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he majority of runners strike the ground with:
The heels
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.

Wearing ankle or wrist weights is a safe way to add intensity to your walks.
False
Avoid wearing ankle and wrist weights. They can alter your normal movement patterns and increase the risk of injury. If you must add weight to your workout, a weighted vest helps distribute weight more evenly and allows you to move more freely and normally than weights attached to your extremities.

True or False: Osteoarthritis most often affects the wrists and elbows.
False
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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The main fatty acid found in coconut oil is:


emoticon Lauric Acid
Capric Acid
Caprylic Acid
Coconut does not contain fatty acids





Explanation
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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True or False: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams all come from the same plant family?


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Let's clear up the confusion about potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams: They're all members of distinct plant families, unrelated to one another. The only thing these three have in common is their growing habit: All are edible tuberous roots supported by above-ground flowering plants.

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Who is most likely to experience osteoarthritis?


A man over 65
A 25-year-old distance runner
emoticon A Woman Over 65




Osteoarthritis usually occurs in older people (although it can afflict young adults who experience joint injuries). Almost all people over 65 show some signs of developing osteoarthritis, and by age 70, nearly every person will have this condition. However, symptoms of osteoarthritis commonly begin between the ages of 30 and 40. Before age 45, osteoarthritis occurs more often in men, but after age 45, osteoarthritis is more common in women.

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~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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~~Exercising 3 Times a Week can reduce a Young Woman's risk of Breast Cancer by 33%. After Menopause, the risk is reduced by 26%.


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

True or False: It's better to squeeze out one more repetition, even with bad form, to really fatigue your muscles.
False
Bad form is never a good idea. The only thing this will accomplish is increasing your risk of injury. Your goal should be to stop after the last repetition you can do in good form--that means without using momentum or body contortions to move the weight. A little muscle trembling or shakiness is OK, but don't go beyond that.

True or False: Fish that live in warm, sunny waters contain more Omega-3's.
False
Fish that live in dark, cold waters naturally contain higher levels of Omega-3's.


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True or False: 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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True or False: A vitamin E deficiency is common in the U.S.
False
Because it is abundant in many foods, a deficiency of vitamin E is rare. Vitamin E is found in a variety of foods. The best sources include wheat germ and wheat germ oil, soybean, corn, safflower and cottonseed oil. Good sources include margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressings, nuts, seeds, peanuts, and peanut butter. Fair sources include whole grains, corn, beef liver, leafy-green vegetables, fish and eggs.

True or False: Pilates only works your core.
False
While Pilates does build core strength, Mr. Pilates always emphasized that his exercises were for the whole body. He believed the more muscles you use to perform a movement, the more efficient the movement would be. This creates a system of functional strength that applies to all movements. The Pilates system teaches a balance of strength and flexibility, or, "the uniform development of our bodies as a whole," Pilates often said.

Beta-carotene is a form of which vitamin?
Vitamin A
Your body can get vitamin A in two forms: retinols and beta-carotene. Retinols are found in foods that come from animals such as meat, milk fortified with A, fish oil and eggs. Bete-carotene is found in red, yellow, and orange vegetables and fruits, and many dark-green leafy vegetables.


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What BMI (body mass index) range is considered healthy?


5.0-15.9
25.0-29.5
13.0-18.9
emoticon 18.5 - 24.9

A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy. Calculate your BMI using SparkPeople's online calculator.

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True or False: 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.

How accurate are 'skinfold' body fat tests that use callipers?
98% accurate
The American College of Sports Medicine states that skinfold measurements, when performed by a trained, skilled tester, are up to 98% accurate. Because of the consistency in results, the high success rate, and the low margin of error, this is generally accepted as the best field test, outside of clinical testing, such as hydrostatic weighing.

What is the BEST source of folate?
Leafy green vegetables

The best food sources of folate are green leafy vegetables (and liver). Good sources include lima beans, asparagus, broccoli, nuts, whole grains, fortified bread, rice, macaroni, noodles and cereals (which contain folic acid, the synthetic version of folate), oranges and orange juice, and lentils.


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


True
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Measuring heart rate is NOT a safe or effective way to measure exercise intensity if you have high blood pressure. For more detail and safety precautions, read Exercising with High Blood Pressure.

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One 5-Hour Energy drink contains 157 milligrams of caffeine. What is the recommended daily limit for adult caffeine intake?


No more than 200 milligrams per day
No more than 1000 milligrams per day
No more than 600 milligrams per day
No more than 50 milligrams per day
emoticon No More Than 400 Milligrams Per Day




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 calories are equal to one pound of body fat?
3500
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.

True or False: Americans eat more ice cream per year than any other country
False
The average American licks her way through almost 5 gallons of the ice cream each year, according to the Canadian Dairy Info Centre, but New Zealanders, at 6 gallons a year, eat more!

To achieve minimum health and fitness benefits, adults should aim for how many aerobic exercise sessions per week?
3
Aim for a minimum of 3 days of cardio (aerobic exercise) per week with no more than 2 days off between sessions. Gradually work your way up to 5 or 6 days per week.


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True or False: 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. Read What is Cholesterol? to learn more.

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Who is most likely to experience IBS?


Men
emoticon Women





Women are at least twice as likely to experience IBS as men. Due to fluctuating levels of hormones, women are more likely to experience IBS symptoms during or around the time of their menstrual periods. Younger to middle-aged adults are most likely to experience IBS. In fact, half of all people with IBS will first develop symptoms before they are 35 years old, with 90% of IBS sufferers developing symptoms before age 50.

