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True or False: The key to developing muscle strength is to create tension within a muscle.



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The key to developing strength is creating tension within a muscle (or group of muscles). This is known as the tension principle. Tension is created by resistance. Resistance can come from weights (like dumbbells), specially-designed strength training machines, resistance bands, or the weight of your own body.



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True or False: Quitting smoking can make you irritable due to a drop in serotonin levels?



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It's true! Nicotine increases serotonin, the neurotransmitter that leads to relaxed and calm feelings. When the levels of serotonin decrease, we end up feeling irritable, cranky and stressed. To complicate matters, carbohydrates increase our serotonin levels, which explains the cravings for starchy or sweet foods.

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About ____% of the calories you consume post-workout should come from protein?



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While carbs are essential, it’s also important to include some high-quality protein in your post-workout meal or snack. This protein will stop your body from breaking down muscle tissue for energy and initiate the process of rebuilding and repairing your muscles. About 25% of the calories you eat after a workout should come from protein—that's about 10-15 grams for most people.

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What causes the common cold?



emoticon Exposure to a virus
Exposure to bacteria
Spending time in cold weather
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Specifically, the common cold is caused by one of 200 viruses. It is true that a weakened physical condition, which might be worsened by cold weather, can hurt your body's attempt to combat a virus, but cold weather doesn't cause colds.

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Why should milk be stored in opaque (non-clear) containers?

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Milk is (or should be) stored in opaque plastic or cardboard containers, not clear glass, because light can destroy nutrients in the milk. Ultraviolet light, including sunlight, can quickly destroy riboflavin, a nutrient found in milk, for example.




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Iron found in animal products is called ...



emoticon Heme iron
Non-heme iron
Mammal iron
Complex iron
Complete iron








Iron is available from foods of both animal (heme iron) and plant (non-heme iron) origin. It is better absorbed from heme iron sources.

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Roughly how many calories do people burn by cleaning their houses each year?



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A 2005 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that Brits burn more than 50,000 calories a year--nearly 15 pounds of fat--just by cleaning their homes.

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True or False: Because they are high in cholesterol, eggs, especially the yolks, should be avoided at all costs?




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In the past, people thought that because eggs are high in dietary cholesterol, they were not a heart-healthy protein option. We now understand that saturated and trans fats are more responsible for raising your cholesterol levels than dietary cholesterol, and an egg a day (which has a mere 1.5 grams saturated fat) is a healthy habit for most people. Even though most of the fat is found in the yolks, it’s important to include them! Most of the vitamins and minerals, as well as 40% of the protein, call the yolk home.

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Rewarding yourself for completing certain goals each week is an example of:

an incentive system

Because the inherent benefits of nutritious eating and exercise aren�t always noticeable to the naked eye, it helps to program in external incentives for acting in healthy ways. Hold off on seeing that blockbuster movie, buying that new song for your iPod or having that fancy dinner out: You can use those favorite items and activities as incentives for working on your wellness throughout the week. That is why reward systems work so well when creating health, fitness or weight-loss goals
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How many Calories does a Single Gram of Protein provide?
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How many Calories does a Single Gram of Carbohydrate provide?
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How many Calories does a Single Gram of Alcohol provide?
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The best way to get more flax into your diet is to cook your food in flaxseed oil?


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Flaxseed oil is even more perishable than ground flaxseed and goes bad quickly when exposed to air, light and heat. You can add flaxseed oil to many foods, but do NOT heat it or cook with it. Heat will cause flaxseed oil to go rancid and destroy its healthy properties. Only add flaxseed oil to chilled foods (like smoothies, salad dressings, yogurt, etc.) or to foods after cooking.

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Which of the following contributes to good heart health?


Brushing and flossing your teeth
Drinking green tea and eating dark chocolate
Decrease your negativity and increase your positivity
Adopting a pet
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All of the above can help you improve your heart health.

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On average, which mayonnaise-based salad contains FEWER calories?

Coleslaw
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Obviously, the amount of calories in each of these salads will vary depending on where you buy it or how you prepare it. Cole slaw contains approximately 150 calories and 8 grams of fat per half-cup serving; the same amount of potato salad contains more: 170 calories and more than 10 grams of fat.




