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In order for exercise to improve your cholesterol levels, it must be:


Intense
Long-lasting (at least 30 minutes per session)
Accompanied by a reduction in weight
Supervised by a medical professional
emoticon None of the above



Exercise can increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol. You'll be happy to know that you don't need to spend countless hours in the gym to achieve the heart-health benefits of getting active. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.

Even moderate activity, if done daily, can make a difference. Research shows cholesterol improvements are related to the amount of activity and not to the intensity of the exercise. Even if you lose little weight, exercise can help you improve your cholesterol levels. Heart-healthy changes can occur inside your body before any benefits are seen on the outside.

Although everyone should consult their health care provider before starting an exercise program, in most cases, you won't need medical supervision to exercise safely and effectively.

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Which food naturally contains vitamin D?


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Milk
Yogurt
Tofu
emoticon Fish



Vitamin D is found naturally in fish and fish-liver oils. However it is also found in vitamin D fortified milk.

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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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How high should you elevate your heart rate during an aerobic (cardio) workout?



emoticon Between 85% and 95%
Between 60% and 85%
Moderately—about 50%
As high as possible -- 100%





The recommended heart rate range for aerobic exercise is 60-85% of your maximum heart rate. This range is called the target heart rate (THR) zone. This range is ideal for the general health benefits that come with exercise, and for weight loss. You can use your THR, the "Talk Test" or Perceived Exertion to make sure you're working out in a good intensity level (not too easy, not too hard). For more information on measuring your exercising intensity using the methods above, read our Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity.

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Which of the following dietary habits does NOT contribute to high blood pressure?


A high intake of alcohol
A high intake of sodium
A low intake of fiber
A low intake of potassium
emoticon A high intake of calcium





A diet high in sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and low in fiber, whole foods, and minerals (potassium, magnesium, calcium) can increase blood pressure. Eating a low-sodium, low-fat diet that is rich in whole foods, fiber and minerals like calcium can help. This eating plan, known as the DASH Diet, has been proven to lower blood pressure. Moderate to heavy drinking (more than 1-2 drinks daily) can dramatically increase blood pressure and other health risks. Health experts recommend no more than one drink a day for women, and no more than two drinks per day for men.

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



emoticon 720 calories
1,000 calories
540 calories
330 Calories



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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Where is most of the body's serotonin located?


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In the spinal cord
In the stomach
In the heart
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, bowels problems and IBS symptoms can result.



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Which 3-oz. box of candy from a movie theatre contains the fewest total calories?


Mike & Ike
Junior Mints
Milk Duds
emoticon Sno Caps





In ascending order according to calories, here's how these candies rank: Sno Caps (300 calories), Mike & Ike (320 calories), Junior Mints (360 calories), and Milk Duds (370calories).

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The same two bacteria cultures are used to make all yogurts?


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False




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

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Catching up on sleep can trigger migraines?


emoticon True
False




Lounging in bed until well after the sun rises—especially if you usually get up early—may help you catch up on some much needed sleep. However, alternating high-stress days with stress-free "veg" sessions can trigger changes in the amount of stress hormones in your bloodstream. As these hormone levels change, your blood vessels constrict (narrow) and dilate (widen), which can trigger a headache—especially if the shift is sudden.

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What type of Rhythmic Exercise uses large muscles groups continuously?

B and C Only -- Aerobic and Cardiovascular Exercise



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Eggs can absorb Flavors and Smells from your fridge?


True



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When is the best time to stretch?

After you workout

A whole-grain wheat kernel contains 3 parts. What are they called?

Bran, germ and endosperm

True or False: Vitamin C is only found in fruits.

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What equation determines whether your weight is appropriate for your height?

BMI

True or False: BMI estimates your body fat percentage.