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Which of the following foods contain fiber?


A - Meat
B - Poultry
C - Fish
D - Eggs
E - Dairy products
F - Nuts and seeds
G - Fruits and vegetables
H - Whole grains
All of the above
emoticon F, G and H only





Fiber is ONLY found in plant-based foods. Animal products do not contain any fiber.

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True or False: Vitamins contain calories.
False
Vitamins actually function primarily as catalysts, regulating chemical reactions within the body. They are also essential for the release of energy from food. But they do not provide calories or energy themselves.

True or False: The majority of the fat found in an egg is saturated fat.
False
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.

How many calories are in a bowl of New England Clam Chowder from Panera?
720 calories
Never heard of this stuff

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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What symptoms might indicate you have the flu as opposed to a cold?


Headache
Body aches
High fever
Sickness that comes on suddenly
Sickness that lasts for weeks
emoticon All of the above






Sometimes it's hard to tell whether the symptoms you're exhibiting indicate a cold or the flu. But in general, all of the characteristics above indicate the flu. Colds are characterized by nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing and sometimes a low-grade fever (under 100 degrees Fahrenheit). While a cold comes on gradually and mildly, the flu arises suddenly. The flu can cause cold-like symptoms like nasal and chest congestion, but it also results headaches, overall body aches, a high, persistent fever (102-104 degrees F), and exhaustion. It can take several weeks to recover from the flu. For more information, visit SparkPeople's Cold & Flu Survival Guide

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You should exercise in the 'fat burning zone' (low intensity, long duration) to lose the most weight?


True
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The "fat burning zone" business is very misleading. It’s true that low intensity exercise uses more fat as fuel and that moderate intensity exercise (that you can maintain for 20 minutes or more) burns both fat and glucose. But, you're better off exercising in the aerobic zone as much as you can, because exercising at this higher intensity burns more total calories. You will burn a larger percentage of fat in relation to glucose when you are working at a lower intensity, but you will also burn fewer total calories and less total fat. The relative percentage of fat burned has nothing to do with weight loss—it's the total amount calories burned that counts.

Edited by: LJCANNON at: 4/12/2015 (22:31)
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1)What is systolic blood pressure?
Both A and C
Got it wrong
Blood pressure, the force of blood against artery walls, is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and recorded as two numbers: systolic (pressure on the arterial walls as the heart contracts) over diastolic (pressure on the arterial walls as the heart relaxes between beats). Both numbers are important.

2)True or False: When participating in regular exercise, you should always take 1-2 rest days per week to repair your muscles
True
Recovery is the time your body uses to adapt to the stresses you've put on it, as well as repair tissues that were damaged during your workouts. If you avoid rest days and don't give your muscles and joints a chance to recover, you'll continue to break the body down instead of making it stronger. A good rule of thumb is to allow for 1-2 rest days per week. This doesn't mean you have to sit on the couch all day and do nothing. It's OK to do some light activity, like go for a walk or do an easy yoga session. But your activity shouldn't be intense or challenging. Your body needs the time to rest and repair

3) True or False: Depression can occur when other areas of your life are going well.
True
People can experience depression even when life is going well. While depression can be triggered by unfortunate life events, that is not always the case.

4) How much calcium do adults between the ages of 19 and 50 need each day?
1,000 mg
The recommended amount of calcium for male and female adults, ages 19-50, is 1,000 milligrams daily.



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


B-vitamins
Trace minerals
Fiber
emoticon All of the above






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

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1)How many aerobic (cardio) exercise sessions should you aim for each week?
3

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. SparkPeople's Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise explains everything you need to know about cardio.

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

3) Which essential nutrients help regulate cellular fluid and transmit nerve impulses?
Minerals

Electrolytes are special minerals that help regulate cellular fluid and transmit nerve impulses.

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How much scientific evidence is there to suggest that dairy aids in weight loss?


No Evidence
Good evidence
emoticon Weak Evidence






Some observational studies had found that people who consumed more calcium—whether through supplements or dairy products—tended to be thinner than those who got less. Also, several small, short- term studies showed that subjects put on a high-dairy, reduced-calorie diet lost more weight and fat than low-dairy dieters. All were conducted by a dairy-funded researcher at the University of Tennessee who had patented the dairy weight-loss claim and sold licensing rights to the dairy industry. After other scientists expressed skepticism and consumer activists cried foul with the Federal Trade Commission, the dairy industry decided to suspend its campaign "until further research provides stronger, more conclusive evidence of an association between dairy consumption and weight loss." Well, there's now further research, including several clinical trials, and overall it shows no greater weight or fat loss among subjects on high-dairy diets.

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1) True or False: Antibiotics can treat a cold or the flu.
False

When you come down with a cold or the flu, the last thing you should do is take an antibiotic. Most antibiotics only work against infections caused by bacteria, so they won't work against illnesses (like the cold or the flu) that are caused by viruses. Currently, no licensed antibiotics exist for fighting the common cold. Some prescription antibiotics (known as antiviral medications) are available and effective against the flu, but only if they're taken very early in the illness.

2) True or False: Brown eggs and white eggs have the same nutritional value.
True
The breed of chicken determines the color of the eggshell but not the nutrients. Brown eggs tend to cost more because it takes more feed for the chickens to produce the slightly larger eggs.