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True or False: Obesity may prevent the immune system from functioning properly?



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Research performed by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has shown that obesity prevents the immune system from functioning properly, increasing its vulnerability to infection. In the study, obese mice were 50 percent less capable of killing the flu virus, compared to lean mice. The researchers believe that the same holds true in humans. To find out how many calories you need to maintain or lose weight, refer to your customized Nutrition Tracker.

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True or False: People who eat chocolate live longer than people who abstain from it?


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Researchers at Harvard University believe chocolate may help people live longer! A study tracking older men found that those who ate chocolate lived almost a year longer than those who didn't.

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What is the role of insulin in the body?


emoticon It helps convert glucose (from food) into usable energy
It increases your blood sugar after eating a meal
It helps you digest carbohydrates and sugar properly
All of the above


Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which helps the body convert the glucose in your bloodstream into usable energy.

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When you get sick, you should 'feed a cold and starve a fever' to recover sooner?


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Many people say they can never remember whether to starve the cold or the fever. The answer: neither! The best advice is simply to listen to your appetite because being neither hungry nor stuffed will get rid of a cold, flu, or fever any faster. "Starving" an illness is particularly a bad idea. Intentionally restricting calories only makes it harder to recover from an illness.

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Which of the following is an appropriate warm up?


A - Stretching before exercise
B - Walking at a moderate pace for 5 minutes
C - Doing several lightweight repetitions of a strength training exercise
All of the above
A and B only
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Contrary to popular belief, stretching is not the same thing as warning up. A warm up can be a lower intensity version of the workout you are about to do, or it can be a completely different exercise. As long as it increases your heart and breathing rates, involves the muscles you are about to use, and lasts for 5-10 minutes it is considered a proper warm up. So why is a warm up so important? Read Common Fitness Blunders to find out.

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How many calories are in a bowl of New England Clam Chowder from Panera?

720

According to panerabread.com, a bowl of Panera's New England Clam Chowder contains 720 calories. Yikes--that's half a day's worth of calories for some people!
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True or False: High-impact exercises help reduce the risk of osteoporosis?


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Because high-impact exercises put more stress on the joints and skeletal system, they actually help strengthen bones, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

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With proper treatment, osteoarthritis is curable.

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Osteoarthritis is a long-lasting condition that usually gets worse slowly over time. However, treatment plans and lifestyle changes can help reduce pain and discomfort and maintain joint function.
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What type of rhythmic exercise uses large muscle groups continuously?


A - Yoga
B - Aerobic exercise
C - Cardiovascular exercise
D - Muscular endurance training
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B, C, and D
emoticon B and C Only




Aerobic exercise goes by a few other names, including cardiovascular exercise, cardio, and cardiorespiratory exercise. The word aerobic means "with oxygen". Regular aerobic exercise, such as walking, jogging, running, dancing, skiing, rollerblading, cycling, swimming, aerobics classes (both land and water), rowing, stair climbing, and more, can strengthen your lungs and heart, improving your health and helping you maintain a healthy weight.

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Sunscreen blocks your body's ability to make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight?


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Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because it is made in your skin when the ultraviolet light hits your skin. However, sunscreen can inhibit the body's ability to make vitamin D. If you eat a balanced diet and get outside in the sunshine at least 1.5 to 2 hours a week, you should be getting all the vitamin D you need.

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Adding milk to hot tea can increase its antioxidant power.
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A popular way to enjoy tea is to add milk and sugar to the mix. Unfortunately, adding milk to a cup of tea can destroy its ability to protect against heart disease, according to research. Casein, the protein in milk, is thought to be responsible for this effect. (This is also why milk chocolate doesn't offer health benefits like dark chocolate.)



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True or False: Caffeine has been found to aid significantly in weight loss?


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Because caffeine is a stimulant, it does speed up metabolism, but the effect is only minimal and very short term. Clinical research does not show a significant weight loss with the use of caffeine-containing supplements. Therefore, save your money and leave those supplements (which can contain up to 300 mg of caffeine per dose) on the store shelf.


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How much scientific evidence is there to suggest that dairy aids in weight loss?

Weak evidence..

