exercise according to the CDC. However, there is hope for a brighter future, as millennials are spending more than previous generations on fitness and showing that they place a greater value on living a fit and healthy lifestyle.

If you aren't already active, moving around can help you feel and look better. No matter where you are in your journey, there are things you can do to improve this aspect of your life. (Even just planning to spend some time exercising is helpful.) Provide answers for the questions below and we'll take a guess at where you are on your journey to be active! We'll even provide some pointers to help.

Do you currently have a membership at a gym in your area?
Yes, I go to multiple gyms.
Yes, I have for a while.
No, but I've visited at least one of them.
No, the most I've done is driven past one.

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How many pairs of gym shorts do you own?
More than 6
3-5
1-2
1

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What do you think about running?
I'd rather use the elliptical.
Um, why would I do that?
I hate it, but love it.
I enjoy running when I get time.

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How often do you lift weights?
Once or twice a week
Four or more times per week
A few times per month
I don't lift much besides grocery bags.

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Have you ever worked out with a personal trainer?
Yes, I do so regularly.
Yes, on and off
No, but I've talked to several of them to get more information.
Never even thought about it

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Why is it important to exercise consistently?
It gives me a sense of accomplishment and confidence.
It makes me feel and look good.
I know it will help me be healthier.
I'm still trying to figure that out.

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How often do you use social media to post about exercise or working out?
Never
A few times a year
Once in a while, when it's a special event
Pretty often, it's a big part of my presence online

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Have you ever done an organized race, like a 5K?
No, but my goal is to work up to one.
Yes, many of them
I've raced for the last parking spot, if that counts.
A handful

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What's your best mile time?
10 minutes
8 minutes or less
14 minutes
I don't know if I've ever run a mile.

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How active were you as a child?
Pretty active. I played multiple sports and was always outside.
I had one or two sports I enjoyed.
I was a little less active than an average kid.
Not active at all

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What is your favorite sport to watch?
Basketball
Football
Baseball
CrossFit

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When was the last time you did yoga?
A few months ago
I've never done yoga.
Earlier this week
Earlier this month

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Which of these meals sounds most like your typical dinner?
Pizza or sandwich delivery
A grilled chicken wrap with a caesar salad
A sandwich and a salad
Roasted zucchini with chicken breast

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Do you like protein shakes?
Heck yeah! I drink them almost daily.
I can only drink certain brands.
They're okay if I mix the powder with peanut butter and chocolate.
Not really

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Who is your celebrity athlete hero?
Phil Heath
LeBron James
Peyton Manning
Jack Daly

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What's a reasonable amount of money to spend per year on fitness?
A few hundred bucks, I guess
$2,500
$500
$5,000 or more

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What's your favorite sport to play?
Kickball
Bowling
CrossFit
Flag football

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What did you think of gym class when you were in school?
It was a fun break in the day.
I usually skipped it.
I loved it and always tried to perform my best.
It was a low point for me.

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Which of these restaurant chains are you most likely to eat at?
Chopt
Panera
Subway
Hardees

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Which of these is your go-to group workout class?
Does group therapy count?
Aquatic zumba
Spin class
Bodypump

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What kind of drink do you have for energy?
Bulletproof coffee
Protein shake
Coffee
Frappucino

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How often do you stretch?
Every day
Several times a week
Whenever I remember to
When I drop something on the floor

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Do you have any fitness equipment in your home?
A few dumbbells, somewhere
I have everything I need to get a full workout.
If you count my recliner chair
I have a weight rack in the garage.

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Do you usually work out alone or with a partner?
Alone, because I'm usually not working out
I sometimes go with a partner, but usually it's just me.
I partner with someone for about half of my workouts.
Yes, usually I do train with someone.

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Which of these foods is your indulgence when you want a treat?
Deep fried oreos
Chocolate cake
Pizza
Donuts

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Do you own any fitness tracking devices?
I sometimes check on my phone.
Yes, I use a Fitbit/Apple Watch.
I have one wristband device and one heart rate monitor.
Only how out of breath I am, if that counts

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Which of these companies do you have the most articles of clothing from?
Gap
Under Armour
Lee
Nike

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How many pairs of sneakers do you own?
Two
Three
Five
Six or more

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How active are your closest friends?
Most of them are pretty fit.
They all at least try to stay active.
Not too fit, but some of them are trying to improve.
They run their mouths a lot.

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What would you say is your best physical attribute?
Lean physique
Strong legs
Nice face
Great clothes

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