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If you're not active or exercising after eating a meal or snack, the food you eat will turn into body fat.
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Your body is constantly burning calories to perform physiological functions that keep your body alive and healthy (digestion, respiration, brain activity, etc.), so your body needs fuel from food and uses it all day long, even if you're not physically active. This is called your Resting Metabolic Rate, and it "runs" even when you're asleep.



 
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Your body needs cholesterol to be healthy.
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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.




 
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If you don't have allergies by the time you're 30, you won't develop them later in life.
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Because repeated exposure to substances can prompt an allergic reaction, you are more likely to develop allergies as you get older.



 
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The nutrient content of an egg depends mostly on whether or not the eggs come from free range chickens.
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The terms "free-range," "vegetarian-fed" and "organic" are all on egg cartons these days. While free-range does mean the chicken is not caged, it does not necessarily mean that the chicken roams outdoors (it only has access to open space at some point each day). A chicken's feed is what affects the nutritional quality of its eggs. The label "vegetarian-fed" ensure no animal by-products are fed to the chickens laying the eggs, and "organic" means the chicken's feed is organic.



 
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About ____% of the calories you consume post-workout should come from carbohydrates. 60% emoticon
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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If you exercise regularly, it's possible to reduce your cholesterol even if you don't lose weight.
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Several studies show widespread improvements in cholesterol levels are related to the amount of activity and not the intensity of exercise. The more minutes you exercise per week, the more your cholesterol levels will improve, even if accompanied by a minimal weight change.



 
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HDL cholesterol is the healthy kind.
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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.

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Rewarding yourself for completing certain goals each week is an example of:
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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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Osteoporosis (bone loss) is a common concern for aging women who can help prevent it by: All of the above emoticon
Osteoporosis is a potentially debilitating, yet preventable condition. Calcium and Vitamin D intake and regular, weight-bearing exercise are just a few of the ways you can prevent it.



 
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With each step you take, how much force do your knees and hips experience? 2-4 times your body weight emoticon
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.



 
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Women should lift light weights for more repetitions to avoid bulking up.
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While on a weight lifting program, the right hormones (testosterone) are necessary in order to bulk up. Women’s testosterone levels are much lower than men’s, so in most cases, they are not capable of building large muscles. In fact, since muscle takes up less room than fat, women tend to lose inches when they strength train. So in addition to the physical benefits (increased metabolism, decreased risk of osteoporosis, increased strength), strength training will help you slim down too! Women, in fact, are more likely to tone up from strength training rather than bulk up. Research shows that women can add up to 30% lean muscle and end up looking thinner, feeling stronger and being firmer. No matter how many repetitions you do, you should be lifting a challenging weight and feel muscle fatigue by the end of each set




 
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Darker colored honey is...
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Generally, the highest levels of antioxidants come from the darkest colored honey.



 
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Wheat bran, whole grains, fruits and vegetables are good sources of which type of 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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Hemp seeds contain healthy Omega-3 fatty acids
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Hemp seeds are highly nutritious, containing essential fatty acids, amino acids, and minerals. About a third of the weight of the seed is made up of oil, and most of that oil is the healthy variety: ALA (alpha-linoleic acid, a type of Omega-3 fat) and linoleic acid. These essential fatty acids (EFA's for short) can benefit your health in many ways.



 
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What does the word 'aerobic' mean
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The word "aerobic" means "with oxygen." Aerobic and cardiovascular exercises usually refer to the same thing, but the words themselves do not have the same meaning.



 
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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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People who skip breakfast tend to LOSE MORE weight than people who eat breakfast.
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A 2002 study by the National Weight Control Registry, a group of more than 3,000 people who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year, found that breakfast eaters were more successful at maintaining their weight loss. Another study found that women who skipped breakfast made up for it by eating more throughout the day.



 
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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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Which of the following foods contains the most calcium per serving?
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Collard greens contain the most calcium (357 mg per cup) of all the foods listed here. Calcium fortified orange juice (200 mg per 6 oz), almonds (70 mg per 1 oz), and blackstrap molasses (175 mg per 1 Tbsp) still contain calcium, however.



 
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The main fatty acid found in coconut oil is:

Lauric Acid

Caprylic acid and capric acid make up only 10%-15% of coconut oil. Coconut oil’s main fatty acid is lauric acid.



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What is the best way to prevent the flu?
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Many doctors and health experts agree that vaccination (the flu shot) is the best way to avoid the flu. Talk to your doctor about whether or not you're a good candidate for flu vaccination. According to the National Sleep Foundation, lack of sleep can impair the effectiveness of the flu shot, so make sure you are well rested and caught up on any missed sleep before you get a vaccination.