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

Roasted potatoes, made without added oil, contain about 57 calories and 0 grams of fat per 1/2-cup serving. Mashed potatoes contain twice the calories (120) and 4 grams of fat for the same portion.


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Caffeine has been found to aid significantly in weight loss?


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Because caffeine is a stimulant, it does speed up metabolism, but the effect is only minimal and very short term. Clinical research does not show a significant weight loss with the use of caffeine-containing supplements. Therefore, save your money and leave those supplements (which can contain up to 300 mg of caffeine per dose) on the store shelf.

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1) What BMI (body mass index) range is considered healthy?
18.5-24.9

2) Insulin resistance occurs in the early stages of type 2 diabetes. What does insulin resistance mean?
The body's cells don't use insulin properly

In the early stages of type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still manufacturing insulin, but for some reason the cells of the body are not using it properly--a condition known as insulin resistance. In response, the pancreas produces more and more insulin, wearing itself out and eventually losing its ability to produce insulin to keep blood glucose levels in the normal range.

3) A woman is said to be in menopause when:
She has gone for one full year without experiencing a menstrual period

Hot flashes and irregular periods begin to occur during perimenopause (the time before menopause). After one full year without periods, a woman is considered to be menopausal, or "in menopause." Symptoms like irritability and depression may occur in some women during this time, but aren’t necessarily caused by menopause.

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1) Which vitamin is BEST known for helping promote good vision and eye health?

A
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.

2) True or False: Most people with diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes.

True
Between 90% and 95% of diabetes cases are type 2. Learn The Causes Type 2 Diabetes.

3) 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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1) True or False: Exercise can help slow brain shrinkage in people with early Alzheimer's disease.

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A study in the journal Neurology showed that exercise may help slow brain shrinkage in people with early Alzheimer's disease. In the study, adults diagnosed with early Alzheimer's who were less physically fit had four times more brain shrinkage than normal older adults.

2) You can "cheat" on the amount of sleep you get

False
Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health and safety. When we don’t get adequate sleep, we accumulate a sleep debt that can be difficult to "pay back" if it becomes too big. The resulting sleep deprivation has been linked to health problems such as obesity and high blood pressure, negative mood and behavior, decreased productivity, and safety issues in the home, on the job, and on the road.

3) Which of the following vitamins is water-soluble?

Vitamin B-12
Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. They include the B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. They are carried in your bloodstream and are not stored in the body in significant amounts. Your body uses the amount that is needed, and then the extra is excreted in the urine. Since your body does not store water-soluble vitamins, regular intake is necessary. Water-soluble vitamins are also destroyed more easily during food storage, processing and preparation.


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1) A thiamin (vitamin B-1) deficiency can lead to
Beriberi
In the United States, a deficiency of thiamin is rare because refined grains are enriched with this nutrient. Before refined grain products were enriched, a thiamin deficiency could result in a disease called beriberi. Signs of beriberi include loss of appetite, constipation, muscle weakness, pain or tingling in the arms and legs, swelling of the feet, mental depression, memory problems, shortness of breath, and fast heartbeat. Thiamin deficiency does occur in alcoholics because of impaired absorption.

2) According to the USDA, which chocolate product contains the highest concentration of healthy compounds?
Unsweetened cocoa powder
A 2005 USDA study found that unsweetened cocoa powder contained the highest concentration of beneficial compounds of all chocolate products.

3) In the phrase ''SMART Goals,'' what does the acronym ''SMART'' stand for?
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely
The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a proven way to create goals that you can stick with for the long haul.

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All of the following statements about perimenopause are true EXCEPT which one?


It is the time before menopause when hormonal and biological changes and physical symptoms begin to occur
It lasts for an average of three to five years
Common symptoms may include hot flashes, irregular periods, and vaginal dryness
emoticon A Woman Is Usually Infertile During This Time



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. Visit SparkPeople’s Menopause Condition Center to learn more.

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1) Which of the following conditions may lead to IBS?
All of the above
Some experts believe that IBS may be caused by a bacterial infection in the gastrointestinal tract. But other health conditions that can cause IBS symptoms include: celiac disease (intolerance of gluten from grains), chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia (widespread bodily pain), and temporomandibular disorder (jaw pain and discomfort). In addition, psychological conditions, such as panic disorder, depression and anxiety have been associated with IBS and gastrointestinal distress.

2) True or False: Eventually, depression will go away by itself
False
Correct Answer Explanation: For some people, depression might go away without intervention, but that's not the case for most people who suffer from depression. There is no way of knowing how long depression might last, and it can greatly increase your risk of other complications if left untreated. There are several types of treatment that can quickly and effectively decrease the severity of depression.

3) Who is most likely to experience IBS?
Women
Women are at least twice as likely to experience IBS as men. Due to fluctuating levels of hormones, women are more likely to experience IBS symptoms during or around the time of their menstrual periods. Younger to middle-aged adults are most likely to experience IBS. In fact, half of all people with IBS will first develop symptoms before they are 35 years old, with 90% of IBS sufferers developing symptoms before age 50.

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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 what’s in that glass, cup, can or mug may be a major cause of the alarming increase in obesity.

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1) Increased thirst and urination, coupled with fatigue and weight loss could be symptoms of what condition?
Type 2 diabetes
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.