False

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

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In order to lower your triglyceride numbers, you need to lose:
7-10% of your body weight

Most exercisers lose how many cups of fluid (sweat) per hour of moderate exercise?
4


In Tabata training, what percentage of your maximum heart rate should you shoot for to reap the most physical benefits?
75%



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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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Your resting heart rate is a good indicator of what?


Your stress/relaxation level
Your blood pressure
Your maximum heart rate
Your age
emoticon Your Fitness Level




Your resting heart rate (RHR) is a good indicator of your state of fitness. Fit people tend to have lower resting heart rates than unfit people because their hearts are stronger and more efficient, which means they can beat more slowly when at rest.

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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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When is the best time to stretch?


Before you workout
Any time of day
emoticon After You Work Out


Always warm up before doing any stretching exercises. Stretching a cold muscle increases the risk of pulls or tears. Think of your muscles like you would a rubber band. It's easy to stretch a warm rubber band, but if you try to stretch a cold one, you risk cracking or breaking it. Don’t treat your muscles like a cold rubber band! If you want to improve your flexibility but aren't sure where to start, check out our Reference Guide to Stretching.

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Oats are naturally gluten-free.


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False




Oats are gluten-free, but the processing of oats usually contaminates them with other gluten-containing foods, so only oats that are specially labeled as gluten-free are safe for people with sensitivities.

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What causes the common cold?


emoticon Exposure to a virus
Exposure to bacteria
Spending time in cold weather
All of the above





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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Strength Training helps reduce the risk of diabetes?


emoticon True
False






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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How high should you elevate your heart rate during an aerobic (cardio) workout?



Moderately -- about 50%
As high as possible—100%
Between 85% and 95%
emoticon Between 60% and 85%





The recommended heart rate range for aerobic exercise is 60-85% of your maximum heart rate. This range is called the target heart rate (THR) zone. This range is ideal for the general health benefits that come with exercise, and for weight loss. You can use your THR, the "Talk Test" or Perceived Exertion to make sure you're working out in a good intensity level (not too easy, not too hard). For more information on measuring your exercising intensity using the methods above, read our Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity.


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A women who is breastfeeding should get clearance from her doctor before starting an exercise program?


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Pregnant and nursing women should get clearance before starting a workout program. A document called a PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) can help you determine if you need a medical evaluation before starting an exercise program.

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

Soluble 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.

2) Americans eat more ice cream per year than any other country.

False

The average American licks her way through almost 5 gallons of the ice cream each year, according to the Canadian Dairy Info Centre, but New Zealanders, at 6 gallons a year, eat more!

3) Eggs can absorb flavors and smells from your fridge.

True

Eggshells have more than 17,000 pores. Keeping them in open air in the fridge next to last night’s salmon may yield a fishy-tasting omelet the next morning. Storing your eggs in the carton can help keep them fresh and tasty. It’s safest to keep eggs on the middle or bottom shelf of the fridge, not in the door, where temperatures often rise above the recommended 37 degrees Fahrenheit.






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Which of the following best characterizes the 'valsalva maneuver'?


A yoga pose
A heart attack
A broken valve
A mixed martial arts hold
emoticon A breathing issue






Many people have a tendency to hold their breath during strenuous activity like weight lifting--a big mistake. Known as the valsalva maneuver, this breathing issue, which involves exhaling forcibly without any air actually exiting the body, can limit oxygen delivery to the brain and cause dizziness, fainting, a spike in blood pressure and other complications.

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Which of the following relaxation techniques will NOT help you get a better night's sleep?


Journaling
Reading a book
Taking a bath
Listening to relaxing music
emoticon Watching TV



Reading a book, listening to some soft music, journaling, or writing a letter are all great ways to shut down your mind at night. Don't watch television or use the computer, as the bright screens will actually stimulate your brain more, causing you to stay alert.

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What type of stretching should always be avoided?