 
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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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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
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Here are the facts:
*Nearly 1 million Americans died of heart disease in 2002, making it the leading cause of death.
*52 million Americans have high cholesterol, a leading cause of heart disease.
*67 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, the top contributor to high cholesterol



 
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Fat-free foods are always the healthiest choice.
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When you remove the fat from foods that naturally contain them, you have to replace the fat with some other ingredients (often sugar or salt). Instead of choosing the fat-free version of your favorite cheese, which will lack the satisfyingly rich mouth feel of the original, choose the reduced-fat version. It will retain some of that richness with less fat and fewer calories.



 
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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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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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When is the best time to stretch?
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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!



 
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Eating chicken soup can help you recover from a cold.
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There is a grain of truth to this practice. Chicken soup won't "cure" your cold, but research shows that it can help loosen nasal mucus and clear up congestion so you breathe a little easier.



 
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How is blood pressure measured?
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Blood pressure, the force of blood against artery walls, is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm HG).



 
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All frozen yogurts are made with real yogurt that contains probiotics (live and active cultures).
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While lower in calories and fat than ice cream, not all frozen yogurt is made with live and active cultures the way that standard yogurt is. To make sure that a frozen yogurt contains "yogurt" and a significant amount of live and active cultures, look for the National Yogurt Association (NYA) Live & Active Cultures seal. Without that seal, frozen yogurt does not contain any probiotics.



 
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How many calories per gram does alcohol contain?
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[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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Ditch that 1/4 cup of turkey gravy on your mashed potatoes to save?
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Turkey gravy only contains about 30 calories per 1/4-cup serving, but those calories can add up quickly if you pour more than this suggested serving size!



 
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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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Which of the following "menu words" signals the lightest menu item?
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In general, the following menu words tend to describe unhealthy or high-calorie fare: buttery, breaded, buttered, fried, pan-fried, creamed, scalloped, au gratin, a la mode. Grilled, baked, steamed, broiled, stir-fried, roasted, blackened, and yes, poached are healthier preparation methods.




 
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Taking (or eating) extra vitamin B-12 can boost your energy levels.
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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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BMI is the most accurate way to determine a person's degree of obesity.
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BMI is a quick and easy way to determine if your weight is appropriate for your height. It's just a general measure (and isn’t always accurate for everyone).



 
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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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Health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and depression are UNRELATED to the amount and quality of a person's sleep.
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Studies have found a relationship between the quantity and quality of one's sleep and many health problems. For example, insufficient sleep affects growth hormone secretion that is linked to obesity; as the amount of hormone secretion decreases, the chance for weight gain increases.




 
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Everything you eat after 7 p.m. is more likely to be stored as fat.
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It's a myth that eating late will make you gain weight. Your body doesn't know what time it is when you eat, and it metabolizes all calories the same way, regardless of the time of day they are eaten. There is no real concern with eating late or close to bedtime, unless you find it disrupts your sleep or makes you feel a sick when you lie down to go to bed.



 
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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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One 5-Hour Energy drink contains.
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For a healthy adult, one 5-Hour Energy Drink per day doesn’t present any major potential health risk. The drink provides about 157 milligrams of caffeine, based on a Forbes-commissioned lab test. Remember that the recommendation for caffeine intake for the healthy adult is no more than 400 milligrams daily. Now, if you are downing several 5-Hour Energy Drinks, along with cups of coffee and cans of soda, you could be easily exceeding the recommendation, which may result in an overstimulated heart and body.



 
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How many minutes of sunlight are generally needed per day to stimulate the body's vitamin D production?
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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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Only liposuction can remove cellulite
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Extracting the fat layer between the skin and the fibrous bands of connective tissue can actually accentuate the lumpy appearance and make cellulite worse. Liposuction can remove pockets of stubborn fat, but it is not suitable as a cellulite treatment.




 
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True or False: As long as you're working hard, you don't need to change your workout routine.

*CORRECT ANSWER = False

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Incorporate variation into each workout. Variety is critical because your muscles become very efficient at the exercises they are accustomed to doing. Switching things up or doing something radically different during each workout session is more challenging to your muscles. This concept should be applied to both aerobic exercise and strength training.

An individual who always does the same exercises will usually plateau sooner than someone who continually makes changes. If you don’t feel comfortable doing a different workout each time you hit the gym, try to change your exercise routine at least every 6-8 weeks. For more information, check out Plateau Busters: Add Variety to Your Workouts.

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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.

