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Daytime sleepiness always means a person isnít getting enough sleep.

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An individual has excessive daytime sleepiness when she feels very drowsy during the day and has an urge to fall asleep when she should be fully alert and awake. The condition, which can occur even after getting enough nighttime sleep, can be a sign of an underlying medical condition or sleep disorder such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea. These problems can often be treated, and you should discuss your symptoms with a physician.



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Which of the following foods contain all 9 essential amino acids?

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Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt and soybeans provide all nine essential amino acids. For this reason, they are considered high quality or COMPLETE proteins.



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How soon after working out should you eat?

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



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Americans get ___ of their daily calories from beverages.

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



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True or False: The best way to get rid of belly fat is by doing more abdominal exercises like crunches?

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There is no way to target weight loss to a specific area of the body because your body decides where it wants to put on weight and where it wants to take it off. The midsection is a common "problem" area for many people. The best way to lose fat is through cardiovascular exercise. It is important to do a variety of abdominal exercises (including crunches) to keep your core strong.


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Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.

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



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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 (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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Taking allergy medications regularly will cure allergies.

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Medications like antihistamines only relieve allergy symptoms, not cure them. The only known treatment that can cure allergies is immunotherapy (allergy shots). Nearly 80 percent of people who use these treatments correctly for one to three years will successfully cure their allergies. Talk to your doctor to find out if immunotherapy treatment is right for you



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Adults over age 50 need more calcium than their younger counterparts.

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The recommended amount of calcium for male and female adults, ages 19-50, is 1,000 milligrams daily. The amount increases to 1,200 milligrams daily for those over age 51



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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?


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Forget the "all or nothing" mentality when it comes to exercise. Fitness does not live or die by 60-minute workouts; there is middle ground. Short spurts of exercise, when they accumulate, have been shown to share similar benefits of longer workouts. Learn more about how Small Bits of Fitness Add Up. 


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Which of the following can increase the risk of getting a migraine while exercising?
All of the Above!

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Do women need more calcium than men?
Spark says "no"
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Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD , Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Adults, age 19 to 50 years old need 1,000 milligrams of calcium daily. Women older than 50 and men aged 70 and beyond, should increase their daily intake to 1,200 milligrams. Due to the drop in estrogen levels in the body, women older than 50 need more calcium than men of the same age. Estrogen helps protect against bone loss.




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What would happen if you ate two peanut butter cookies instead of two (plain) sugar cookies?

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Peanut butter may be notorious for its high fat content, but traditional peanut butter cookies are usually lower in calories than most other choices.
Sugar cookies: 170 calories, 9 grams fat
Peanut butter cookies: 121 calories, 7 grams fat

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

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

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



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This month you have answered 87 of 89 questions correctly, 98% correct.

All time you have answered 6865 of 8085 questions correctly, 85% correct.


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Pollen Counts are Highest between 10 A.M. and 4 P. M. ?

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It is highest between 5 A.M. and 10 A.M.

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Quitting smoking can make you irritable due to a drop in serotonin levels?



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

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Iron found in animal products is called

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



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Which habit has NOT been shown to prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

a) Eating a Healthy Diet
b) Exercising Regularly
c) Losing Excess Weight
d) Maintaining a Healthy Weight
emoticon Consuming Less Sugar

There are many ways to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Contrary to popular belief eating too much Sugar does not cause Type 2 Diabetes.

Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are probably right!

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Garlic is a good source of :
A ) Vitamin A, Vitamin E & B12
B) Vitamin D and Potassium
C ) Vitamin K, Copper and Zinc
emoticon Vitamin C, Selenium and Magnesium

Garlic has been shown to moderately reduce Cholesterol, and it's Sulphur 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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Inactive Adults who don't Strength Train regularly can lose how many pounds of Muscle Mass per year?

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b) 1/4 Pound
c) 1 Pound
d) 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!!
Read the Spark Article "Why Strength Training Is A Must For Everyone"

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The formula 220 - age measures what?



emoticon MHR
BMI
RHR
BMR
Life expectancy




220 - age is a common formula to find your maximum heart rate (MHR) for aerobic exercise.

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True or False: One ounce of dark chocolate contains as much caffeine as an 8-ounce cup of coffee?



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While eating chocolate may perk you up, chocolate is actually not very high in caffeine. A 1.4-ounce chocolate bar or an 8-ounce glass of chocolate milk both contain 6 mg of caffeine, the same amount as a cup of decaffeinated coffee. (For reference, regular coffee contains about 65-135mg of caffeine.)

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



Within hours
Within 1 day
Within 2 days
Within 1 week
Within 1 month
Within 2 months
Within 1 year
emoticon Within 2 Weeks







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


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One tablespoon of coconut oil contains:

12 grams of saturated fat

For a SparkPeople member following a diet of 1,200-1,550 calories per day, their upper limit of saturated fat is 17 grams daily. A single tablespoon of coconut oil contains about 12 grams of saturated fat (and 117 calories).
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1) Pollen counts are HIGHEST between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

False

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

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

$1300 Ė 2300

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

3) Some medications can affect your heart rate during exercise.

True

Some medications (such as beta-blockers) can affect your heart rate during exercise. An exerciser taking beta-blockers may be working at a high intensity but might never reach her target heart rate. Therefore, people on medications that affect heart rate should not measure workout intensity by counting their heart rate.




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Which of the following can increase your risk of getting a Migraine while exercising?

Exercising at High Intensity
Quickly Increasing Your Exercise Intensity
Becoming Dehydrated

emoticon All The Above

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Which of the following statements about monounsaturated fatty acids is true?



emoticon They are liquid at room temperature
They increase your cholesterol
They're found in coconut oil





Monounsaturated fatty acids are liquid at room temperature; decrease total blood cholesterol but maintain your HDL (healthy) cholesterol. Sources include: certain oils and margarines (canola, olive, peanut, sesame), avocado, nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia, pecans, peanuts, pistachios), peanut butter, olives, sesame seeds, tahini paste.

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1) Dutch-processed chocolate contains the most antioxidants.

False

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

2) It's best to start your strength-training workouts with exercises for larger muscles and then work on your smaller muscles.

True

If you work out the smaller muscles first, they'll be too tired to help out when you're lifting heavier weights to train your larger muscles. So do the "heavy lifting" first, and finish off with the smaller muscles.

3) A middle-aged (or older) person who has never exercised before should
get a doctor's clearance before starting a fitness program.

True

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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Resistance Training can lower Blood Pressure as much as ...

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True or False: Stretching can cause injury?


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Flexibility training is broadly accepted as a way to increase joint mobility. The goal of stretching is to optimize joint mobility while maintaining joint stability. Although research has shown that different stretching methods will improve joint flexibility, it should be noted that inappropriate stretching can cause injury.

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Which of the following foods contain cholesterol?



A - Meat
B - Poultry
C - Fish
D - Eggs
E - Dairy products
F - Peanut butter
G - Avocado
All of the above
A, D, and E only
emoticon A, B, C, D and E only




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



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



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



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

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



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While carbs are essential, itís 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 proteinóthat's about 10-15 grams for most people.

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What causes the common cold?



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

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

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




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Iron found in animal products is called ...



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Non-heme iron
Mammal iron
Complex iron
Complete iron








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

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



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




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

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

an incentive system

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


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

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Which of the following contributes to good heart health?


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

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

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




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



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

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


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

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What is the role of insulin in the body?


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


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

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


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

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Which of the following is an appropriate warm up?


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

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

720

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


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

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With proper treatment, osteoarthritis is curable.

False

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


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




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

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


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

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