2)How much dietary cholesterol should you consume from foods each day?
Less than 300 milligrams
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 dail

3) True or False: Untreated depression can lead to a weakened immune system.
True
Left untreated, depression can last for weeks, months or even years and increase the risk of other health problems and even death. Untreated depression can lead to a weakened immune system, resulting in more and longer-lasting illnesses.

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1) True or False: The only symptom of insomnia is difficulty falling asleep.
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Difficulty falling asleep is just one of four symptoms generally associated with insomnia. The others include: waking up too early and not being able to fall back asleep, frequent awakenings, and waking up feeling tired. Insomnia can be a symptom of a sleep disorder or other medical problem, and can often be treated. If insomnia symptoms occur more than a few times a week and also impact your daytime functions, discuss these symptoms with your health care provider.

2) Which of the following statements about monounsaturated fatty acids is true?
They are liquid at room temperature
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.

3) Which of the following nutrients can be found in flaxseeds?
All of the above
Flaxseeds contain all of these nutrients. In case you don't know, "lignans" are a type of phytoestrogen that may protect against certain types of cancer, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Even the National Cancer Institute has identified its cancer-fighting potential.


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1)True or False: The nutrient content of an egg depends mostly on whether or not the eggs come from free range chickens.
False
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.

2) True or False: Your body needs both major minerals and trace minerals each day.
True
Minerals can be divided into two main categories, based on the amount that is needed by the body. Major minerals (or macrominerals) are present in relatively large amounts in the body and are required in fairly large amounts in the diet--more that 250 milligrams daily. Trace minerals (or trace elements) are needed in much smaller quantities--less than 20 milligrams daily.

3) True or False: For best results, you should increase the amount of weight you lift every time you workout.
False
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. These are the 4 Signs You Need to Lift More Weight.

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What is systolic blood pressure?


A - Pressure created when the heart contracts
B - Pressure created when the heart relaxes
C - The top number in a blood pressure reading
D - The bottom number in a blood pressure reading
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Both B and D
Both A and D
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Blood pressure, the force of blood against artery walls, is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and recorded as two numbers: systolic (pressure on the arterial walls as the heart contracts) over diastolic (pressure on the arterial walls as the heart relaxes between beats). Both numbers are important.

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1) ______________ lowers blood pressure, decreases the stress hormone cortisol, and increases pain tolerance.
Oxytocin
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.

2) Osteoporosis (bone loss) is a common concern for aging women who can help prevent it by:
All of the above
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. Get 31 more tips to strengthen your bones.

3) In the U.S., how far does the average food item travel before it reaches your table?
Over 1,000 miles
Our existing system of food transportation and distribution requires enormous amounts of energy and resources. Before reaching your table, the average food item in the United States will travel 1,300 miles! This is one of many reasons that environmentalists and nutritionists alike recommend eating locally grown food as much as possible.

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How much water should you drink during a workout?


Drink when you feel thirsty
It depends on how much you sweat
16 ounces every 15-20 minutes
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During one hour of vigorous exercise, the average person loses one quart (32 ounces) of water through sweat! However, drinking water before and after exercise is just as important. Read more about Drinking Water During Workouts.

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The only way your body can store energy from food is in the form of body fat?


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Your body can store energy from food for future use in two ways: 1) as fat and 2) as muscle fuel (called glycogen). Its first priority is to fill its glycogen tanks, because glycogen is the body's primary source of energy for physical activity. Once your glycogen stores are filled and the rest of the body's energy needs are covered, all the extra energy from your food will be stored as body fat.

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Research shows that both green AND black teas contain heart-protecting antioxidants?


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According to a 1999 study of tea by the American Health Foundation, both green and black teas contain antioxidants that can help to decrease the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol.

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1) True or False: Eating a diet high in sugar can cause type 2 diabetes.
False
There are many ways to prevent this form of diabetes. Eating a healthy diet and getting sensible amounts of physical activity to achieve and maintain a healthy weight can help prevent it. Contrary to popular belief, eating too much sugar does not cause type 2 diabetes. Read more about Pre-Diabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes.

2) 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).

3) 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.


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Which of the following contributes to good heart health?


Brushing and flossing your teeth
Drinking green tea and eating dark chocolate
Decrease your negativity and increase your positivity
Adopting a pet
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On average, how many minutes does it take for your stomach to signal to your brain that it's full?


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It takes the stomach about 20 minutes to realize that it is full, which is why experts recommend that we eat slowly. Put your fork down between bites to avoid overeating.

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Too much iron can be toxic?


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Iron can build up to dangerously high levels in the body, especially in people with the genetic problem called hemochromatosis. Over supplementation of iron can also occur. This is especially dangerous in children who may take adult vitamin/mineral supplements. Immediate medical attention should be obtained. The Tolerable Upper Intake Level is 45 milligrams daily for both adult males and females.

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1)True or False: Health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and depression are UNRELATED to the amount and quality of a person's sleep.
False
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. Blood pressure usually falls during the sleep cycle. However, interrupted sleep can adversely affect this normal decline, leading to hypertension and cardiovascular problems. Research has also shown that insufficient sleep impairs the body's ability to use insulin, which can lead to the onset of diabetes. More and more scientific studies are showing correlations between poor and insufficient sleep and disease. For more details and information about insomnia and sleep problems, visit SparkPeople's Insomnia Health Condition Center.

