Friday, October 16, 2009

Energy Quiz

Lack of energy is one of the reasons for lack of joie de vivre. There is a previous post with a questionnaire which helps to identify if one is stressed. The following quiz helps to identify energy drains. Most of us know what should be done, yet few do it. The quiz is an indicator.

Questions 1 and 2 are indicators towards sleep and rest; 3 to 7 deal with diet; 8 with exercise; 9 and 10 with lifestyle.

1. Do you usually sleep for at least seven and a half to eight hours each night?
2. Do you rarely wake during the night?
3. Do you eat three well-balanced meals a day at regular intervals?
4. Do you always eat breakfast?
5. Do you eat at least two portions of protein food everyday (meat, fish, eggs, dairy, pulses) as well as two portions of wholegrain carbohydrates (bread, pasta or porridge)?
6. Do you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day?
7. Do you drink at least one and a half litres of fluid a day, not counting very strong coffee, alcohol or energy drinks and keep your alcohol levels within recommended levels?
8. Are you active, on the go for at least an hour or more a day?
9. Do you feel content and happy with your lot?
10. Do you feel that you have a good work-life balance?

A ‘no’ answer to a question indicates a requirement of attention to that particular aspect.


Mridula said...

I will get so many 'no' particularly for food!

VS said...

But your energy levels seem to be good. You seem to prove the exceptions. :o)

VSB said...

Guess physical and mental well-being are inextricably linked-sort of 'garbage in garbage out' phenomenon. However, sometimes despite following a reasonably balanced diet the stress and strain of everyday life (read survival) gets to you and eats into your energy reservoirs. Will it be very presumptious to say that some people are blessed with greater energy levels, which has nothing to do with good eating habits or favourable life situations?

VS said...

You have a point there or maybe they are unknowingly doing the right things.