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We all want to be healthier, but do you know what's good for you? Take our quiz to find out.

Do you find yourself lost in the latest diet trends? Keto, paleo, 5:2, lemon detox – finding the right diet plan for your body can seem near impossible because of the ever-changing fads and misinformation we have to consider. Enter Dr Norman Swan, who is one of Australia’s leading voices in health and wellbeing.  

When Australia needed clear, scientifically backed COVID-19 facts and advice, it was Norman Swan who stepped up every day to provide the answers we required. After many years of listening to our health questions, Norman Swan knows what medical issues people are curious and concerned about.  So You Think You Know What's Good for You? is a one-stop handbook to quell anxieties and bust health myths.

So, do you think you know what’s good for you in the realms of diet and lifestyle? Take the quiz and find out! (Scroll down for answers)

1.      What is a MET?

a)     A baseball team?

b)     A type of heart disease occurring in men over 50.

c)     A type of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) training

d)    The amount of energy you burn doing a particular exercise


2.      Where did HIIT originate?

a)    Australia

b)    Norway

c)    Thailand

d)    Singapore


3.      When trying to lose weight, the recommended daily amount of exercise is:

a)     20 Minutes

b)     1 hour

c)      2 hours

d)     7 minutes


4.      How many years can be added to your life if you continue exercising from age 50?

a)     6 months

b)     5 years

c)     2 years

d)    10 years


5.      True or false: the fitter you are the lower your risk of dying of cancer.

a)     True

b)      False


6.      When is the best time to consume most of your calories?

a)     Before 12pm

b)     During the daytime

c)     At lunch

d)     After dark


Bonus question: Finland, like Australia, keeps a register of twins, which allows them to study the influence of environment and genes on people’s health and wellbeing – true or false?

a)     True

b)     False


1. D | 2. B | 3. B | 4. C | 5. A | 6. B | Bonus A

  • So You Think You Know What's Good For You? - Norman Swan

    Informative, accessible and easy to understand, So You Think You Know What's Good for You? has everything you need to know about health and wellbeing, delivered with Dr Norman Swan's trademark clarity and wit.

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