2) Which 3-oz. box of candy from a movie theatre contains the fewest total calories?
Sno Caps
In ascending order according to calories, here's how these candies rank: Sno Caps (300 calories), Mike & Ike (320 calories), Junior Mints (360 calories), and Milk Duds (370calories). Get more movie theatre snack facts here.

3) True or False: Your workouts don't have to be continuous. You can break them up throughout the day into smaller segments (at least 10 minutes each) and achieve the same benefits.
True
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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1)True or False: 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. Learn more about treatment options in our A-Z Guide to Osteoarthritis.
2)How many types of Omega-3 fatty acids are there?
3
There are three different types of omega-3's (ALA, DHA and EPA), which can each be found in specific types of foods.

3) Which conventionally grown fruit tends to be HIGHEST in pesticide residue?
Apples (missed)
Here's the "dirty dozen"--the list of the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables, listed in descending order, starting with greatest levels pesticide contamination): apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, nectarines (imported), grapes (imported), sweet bell peppers, potatoes, blueberries (domestic), lettuce and kale / collard greens.

4) If your friend becomes obese, your chance of becoming obese, too, increases by how much?
57%
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.

Not really true as I have two friends that I go to dinner with and they are obese and don't know when to stop eating. They can't understand why I am not doing the same.

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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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1)What would happen if you ate two peanut butter cookies instead of two (plain) sugar cookies?
You'd consume fewer calories
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

2) Which of the following nutrients should you LIMIT if you want to improve your cholesterol levels?
A, B, and C only
Trans fat is the unhealthiest fat you can eat! It increases your total cholesterol and your LDL (bad) cholesterol while lowering your HDL (good) cholesterol. Saturated fat is unhealthy because it increases both your total blood cholesterol and your LDL (bad) cholesterol as well. Cholesterol should be limited to less than 300 mg daily. Polyunsaturated fats are somewhat healthy since they decrease your LDL (bad) cholesterol, but also decrease your HDL (good) cholesterol.

3) True or False: The hormonal changes of menopause help protect women against cardiovascular disease.
False
Before menopause, women have lower rates of cardiovascular disease than men, in part because of their higher levels of estrogen. After menopause, however, the rate of heart disease in women continues to rise. Women who are 65 and older will experience heart disease equally as often as men of their same age. Get the facts about heart disease in women.


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1) On average, potassium intake among American adults is...
Lower than recommendations
The recommended intake of potassium for adult males and females is 4.7 grams each day. Most adults receive only 2.1 to 3.2 grams daily. 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.

2) True or False: The best way to get rid of belly fat is by doing more abdominal exercises like crunches.
False
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, but until that excess fat is gone, you will not see the muscle definition.

3) True or False: Eating chicken soup can help you recover from a cold.
True
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. You can help yourself feel better in no time by following these Self-Care Tips for Sick Days.

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emoticon Funny that I got this question right after you got the Girl Scout Cookie Question.


What do all three types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, gestational) have in common?


They are autoimmune disorders
They involve an inability to make insulin
They are caused by high-sugar diets
They occur in adulthood
emoticon They result in high levels of glucose in the bloodstream






Explanation
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. Learn more about the similarities and differences between all three Types of Diabetes.

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1) True or False: High blood pressure is usually asymptomatic.
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You may have high blood pressure and not even know it. While 50 million Americans suffer from this affliction, 33 percent don't even know they have it, and 70 percent don't have it under control. High blood pressure is often referred to as the "silent killer." In general, it does not directly cause symptoms. When blood pressure is very high, it may cause symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue and ringing in the ears. However, it often causes no symptoms. The only way to know where you stand is to have your blood pressure checked by a qualified professional.

2) True or False: Appetite and hunger are one in the same.
False
Appetite is not the same thing as hunger; it actually refers to an interest in food. It's often said that someone's appetite can override their hunger and fullness. When some people feel stressed, they could lose their appetite and choose to ignore feelings of hunger. (Others respond the opposite way, eating in response to stress or negative emotions despite a lack of hunger or strong feelings of fullness.) And how many times have you sat down to a delicious meal and continued eating even though you were experiencing sensations of fullness? That, too, is an example of appetite overriding the signals from your body. As you start becoming more aware of hunger signals, do not confuse appetite with physical signs of hunger.

3) Which Girl Scout cookie gives you the most cookies for your calories?
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Which of the following dietary habits does NOT contribute to high blood pressure?

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




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

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1) What kind of resistance do dumbbells provide?
Fixed resistance

2) True or False: People can have type 2 diabetes and show no symptoms.
True

3) True or False: "Natural" is synonymous with "organic" when it comes to food.
False
The word "natural" is not regulated by the FDA and therefore is very misleading. Sure "natural" brings to mind thoughts of fresh, minimally processed and healthy food, but it means nothing about a food's nutritional content, ingredients, processing, safety, or health effects. Organic, on the other hand, is a regulated term referring to the way a food was grown or raised--without synthetic fertilizers, hormones or antibiotics, for example.

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A Body Mass Index (BMI) under ___ is considered underweight?


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A BMI of 18.5 or less is considered underweight. Calculate your BMI using SparkPeople's online calculator.

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1) 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.

2) What percentage of a cucumber is made of water?
96%
Made up of 96% water, cucumber is your best friend in hot weather! At 8 measly calories per serving, it's also a great source of fiber and vitamin K, and may help reduce inflammation in the body.

