How Much Do You Know Your Body? Take This Quiz To Find Out

We live in times when our minds are so busy, many of us live completely from the neck up and pay no attention to the rest of our body at all – until we get sick. Tuning into what your body is telling you can change your health, weight and how you feel, says Dr Carlton Abrams, author of Bodywise. So find out how tuned you are with your body with this quiz:

Answer the following 5 questions as honestly as you can, and note down the numbers next to each choice to calculate your body-wise score:

Do you know your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight?
(a) No – 1
(b) One or two – 2
(c) All three – 3

When eating a meal, are you aware of when you feel full and stop eating when you are?
(a) Never – 1
(b) Sometimes – 2
(c) Almost always – 3

In the last six months, how often have you had a “gut feeling” about something that turned out to be true?
(a) Never – 1
(b) Sometimes – 2
(c) Almost always – 3

Consider an area of your body that has been in pain – how many things can you identify that helped or worsened it?
(a) None – 1
(b) 1 or 2 – 2
(c) 3 or more – 3

Think of something that would make you incredibly happy and fulfilled. Really imagine it happening to you. can you feel this anywhere specific around your body?
(a) No – 1
(b) I can feel it a little bit – 2
(c) I can feel it intensely – 3

How did you do?


Your score for the quiz will be between 5 and 15. The closer to 5 the less bodywise you’re likely to be. But you can improve your body intelligence with the advice that follows. If you scored closer to 15, you’re always tuned into your body, but these tips by Dr Abrams will heighten your intelligence further.