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Ever wonder your level of physical and mental health, but not willing to pay top dollar for an assessment? Here’s a look at five self-assessment tools available online.

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Ever wonder your level of physical and mental health, but not willing to pay top dollar for an assessment? Well the Internet can do that for you and there’s a ton of options. Whether you are wondering whether you are consuming the right nutrients or looking up guidance on depression, here’s a look at five different self-assessment tools available online.

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Q: Are you getting enough essential nutrients?

Getting the right nutrients is essential to enjoying a healthy and productive life. If you are lacking just one, you can end up feeling sluggish. But how do you know if you are getting the right amount of things like calcium and fiber? Discovery Health offers a free nutrients assessment questionnaire. Click on the link for any of the five essential nutrients including calcium, fiber, folic acid, saturated fat and sodium, answer a few questions and in seconds you’ll get an analysis of your eating habits and nutrients content. If results show you are lacking in fiber, the evaluation will explain why you need more, and offer tips on how to get more in your diet.

 

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Q: How’s your mental state?

For people not ready to seek in-person help to combat a mental disease, an online assessment may be a much-needed wake-up call. ULifeLine, brought to you by the University of California is a free self-evaluator that will give you insights into your current state of mind. After answering a series of anonymous questions, the self-evaluator will provide suggestions as to what you may be suffering from and provide explanation of diseases. Keep in mind the self-evaluator doesn’t replace help of a medical professional, but can aid in understanding your mental state a little better.

 

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Q: Are you at risk for breast cancer or diabetes?

People might not be aware they are predisposed to illnesses like breast cancer or diabetes because of their genes or lifestyle habits. To help evaluate your risk to common diseases, Siteman Cancer Center created a series of online risk assessment tools. Whether you are trying to learn your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis or stroke, the website has an assessment for you. The self-analysis starts with a brief description of the disease, then ask specific questions like height, weight, diet, physical activity and family history to determine your risk. Once the questionnaire is complete, you’ll be given your level of risk as well as tips to improve your score. There’s even an opportunity to read more information about specific diseases at the end of the assessment.

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Q: Are you too stressed?

Stress can have a damaging impact on both your physical and mental health. Known as the “silent killer,” stress can result in a heart attack, sleeping problems and even depression; gauging your stress level can help spur a change in lifestyle. Yes, we are all stressed at some point in our lives, but just how stressed can be hard to quantify. About.com offers a host of online stress evaluators that will gauge your stress level. Answer 15 questions and you’ll get a quick evaluation of your stress level and the impact it can have on your health. The website has other stress related tests to determine the source of your stress.

 

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Q: How smart are you?

It’s no secret the web is full of free IQ tests, but what about your emotional IQ score, mental speed and other IQ levels? Psychology Today has a series of online evaluations that tests a variety of skills including your verbal IQ and memory. Its “What Type of Smart” test is designed to show you why some tasks may come easy to you, while others are harder. By answering 55 questions, which will take around 20minutes, you can get a deeper understanding of your intelligence.

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Check Your Health Level Online

Ever wonder your level of physical and mental health, but not willing to pay top dollar for an assessment? Here’s a look at five self-assessment tools available online.

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