What’s a healthy lifestyle? Well, it’s a combination of factors. 

Getting regular exercise and eating a balanced, nutritious diet are both essential to staying healthy. Not only that, but keeping up these healthy behaviors can actually add years onto your life!

For example, did you know that as little as 15 minutes of physical activity a day can boost your lifespan by three years? That’s 1,095 days!

And yet, a lot of us find ourselves continuously putting our own health at the bottom of priority list. 

In a world as busy as ours, it’s easy to feel like work, or errands, or even watching the next episode of our favorite show is more important than getting to gym or planning healthy meals for the week.

This begs the question, if people realized the full benefits of healthy living, would they be more likely to prioritize it?

The campaign

Halcyon’s recent campaign set out to encourage healthy living by answering what it means to be healthy and sharing the tools to unlock a healthy lifestyle.

To do so, we came up with a 10-question quiz that would inform people about the benefits of healthy living as well as the serious consequences of unhealthy living, with the hope of challenging respondents to want to be healthier. 

At the end of the quiz, we included a toolkit of ideas for people looking for tips to improve their lifestyles.

The results

Overall, the campaign was effective, but the engagement level on this campaign was low compared to that with other campaigns we’ve run here at Halcyon. That said, those who did take the time to respond to our quiz did appear to take a high level of interest in the topic! 

In fact, 100% of quiz participants accessed the post survey toolkit with tips to live a healthier lifestyle.

To sum it up:

  • 93.3% of people who took the quiz care more about looking after their health after what they’ve learned.
  • 92.3% of people who took the quiz would be more inclined to change the way they live to be healthier.
  • 100% of people who completed the quiz clicked on the post survey resource! 

What you can do

If you want to learn more about the benefits of healthy living and why you should care about it, start here:

  • Test your knowledge and take our quiz!
  • At the end of the quiz, take a look at our toolkit with tips to improve your lifestyle.
  • Share! Tell your friends what you’ve learned, send them the quiz and help increase awareness about the importance of looking after your health.

Donate! When you donate to Halcyon, you help us continue to bring awareness to issues like healthy living that are foundational to human flourishing.