Passive stretching
Assisted stretching
Fast-paced yoga stretching
Dynamic stretching
emoticon Ballistic Stretching



Avoid ballistic stretching and other high-force, short-duration stretches that use rapid bouncing motions or momentum. You have far less control during this type of stretch and therefore a greater potential risk of injury. It does not allow your muscles to adjust to, and relax in, the stretched position. It may instead cause them to tighten up by repeatedly activating the stretch reflex.

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Where is most of the body's serotonin located?


In the stomach
In the brain
In the spinal cord
In the heart
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, bowels problems and IBS symptoms can result.

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


Artificial sweeteners
Herbs
Preservatives
Milk derivitives
Fat replacers
emoticon 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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Lifting weights can also help strengthen your bones?


emoticon True
False




Explanation
Strength training builds strength in your muscles and bones, making it a great form of exercise to help prevent osteoporosis.

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Bran is removed from wheat kernels to make white flour. What nutrients does this bran contain?


B-vitamins
Trace minerals
Fiber
emoticon All of the above
None of the above






Explanation
Bran makes up the outer layers of the grain. It contains B-vitamins, trace minerals and dietary fiber. It’s removed when wheat flour is processed (refined and/or bleached) into white flour.



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


24 hours
6-8 hours
You don't need to fast before a lipid profile test
emoticon 9 - 12 Hours




Explanation
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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Surrounding yourself with people who tend to overeat makes YOU more likely to overeat, too?



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False



Surrounding yourself with people who tend to overeat makes YOU more likely to overeat, too. Researcher Brian Wansink (author of "Mindless Eating") found that we mirror (to a point) the amount that our company consumes. We consciously and/or unconsciously follow the "consumption norm" of those we dine with by emulating how much they eat in order to achieve acceptance. Dr. Wansink's studies reflected this behavior, and it's important to be aware and attempt to make a conscious decision about how much you eat when eating among others.

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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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Even if you are at a healthy weight, your risk for developing hypertension is greater if you do not exercise regularly?


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Sedentary individuals have a higher risk for hypertension than individuals who are active. Regular exercise can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. However, if you are overweight, your risk of developing high blood pressure is two to six times higher.

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True or False: Women should lift light weights for more repetitions to avoid bulking up.

False

True or False: Daytime sleepiness always means a person isn’t getting enough sleep.

False

3.If your friend becomes obese, your chance of becoming obese, too, increases by how much?

57%

True or False: Strength training elevates your metabolism immediately following a workout.

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How many calories does a single gram of alcohol contain?

7

How many colds does the average adult catch each year?

2-4

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

Coleslaw

True or False: A vitamin E deficiency is common in the U.S.

False

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

4



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For best results, how long should you hold a stretch?

15 - 30 seconds



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

Alcohol can both raise and lower blood sugar



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How many nutrients are lost when whole grains are refined into white flour?

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If people only ate healthful foods like fruits and vegetables they would never gain weight?


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Even healthful foods can result in weight gain. Although better for you than processed foods in numerous ways, too much of anything--even fruits and vegetables--can result in weight gain. It's all about calories in vs. calories out. That said, the calories you eat should come from the healthiest, most nutritious sources possible

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Americans eat more ice cream per year than any other country?


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The average American licks her way through almost 5 gallons of the ice cream each year, according to the Canadian Dairy Info Centre, but New Zealanders, at 6 gallons a year, eat more!

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An HDL ("good" cholesterol) level of __________has been linked to lower disease risks and protection against heart disease for both men and women?


30 mg/dL
40 mg/dL
50 mg/dL
emoticon 60 mg/dL






According to the American Heart Association, men should aim for HDL levels of 40 mg/dL or greater, and women should aim higher than 50 mg/dL. Levels of 60 mg/dL or more for both genders have been linked to lower disease risks and protection against heart disease.

