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The food ingredients erythritol, maltitol, and sorbitol are all examples of what?

Sugar alcohols

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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If you take time off or stop strength training, how quickly will your muscles begin to lose strength?

Within 2 weeks

After consistent strength training stops, you will eventually lose the strength that you built up. Without overload or maintenance, muscles will weaken in two weeks or less! This is the basis behind why individuals lose muscle mass as they age—because they are detraining by exercising less frequently.



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True or False: Adding milk to hot tea can increase its antioxidant power.

False

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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Electronic bathroom scales that measure body fat are 100% accurate.


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Special scales that use bioelectrical impedance (weak electrical signals) can estimate your body fat percentage. These scales can have a large margin of error (around 10% or more according to some studies). Plus, digital scales only measure fat levels in the lower body (the signal travels up one leg and down the other), so they don't provide a full picture of the fat level of your entire body.

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Which of the following best describes calisthenics?


Ballet exercises
Women's exercises
80's exercises
Stretching exercises
Aerobic exercises
emoticon Body Weight Exercises



Calisthenics are exercises that use your own body weight in lieu of outside or added resistance. You can use the weight of your own body to develop muscle, but using body weight alone is less effective for developing larger muscles and greater strength. However, calisthenics adequately improve general muscular fitness and are sufficient to improve muscle tone and maintain one’s current level of muscular strength. Examples include: pushups, crunches, dips, pull ups, lunges, and squats, just to name a few.

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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~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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The majority of runners strike the ground with:


The balls of the feet
The arches of the feet
The heels
The side of the feet
emoticon The Heels


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

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Resistance training can lower blood pressure as much as:


50%
70%
10%
90%
emoticon 20%

Research conducted in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University has shown that resistance training can lower blood pressure by as much as 20%. Researchers say that the healthy heart benefits come from the increased blood flow to the muscles, heart and body.

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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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True or False: Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.

False

The causes of depression are complex and overlapping. In fact, one true cause is not known. Low serotonin levels are a symptom of depression, but there is no proof that low levels of serotonin actually cause depression



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

720 calories





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

18.5-24.9



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What might happen if you don't properly cool down after exercise?

All Of The Above

The purpose of the cool down is to slowly decrease the heart rate and the overall metabolism previously elevated during exercise. When exercise ends abruptly, your blood pressure drops and can cause dizziness or fainting. A proper cool-down prevents the sudden pooling of blood (collection of blood in one place) and re-circulates the blood back to the heart, skeletal muscles and brain. This 10-15 minute phase of your workout helps prevent muscle stiffness or soreness.



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Vitamin D and calcium work hand in hand to fight the osteoporosis often associated with aging. How much vitamin D do most adults need each day?

400 - 800 IU

Just a few minutes of sunlight a day can provide your body with ample amounts of vitamin D, but many of us spend most of our time indoors, especially during the winter months. A daily supplement providing 400-800 IU (international unites) of vitamin D can help to ensure you’re meeting your body’s needs



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True or False: Skipping the cool down at the end of your workout can lead to dizziness and/or faintness.


True

The purpose of the cool down is to slowly decrease the heart rate and the overall metabolism previously elevated during exercise. When exercise ends abruptly, your blood pressure drops and can cause dizziness or fainting. A proper cool-down prevents the sudden pooling of blood (collection of blood in one place) and re-circulates the blood back to the heart, skeletal muscles and brain. This 10-15 minute phase of your workout helps prevent muscle stiffness or soreness.



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How long do you need to fast before getting a lipid profile test done?

9 - 12 hours

A simple blood cholesterol test (also known as a lipid profile), performed after fasting for 9-12 hours, can determine your triglyceride level.



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With each step you take, how much force do your knees and hips experience?

2-4 times your body weight

Every time you take a step, the force on your knees and hips equals two to three times your body weight! Climbing down steps will increase the pressure on your knees and hips by six-fold—that's 900 pounds of pressure for a person who weights just 150 pounds. Your risk of developing osteoarthritis generally increases with the amount of weight that your joints have to bear. Once osteoarthritis has developed, being overweight exacerbates the condition. Your SparkDiet can help you lose the extra pounds safely and permanently.



