Are you living smart? Check “Yes” or “No” next to each question, and see how you can keep living smart!
0-4 "Yes" answers: Diet alert!
Your diet is probably too high in calories and fat and too low in plant foods like vegetables, fruits, and grains. You may want to take a look at your eating habits and find ways to make some changes. We have a lot of information that can help you make the changes needed to live a healthier, longer life. For more on eating well, go to the “Eat Healthy” section of our Web site for tips and recipes that you and your family can use. And don’t forget – exercise is important too. Check out our articles in “Get Active” for ideas on how to make regular physical activity part of your everyday life.
5-8 "Yes" answers: Not bad! You’re halfway there.
You still have a way to go. Look at your “No” answers to help you decide which areas of your diet need to be improved, or whether your physical activity level should be increased. Check out our Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection? information for tips on how to make small changes that can have a big impact on your overall health and help decrease your cancer risk.
9-12 "Yes" answers: Good for you! You’re living smart!
Keep up the good habits, and keep looking for ways to improve. Our ACS Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention may give you some new ideas. Here you can learn about American Cancer Society recommendations regarding body weight, nutrition, and physical activity. You can also learn how following these guidelines might help lower your risk for certain cancers.