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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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For optimum health, you want your HDL cholesterol to be...


emoticon High (greater than 60 mg/dL)
Low (less than 40 mg/dL)
Somewhere in between




HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) is the good, healthy cholesterol. HDL picks up and carries excess cholesterol away from artery walls and brings it back to the liver for processing and removal. You want this number to be high (at least 60 mg/dL)to protect your heart. Levels too low (less than 40 mg/dL) are bad for your health, increasing your risk for heart disease. Click here to learn about other important cholesterol numbers, like LDL and triglycerides.



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Individuals who do not absorb vitamin B-12 properly might have what condition?


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emoticon Pernicious anemia




A lack of vitamin B-12 may lead to anemia, fatigue, nerve damage, stomach problems, a smooth tongue, or very sensitive skin. Some people have a medical problem called pernicious anemia in which vitamin B-12 is not absorbed from the intestines properly. They are missing a body chemical called intrinsic factor that comes from the stomach lining. Others have a diseased intestine or have had a large part of their stomachs or intestines removed. These conditions require treatment with vitamin B-12 injections.



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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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You can develop osteoarthritis by being physically inactive or physically overactive?


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You are more likely to develop osteoarthritis if you are physically inactive or physically overactive. A lack of exercise weakens muscles and bones, decreasing flexibility and support at the joints, which eventually leads to pain and stiffness. At the same time, over-exercising can also be harmful to the joints. Stick with moderate exercise to strengthen the joints, decrease pain and improve range of motion. Read Managing Arthritis with Exercise to get started.

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


self-deprivation
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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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True or False: Eating soup before your meal can help you consume fewer total calories during your meal.

True

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



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True or False: Fish that live in warm, sunny waters contain more Omega-3's. False

Fish that live in dark, cold waters naturally contain higher levels of Omega-3's.

What percentage of women have cellulite? 90%

Overall, over 90% of women have cellulite.

What equation determins whether your weight is appropriate for your height? BMI

BMI (body mass index) is a quick and easy way to determine if your weight is appropriate for your height.



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1) Removing the skin from a butter-basted turkey will reduce your caloric intake by about 80 calories.

False

Turkey (or poultry) with skin has more fat, but removing the skin will save you only 40 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.

2) You can develop osteoarthritis by being physically inactive or physically overactive.

True

You are more likely to develop osteoarthritis if you are physically inactive or physically overactive. A lack of exercise weakens muscles and bones, decreasing flexibility and support at the joints, which eventually leads to pain and stiffness. At the same time, over-exercising can also be harmful to the joints. Stick with moderate exercise to strengthen the joints, decrease pain and improve range of motion. Read Managing Arthritis with Exercise to get started.

3) The blood pressure-lowering benefits of exercise can be observed how soon after starting a workout program?

Within hours

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the blood pressure lowering effects of exercise can be observed as soon as one to three hours after a single 30- 45 minute workout! This response can linger for up to nine hours post-exercise. Permanent blood pressure changes can be seen as early as three weeks to three months after beginning an exercise program.





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Antidepressants are the only effective treatment for depression?


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There are many effective treatments for depression, and antidepressant medications are just one of them. Because depression is so different among individuals, the methods used to treat depression also vary in effectiveness from person to person. For example, some studies show that exercise is just as effective as antidepressants in treating certain cases of depression. For other people, talk therapy alone is enough to put depression at bay. Your doctor will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

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Very slow weight loss is not beneficial in the long run?


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The SparkPeople program is set up to help you safely lose between half a pound and two pounds per week. Studies show that individuals who rapidly lose weight are more likely to gain it back, while those who lost weight slowly are more likely to keep it off long term. So if you’ve lost a few pounds this month—excellent! Don’t discount that because you see someone on T.V. losing 15 pounds in two weeks.

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Exercising regularly can increase the size of the hippocampus region of the brain?


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A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that regular sweat sessions can increase the size of a region of the brain called the hippocampus--a part of the brain that begins to decline around age 30 in most adults. The hippocampus is tucked deep in the brain and plays an important role in learning and memory. According to researchers, a larger hippocampus is associated with better performance on spatial reasoning and other cognitive tasks.