3) True or False: By adding exercise to your weight loss program, you'll be able to eat more calories and still lose weight.
True
Remember, to lose weight, you need to create a caloric deficit. You can do this by cutting calories from your diet, by exercising more, or by combining both diet and exercise. Because you need to give you body a proper amount of fuel for energy, nutrients, and to ensure weight loss, it can be hard to cut a large amount of calories by dieting alone. By adding exercise, however, you'll be able to eat more and still meet your goals. Just make sure that you account for all the exercise you do when you set-up your SparkPeople program. This way, you'll get an accurate calorie recommendation for you to lose weight at a healthy rate. To learn how your calorie recommendations are determined—and how exercise fits into that equation—check out Calorie Calculations 101.


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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
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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 nutrients can be found in flaxseeds?


Lignans
Omega-3 fatty acids
Fiber
Protein
emoticon All of the above


Flaxseeds contain all of these nutrients. In case you don't know, "lignans" are a type of phytoestrogen that may protect against certain types of cancer, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Even the National Cancer Institute has identified its cancer-fighting potential.

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Exercising on an empty stomach, such as first thing in the morning, will help your body burn more fat?


True
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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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1) True or False: Men can get cellulite.
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While the structure of men's skin prevents most men from getting cellulite, there are some cases of male orange-peel appearance—particularly in men with lower levels of the male hormone androgen. Overall, about 10% of men have cellulite (compared to over 90% of women).

2) Iron found in animal products is called
Heme 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.

3) True or False: According to a survey of SparkPeople members, those who were involved in the Community lost about the same amount of weight as members who did not use Community features.
False
Our research has shown that people who use the Community (Message Boards, SparkTeams, etc.) tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

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Which of the following vitamins is water-soluble?


Vitamin A
Vitamin D
emoticon Vitamin B-12



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

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1) True or False: You should always avoid exercise when you have a cold.
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If the cold is primarily in your head, it's okay to exercise, just at a lower intensity (provided you feel okay and have enough energy). Once you are feeling 100% again, then you can slowly increase your activity back to your pre-illness level. If your cold is below the neck (in your chest), try to refrain from activity until it clears up. The best thing you can do for your body when it's trying to fight a bug is to give it rest.

2 Ditch that 1/4 cup of turkey gravy on your mashed potatoes to save...
30 calories
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!

3) Of adults with arthritis, how many take part in a regular exercise program?
2/3
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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1) True or False: 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. Click here to learn more about the possible causes of depression

2) Can food labels that list "0" trans fats actual contain some trans fats?
Yes
Any food that lists "hydrogenated oil" on the ingredients list does contain trans fats, even if the label says zero. A labeling loophole allows any food that contains fewer than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving to list "0" grams of trans fat on the label, so always check the ingredients list!

3) True or False: Surrounding yourself with people who tend to overeat makes YOU more likely to overeat, too.
True
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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1) Wearing ankle or wrist weights is a safe way to add intensity to your walks.
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Avoid wearing ankle and wrist weights. They can alter your normal movement patterns and increase the risk of injury. If you must add weight to your workout, a weighted vest helps distribute weight more evenly and allows you to move more freely and normally than weights attached to your extremities.

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

3) True or False: To become a better runner, you must run every day.
False
Running every day is not a good idea. Without proper rest and recovery, your muscles will not repair adequately and you will increase your risk of injury, which could sideline you for days, weeks or even years. It is during the rest and recovery phase that your body adapts to running. This does not mean you can't do other cross-training activities on your non-running days, however.

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


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

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1) True or False: All grains and grain-based foods contain gluten.
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Wheat (all types, including durum, einkorn, faro, kamut, semolina and spelt), barley, rye and certain processed oats all contain a protein called gluten, and all foods made from these grains (most flours, cereals, breads, pastas, crackers and cookies) contain gluten, too. Not all grains contain gluten, however. Amaranth, arrowroot, buckwheat, cassava (manioc), corn, flax, indian rice grass (montina), Job's tears, millet, finger millet (ragi), potatoes, quinoa, rice, sago, sorghum, soy, tapioca, tef (teff), wild rice and yucca are naturally gluten-free.

2) True or False: The friendly bacteria in your digestive tract make vitamins that you body uses.
True
Vitamin K can be made in your digestive tract by the billions of bacteria that are in your intestines. Some of these bacteria synthesize vitamin K that your body can then absorb. You can also obtain vitamin K from food sources such as green-leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, pork, liver, whole wheat, oats, and bran. Fair sources include fruits, vegetables, seeds, tubers, milk, and eggs.

3) 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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Pollen counts are HIGHEST between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.?


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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.

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1) True or False: Exercising will prevent cellulite.
False
Even the most hard-core female athletes can have cellulite because of the nature of her fibrous connective tissue. Exercise will reduce the overall amount of fat you have overall, thereby minimizing the amount of cellulite you have. Tone, firm muscles will also make the cellulite you do have less noticeable.

2) Vegans need to take supplemental vitamin B-12.
True
Vegans, also known as strict vegetarians, omit all meat and animal products (eggs, dairy, etc.) from their diets. Because vitamin B-12 only occurs naturally in animal foods like meat, dairy and eggs, vegans must supplement their B-12 intake with pill supplements or foods that have been fortified with vitamin B-12.

