Your quiz score explained

How do you work out my score?

We've worked out your score today by giving you points for each answer based on how closely you seem to be following the Government's guidelines on eating healthily, drinking alcohol, being active and smoking. These aren't all the factors that make you healthy or unhealthy, but they can make a big difference and just require changes in your choices every day.

In the eating section, you score points for choosing healthier options from the list of foods in the quiz. In the drinking section, you score points if it looks like you're drinking below the recommended number of units of alcohol per week. In the moving section you score points if you are getting the recommended amount of exercise per week, this includes strength building exercises that are essential for healthy muscles and bones. In the smoking section, you score points if you don't smoke, as every cigarette damages your health.

We add the scores from each section together to give you an overall score out of 10.

Why are my results colour coded?

We've also colour coded your results red, amber or green. 'Green' means you seem to be following the guidelines and making healthy choices. 'Amber' means you're making some healthy choices and following some of the guidelines, but you could probably do more. 'Red' means it looks like you're not following the guidelines at the moment. If your score is red or amber you might want to think about making some changes.

As well as your overall score and colour rating, we also give you a red, amber or green colour for the four main parts of the quiz, so you can see how you're doing in each area and where to start if you decide you want to change something.

What should I do if I'm worried about my health?

It’s important to point out that we've tried to make the quiz quick and easy to do, so although we’ve based the questions on Government guidelines, it isn't a proper scientific or medical test, and it won't tell you if you are healthy or ill. The quiz is designed to give you some basic information that will help you to take a look your lifestyle and make some healthy changes if you want to.

To discuss it properly or if you feel ill or are worried about your health, you should speak to a health professional.