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Health and Wellness Quiz

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What are some things you can do to help support your brain health?

  • a) Eating nutritious foods
  • b) Regular physical activity
  • c) Doing mental exercises like crossword puzzles and other games.
  • d) All of the above
  • e) A and C

Eating nutritious foods, regular physical activity, and doing mental exercises can help support brain health.

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How can you ensure that your wishes about your health care are known by your close family or friends?

  • a) I don't need to talk about it, people close to me know me well enough to understand my wishes.
  • b) By writing down my wishes regarding end of life care and specific medical procedures.
  • c) By choosing a decision maker I can trust.
  • d) By making important health care decisions now when I am still healthy and can make them myself.
  • e) B,C and D are correct

Talk with your close family, friends and health-care providers about the health-care treatment you would agree to, or refuse, if you become incapable of expressing your own decisions.

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Depression in older adults can be hard to detect. However the earlier it is detected, the easier it can be to treat. Which of the following are symptoms of depression?

  • a) Loss of energy
  • b) Decreased interest and pleasure in usual activities
  • c) Reports of pain
  • d) Complaints about memory problems
  • e) All of the above

Depression in older adults can be hard to detect, but it’s important to treat depression early. Look for symptoms like loss of energy, decreased interest and pleasure in usual activities, reports of pain and complaints about memory problems.

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What is the recommended amount of physical activity for adults per week (as per the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines)?

  • a) 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week
  • b) 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week
  • c) 120 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week
  • d) 90 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week

Older adults are at a higher risk for inactivity; being physically active is an excellent way to prevent illness and disability!

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Eating a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of developing health problems, such as:

  • a) Some forms of cancer
  • b) High blood pressure
  • c) Heart & respiratory disease
  • d) All of the above
  • e) B and C

A healthy diet reduces your risk of developing health problems such as high blood pressure, heart and respiratory disease and some forms of cancer.

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True or False - Walking at least 15 minutes a day can help boost my mood?

  • a) True
  • b) False

It’s true. Walking at least 15 minutes a day can help to boost your mood. So lace up and get moving!

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True or False – I feel healthy so it isn’t important to schedule a regular checkup with my doctor.

  • a) True
  • b) False

Even if you feel healthy, it is important to visit your doctor to identify any potential health problems. Early detection of health issues greatly increases the chances for successful treatment.

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You can help to prevent falls by:

  • a) Scheduling regular vision checkups and correcting any vision problems
  • b) Maintaining flexibility, balance and increasing muscle strength
  • c) Reducing trip and slip hazards in your home and outdoors
  • d) All of the above

Be proactive. Building strong muscles and maintaining flexibility and balance help prevent falls.

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Did you know that if everyone ate five to ten servings of vegetables and fruit each day, the current cancer rate could be reduced by as much as:

  • a) 20%
  • b) 15%
  • c) 10%
  • d) 5%

If everyone ate five to ten servings of vegetables and fruit each day, the cancer rate could drop by as much as 20%.

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True or False. Older bodies process alcohol more slowly and become more sensitive to the effects of alcohol.

  • a) True
  • b) False

Older people should drink less than the recommended guidelines. According to the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, suggested limits are 10 drinks a week for women and 15 drinks a week for men.

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