3) True or False: Wearing a heart rate monitor is the best way a person with high blood pressure can measure their exercise intensity.
False
Measuring heart rate is NOT a safe or effective way to measure exercise intensity if you have high blood pressure. For more detail and safety precautions, read Exercising with High Blood Pressure.

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1 You pack a lunch that contains a turkey and cheese sandwich. How soon must you put your lunch in the refrigerator so that it remains safe to eat?
2 hours
If you pack a lunch that includes perishable food items--meat and cheese sandwiches, leftovers, salads, or dairy foods--don't let more than two hours pass from the time you make your lunch at home to the time you put it in the office refrigerator. The same rule applies if you go out for lunch and bring back fast food, carry out, or doggy bag.

2) According to research studies, which of the following strategies could help you burn more calories than the other?
Running before strength training (missed this one)

Research shows that you should do cardio first. Published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, one study examined how many calories exercisers burned doing one of four workout combinations: running only, strength training only, running followed by strength training, and strength training followed by running. The run-strength training group came out on top with the highest exercise after burn of all.

3) True or False: Fresh juice is a good source of fiber.
False
Drinking the juice of fruits and vegetables means consuming their water and much of their vitamin and mineral content; however, the pulp, or fiber, which also has many health benefits, is removed.

4) True or False: 'Whole grain' is the same thing as 'whole wheat.'
False
The term "whole grain" is used in lots of food ads, and on the front of food packages, from bread to crackers to cereals. But whole grain is NOT the same thing as whole wheat.


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High blood pressure is usually asymptomatic?


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You may have high blood pressure and not even know it. While 50 million Americans suffer from this affliction, 33 percent don't even know they have it, and 70 percent don't have it under control. High blood pressure is often referred to as the "silent killer." In general, it does not directly cause symptoms. When blood pressure is very high, it may cause symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue and ringing in the ears. However, it often causes no symptoms. The only way to know where you stand is to have your blood pressure checked by a qualified professional.

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


An increase in blood flow to your muscles
An increase in blood flow to your heart and lungs
An increase in blood volume as a result of exercise
emoticon The collection of blood in the extremities





A proper cool-down prevents the sudden pooling of blood (collection of blood in one place, usually the working muscles) and re-circulates the blood back to the heart, skeletal muscles and brain. Learn how to Cool Down properly.

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1 What does the word 'aerobic' mean?
'With oxygen'
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.

2 Related to exercise, what does the term 'blood pooling' refer to?
The collection of blood in the extremeties
A proper cool-down prevents the sudden pooling of blood (collection of blood in one place, usually the working muscles) and re-circulates the blood back to the heart, skeletal muscles and brain. Learn how to Cool Down properly.

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



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1 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.

2 According to the glycemic index, people should eat more foods that have...
A low glycemic index
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.

3 By dieting alone (not exercising), how much of your weight loss could be muscle and lean tissue?
25%
According to a University of Michigan research study, at least 25% to 30% of weight lost by dieting alone is not fat at all, but lean tissue, muscle, bone and water. However, strength training helps dieters preserve muscle mass while still losing weight.



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1) Which of the following ingredients is a sweetener with no calories?
Sucralose
Sucralose is the only non-caloric sweetener in this list; it is an artificial sweetener. Dextrose and maltose are types of sugars that contain calories, while diastase is an enzyme in the body that breaks down starch.

2) . True or False: The ''Freshman 15'' is a myth.
True. Having just read an article that had said it was a myth I answered false anly to be told it it true. mis-read trhe question

A 2011 study published in Social Science Quarterly showed that the typical weight gain during the first year of college is just 2.5 to 3.5 pounds and has little to do with higher learning and more to do with becoming a young adult. The not so good news: About 10 percent of freshmen will gain 15 pounds or more during their first year. And that's just the first year. Experts aren't as concerned about these actual pounds as they are about the rate at which students put them on. A 2008 study found that college students gain weight six times faster than the general population. And according to researchers, young adults continue to gain weight (1.5 pounds per year on average) during the four years after they graduate, too. Not all of this can be chalked up to "growing up," though. If left unchecked, the weight gain many experience as young adults can become a serious problem.

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1) 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

2) . Eggs contain all of the following vitamins EXCEPT:
Vitamin C
Eggs provide some of every vitamin above with the exception of vitamin C. They are one of the few dietary sources of vitamin D and are an excellent source of B vitamins. You'll also get several of the minerals your body needs to function, including calcium and phosphorus for bone health.

3) What BMI (body mass index) range is considered overweight?
25-29.9
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1) What do all three types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, gestational) have in common?
They result in high levels of glucose in the bloodstream

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. Learn more about the similarities and differences between all three Types of Diabetes.

2) When exercising with high blood pressure, what is the best advice to follow?
All of the above
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. For more detail and safety precautions, read Exercising with High Blood Pressure before you get started.

3) True or False: One ounce of dark chocolate contains as much caffeine as an 8-ounce cup of coffee.
False
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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1 Which of the following vitamins is water-soluble?
Vitamin B-12
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2 True or False: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women.
True
Nearly 70% of Americans don't get enough exercise, yet inactivity is a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is caused by deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, calcium and other substances in the inner lining of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. This build-up makes the arteries narrowed or blocked, and when oxygen-rich blood can't reach the heart, the result is chest pain or a heart attack. Over time, CAD can weaken the heart muscle and lead to heart failure.