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True or False: Research has proven that detox diets help remove toxins from the body.

False

True or False: The hormonal changes of menopause help protect women against cardiovascular disease.

False

True or False: Herb-seasoned roasted potatoes contain less than half the calories of mashed potatoes (made with butter and whole milk).

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True or False: If you exercise regularly, it's possible to reduce your cholesterol even if you don't lose weight.

True.

True or False: If you feel thirsty, you could already be dehydrated.

True.

True or False: Appetite and hunger are one in the same.

False.



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True or False: Too much calcium intake can lead to problems.

True

What does the word 'aerobic' mean?

(with Oxygen)

What percent of women have cellulite?

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1. Which vitamin is BEST known for helping promote good vision and eye health? Vitamin A.

2. How accurate are "skin fold" body fat tests that use calipers? 98% accurate.

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

4. True or False: For a muscle to get stronger, it has to get bigger. False.



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Which has fewer calories--the burger or burrito?

McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese





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How is blood pressure measured?

mm/HG



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Which of the following foods is highest in antioxidants?

Raspberries

Scientists have discovered that berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. Raspberries, for example, contain an especially high level of antioxidants--three times more than kiwis and 10 times more than tomatoes.



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Where is most of the body's serotonin located?

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, bowels problems and IBS symptoms can result.




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True or False: Exercising on an empty stomach, such as first thing in the morning, will help your body burn more fat.

False

True or False: Your workouts don't have to be continuous. You can break them up throughout the day into smaller segments (at least 10 minutes each) and achieve the same benefits

True

What type of rhythmic exercise uses large muscle groups continuously?

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When is the best time to stretch?

After you workout

Which of the following is an appropriate warm up?

B and C only

How much water should you drink during a workout

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How many types of Omega-3 fatty acids are there?
3

How big is ONE serving of COOKED grains (oats, rice, pasta, etc.)?
½ cup

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

emoticon FALSE! !

HDL is the " Good Cholesterol ". Aerobic Exercise INCREASES Good Cholesterol and DECREASES Bad Cholesterol levels.

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Myth or Fact: The best way to improve functional fitness (your ability to do things in everyday life) is to use free weights?



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Fact



This is a trick question! While using free weights can be more challenging and better mimic real-life movements, just any free weight exercise won't do if your goal is to maximize functional fitness. Many strength training exercises (with machines or free weights) tend to train a single muscle group, while many real-life movements involve multiple muscle groups and joints moving at the same time. The best way to improve your functional fitness is to duplicate those movement patterns during your training, using added resistance and/or multiple repetitions, regardless of where that resistance comes from (be it bands, dumbbells, body weight, machines or a combination). A mix of many different exercises is usually the best idea.

emoticon Using machines allows you to lift more weight and target the larger muscles involved in a particular movement--but the machine supports you so that you don't have to use your smaller supporting muscles. On the other hand, free weights can add to your strength training program because you also have to use your smaller muscles to maintain balance and stability without the help or support of a machine

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In Tabata training, what percentage of your maximum heart rate should you shoot for to reap the most physical benefits?


85%
50%
90% or more
emoticon 75%



While you don't have to have a heart rate monitor to do a Tabata-training workout, it certainly can come in handy. "Maximum effort" is by definition about 90%-95% of your maximum heart rate (calculate your max heart rate here), but working out this hard is generally reserved for only advanced exercisers and athletes. For Tabata training workouts, aim for 75% or more of your maximum heart rate to reap the most benefit.

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How many minutes of sunlight are generally needed per day to stimulate the body's vitamin D production?


0 minutes
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60 minutes
emoticon 15 Minutes



Fifteen minutes of sunshine a day, preferably before noon or after 3 p.m., could be enough to stimulate your body’s vitamin D production.

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Which of the following vitamins is water-soluble?


