We’ll spare you the “it’s important to exercise” lecture. After all, you already know why you should stay active: It can make you happier and healthier, give your energy levels a boost, help keep you at a healthy weight . . . Oh wait, we said we wouldn’t go there.
But here’s something that you may not have considered: Being in shape also makes everyday actions easier. When you train your body, you’re able to carry around a heavy book bag without back pain or sprint to the bus stop so that you don’t miss your ride.
Check your own fitness level with this super-fun test that assesses four important areas of physical activity: aerobic ability, strength, balance, and flexibility. The best part is that—unlike your next math test grade—your score doesn’t matter at all. This isn’t about competing against your BFF or being the best in your class. Your only goal is to improve as the year goes on (and we’ve got advice on how to up your game). Ready, set. . . get fit!