Golfers – only count 60 minutes for 9 holes, 120 minutes for 18 holes
Sex – * Tommy, you obviously don’t have to worry about this section!
Sorry all, but only count 50 % of time involved (yes I know your heart rate is at its maximum). E.g. if you are ‘the average Australian male’ and you have sex for 6 minutes/week ( i.e. 3 times/week) – that only counts as 3 minutes total – vary accordingly. Of course no Australian male is average – purely hypothetical of course!!!
Now add up your total and see where you rate
< 150 minutes/week: Disastrous FAIL:
Get moving or get checking your health cover (and possibly your will).
150 – 250 minutes/week: Honourable FAIL – able to re-sit exam:
You’re still at increased risk of things like diabetes, heart disease, obesity etc. Look to include one more ‘decent’ exercise/long walk session/week and add in a few more ‘daily routine’ activities – the usual – get off bus one stop early & walk, park 15 minutes from the theatre & walk, walk 10 minutes to & from lunch, hide your spouse’s keys and make them walk etc.
250 – 350 minutes/week: Borderline PASS
Okay, you’re doing pretty good. Just maybe add 5-10 minutes to activity sessions and again look to add in a few more ‘daily routine activities’ – see above.
350 – 450 minutes/week: PASS with Honours
Great – keep it up.
> 450 minutes/week: HIGH DISTINCTION
Congratulations. You win significant protection against nearly all chronic illness – diabetes, heart disease, stroke, depression etc etc. Go and have a rest, you’re embarrassing us.
> 550 minutes/week: Distinction of being CERTIFIABLY MAD
Sorry, but unless you’re a labourer etc, you’ve lost your marbles. Go and do some work or watch some TV.
Hope you did well. If not re-test yourself in a few weeks.