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Which item is the lowest-calorie dessert at the golden arches:
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All in all, both of these options can fit into a healthy diet. Surprisingly, the Kiddie Cone is one of the lowest calorie items on the entire menu, at only 45 calories and 1 gram of fat. It will satisfy your sweet tooth and help you keep your portions in control. Unfortunately, the 35-calorie Apple Dippers come with a 70-calorie caramel dipping sauce. Still, they make a good choice for only 105 calories and half a gram of fat--and an even better choice if you don't eat the dipping sauce at all. If you have a few more calories to spend on your sweet tooth, consider ordering the larger Vanilla Reduced-Fat Ice Cream Cone. It's more than 3 times the serving size of the Kiddie one, but still low in calories (150) and fat (3.5).



 
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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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Which of the following is NOT a good nutrition strategy for type 2 diabetics?
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While all of these other strategies are important for diabetics, eating fats at every meal or snack is not. Certain fats can enhance health, and fat can also slow carbohydrate absorption, preventing spikes in blood sugar. But diabetics need to watch their fat intake and keep it at moderate levels. Therefore, eating fat at every meal and snack is typically not advised.



 
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Which of the following ingredients is a sign that a food product is made with 100% whole wheat?
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To make sure you are getting 100% whole wheat bread, look at the ingredients list—not the front of the package. "Whole wheat flour" or "100% whole wheat flour" should be the first ingredient and the only flour listed. Don't fall for deceitful terms such as "wheat flour," "unbleached wheat flour," "multigrain," "enriched," or "stone-ground wheat flour." These are just sneaky ways of saying refined white flour.



 
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Your risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you age.
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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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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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Compared to regular ice cream, gelato has...
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This Italian ice cream doesn't have as much air as traditional ice cream, so it has a much denser texture



 
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Which of the following foods is highest in antioxidants?
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Scientists have discovered that berries have some of the highest antioxidants than any other fresh fruit. Raspberries, for example contain an exceptionally high level of antioxidants - three times more than kiwis and ten times more than tomatoes.



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



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



 
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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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What does BMI stand for?
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BMI stands for body mass index.



 
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Up to ______% of the U.S. population is sensitive to dust mites
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Dust mites are microscopic, eight-legged insects that are mainly fond 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 time 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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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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All of the following statements about perimenopause are true EXCEPT which one?
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Perimenopause occurs before menopause and lasts about three to five years. Although a woman can experience many different menopausal symptoms during this time, that doesn’t necessarily mean she is infertile. Every woman is considered "fertile" until she has experienced a year or more of absent periods, and confirmed this with her doctor.



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



 
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Although menopause usually does not require extra medical care, a woman should see her doctor if:
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All of these abnormal changes in menstruation could indicate a problem, so check with your doctor.




 
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A potassium deficiency can lead to...
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On average, the potassium intake in the United States is well below the recommended intake level. This may be a contributing factor in high blood pressure. Also, with prolonged diarrhea, vomiting, or laxative use, a potassium deficiency may occur. Kidney problems may also cause severe loss. A deficiency will result in the following symptoms: weakness, appetite loss, nausea, and fatigue.



 
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Vitamins A, D, E, and K are…. Fat-soluble vitamins
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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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Very large doses of vitamin C can cause what problem?
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, so the body excretes any excess consumed. However, very large doses may cause kidney stones and diarrhea. The Tolerable Upper Intake Level is 2,000 milligrams for both adult males and females.



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



 
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How many calories are equal to one pound of body fat?
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One pound of body fat is equal to 3,500 calories. That means you have to create a 3,500-calorie deficit through diet and exercise to lose one pound of body fat. To gain a pound, you'd have to consume 3,500 calories more than your body is able to use.



 
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Which 3-oz. box of candy from a movie theatre contains the fewest total calories?
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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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Inactive Adults who don't Strength Train regularly can lose how many pounds of Muscle Mass per year?
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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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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 contributes to good heart health?

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Which of the following foods contain cholesterol?
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Dietary cholesterol is found only in foods of animal origin, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. It is not found in plant foods like grains, fruits and vegetables. Individuals should limit their intake of dietary cholesterol to less than 300 milligrams daily.



 
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Which of the following foods contain cholesterol?
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Dietary cholesterol is found only in foods of animal origin, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. It is not found in plant foods like grains, fruits and vegetables. Individuals should limit their intake of dietary cholesterol to less than 300 milligrams daily.



 
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The majority of the fat found in an egg is saturated fat.
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Approximately 64% of the 5 to 6 grams of fat in one large egg is unsaturated fat. Most of this fat is found in the yolk, leaving the egg white virtually fat free. Just one whole egg will give you almost 1 gram of heart-healthy linoleic acid.



 
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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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People with type 2 diabetes are dependent on insulin.
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Type 2 diabetics are "non-insulin-dependent," whereas type 1 diabetics are "insulin-dependent."