Some observational studies had found that people who consumed more calcium�whether through supplements or dairy products�tended to be thinner than those who got less. Also, several small, short- term studies showed that subjects put on a high-dairy, reduced-calorie diet lost more weight and fat than low-dairy dieters. All were conducted by a dairy-funded researcher at the University of Tennessee who had patented the dairy weight-loss claim and sold licensing rights to the dairy industry. After other scientists expressed skepticism and consumer activists cried foul with the Federal Trade Commission, the dairy industry decided to suspend its campaign "until further research provides stronger, more conclusive evidence of an association between dairy consumption and weight loss." Well, there's now further research, including several clinical trials, and overall it shows no greater weight or fat loss among subjects on high-dairy diets.
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The only way your body can store energy from food is in the form of body fat.

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Your body can store energy from food for future use in two ways: 1) as fat and 2) as muscle fuel (called glycogen). Its first priority is to fill its glycogen tanks, because glycogen is the body's primary source of energy for physical activity. Once your glycogen stores are filled and the rest of the body's energy needs are covered, all the extra energy from your food will be stored as body fat.
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You pack a lunch that contains a turkey and cheese sandwich. How soon must you put your lunch in the refrigerator so that it remains safe to eat?


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If you pack a lunch that includes perishable food items--meat and cheese sandwiches, leftovers, salads, or dairy foods--don't let more than two hours pass from the time you make your lunch at home to the time you put it in the office refrigerator. The same rule applies if you go out for lunch and bring back fast food, carry out, or doggy bag.

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Cold and flu season is in full swing! To stop germs from spreading, how long should you wash your hands at each session?



emoticon 20 seconds
45 seconds
Two minutes
One minute




The number one way to defend yourself during cold and flu season is to wash your hands, including under the nails and in between fingers for at least 20 seconds with warm, soapy water—and to do so frequently.

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Research shows that both green AND black teas contain heart-protecting antioxidants?


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According to a 1999 study of tea by the American Health Foundation, both green and black teas contain antioxidants that can help to decrease the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol.

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By dieting alone (not exercising), how much of your weight loss could be muscle and lean tissue?

25%

According to a University of Michigan research study, at least 25% to 30% of weight lost by dieting alone is not fat at all, but lean tissue, muscle, bone and water. However, strength training helps dieters preserve muscle mass while still losing weight.



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Compared to regular ice cream, gelato has...

Less Air

This Italian ice cream doesn't have as much air as traditional ice cream, so it has a much denser texture.




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Insulin resistance occurs in the early stages of type 2 diabetes. What does insulin resistance mean?

The body's cells don't use insulin

In the early stages of type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still manufacturing insulin, but for some reason the cells of the body are not using it properly--a condition known as insulin resistance. In response, the pancreas produces more and more insulin, wearing itself out and eventually losing its ability to produce insulin to keep blood glucose levels in the normal range



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Which of the following foods contain cholesterol?


A - Meat
B - Poultry
C - Fish
D - Eggs
E - Dairy products
F - Peanut butter
G - Avocado
All of the above
A, D, and E only
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Dietary cholesterol is found only in foods of animal origin, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. It is not found in plant foods like grains, fruits and vegetables. Individuals should limit their intake of dietary cholesterol to less than 300 milligrams daily.



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__ GRAMS of sugar listed on a nutrition label is equal to 1 teaspoon of sugar?


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Next time you're reading a nutrition facts label, do this math to find out just how much added sugar that food really contains! Every 4 grams of "sugars" listed on a food label equals one teaspoon of sugar.

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True or False: Caffeine has been found to aid significantly in weight loss?


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Because caffeine is a stimulant, it does speed up metabolism, but the effect is only minimal and very short term. Clinical research does not show a significant weight loss with the use of caffeine-containing supplements. Therefore, save your money and leave those supplements (which can contain up to 300 mg of caffeine per dose) on the store shelf.

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Combining frozen fruit and sugar will give you what frozen dessert?


Sherbet
Gelato
Granita
emoticon Sorbet


Sorbet is usually fruit and sugar that has been frozen. Sherbet has a fruit juice base but often contains some milk, egg whites or gelatin to thicken and richen it. It's a creamy version of sorbet

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What BMI (body mass index) range is considered overweight?


