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Cooking Light Magazine polled adults who successfully take action day-by-day to improve their health in order to further understand about what motivates us in what we eat, how we exercise and how we view our health.

How do you compare?

  • 70 % of American adults drink lower fat milk instead of whole milk
  • 59 % eat chicken with the skin removed
  • 54 % take vitamins
  • 52 % use lower fat alternatives when cooking
  • 51 % read nutrition labels on food
  • 6 % of Americans adults get 30 minutes of exercise a day
  • 22 % exercise three to four times per week
  • 19 % walk or bike instead of taking transportation
  • 41 % take the stairs whenever possible
  • 33 % regularly park their cars farther from their destination to get in extra walking
  • 67 % recognize that making small, healthy improvements today add up to big benefits later
  • 76 % are satisfied with their mental and emotional well-being
  • 45 % are satisfied with their body weight
  • 58 % are satisfied with their stress level

To find out if you're healthy on a day-to-day basis, take the quiz and check out the full article on

Join The Conversation
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
ooo i think i did this quiz too. but it was on spark people
bessa bessa 10 years
Yeah, but 7 days a weeks is pretty rare. Not even taking the day off on Fri., Sat., or Sunday?
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 10 years
a few of those (taking the stairs, parking far away) are the causes for a lot of rapes - just be aware. **“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” -Will Smith **
orangeflower orangeflower 10 years
these two running on the beach make me wanna run to the gym. It's suprising that we all are educated, we know what to do, but we dont' do them...hmm...we're so lazy!
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
I'm surprised only 6% of American's workout everyday. It seems everyone I know is trying to get healthy and go to the gym yet the statistics show more americans don't excercise or eat healthy.
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