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Which chronic condition is mostly commonly called the 'silent killer' because it often presents with no symptoms?

High Blood Pressure

You may have high blood pressure and not even know it. While 50 million Americans suffer from this affliction, 33 percent don't even know they have it, and 70 percent don't have it under control. High blood pressure is a condition without signs or symptoms, which is why it is often referred to as the "silent killer." The only way to know where you stand is to have your blood pressure checked by a qualified professional.



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Which of the following supplements can help prevent colds and the flu?


Echinacea
Vitamin C
Zinc
All of the above
emoticon None of the above




Although each of these substances have been linked to cold prevention in some studies, but the jury's still out on the best role for herbal and vitamin supplements. According to respected organizations (such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Lung Association), there is no conclusive evidence that supports the notion that taking large doses of vitamin C, zinc, or Echinacea will prevent colds. However, these nutrients may reduce the severity or duration of some symptoms. Always talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.

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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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Aerobic exercise decreases HDL cholesterol.


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HDL cholesterol is the "good" cholesterol. Aerobic exercise increases HDL (good) cholesterol and decreases LDL (bad) cholesterol.

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

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Where is most of the body's serotonin located?


In the brain
In the spinal cord
In the heart
In the stomach
emoticon In The Gastrointestinal Tract



Ninety-five percent of the body's serotonin is located in the gastrointestinal tract. If levels of this important neurotransmitter are off balance, bowel problems and IBS symptoms can result.

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

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True or False: Depression can occur when other areas of your life are going well.

True

People can experience depression even when life is going well. While depression can be triggered by unfortunate life events, that is not always the case.



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How many aerobic (cardio) exercise sessions should you aim for each week?

at least 3

When it comes to cardio, aim for a minimum of 3 days per week with no more than 2 days between sessions. Gradually work your way up to 5 or 6 days per week. Frequency is especially important when it comes to weight loss. The more you exercise, the more calories you will burn. But don't forget the importance of rest and recovery. Give yourself at least 1 to 2 days off each week. SparkPeople's Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise explains everything you need to know about cardio.



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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?

20 seconds

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


5.0-15.9
25.0-29.5
13.0-18.9
emoticon 18.5 - 24.9



A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy. Calculate your BMI using SparkPeople's online calculator.

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True or False: Eventually, depression will go away by itself.

False



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True or False: Walking provides enough impact to strengthen bones and decrease one's risk of osteoporosis.

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True or False: You should exercise in the 'fat burning zone' (low intensity, long duration) to lose the most weight.

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What does the 'glycemic index' rank?


Antioxidante levels of foods
Vitamin content of foods
Overall healthfulness of foods
emoticon Carbohydrate Containing Foods




The Glycemic Index ranks carbohydrate-containing foods (on a scale from 0 to 100) based on their effects on blood sugar levels in the body.

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The U.S. imports more cocoa beans than any other country.


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The Netherlands is the top importer of cocoa beans, importing about 20% of the world's cocoa per year!

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How many calories does a single gram of fat provide?


1 calorie
3 calories
4 calories
7 calories
emoticon 9 calories





One gram of fat contains 9 calories.

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Pollen counts are HIGHEST between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Pollen counts are highest between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. If you have allergies to pollen, you should avoid going outdoors during this time frame.

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A thiamin (vitamin B-1) deficiency can lead to

Rickets
Scoliosis
Scurvy
emoticon Beriberi



In the United States, a deficiency of thiamin is rare because refined grains are enriched with this nutrient. Before refined grain products were enriched, a thiamin deficiency could result in a disease called beriberi. Signs of beriberi include loss of appetite, constipation, muscle weakness, pain or tingling in the arms and legs, swelling of the feet, mental depression, memory problems, shortness of breath, and fast heartbeat. Thiamin deficiency does occur in alcoholics because of impaired absorption.