22-26.5
30-35.5
18-24.9
emoticon 25-29.9




A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. Calculate your BMI using SparkPeople's online calculator.

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Beans, peas, lentils and oats are good sources of which kind of fiber?


emoticon Soluble fiber
Insoluble fiber




Soluble fiber is found in beans, peas, lentils, oats, and barley. Some fruits and vegetables also have soluble fiber, such as apples, carrots, plums and squash. Eating foods with soluble fiber may help to lower blood cholesterol and decrease your risk of heart disease. These foods may also help lower blood sugar levels, which is important if you have diabetes.

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The majority of runners strike the ground with:


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The arches of the feet
The side of the feet
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A 2010 study in the journal Nature found that the majority of runners wearing shoes strike their heels, which causes a large and sudden collision force that happens (on average) 960 times for every mile ran. The authors concluded that this makes runners prone to repetitive stress injuries. People who run barefoot tend to land with a step toward the middle or front of the foot, causing less impact force to the foot.

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Which of the following statements about sugar alcohols is FALSE?


They usually end in the letters ''ol''
They're neither sugars nor alcohols
They're used to sweeten packaged foods
emoticon They contain 1/8 the calories that sugar does




Sugar alcohols get their name from their unique chemical structure, which resembles both sugar and alcohol. But they're neither sugars nor alcohols. In fact, sugar alcohols are a type of carbohydrate that sweetens foods, but with half the calories of sugar. There are several specific types of sugar alcohols (usually ending with the letters "-ol"): erythritol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates, isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol.

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Heart disease is the result of a combination of uncontrollable and controllable risk factors.

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Many people understand that there is a connection between poor diet, lack of exercise and the development of heart disease. But your risk of developing cardiovascular disease is the result of a combination of many risk factors. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to heart disease--those that you can't change (uncontrollable risks), and those that you can (controllable risks).
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Which of the following nutrients can be found in flaxseeds?


Lignans
Omega-3 fatty acids
Fiber
Protein
emoticon All of the above






Flaxseeds contain all of these nutrients. In case you don't know, "lignans" are a type of phytoestrogen that may protect against certain types of cancer, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Even the National Cancer Institute has identified its cancer-fighting potential.

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True or False: Regularly walking about 10,000 steps per day can help lower blood pressure?


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A 2001 study published in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise found that sedentary women with high blood pressure reduced their systolic blood pressure and body mass by walking 9,700 steps per day at a self-selected pace for 24 weeks.

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How many of the calories in a healthy diet should come from carbohydrates, according to reputable nutrition experts?


emoticon 45% - 65%
Less than 40%
70%
100%





Carbohydrates should make up 45% - 65% of the total daily calories in a healthy diet. At least 130 grams of carbohydrate should be included in the diet each day.

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Strength training elevates your metabolism immediately following a workout.

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Johns Hopkins researchers found that while aerobic exercise burns more calories at the time you are exercising, your metabolism returns to normal about 30 minutes after you finish your workout. Individuals who perform strength training, however, elevate their metabolisms (burn more calories) for two hours after their workouts end.
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How many pounds of calcium are in the average adult body?


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4-6 pounds
7-9 pounds
10 pounds or more






Calcium is present in the body in greater amounts that any other mineral. Calcium builds strong bones in both length and density and is vital to the formation of teeth. There is about 2 - 3 pounds of calcium in the body, mostly concentrated in the bones and teeth.

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It's better to squeeze out one more repetition, even with bad form, to really fatigue your muscles?


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Bad form is never a good idea. The only thing this will accomplish is increasing your risk of injury. Your goal should be to stop after the last repetition you can do in good form--that means without using momentum or body contortions to move the weight. A little muscle trembling or shakiness is OK, but don't go beyond that.

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Which of the following ingredients is a sweetener with no calories?


Dextrose
Maltose
Diastase
emoticon Sucralose






Sucralose is the only non-caloric sweetener in this list; it is an artificial sweetener. Dextrose and maltose are types of sugars that contain calories, while diastase is an enzyme in the body that breaks down starch.

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About ____% of the calories you consume post-workout should come from carbohydrates?


