Eight Tips to Take Charge of Your Health

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This is a quiz based on “Eight Tips to Take Charge of your Health” by Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the (U.S.) Institute of Medicine. See how much you know about these straightforward and evidence-based ways to improve or maintain your health.

  • Question of

    “Eat a variety of foods, none to excess.” Which of the following statements is NOT consistent with this tip?

    • The best diet is one you can stay on forever
    • A good diet should not be a struggle to accomplish
    • Your diet must not include shellfish or red meat
    • A diet tilted toward one food type might not be best
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    Can help you maintain a healthy body weight. What is this tip?

    • Drink eight liters of sweetened or diet soda every day.
    • Make exercise a routine part of your day.
    • Compact your meals into one large meal per day.
    • Conserve your energy; move only when necessary.
  • Question of

    To maintain optimal health, the average person should not drink alcohol.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Relates to motor vehicles. What is one of the most important things you can do when driving or riding in a motor vehicle?

    • If you wear earbuds, keep the music volume low.
    • Know where you’re going before you start.
    • Eat food only when hungry and then do so carefully.
    • Wear your seatbelt.
  • Question of

    Vaccination is only for children.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Which of these is a major cause of death among people traveling?

    • Snake bites
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Diarrheal diseases
    • Automobile injury
  • Question of

    Fire alarms are a key element of a family’s emergency preparedness planning. Which of these is the least important aspect of such alarms?

    • Batteries tested and charged, if applicable
    • Proper location of alarms
    • Brand of alarms
    • Adequate number of alarms
  • Question of

    Is to rely on trustworthy sources of health information. Which of the following is not a good source of reliable information?

    • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
    • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • WebMD
    • Harvard Health Letter


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