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What kind of resistance do dumbbells provide?

emoticon Fixed resistance
Variable resistance
Isometric resistance



Fixed resistance provides a constant amount of resistance throughout the full range of motion (ROM) of a strength training exercise. This means that the amount of resistance/weight you are lifting does not change during the movement. For example, during a 10-pound curl, you are lifting 10 pounds throughout the motion. Fixed resistance helps to strengthen all the major muscle groups in the body. Dumbbells provide fixed resistance.


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True or False: Taking (or eating) extra vitamin B-12 can boost your energy levels.

False

A lack of vitamin B-12 may lead to fatigue, but taking extra B-12 does not boost energy levels. A water-soluble vitamin, your body excretes excess vitamin B-12.



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Riboflavin is another name for which vitamin?

Vitamin B-2

Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) is involved in several vital metabolic processes in the body. It is necessary for normal cell and tissue function. Riboflavin is needed for normal protein and energy metabolism.



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Which of the following measures can be taken to help prevent or delay the onset menopause?

None of the above

Menopause is a natural event and cannot be stalled or prevented. However, medications, diet and exercise can prevent or eliminate some symptoms of menopause and enhance a woman's quality of life as she grows older. Learn how certain diet and fitness habits can help ward off symptoms.



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

20 minutes

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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How many calories per gram does alcohol contain?

7 calories per gram

[Alcohol] is high in calories, second only to fat in calories per gram (fat has 9 calories per gram; alcohol has 7). If you drink alcoholic beverages regularly, they can contribute a lot of calories to your diet, which can slow or stop weight loss, and promote weight gain. To limit the effect of alcohol on your weight, drink alcohol in moderation (defined above) or only on occasion.



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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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In the phrase ''SMART Goals,'' what does the acronym ''SMART'' stand for?

Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely

The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a proven way to create goals that you can stick with for the long haul.



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On average, women in the United States experience menopause at what age?

51

Most women in the United States go through menopause around the age of 51, although a small number will experience menopause as early as age 40 or in their late 50’s. Menopause rarely occurs after age 60. Menopause that is diagnosed before age 40 is considered to be abnormal or "premature menopause."



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

Coleslaw

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


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50%
75%
100%
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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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Which of the following statements about alcohol's effects on blood sugar is correct?


Alcohol can only raise blood sugar
Alcohol can only lower blood sugar
Alcohol can both raise and lower blood sugar
Alcohol has no effect on blood sugar
emoticon Alcohol Can Both Raise AND Lower Blood Sugar





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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For best results, you should increase the amount of weight you lift every time you workout.



emoticon False





Progressively overloading your muscles is the key to effective strength training. But increasing the weight you use too rapidly can lead to burnout, chronic soreness, and overuse injuries. A better approach for most people is to increase the weight (by about 10%) when you can reliably do the higher number of reps each time in good form.

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Which of the following measures can be taken to help prevent or delay the onset menopause?


Exercising regularly (3-5 times per week)
Getting 800-1,500 mg. of calcium daily
Limiting caffeine to less than 300 mg daily
Maintaining a healthy weight
All of the above
emoticon None of the above






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Menopause is a natural event and cannot be stalled or prevented. However, medications, diet and exercise can prevent or eliminate some symptoms of menopause and enhance a woman's quality of life as she grows older. Learn how certain diet and fitness habits can help ward off symptoms.

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How soon after working out should you eat?

Within 30 minutes to 2 hours

The ideal time to eat after a workout is within 30 minutes to two hours, when your body is ready and waiting to top off its fuel tanks to prepare for your next workout. But if your appetite or schedule doesn’t allow you to eat a meal right after your exercise session, don't panic. Your body can still replace your muscle fuel over the next 24 hours, as long as you're eating enough food to support your activity level.



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Which habit has NOT been proven to prevent type 2 diabetes?

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What does hypertension mean?


High cholesterol
Low cholesterol
High stress
Low stress
Low blood pressure
High sensitivity
Low sensitivity
emoticon High Blood Pressure




Hypertension means high blood pressure.

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Besides building strong bones, what else does calcium do?