20%
40%
80%
None of the above
emoticon 60%





Roughly 60% of the calories you eat at this time should come from carbohydrates. Contrary to popular belief, your body needs more carbohydrates than protein after a workout, to replace the muscle fuel (glycogen) you used up and to prepare for your next exercise session

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A green-colored ring around the yolk of a hard-boiled egg is caused by....


A- Overcooking
B- Using spoiled eggs
C- Boiling eggs in water with high iron content
D- Thin eggshells
All of the above
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Both overcooking and using water with a lot of iron will leave you with a greenish-colored yolk. Although still safe to eat, it sometimes looks less than appetizing. To achieve perfectly hard-boiled eggs, place your eggs in a 2-3 quart pot full of cold water. Heat your eggs to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and let them stand, covered, for 12 minutes. Immediately drain the eggs and place them in your refrigerator. Don’t forget to mark them so everyone knows they’ve been boiled!

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True or False: The same two bacteria cultures are used to make all yogurts?


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Two such bacteria cultures, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus are used to make all yogurts.

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True or False: strength training helps reduce the risk of diabetes?


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Regular strength training at a moderate intensity helps prevent diabetes in a number of ways. First and foremost, lifting weights helps improve the way the body processes sugar. Researchers have also found that weight lifting helps to improve insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control. Additionally, as stated above, resistance training improves heart health by controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which play a role in diabetes management.

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The morning after an intense workout, you start feeling quite sore. You notice that you feel this way up to 72 hours after your workout, but then you feel as good as new. Which type of muscle soreness are you experiencing?


emoticon Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Long-Term Muscle Soreness
None of the Above







Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, called DOMS for short, is the soreness you're probably most familiar with. It's what you feel when you get out of bed the next morning after a tough workout. This type of muscle soreness begins 24 to 48 hours after your workout and actually indicates a natural adaptive process that the body uses after an intense exercise session. When you do a new or particularly challenging workout, your muscle fibers tear on a microscopic level. If you still feel pain well past the 72-hour mark you may be experiencing Long-Term Muscle Soreness. If the pain lingers for longer than 5 days, consult your doctor.

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Men who exercise for 1 hour, 5 times per week can reduce their risk of stroke by how much?


One-third
100%
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Harvard researchers looked at 11,000 men and determined that one hour of regular, moderate exercise (equivalent to brisk walking), done five days a week, may cut a man's risk of stroke in half.

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Strength training elevates your metabolism immediately following a workout?


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Johns Hopkins researchers found that while aerobic exercise burns more calories at the time you are exercising, your metabolism returns to normal about 30 minutes after you finish your workout. Individuals who perform strength training, however, elevate their metabolisms (burn more calories) for two hours after their workouts end.



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By dieting alone (not Exercising) how much of your weight loss could be Muscle and Lean Tissue?

emoticon 25% - 30%

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Research shows that you are more likely to receive accurate weight loss advice on high-activity message boards like SparkPeople's.


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When it comes to weight loss advice, a study published in the American Journal of Medicine (July 2007) says that Internet users tend to receive accurate answers when they ask questions in high-volume online forums. The study also recommends that health professionals refer their patients to high-volume forums, like SparkPeople.com's Message Boards for weight loss advice. Read more about this study here.

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Which of the following statements about alcohol's effects on blood sugar is correct?


Alcohol has No Effect on Blood Sugar
Alcohol can only raise blood sugar
Alcohol can only lower blood sugar
emoticon Alcohol can both raise and lower blood sugar






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Alcohol can interfere with your blood glucose control, both raising and lowering blood sugar. Once in your system, alcohol initially lowers blood sugar, which can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Some alcoholic beverages can raise your blood sugar because of their high carbohydrate content. To prevent your blood sugar from going too high, avoid sweet wines, liqueurs, and sweetened drinks like daiquiris, margaritas, pina coladas, etc. and choose lower-carb drinks.



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To build greater muscle strength, you should do ___ repetitions of each exercise?


A - 8-10
B - 12-15
C - 18-20
D - fewer
E - more
All of the above
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If your goal is to build strength and muscle size, then aim for fewer reps (such as 8-10). Because you are doing fewer reps, you will need a heavier weight to reach muscle exhaustion in each set, so that's where the phrase "heavy weight, low reps" come from.