 
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People with type 2 diabetes are dependent on insulin.
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Type 2 diabetics are "non-insulin-dependent," whereas type 1 diabetics are "insulin-dependent."



 
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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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According to the glycemic index, people should eat more foods that have...
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One system for classifying carbohydrates is the glycemic index. The glycemic index ranks foods on how they affect blood sugar level by measuring how much the blood sugar increases after one eats. For example, white bread is digested quickly into glucose, causing blood sugar to spike quickly. Therefore white bread has a high glycemic index number. In contrast, brown rice is digested more slowly, causing a lower, more gentle change in blood sugar. It therefore has a lower glycemic index number.



 
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According to the USDA, how much of your plate should you fill with fruits and veggies at every meal?
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The USDA recommends filling half of your plate with fruits and veggies at every meal.



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



 
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What do all three types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, gestational) have in common?
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If insulin isn’t available, or if the body isn’t using it correctly, a person's blood glucose will remain elevated. The latter describes diabetes mellitus, a serious health condition that affects millions of people. There are actually three variations of this disease, but all are characterized by abnormally high levels of glucose in the bloodstream.



 
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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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Breastfeeding longer than six months INCREASES a child's risk of developing allergies.
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Exclusively breastfeeding your baby for at least six months can greatly reduce her risk of developing food allergies later in life.




 
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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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Which vitamin is BEST known for helping promote good vision and eye health?
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Vitamin A is needed for night vision and helps the eyes adjust to lower levels of light. Lack of vitamin A may lead to night blindness, dry eyes, and eye infections, to name a few.



 
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Cellulite is a special type of fat.
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Fat is fat, whether it’s on your thighs or on your arms. Cellulite occurs when subcutaneous fat (found directly under the skin) gets pushed up through the layer of mesh-like connective tissue, resulting in a lumpy and bumpy appearance.



 
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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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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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Which of the following statements about sugar alcohols is FALSE?
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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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Which of the following supplements can help prevent colds and the flu?
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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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How many cups of popcorn does a large tub from a movie theatre usually contain?
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On average, a large popcorn (which contains 20 cups) boasts a mind-boggling 100 grams of fat—the equivalent of more than six fast food hamburgers. With about 1,300 calories, that large popcorn packs almost a full day’s supply of calories for the average dieter.



 
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Women need more folic acid than men do.
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The recommended intake of folic acid for adult males and females is 400 micrograms daily.



 
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When exercising with high blood pressure, what is the best advice to follow?
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When you have high blood pressure, listening to your body is important. Always talk to your doctor first. Your top priority is to neutralize the threat of blood pressure before you push yourself toward more dramatic exercise goals. Frequency (number of exercise sessions per week) is more important than intensity



 
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Which of the following is not a symptom of seasonal allergies?
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Body aches are never a symptom of seasonal allergies. If you experience body aches plus other allergy symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose and congestion, you most likely have a cold and should consult your doctor to find the best treatment option for you.




 
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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?

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In the morning, your body has gone 8+ hours since eating or drinking anything. Your blood sugar levels are lower at this point, and your body doesn't have adequate fuel to workout optimally. Usually, experts recommend eating something, even if it's just a small snack within 2 hours before working out. When your body doesn't have proper fuel in it, many problems can result, the lesser being that your workout performance suffers, and the greater being something like passing out during exercise. Some people say that it will burn fat stores, but overall, the number of calories your burn during a workout (regardless of where they come from) is much more important. Plus, fat burns in the carbohydrate flame. This means if you exercise without eating (such as after "fasting" during sleep) your body does not burn fat efficiently, or sometimes at all. 

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______________ lowers blood pressure, decreases the stress hormone cortisol, and increases pain tolerance?
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When we experience friendly, affectionate touch, our bodies release oxytocin, which is sometimes called the love hormone. Oxytocin's effects include lowering blood pressure, decreasing the stress-related hormone cortisol and increasing pain tolerance. It is released through friendly touch, including contact between breastfeeding moms and their babies, cuddling couples and even pets and their owners.



 
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Riboflavin is another name for which vitamin?
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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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If you consume a late-night meal and then go to bed without exercising, what happens to the food you eat?
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Your body doesn't know what time it is when you eat, so it doesn't metabolize food any differently at night than it does in the morning.



 
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Flaxseeds contain more Omega-3 fatty acids per weight than salmon.
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Fifty grams of flaxseed has about the same amount of omega-3's as three pounds of salmon!




 
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For best results, you should increase the amount of weight you lift every time you workout.
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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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Choosing white turkey meat instead of dark will save you how many fat grams per 4-oz. serving?
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Four ounces of dark turkey meat without skin contains a reasonable 183 calories and 5 grams fat. Skinless turkey breast is leaner at 153 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.



 
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