Helps the muscles contract
Helps your heart beat
Plays a role in nerve function
Helps blood to clot
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Small amounts of calcium circulate in the blood stream and help with muscle and heart contractions, nerve functions, and blood clotting.

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Cooking food in cast iron cookware can add iron to your food.



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It's true! Cooking in cast iron adds a significant level of iron to the foods you cook, especially acidic foods such as tomato sauce.



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___ is the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food.



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Appetite
A craving




By definition, hunger is "the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food." Simply put, hunger is a signal from your body that it needs food for energy. When you're truly hungry, your stomach, brain, or both will give you cues to tell you to eat. Signals from your stomach may be growling, an empty, hollow feeling, or hunger pangs. Your brain may send signals such as a headache, trouble concentrating, irritability or fogginess. Some people even experience physical fatigue when they are hungry. Hunger does not go away over time--it only gets worse. And any food will satisfy your hunger and take the hunger signals away.

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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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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?

2 hours

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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True or False: Your risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you age.

True




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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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Wheat bran, whole grains, fruits and vegetables are good sources of which type of fiber?


Soluble fiber
emoticon Insoluble fiber



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Insoluble fiber is found in foods like wheat bran, whole grains and all vegetables and fruits. It is often called roughage or bulk because it keeps the digestive system running smoothly. This helps with constipation, hemorrhoids, and other digestive problems. It may help to prevent some types of cancer.

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The average American family throws away _______________ worth of food per year.


$100-550
$850-1000
$3300-3600
emoticon $1300 - 2300


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According to The Natural Resources Defense Council, "American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. The cost estimate for the average family of four is $1,365 to $2,275 annually."

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By skipping 4 oz. of sweet potato casserole and choosing 1/2 cup of baked sweet potato instead, how many calories will you save?


45
540
345
emoticon 154



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Four ounces of traditional sweet potato casserole contains 244 calories and 6 grams fat, but a plain baked sweet potato (1/2 cup) provides a low 90 calories and virtually 0 fat grams. "Sweeten" yours with a sprinkle of calorie-free cinnamon for added flavor.



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Eggs are a lower-quality protein than poultry, beef, fish, and beans.


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Eggs are exceptionally high-quality protein. In fact, the only source of protein higher in quality than eggs is a mother’s breast milk. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins in our body, and eggs contain all nine of the essential amino acids—the ones our bodies cannot produce.

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Can food labels that list "0" trans fats actual contain some trans fats?

Yes

Any food that lists "hydrogenated oil" on the ingredients list does contain trans fats, even if the label says zero. A labeling loophole allows any food that contains fewer than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving to list "0" grams of trans fat on the label, so always check the ingredients list!

By skipping 4 oz. of sweet potato casserole and choosing 1/2 cup of baked sweet potato instead, how many calories will you save?

154

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How many calories does a single gram of protein provide?

4

One gram of protein contains 4 calories.




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Women need more calcium than men do. False

(I got this one wrong!) So, why are we given calcuim pills during pregnancy?!?!? IDK




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According to recent research, which of the following supplements are helpful to people with osteoarthritis?

• None of the above

True or False: With proper treatment, osteoarthritis is curable

False






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True or False: You can develop osteoarthritis by being physically inactive or physically overactive

True

Which of the following foods may help reduce your risk of osteoarthritis

A, B, C and D only


Of adults with arthritis, how many take part in a regular exercise program?

Two-thirds



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True or False: Osteoarthritis most often affects the wrists and elbows.

• False

Who is most likely to experience osteoarthritis?

• A woman over 65

True or False: Defective genes for osteoarthritis may be passed down from parent to child.

• True

Which of the following actions can cause osteoarthritis to develop

All of the above

With each step you take, how much force do your knees and hips experience

• 2-3 times your body weight







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Cholesterol doesn't play a significant role in your body; it's just bad for you.


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Cholesterol is a building block of body cells and hormones. It makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high cholesterol, including artery blockage and heart disease, are well-documented. Other studies suggest that very low cholesterol levels can also be harmful and dangerous. The key seems to be making sure your body has enough--but not too much. Read What is Cholesterol? to learn more.


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