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"Stretching" and "warming up" are the same thing?


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Dutch-processed chocolate contains the most antioxidants?


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Many cocoa powders are "Dutch processed" or "alkalized" to reduce their acidity, but this processing also reduces their antioxidants and phenols. Natural cocoa powder provides the most benefits.

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Garlic is a good source of:


emoticon Vitamin C, Selenium, and Magnesium
Vitamins A, E, and B12
Vitamin D and potassium
Vitamin K, copper, and zinc
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By dieting alone (not exercising), how much of your weight loss could be muscle and lean tissue?


5%
15%
35%
45%
55%
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According to a University of Michigan research study, at least 25% to 30% of weight lost by dieting alone is not fat at all, but lean tissue, muscle, bone and water. However, strength training helps dieters preserve muscle mass while still losing weight.



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If you exercise regularly, it's possible to reduce your cholesterol even if you don't lose weight?


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Americans get ___ of their daily calories from beverages?


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31%
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In the 1970s, Americans got 6-8% of their daily calories from drinks, but today, 21% of their daily calories from beverages. Not counting what’s in that glass, cup, can or mug may be a major cause of the alarming increase in obesity.

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Which of the following foods contain fiber?

F, G and H only, nuts & seeds, fruits & veggies and whole grains

Fiber is ONLY found in plant-based foods. Animal products do not contain any fiber
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After a hard workout, you should see weight loss almost immediately?


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Cutting calories today (through diet and exercise) will not necessarily show up on the scale at the end of the day or even by tomorrow. Your weight can fluctuate from day-to-day for reasons that have nothing to do with your diet and exercise program. Much of this fluctuation is due to water and food intake. While your scale may show changes throughout the day, fluctuations that could be due to food & water alone are not permanent weight losses or gains. Weighing yourself immediately after wearing a "sweat" suit, getting into a sauna, or finishing an intense workout might (or might not) show a loss on the scale. But that is temporary water loss that will come back after you re-hydrate yourself by drinking. Remember—you’re trying to lose fat, not simply "weight" or water weight.

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To lose body fat, it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you stay within your calorie range?


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Your body has many complex processes that determine when energy gets put into and taken out of storage (fat cells). These processes are directly affected by what, when and how much you eat. Eating a healthy, balanced diet will make it easier for your body to burn fat and prevent the food you eat from being stored as fat. Whole, minimally processed foods and nutritionally-balanced meals are better than meals that are high in refined sugars, sodium, and/or processed grains. It's much harder for your body to turn lean protein, fruits, veggies and whole grains into fat than it is to turn sugar and refined foods into fat, for example. And more research is showing that a diet of whole foods is metabolized more efficiently than modern-day's processed food products, which may slow metabolism and lead to weight gain.



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Which of the following contributes to good heart health?


Brushing and flossing your teeth
Drinking green tea and eating dark chocolate
Decrease your negativity and increase your positivity
Adopting a pet
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All of the above can help you improve your heart health.

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On average, how many minutes does it take for your stomach to signal to your brain that it's full?


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It takes the stomach about 20 minutes to realize that it is full, which is why experts recommend that we eat slowly. Put your fork down between bites to avoid overeating.

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~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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~~Exercising 3 Times a Week can reduce a Young Woman's risk of Breast Cancer by 33%. After Menopause, the risk is reduced by 26%.


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Which of the following conditions may lead to IBS?

All of the above

Some experts believe that IBS may be caused by a bacterial infection in the gastrointestinal tract. But other health conditions that can cause IBS symptoms include: celiac disease (intolerance of gluten from grains), chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia (widespread bodily pain), and temporomandibular disorder (jaw pain and discomfort). In addition, psychological conditions, such as panic disorder, depression and anxiety have been associated with IBS and gastrointestinal distress.




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Men can get cellulite?


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While the structure of men's skin prevents most men from getting cellulite, there are some cases of male orange-peel appearance—particularly in men with lower levels of the male hormone androgen. Overall, about 10% of men have cellulite (compared to over 90% of women).

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