Not much going on in the Texas Aggies Spark Team, so I thought that I would suggest an Aggie Quiz file of Trivia questions that we have encountered on SP.
So far I'm running 97% correct for this month (up from the abysmal 67% when I first started doing Spark Trivia at the beginning of my Spark journey)
Having a quiz file will give YOU a forum to post your questions of the day and get points, too, for posting... Join me in helping everybody nail that elusive 100% Correct status, will you?
I've been saving up for a few weeks so I have some questions and answers (and explanations) ready to go:
In no particular order:
True or False: Your body needs cholesterol to be healthy.
True- Cholesterol is a building block of body cells and hormones. It makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high cholesterol, including artery blockage and heart disease, are well-documented. Other studies suggest that very low cholesterol levels can also be harmful and dangerous. The key seems to be making sure your body has enough--but not too much. Read "What is Cholesterol?" to learn more.
True or False: Starches, sugar and fiber are all types of carbohydrates.
True- Carbohydrates include starches, sugars and fiber, which is an indigestible form of carbohydrate.
True or False: Alcohol is metabolized DIFFERENTLY than other foods and beverages.
True- Alcohol is metabolized differently than other foods and beverages. Under normal conditions, your body gets its energy from the calories in carbohydrates, fats and proteins that need to be slowly digested in the stomach but not when alcohol is present. When alcohol is consumed, it gets special privileges and needs no digestion. The alcohol molecules diffuse through the stomach wall as soon as they arrive and can reach the brain and liver in minutes. This reaction is slightly slowed when there is also food in your system, but as soon as the mixed contents enter the small intestine, the alcohol grabs first place and is absorbed quickly. The alcohol then arrives at the liver for processing. The liver places all of its attention on the alcohol. Therefore, the carbohydrates (glucose) and dietary fats are just changed into body fat, waiting to be carried away for permanent fat storage in the body.
True or False: For a muscle to get stronger, it has to get bigger.
False- The amount of force a muscle can generate depends not just on the size of the muscle fibers but also on the number of fibers that can be activated and used. Each time you challenge your muscles to do more than they usually do, they learn to use more of your existing muscle fibers. Muscle fibers won't start getting bigger until after you reach the point where you're activating most of them--and you can gain a lot of strength before you get to that point.
If you made chocolate chip cookies with half the chips called for in the recipe, how many calories would you save per cookie?
22- Use miniature chocolate chips in your cookies and reduce the amount by half. Though mini chips and regular size chips have the same nutritional content, by reducing the amount, you'll get more, smaller chips throughout the cookies. You'll save 1,050 calories per cup of chips you eliminate, or about 22 calories per cookie.
What does the 'glycemic index' rank?
Carbohydrate-containing foods- The Glycemic Index ranks carbohydrate-containing foods (on a scale from 0 to 100) based on their effects on blood sugar levels in the body.
True or False: If people only ate healthful foods like fruits and vegetables they would never gain weight.
False- Even healthful foods can result in weight gain. Although better for you than processed foods in numerous ways, too much of anything--even fruits and vegetables--can result in weight gain. It's all about calories in vs. calories out. That said, the calories you eat should come from the healthiest, most nutritious sources possible
True or False: Eating soup before your meal can help you consume fewer total calories during your meal.
True- Soup may curb your appetite. Studies show that people who eat broth or vegetable-based soups (not creamy or high-fat ones) as the first course of a meal consume fewer total calories during their meal. In fact, study participants consumed 20% fewer calories when they started their meal with soup!
True or False: Even if you are at a healthy weight, your risk for developing hypertension is greater if you do not exercise regularly.
True- 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.
What is the most accurate method of measuring body fat percentage?
â€¢ BMI formula
â€¢ Skinfold calipers
â€¢ Handheld body fat analyzers
This one- Underwater weighing
â€¢ Bod Pod
Hydrostatic (underwater) weighing immerses a person in a large tank of water to calculate their body composition. Hydrostatic weighing is currently considered the "Gold Standard" of body composition analysis. It is the most accurate way to measure oneâ€™s body fat.
True or False: If you smoke, you should check with your doctor before starting a new 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. You can get one here.
To build greater muscle strength, you should do ___ repetitions of each exercise.
â€¢ A - 8-10
â€¢ B - 12-15
â€¢ C - 18-20
â€¢ D - fewer
â€¢ E - more
â€¢ All of the above
This one- Both A and D
â€¢ Both C and E
If your goal is to build strength and muscle size, then aim for fewer reps (such as 8-10). Because you are doing fewer reps, you will need a heavier weight to reach muscle exhaustion in each set, so that's where the phrase "heavy weight, low reps" come from.
Help an Aggie out, won't you? Knowledge is power!
| Pounds lost: 53.0