Stressed Woman


  • This test consists of questions carefully designed to help you self-assess your stress levels and risk for disease.
  • Read each statement carefully and choose “Yes” or “No” as your response.


  1. I eat nutritious foods and keep junk (foods) out of my diet.
  2. I get 5-10 hours sleep every night, of which three hours are before midnight.
  3. I am involved in regular exercise for physical fitness.
  4. I spend a great deal of time thinking about how things could have been, if . . .
  5. I schedule time for things I need and like to do, and do them.
  6. I practice deep breathing and relaxation for at least 30 minutes every day.
  7. I have the cold or influenza and I do not seem to be getting over it.
  8. I have a good laugh at least once every day.
  9. I sleep well without medication.
  10. I can concentrate for long periods.
  11. I drink 8 to10 eight-ounce glasses of water every day.
  12. My bowels move easily twice per day.
  13. My blood pressure exceeds the average, 120/80.
  14. I often get sunlight exposure for 30 to 60 minutes, between 10.00am and 2.00pm.
  15. I experience bouts of depression, which last for a day or longer.
  16. I am understanding and forgiving of others.
  17. I am happy with my life.


Score 1 point for:

  • ALL your Yes” responses to statements 4, 7, 13, and 15.
  • Your “No” responses to all the other statements.

NOTE: These are your problem areas you need to change for health.


Scores of:

  • 13-17, high stress – very likely has a disease
  • 8-12, high-moderate – high, pre-disease condition
  • 4-7, mild-moderate – at risk of chronic diseases
  • 1-3, average stress – low risk of diseases

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