Vitamin A
Vitamin D
emoticon Vitamin B-12




Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. They include the B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. They are carried in your bloodstream and are not stored in the body in significant amounts. Your body uses the amount that is needed, and then the extra is excreted in the urine. Since your body does not store water-soluble vitamins, regular intake is necessary. Water-soluble vitamins are also destroyed more easily during food storage, processing and preparation.

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

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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Vitamins A, D, E, and K are:


Water-soluble vitamins
Sugar-soluble vitamins
Acid-soluble vitamins
emoticon Fat Soluble Vitamins



Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, meaning that dietary fat must be available for your body to absorb those nutrients. So if you're eating raspberries, spinach and carrots, great! However, to get the most out of foods rich in these fat-soluble vitamins, eat a little heart-healthy fat at the same time.

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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 factors affect your flexibility level?


A - Age
B - Gender
C - Level of activity (exercise history)
D - Temperature
A and D only
emoticon All Of The Above




All of these factors affect your ability to stretch: Muscle connective tissues have a natural tendency to shorten with aging, resulting in tighter muscles. Several studies have shown that females tend to be more flexible than males. Active people tend to be more flexible than inactive people. An increase in muscle temperature results in a decrease of muscular resistance, which enhances your ability to stretch.

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Inactive adults who don't strength train regularly can lose how many pounds of muscle mass per year?


0 pounds
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1 pound
2 pounds
emoticon 1/2 Pound




Without consistent strength training, muscle size and strength decline with age. An inactive person loses 1/2 pound of muscle per year after age 20. After age 60, this rate of loss doubles. But, muscle loss is not inevitable. With regular strength training, muscle mass can be preserved throughout the lifespan, and the muscle lost can be rebuilt.

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

True

True or False" All frozen yogurts are made with real yogurt that contain probiotics (live and active)

False

The US Government of Agriculture estimates that Americans eat what percent of their meals away from home.

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True or False: The best way to get more flax into your diet is to cook your food in flaz seed oil.

False

After age 60, people who don't strength train lose how much pounds of muscle per year?

1 pound

What does the word "aerobic" mean?

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According to the Nurses Health Study, just 3 hours of brisk walking per week can lower a woman's risk of heart disease by how much?

30%

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

A B C D only

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

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If one or both of your parents had high blood pressure, your risk of developing it.....

Doubles

Related to exercise, what does the term "blood pooling" refer to?

The collection of blood in the extremities

True or False: Too much iron can be toxic.

True





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The blood pressure-lowering benefits of exercise can be observed how soon after starting a workout program?


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Within a week
Within a month
Within 3 months



According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the blood pressure lowering effects of exercise can be observed as soon as one to three hours after a single 30- 45 minute workout! This response can linger for up to nine hours post-exercise. Permanent blood pressure changes can be seen as early as three weeks to three months after beginning an exercise program.

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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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What level of serum (blood) cholesterol is considered healthy?


Above 250 mg/dL
Above 60 mg/dL
Below 60 mg/dL
emoticon Below 200 mg/dL


Serum (blood) cholesterol flows through the bloodstream. Your body manufactures most of its blood cholesterol, but it absorbs some from the foods you eat. A total blood cholesterol level of less than 200 mg/dL is a healthy goal. The amount of cholesterol you have in your blood is partly genetic (some people tend to have high levels, while other people tend to have low levels). But your habits (smoking, diet, exercise, etc.) affect the level of cholesterol in your blood too.

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True or False: The best way to get more flax in your diet is to cook your food in flaxseed oil.

False

After age 60, people who don't strength train lose how many pounds of muscle per year?

1 pound

What does the word "aerobic" mean?

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How many nutrients are lost when whole grains are refined into white flour?


