What's your BODY I.Q?

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There are many dif­fer­ent types of in­tel­li­gence – emo­tional, ed­u­ca­tional, spir­i­tual, for ex­am­ple – but ac­cord­ing to US doc­tor Rachel Carl­ton Abrams, we also need to de­velop our body in­tel­li­gence to be truly healthy.

“Be­ing ‘body­wise’ is the abil­ity to tap into what’s go­ing on in your body and learn what it needs,” says Dr Carl­ton Abrams, au­thor of the new book Body­wise (Blue­bird, $29.99).

“Our minds are now so busy many of us live com­pletely from the neck up and pay no at­ten­tion to the rest of our body at all – un­til we get sick. Tune into what your body is telling you though, and it can change your health, your weight and how you feel. The health­i­est peo­ple among my pa­tients are those in tune with their body.”

Be­ing body­wise re­quires a cou­ple of dif­fer­ent skills: you need to know some ba­sic med­i­cal facts about your body; you need to know how your body sends sig­nals to say some­thing is amiss; and you need to know how to give your body what it needs to feel good.

So, how in tune are you with your body? Try this quiz to find out…

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