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Which of the following things can trigger a flare up of IBS?
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Sometimes another illness, such as an acute episode of infectious diarrhea (gastroenteritis) or too many bacteria in the intestines (bacterial overgrowth), can trigger IBS. Most people find that symptoms of IBS worsen with increased stress, and hormonal changes can also play a role in the condition.

 
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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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11/30/17 2:16 A

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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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11/29/17 4:06 A

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Very slow weight loss is not beneficial in the long run.
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The SparkPeople program is set up to help you safely lose between half a pound and two pounds per week. Studies show that individuals who rapidly lose weight are more likely to gain it back, while those who lost weight slowly are more likely to keep it off long term. So if you’ve lost a few pounds this month—excellent! Don’t discount that because you see someone on T.V. losing 15 pounds in two weeks

 
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To build strength, your muscles must work ___ than they are used to.
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In order to build strength, your muscles must work harder than they are accustomed to. This overload will result in increased strength as the body adapts to the stress placed upon it.

 
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An HDL ("good" cholesterol) level of __________has been linked to lower disease risks and protection against heart disease for both men and women.
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According to the American Heart Association, men should aim for HDL levels of 40 mg/dL or greater, and women should aim higher than 50 mg/dL. Levels of 60 mg/dL or more for both genders have been linked to lower disease risks and protection against heart disease.

 
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11/28/17 2:21 A

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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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11/28/17 2:18 A

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Natural" is synonymous with "organic" when it comes to food.
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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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11/28/17 2:13 A

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You can "cheat" on the amount of sleep you get.
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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.

 
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11/27/17 2:25 A

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Eating healthier and exercising more are the only ways to lower your cholesterol without taking medication.
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Losing weight (if you are overweight), exercising regularly, eating a heart-healthy diet, and quitting smoking all work to improve your cholesterol levels.

 
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11/27/17 2:19 A

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Dietary fiber, starches, and sugars are all digested in the same way
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Although it is considered a carbohydrate, dietary fiber is not digested the same way the other two types of carbohydrates (starches and sugars) are. While starches and sugars are broken down into glucose (blood sugar), fiber isn't treated the same way. The fiber you eat passes through the body undigested and helps add bulk to your stool (among other benefits).

 
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Which of the following statements about HDL is FALSE?
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HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) is the good, healthy cholesterol. HDL picks up and carries excess cholesterol away from artery walls and brings it back to the liver for processing and removal. You want this number to be high (at least 60 mg/dL)to protect your heart. Levels too low (less than 40 mg/dL) are bad for your health, increasing your risk for heart disease

 
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11/26/17 8:02 A

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Alcohol is metabolized DIFFERENTLY than other foods and beverages.
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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 chronic condition is mostly commonly called the 'silent killer' because it often presents with no symptoms?
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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 a condition without signs or symptoms, which is why it is often referred to as the "silent killer." The only way to know where you stand is to have your blood pressure checked by a qualified professional.

 
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11/26/17 7:16 A

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Most diabetics have type 2 diabetes.
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Between 90% and 95% of diabetes cases are type 2.

 
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11/25/17 4:13 A

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There are 5 components of fitness. Which of the following isn't one of them?
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These five components of fitness should be included in your own fitness program. To be considered fit, you need to meet certain standards in each of these five areas, which include 1- body composition (your weight, fat mass, lean muscle mass, and fat distribution), 2- aerobic fitness (ability to sustain moderate-intensity activity for extended periods of time), 3- flexibility (the range of motion of several joints), 4- muscular strength (maximum amount of force you can perform with a single contraction), and 5- muscular endurance (ability to repeat high-intensity muscle contractions). While warm-ups aren't part of the 5 components of fitness, they should be part of your workouts. You should warm-up before aerobic, strength, and flexibility exercises.

 
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Women need more calcium than men do.
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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.

 
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Women need more calcium than men do.
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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.

 
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Your body needs sodium.
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Sodium is found mainly in blood plasma and in the fluids outside the body cells. It helps regulate the movement of body fluids in and out of the body cells. Sodium helps your muscles and heart to relax. It is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses and helps to regulate blood pressure.

 
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If you feel any discomfort whatsoever during exercise, you should stop.
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A certain amount of discomfort during exercise is normal and inevitable. After all, you are challenging your body to do more than it is accustomed to. But pain and other symptoms that occur during exercise can be warning signs that something is wrong. You should stop exercising right away if you: Have pain or pressure in the left or middle part of your chest, or in the left side of your neck, left shoulder or left arm; feel dizzy or sick; break out in a cold sweat; have muscle cramps; feel sharp pain in your joints, feet, ankles, or bones; or notice that your heart starts racing or beating irregularly.

