The Health IQ Quiz: The first scientific way to assess your own health literacy

Why It Matters

High health literacy equals a longer life

Health IQ pioneered the science in insurance to prove that a High Health IQ correlated with a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Created by the Best

Developed & verified by health experts

Health IQ assembled a team of the nation’s leading medical, health, and fitness experts to create this cutting edge assessment.

Health IQ Experts

Ariane Hundt
Clinical Nutritionist & Fitness Expert
Susie Garcia
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Author
Brooke Alpert
Nutrition Expert & Author MS, RD, CDN
Espen D. Kateraas
Accomplished Endurance Athlete
Greg Camarillo
Ex-National Football League (NFL) Player
Donna Boden
Registered & Licensed Dietitian Dana Farber
Danielle Omar
Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist, Author
Bridget Swinney
Award-Winning Author MS, RDN
Barry J. Jacobs
Psychologist, Family Therapist, Author
Ashley Turner
Yoga–Meditation Instructor, Psychotherapist
Kristen McGee
Celebrity Yoga and Pilates Instructor
Melanie R. Silverman
Pediatric Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Tamara Duker Freuman
Registered & Certified Dietitian, Nutritionist
Nicole F. Holovach
Registered & Licensed Dietitian, Organic Farmer
Randolph W. Evans, MD
Neurologist, Clinical Professor, & Editor
Chris Kidawski
CrossFit Level 1 Coach & Elite Athlete Trainer
Jill Brown
Group Fitness Expert & Master Trainer
Prajakta Ranade, MS RD CDE
Clinical Dietitian, Stanford Health Care
Matthew Ruscigno
Registered Dietitian, Vegan and Endurance Athlete, Author
Adam Campbell
Record Holding World Class Ultrarunner
Stefano Profumo
Elite Category 1 Cyclist and Masters Category Champion
Gilly Lane
Head Men’s Squash Coach, UPENN. National Pan Am Team Coach and Gold Medalist.
Andy Powell
Associate Head Coach, Univ. of Oregon.
Chris Carmichael
Pro-Cyclist, Olympic Coach, CEO & Author
Dylan Bosch
Olympic Swimmer, Team Captain - Div I NCAA Athlete. 14-time NCAA All-American.
Dathan Ritzenhein
Olympian, Professional Athlete, Coach
Ashish Bhatia, MD
Assoc. Prof. Clinical Dermatology, Northwestern
Cate Shanahan, MD
Science Director, LA Lakers PRO Nutrition
Paul Nussbaum, PhD
President & Founder Brain Health Center
Liza Makowski, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition, UNC
Ole-Petter R. Hamnvik, MBBCh, BAO, MM
Endocrinologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD
Asst. Prof. Exercise & Sports Science, UNC
Jeffrey Popma, MD
Director Interventional Cardiology, Beth Israel
Kevin Knopf, MD
Dir., Hematology / Oncology, St. Luke’s Hospital
Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD
Authored White House Brief on Bullying
Gail M. Whitelaw, PhD, MHA
Audiologist / Professor, Doctor of Audiology
Hina Chaudhry, MD
Assoc. Prof. of Medicine, Mt. Sinai
James Colbert, MD
Internal Medicine, Harvard Med School Faculty
Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
Award-Winning Blogger, The Paleo Mom
Candy Tsourounis, PharmD
Professor Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF
Scott Hacker, MD
Team Orthopedic Surgeon, US Olympic Team
Shadi Hosseini, DDS
Dental Health Expert, Good Morning America
Glenn Mills
GoSwim co-founder, coach & Olympian
Vance Newgard
Head Olympic Weightlifting Coach United States —Olympic Training Site, Northern Michigan University
Josh Rohr
USA Powerlifting Senior International Coach 3X USA Powerlifting National Champion
Kyle McFarland
Nationally and Internationally Competitive Climber and Route Setter

What's in the Quiz

Over 30,000 questions covering integrative health concepts

The Health IQ Quiz tests your knowledge across a complete spectrum of health and lifestyle subjects.

Nutrition

  • Portion Control Hacks
  • Choosing Nutrient-Dense Foods
  • Nutrition for Vegetarians

Exercise

  • Running & Memory
  • HIIT & Metabolism
  • Yoga & Digestion

Medical

  • Side Effects of Statins
  • Anti-inflammatory Foods
  • Cinnamon & Diabetes

How it's Different

Knowledge assessment not self assessment

Health IQ’s quiz is not a self-assessment, we do not ask you how many times a week you exercise, instead we ask you questions that only somebody who exercises all the time would know.

How it's Different

Knowledge assessment not self assessment

Health IQ’s quiz is not a self-assessment, we do not ask you how many times a week you exercise, instead we ask you questions that only somebody who exercises all the time would know.

Tested and Proven

Validated medical instrument

Health IQ has been calibrated using the over 10.2 million Health IQ quizzes that have been completed. We’ve longitudinally tracked this data and created the largest new health literacy linked mortality table in the world.

Tested and Proven

Validated medical instrument

Health IQ has been calibrated using the over 10.2 million Health IQ quizzes that have been completed. We’ve longitudinally tracked this data and created the largest new health literacy linked mortality table in the world.

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Quiz Results

The long-term benefits of a high Health IQ

By analyzing our proprietary data from the Health IQ Quiz, we have observed the following correlations between Health IQ and health outcomes.

Please note: correlation does not imply causation and all results have been controlled for confounding variables like age and gender.

Longevity

High Health IQ correlates to 36% lower mortality risk

Longevity

High Health IQ correlates to 36% lower mortality risk

A well-rounded foundation of health knowledge correlates to a significant reduction in mortality risk even after controlling for covariates like age and gender. (p value = 2.5x10-24)

Diabetes

High Health IQ correlates to 31% lower risk of diabetes

Diabetes

High Health IQ correlates to 31% lower risk of diabetes

Among people with a high Health IQ there is a lower incidence of diabetes than among those with low Health IQ (p value = 2.6x10-8)

Obesity

High Health IQ correlates to 38% lower risk of obesity

Obesity

High Health IQ correlates to 38% lower risk of obesity

Among people with a high Health IQ there is a lower incidence of obesity than among people with a low Health IQ (p value < 2x10-16)

Blood Pressure

High Health IQ correlates to 19% lower risk of high blood pressure

Blood Pressure

High Health IQ correlates to 19% lower risk of high blood pressure

Among people with a high Health IQ there is a lower incidence of high blood pressure than among people with a low Health IQ (p value = 2x10-16)

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