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When grains are processed and refined, the bran and germ are removed, leaving behind the white endosperm. During this process, grains become less nutritious, losing 25% of their original protein content and 17 other essential nutrients. While manufacturers then "enrich" the flour with some vitamins and minerals, a naturally whole grain is still a healthier choice. Compared to refined grains (white bread, white rice, white flour), whole grains pack more protein, fiber, vitamins (B vitamins and vitamin E), and minerals (magnesium and iron), as well as some antioxidants not found in other foods.

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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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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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What is Acai?


A vegetable from Thailand
A chemical compund
A gel-like seed that is extracted from a flower
emoticon A berry from Brazil





Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is a berry from Brazil that's been widely touted in the United States for its health-enhancing powers. In addition to removing toxins and increasing energy, the alleged benefits include burning fat, reducing food cravings, and boosting metabolism. Typically the berry is sold in the form of juice (for as much as $40 a bottle), capsules, or powder. What supposedly makes acai berries so beneficial is their high levels of antioxidants, which help fight harmful free radicals.

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Most exercisers lose how many cups of fluid (sweat) per hour of moderate exercise?


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3 cups
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8 cups
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Most moderate exercisers will lose about one quart (4 cups) of fluid per hour of exercise, so try to drink about 16-20 ounces of water shortly after your workout to aid the recovery process.

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Wearing a heart rate monitor is the best way a person with high blood pressure can measure their exercise intensity?


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Measuring heart rate is NOT a safe or effective way to measure exercise intensity if you have high blood pressure.

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Removing the skin from a butter-basted turkey will reduce your caloric intake by about 80 calories?


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Turkey (or poultry) with skin has more fat, but removing the skin will save you only 40 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.

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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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Garlic has been shown to moderately reduce cholesterol, and its sulfur compounds have been shown to reduce blood pressure. It's also low in calories (4 calories per clove) and high in vitamin C, selenium and magnesium.

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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 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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The US Department of Agriculture estimates that Americans eat what percentage of their meals away from home.

29%

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

True

True or False: All frozen yogurts are made with real yogurt that contain probiotics (live or active)

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Which of the following people is most likely to develop high blood pressure?


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A 55-year-old woman
A 75-year-old man
emoticon A 75-year-old woman




Your risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you age. Men over 45 and women over 55 are more likely to have high blood pressure than their younger counterparts. Up to age 55, men are more prone to high blood pressure than women, but after menopause, a woman's risk increases. By age 75, high blood pressure is more prevalent among women than men.



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


1/2
1/4
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According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis aren't exercising enough. According to researchers, more than one-third of adults with arthritis do NOT exercise at all (meaning approximately 2/3 do), and people with arthritis are less likely than people without arthritis to meet recommended levels of physical activity (30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week). Exercise is an important part of an arthritis management program. To learn more, read Managing Arthritis with Exercise.

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For best results, how long should you hold a stretch?


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Ideally, most experts recommend that people stretch for 10-15 minutes per day. Hold each stretch for 15-30 seconds, repeating one or two more times, depending on how you feel.

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Up to ______% of the U.S. population is sensitive to dust mites.


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20
30
40
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Dust mites are microscopic, eight-legged insects that are mainly found in bedding, curtains and carpeting. Dust mites are a significant cause of indoor allergies—up to 10% of the U.S. population is sensitive to these tiny organisms. An allergic reaction to dust mites can include itchy eyes, a runny or chronically-stuffy nose and other symptoms that often worsen during the night.

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What common food source is usually fortified with vitamin D?


Eggs
Fish
Bread
Cereal
emoticon Milk




Milk is fortified with vitamin D. If you do not drink milk, ask your health care professional about supplementation. Note: Most cheese and yogurt products are NOT made with fortified milk.

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Bed rest is the best treatment for back pain?


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Bed rest is not a good treatment for back pain. When you are in bed for extended periods of time, you can lose muscle strength which is actually bad for your back. Bed rest should not be used for more than two days if you can help it. Want to relieve back pain easily? Just get moving! Normal daily activity can actually help relieve back pain in most cases. Remember to always consult with your doctor to find out which options are best for you.

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