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Several studies show widespread improvements in cholesterol levels are related to the amount of activity and not the intensity of exercise. The more minutes you exercise per week, the more your cholesterol levels will improve, even if accompanied by a minimal weight change.

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

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None of the above

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

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Research published in a July 2007 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine found that when one individual becomes obese, the chance that his or her friend will become obese increases by 57 percent--even if their friend lives far away, and especially if their friend is of the same sex--71 percent in that case.



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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.



 
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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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Which of the following statements about sugar alcohols is FALSE?

*CORRECT ANSWER = They contain 1/8 the calories that sugar does

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

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

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The joints of the fingers, spine, hips and knees, are most often affected by osteoarthritis, but symptoms (pain, stiffness, swelling and tenderness) can also occur in the shoulders, elbows, wrists and ankles.

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March 01, 2017

Where is most of the body's serotonin located?

*CORRECT ANSWER = In the gastrointestinal tract

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In the stomach

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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 majority of runners strike the ground with
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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 type of produce has the most vitamin C per serving?
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One serving of red bell pepper delivers a whopping 190 mg of vitamin C! Broccoli contains 132 mg, kiwi boasts 137 mg, and oranges come in last with 83 mg. According to the National Institutes of Health, the daily recommended value for vitamin C is 90 mg for men and 75 mg for women, so one serving of red bell pepper will more than cover your needs.



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



 
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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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Vitamin C is only found in fruits.
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The best sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits, tangerines), strawberries, peppers, kiwi, and cantaloupe. Good sources include some green-leafy vegetables, cauliflower, tomatoes, potatoes, and pineapple.



 
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A person with a chronic condition should always get clearance from a doctor before starting an exercise program.
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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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What type of rhythmic exercise uses large muscle groups continuously?
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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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What percentage of lung capacity does the average person use while at rest?

15%

Few people use their lungs to their full capacity. It has been reported that at rest, people use just 10%-15% of their actual lung capacity, usually a result of quick, shallow breaths that make the chest rise and fall.



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If you feel thirsty, you could already be dehydrated.
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The first signs of dehydration include thirst, dry lips and tongue, fatigue, lack of energy, and feeling overheated. If you wait to drink water until you "feel" thirsty, especially on hot days or during workouts, dehydration has already started.



 
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Which of the following best characterizes the 'valsalva maneuver'?
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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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Soybeans can contain more Omega-3's than certain types of fish.
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One serving of cooked soybeans contains more omega-3s (in the form of ALA) than some coldwater fish. Tofu, which is made from soybeans, contains Omega-3's, too, but only about one-third as much as the whole cooked beans do.



 
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How many calories does a single gram of carbohydrate provide?
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One gram of carbohydrate provides 4 calories.



 
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Surrounding yourself with people who tend to overeat makes YOU more likely to overeat, too.
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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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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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What BMI (body mass index) range is considered overweight?

25-29.9

A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.





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Which of the following dietary habits does NOT contribute to high blood pressure?
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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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Combining frozen fruit and sugar will give you what frozen dessert?
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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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Which of the following can increase the risk of getting a migraine while exercising?
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Regular exercise can help prevent chronic illness, boost your mood and lengthen your lifespan, among a host of other benefits. But while consistent sweat sessions are great for you, they can also trigger head pain if you've increased your workout intensity quickly, worked very intensely or become dehydrated. Overall, regular exercise has been shown to help diminish recurrent headaches, so don't limit your trips to the gym. Instead, keep an eye on your fluid intake, especially when increasing the length or intensity of your sessions.



 
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What type of stretching should always be avoided?
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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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An HDL ("good" cholesterol) level of __________has been linked to lower disease risks and protection against heart disease for both men and women.

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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Where does most of the fuel you burn during exercise come from?
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Most of the fuel you use during exercise doesn’t come from the food you've recently eaten! It actually comes from the carbohydrates (called "glycogen") and fat that's stored in your muscles, liver, and fat cells. That’s enough to fuel 1-2 hours of very intense exercise or 3-4 hours of moderate intensity exercise.



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



 
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People can have type 2 diabetes and show no symptoms.
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Some people with type 2 diabetes won't show any symptoms. But for others, symptoms appear gradually. Common symptoms include increased thirst, increased urination, weight loss, blurred vision and fatigue. Other signs include frequent infections and slow-healing wounds.



 
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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.




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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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What is the "golden rule" for weight loss?
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"Calories in vs. calories out" is the golden rule for effective weight loss. To lose weight, a person must eat fewer calories than he or she burns.



 
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Who is more likely to develop high blood pressure?
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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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