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Some medications can affect your heart rate during exercise.

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

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

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

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Only liposuction can remove cellulite.

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Extracting the fat layer between the skin and the fibrous bands of connective tissue can actually accentuate the lumpy appearance and make cellulite worse. Liposuction can remove pockets of stubborn fat, but it is not suitable as a cellulite treatment.

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


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Which of the following statements best describe the method for measuring your resting heart rate?
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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True or False: 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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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.

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Fat-free foods are always the healthiest choice.

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When you remove the fat from foods that naturally contain them, you have to replace the fat with some other ingredients (often sugar or salt). Instead of choosing the fat-free version of your favorite cheese, which will lack the satisfyingly rich mouth feel of the original, choose the reduced-fat version. It will retain some of that richness with less fat and fewer calories.

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Sensitivities to specific allergens (such as pollen) are inherited.

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Sensitivities to specific allergens are not inherited, but the tendency to develop allergies can be traced back to your parents. If your mother was allergic to dust mites for example, you might also develop allergies--but not necessarily to the same substance. If one of your parents had allergies, you have a one in three chance of also developing an allergy. This risk jumps as high as 75% if both of your parents had allergies.


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What are the 4 fat-soluble vitamins?

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Four vitamins are fat-soluble: A, D, E, and K. Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fat. To be carried in your bloodstream and throughout your body, they must be attached to body chemicals made of lipids or fat. Your body is able to store these fat-soluble vitamins in body fat. Getting a new supply each day is not essential. Harmful, toxic levels of the fat-soluble vitamins can occur when excess amounts are consumed on a regular basis, usually from supplements

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Which of the following ground beef products tends to be the LEANEST?

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Ground beef products (in order of most to least fat): ground beef, ground chuck, ground round. Eye of round and roasts are leaner, while steaks and ribs have more fat.

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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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Individuals who get under _______ hours of sleep per night are more at risk for heart disease, obesity, stroke, and other health conditions.
6 hrs
Individuals who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be at an increased risk for viral infections, heart disease, obesity and stroke, with an associated decline in mental functioning to boot.



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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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How soon after working out should you eat?
Within 30 minutes to 2 hours
The ideal time to eat after a workout is within 30 minutes to two hours, when your body is ready and waiting to top off its fuel tanks to prepare for your next workout. But if your appetite or schedule doesnít allow you to eat a meal right after your exercise session, don't panic. Your body can still replace your muscle fuel over the next 24 hours, as long as you're eating enough food to support your activity level.


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Vitamins contain calories.

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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.

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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.

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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 essential nutrients help regulate cellular fluid and transmit nerve impulses?

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


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True or False: Residents of developed countries (like the U.S.) are MORE likely to experience allergies than people in developing areas of the world.
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Generally speaking, developed countries have much higher incidences of allergies than developing areas of the world. Scientists believe that the clean and sanitized homes of the industrialized world are actually detrimental to the immune system, and that exposure to illness-causing bacteria is necessary for the immune system to function optimally. When your immune system is not challenged by natural foes, it malfunctions and becomes supersensitive to seemingly harmless substances.


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How long do you need to fast before getting a lipid profile test done?
9-12 hours
A simple blood cholesterol test (also known as a lipid profile), performed after fasting for 9-12 hours, can determine your triglyceride level.


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On average, how many minutes does it take for your stomach to signal to your brain that it's full?
20 minutes
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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True or False: 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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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.



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




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Exercise can be just as effective in treating depression as antidepressant medications are.

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There are many effective treatments for depression, and antidepressant medications are just one of them. Because depression is so different among individuals, the methods used to treat depression also vary in effectiveness from person to person. For example, some studies show that exercise is just as effective as antidepressants in treating depression in some cases. For other people, talk therapy alone is enough to put depression at bay. Your doctor will work with you to find the best treatment plan for you, based on your symptoms.

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Americans eat more ice cream per year than any other country.