 
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Which of the following vitamins is water-soluble?
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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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11/24/17 4:14 A

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Which burger is lower in fat?
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Wendy's Jr. Hamburger makes a smart choice. Enjoy this burger for 280 calories and 9 grams of fat (3.5 grams saturated fat) and both your taste buds and your waistline will be happy. Hardee's Slammer is a bit lower in calories (240), but higher in fat (12 grams) and saturated fat (5 grams), which you should try to avoid if you're watching your cholesterol levels. Both of these are the lowest-cal burger options at their respective locations. If you want cheese, factor in about 40 more calories, and always say no to the high-fat special sauces and mayo.

 
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11/23/17 8:08 A

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

 
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11/23/17 7:57 A

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

 
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11/23/17 7:32 A

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

 
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11/22/17 1:29 A

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

 
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Your risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you age.
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Your risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you age. Men over 45 and women over 55 are more likely to have high blood pressure than their younger counterparts. Up to age 55, men are more prone to high blood pressure than women, but after menopause, a woman's risk increases. By age 75, high blood pressure is more prevalent among women than men.

 
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11/22/17 1:24 A

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Rewarding yourself for completing certain goals each week is an example of:
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Because the inherent benefits of nutritious eating and exercise aren't always noticeable to the naked eye, it helps to program in external incentives for acting in healthy ways. Hold off on seeing that blockbuster movie, buying that new song for your iPod or having that fancy dinner out: You can use those favorite items and activities as incentives for working on your wellness throughout the week. That is why reward systems work so well when creating health, fitness or weight-loss goals

 
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11/21/17 1:54 A

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

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

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

 
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11/20/17 10:51 A

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As long as you're working hard, you don't need to change your workout routine.
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Incorporate variation into each workout. Variety is critical because your muscles become very efficient at the exercises they are accustomed to doing. Switching things up or doing something radically different during each workout session is more challenging to your muscles. This concept should be applied to both aerobic exercise and strength training.

An individual who always does the same exercises will usually plateau sooner than someone who continually makes changes. If you don’t feel comfortable doing a different workout each time you hit the gym, try to change your exercise routine at least every 6-8 weeks.

 
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How many minutes of sunlight are generally needed per day to stimulate the body's vitamin D production?
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Fifteen minutes of sunshine a day, preferably before noon or after 3 p.m., could be enough to stimulate your body’s vitamin D production.

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

 
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11/19/17 11:55 P

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Up to ______% of the U.S. population is sensitive to dust mites
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Dust mites are microscopic, eight-legged insects that are mainly fond in bedding, curtains and carpeting. Dust mites are a significant cause of indoor allergies-up to 10% of the U.S. population is sensitive to these time organisms. An allergic reaction to dust mites can include itchy eyes, a runny or chronically stuffy nose and other symptoms that often worsen during the night.


 
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11/19/17 11:17 P

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The majority of runners strike the ground with....
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A 2010 study in the journal Nature found that the majority of runners wearing shoes strike their heels, which causes a large and sudden collision force that happens (on average) 960 times for every mile ran. The authors concluded that this makes runners prone to repetitive stress injuries. People who run barefoot tend to land with a step toward the middle or front of the foot, causing less impact force to the foot.

 
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All of the following statements about perimenopause are true EXCEPT which one?
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Perimenopause occurs before menopause and lasts about three to five years. Although a woman can experience many different menopausal symptoms during this time, that doesn’t necessarily mean she is infertile. Every woman is considered "fertile" until she has experienced a year or more of absent periods, and confirmed this with her doctor.

 
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11/18/17 9:41 A

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

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


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

 
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Vitamins A, D, E, and K are…. Fat-soluble vitamins
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Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, meaning that dietary fat must be available for your body to absorb those nutrients. So if you're eating raspberries, spinach and carrots, great! However, to get the most out of foods rich in these fat-soluble vitamins, eat a little heart-healthy fat at the same time.

 
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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. Here's how some common holiday cookies break down (nutrition facts based on 2 cookies unless otherwise noted):
Sugar cookies: 170 calories, 9 grams fat
Shortbread cookies: 150 calories, 9 grams fat
Gingerbread cookies: 140 calories, 7 grams fat
Peanut brittle (1 oz): 138 calories, 5 grams fat
Peanut butter cookies: 121 calories, 7 grams fat

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

 
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Of adults with arthritis, how many take part in a regular exercise program?
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According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis aren't exercising enough. According to researchers, more than one-third of adults with arthritis do not exercise at all, and people with arthritis are less likely than people without arthritis to meet recommended levels of physical activity (30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week). Exercise is an important part of an arthritis management program.