While CAD is the most common type of heart disease and the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, the good news is that lifestyle changes—like exercise!—can help prevent or treat CAD in most people.

3 Choosing white turkey meat instead of dark will save you how many fat grams per 4-oz. serving?
4 grams
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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Which of the following statements best describe the method for measuring your resting heart rate?


You should measure your radial or carotid pulse.
You should count for an entire minute for the most accurate measure.
Check your heart rate before getting out of bed.
Measure your heart rate three days in a row and average those numbers.
emoticon All of the above




To accurately measure your resting heart rate: Count your pulse on your wrist (radial pulse) or on the side of your neck (carotid pulse)--prior to getting out of bed in the morning. Count the number of beats, starting with zero, for one full minute. For accuracy, take your resting heart rate three mornings in a row and average the heart rates.

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

2 About ____% of the calories you consume post-workout should come from fat.
15%
Fat doesn't play a big role in post-workout recovery, and eating too much fat after a workout won't help your weight control or fitness endeavors. Only 15% (or less) of your post-workout calories should come from fat—that's less than 10 grams.

3 True or False: Heart disease is the result of a combination of uncontrollable and controllable risk factors.
True
Many people understand that there is a connection between poor diet, lack of exercise and the development of heart disease. But your risk of developing cardiovascular disease is the result of a combination of many risk factors. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to heart disease--those that you can't change (uncontrollable risks), and those that you can (controllable risks).

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True or False: Frozen vegetables have fewer nutrients than fresh vegetables?


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Frozen veggies sometimes have a bad reputation, but they actually have just as many nutrients as the fresh stuff. In fact, frozen vegetables hold onto nutrients longer than fresh produce since freezing can lock in nutrients more efficiently than canning or refrigeration methods.

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1 True or False: Even a person who is mildly overweight should get a doctor's clearance 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.

2 True or False: Women need more calcium than men do.
False
The calcium needs of men and women are the same: 1,000 milligrams daily for adults up to age 50. Older adults, both men and women, need more.

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

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How many teaspoons of sugar does a 12-oz can of soda contain?


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Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. A 12-oz can of pop contains 40 grams of sugar, which is equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar and 160 empty calories.

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1 True or False: Depression can occur when other areas of your life are going well.
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People can experience depression even when life is going well. While depression can be triggered by unfortunate life events, that is not always the case.

2 True or False: Caffeine has been found to aid significantly in weight loss.
False
Because caffeine is a stimulant, it does speed up metabolism, but the effect is only minimal and very short term. Clinical research does not show a significant weight loss with the use of caffeine-containing supplements. Therefore, save your money and leave those supplements (which can contain up to 300 mg of caffeine per dose) on the store shelf.

3 If you consume a late-night meal and then go to bed without exercising, what happens to the food you eat?
It is metabolized the same way as if you ate it earlier in the day
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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Vegans need to take supplemental vitamin B-12?


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Vegans, also known as strict vegetarians, omit all meat and animal products (eggs, dairy, etc.) from their diets. Because vitamin B-12 only occurs naturally in animal foods like meat, dairy and eggs, vegans must supplement their B-12 intake with pill supplements or foods that have been fortified with vitamin B-12.

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


Hemophilia
Lactose intolerance
Celiac disease
emoticon Pernicious anemia




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

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1 Compared to regular ice cream, gelato has...
less air

This Italian ice cream doesn't have as much air as traditional ice cream, so it has a much denser texture.

2 How many calories does a single gram of alcohol contain?
7 calories
One gram of fat contains 9 calories, but alcohol is not a nutrient because it cannot be used in the body to promote growth, maintenance, or repair. It is a toxin that is broken down as an energy (calorie) source and can be converted to fat.

3 True or False: You should exercise in the 'fat burning zone' (low intensity, long duration) to lose the most weight.
False
The "fat burning zone" business is very misleading. It’s true that low intensity exercise uses more fat as fuel and that moderate intensity exercise (that you can maintain for 20 minutes or more) burns both fat and glucose. But, you're better off exercising in the aerobic zone as much as you can, because exercising at this higher intensity burns more total calories. You will burn a larger percentage of fat in relation to glucose when you are working at a lower intensity, but you will also burn fewer total calories and less total fat. The relative percentage of fat burned has nothing to do with weight loss—it's the total amount calories burned that counts.


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Even if you eat healthy and exercise regularly, your cholesterol levels are more likely to be elevated if you are overweight?


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Being overweight increases your blood cholesterol levels since your body stores the extra calories you eat as triglycerides. When these triglyceride levels are high, HDL (good) cholesterol levels tend to be low, a combination that is associated with an increased risk for heart disease. Losing just 10% of your body weight (25 pounds for someone who weights 250 pounds), can improve your cholesterol levels.

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1True or False: Oats are naturally gluten-free.
True

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

2 True or False: Cooking food in cast iron cookware can add iron to your food.
True
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.

3 How many pounds of calcium are in the average adult body?
2-3 pounds
Calcium is present in the body in greater amounts that any other mineral. Calcium builds strong bones in both length and density and is vital to the formation of teeth. There is about 2 - 3 pounds of calcium in the body, mostly concentrated in the bones and teeth.


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Garlic is a good source of:


Vitamins A, E, and B12
Vitamin D and potassium
Vitamin K, copper, and zinc
emoticon Vitamin C, Selenium, and Magnesium






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

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