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

 
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To lose fat, it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you stay within your calorie range.
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Your body has many complex processes that determine when energy gets put into and taken out of storage (fat cells). These processes are directly affected by what, when and how much you eat. Eating a healthy, balanced diet will make it easier for your body to burn fat and prevent the food you eat from being stored as fat. Whole, minimally processed foods and nutritionally-balanced meals are better than meals that are high in refined sugars, sodium, and/or processed grains. It's much harder for your body to turn lean protein, fruits, veggies and whole grains into fat than it is to turn sugar and refined foods into fat, for example. And more research is showing that a diet of whole foods is metabolized more efficiently than modern-day's processed food products, which may slow metabolism and lead to weight gain.

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

 
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Inactive Adults who don't Strength Train regularly can lose how many pounds of Muscle Mass per year?
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Without consistent Strength Training, muscle size and strength decline with age. An Inactive Person loses 1/2 pound of muscle per year after Age 20. After Age 60 this rate of loss doubles. But, Muscle Loss is NOT Inevitable!! With Regular Strength Training, Muscle Mass can be preserved throughout the Lifespan, and the muscle lost CAN BE Rebuilt!!

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

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

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

 
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If you exercise regularly, it's possible to reduce your cholesterol even if you don't lose weight
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Several studies show widespread improvements in cholesterol levels are related to the amount of activity and not the intensity of exercise. The more minutes you exercise per week, the more your cholesterol levels will improve, even if accompanied by a minimal weight change.

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

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

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

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

 
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Even if you are at a healthy weight, your risk for developing hypertension is greater if you do not exercise regularly.
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Sedentary individuals have a higher risk for hypertension than individuals who are active. Regular exercise can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. However, if you are overweight, your risk of developing high blood pressure is two to six times higher.

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

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

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

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


 
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How big is ONE serving of COOKED grains (oats, rice, pasta, etc.)?
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A single serving of cooked grains is 1/2 cup. If you're eyeballing it, that's about the size of a billiard ball.

 
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How many nutrients are lost when whole grains are refined into white flour?
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When grains are processed and refined, the bran and germ are removed, leaving behind the white endosperm. During this process, grains become less nutritious, losing 25% of their original protein content and 17 other essential nutrients. While manufacturers then "enrich" the flour with some vitamins and minerals, a naturally whole grain is still a healthier choice. Compared to refined grains (white bread, white rice, white flour), whole grains pack more protein, fiber, vitamins (B vitamins and vitamin E), and minerals (magnesium and iron), as well as some antioxidants not found in other foods.

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

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

 
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Aerobic exercise decreases HDL cholesterol.
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HDL cholesterol is the "good" cholesterol. Aerobic exercise increases HDL (good) cholesterol and decreases LDL (bad) cholesterol.


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

 
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Which of the following statements about sugar alcohols is FALSE?
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Sugar alcohols get their name from their unique chemical structure, which resembles both sugar and alcohol. But they're neither sugars nor alcohols. In fact, sugar alcohols are a type of carbohydrate that sweetens foods, but with half the calories of sugar. There are several specific types of sugar alcohols (usually ending with the letters "-ol"): erythritol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates, isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol.

 
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Which of the following supplements can help prevent colds and the flu?
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Although each of these substances have been linked to cold prevention in some studies, but the jury's still out on the best role for herbal and vitamin supplements. According to respected organizations (such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Lung Association), there is no conclusive evidence that supports the notion that taking large doses of vitamin C, zinc, or Echinacea will prevent colds. However, these nutrients may reduce the severity or duration of some symptoms. Always talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.


 
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How many cups of popcorn does a large tub from a movie theatre usually contain?
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On average, a large popcorn (which contains 20 cups) boasts a mind-boggling 100 grams of fat—the equivalent of more than six fast food hamburgers. With about 1,300 calories, that large popcorn packs almost a full day’s supply of calories for the average dieter.

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

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

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


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

 
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Riboflavin is another name for which vitamin?
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Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) is involved in several vital metabolic processes in the body. It is necessary for normal cell and tissue function. Riboflavin is needed for normal protein and energy metabolism.

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

 
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Choosing white turkey meat instead of dark will save you how many fat grams per 4-oz. serving?
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Four ounces of dark turkey meat without skin contains a reasonable 183 calories and 5 grams fat. Skinless turkey breast is leaner at 153 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.



 
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For best results, you should increase the amount of weight you lift every time you workout.
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Progressively overloading your muscles is the key to effective strength training. But increasing the weight you use too rapidly can lead to burnout, chronic soreness, and overuse injuries. A better approach for most people is to increase the weight (by about 10%) when you can reliably do the higher number of reps each time in good form.

 
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