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The average American licks her way through almost 5 gallons of the ice cream each year, according to the Canadian Dairy Info Centre, but New Zealanders, at 6 gallons a year, eat more!

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A women who is breastfeeding should get clearance from her doctor before starting an exercise program.

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Pregnant and nursing women should get clearance before starting a workout program. A document called a PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) can help you determine if you need a medical evaluation before starting an exercise program.

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

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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!

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What does hypertension mean?

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Hypertension means high blood pressure.

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True or False: 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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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 appearanceóparticularly in men with lower levels of the male hormone androgen. Overall, about 10% of men have cellulite (compared to over 90% of women).



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True or False: Exercise can be just as effective in treating depression as antidepressant medications are.
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There are many effective treatments for depression, and antidepressant medications are just one of them. Because depression is so different among individuals, the methods used to treat depression also vary in effectiveness from person to person. For example, some studies show that exercise is just as effective as antidepressants in treating depression in some cases. For other people, talk therapy alone is enough to put depression at bay. Your doctor will work with you to find the best treatment plan for you, based on your symptoms.


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How often should a healthy person get his or her blood pressure checked?

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Healthy individuals should get their blood pressure tested by a medical professional every time they see the doctor, or at least once every two years. People with hypertension should do this more frequently, in accordance with their doctor's instructions

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Which conventionally grown fruit tends to be HIGHEST in pesticide residue?

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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): strawberries, apples, nectarines, peaches, celery, grapes, cherries, spinach, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers.

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Americans get ___ of their daily calories from beverages.

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

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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.



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How many calories does a single gram of carbohydrate provide?
4 calories
One gram of carbohydrate provides 4 calories.


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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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Which of the following foods contain fiber?

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


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To achieve minimum health and fitness benefits, adults should aim for how many aerobic exercise sessions per week?

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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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How many types of carbohydrates are there?

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When is the best time to stretch?
After you workout
Always warm up before doing any stretching exercises. Stretching a cold muscle increases the risk of pulls or tears. Think of your muscles like you would a rubber band. It's easy to stretch a warm rubber band, but if you try to stretch a cold one, you risk cracking or breaking it. Donít treat your muscles like a cold rubber band! If you want to improve your flexibility but aren't sure where to start, check out our Reference Guide to Stretching.



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How many calories per gram does alcohol contain?
7 calories per gram
Alcohol] is high in calories, second only to fat in calories per gram (fat has 9 calories per gram; alcohol has 7). If you drink alcoholic beverages regularly, they can contribute a lot of calories to your diet, which can slow or stop weight loss, and promote weight gain. To limit the effect of alcohol on your weight, drink alcohol in moderation (defined above) or only on occasion.

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What is the leading cause of death in the United States?
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*52 million Americans have high cholesterol, a leading cause of heart disease.
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True or False: Taking (or eating) extra vitamin B-12 can boost your energy levels.
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A lack of vitamin B-12 may lead to fatigue, but taking extra B-12 does not boost energy levels. A water-soluble vitamin, your body excretes excess vitamin B-12.



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True or False: Fresh juice is a good source of fiber.
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True or False: Untreated depression can lead to a weakened immune system.
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Eating soup before your meal can help you consume fewer total calories during your meal.

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Studies show that people who eat broth or vegetable-based soups (not creamy or high-fat ones) as the first course of a meal consume fewer total calories during their meal. In fact, study participants consumed 20% fewer calories when they started their meal with soup!

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Which of the following ingredients is a sweetener with no calories?

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Sucralose 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.

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

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A 2005 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that Brits burn more than 50,000 calories a year--nearly 15 pounds of fat--just by cleaning their homes

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The formula 220 - age measures what?

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To find your maximum heart rate (MHR) for aerobic exercise.


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

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

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Which of the following people is most likely to develop high blood pressure?

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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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Which of the following best characterizes the 'valsalva maneuver'?
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Many people have a tendency to hold their breath during strenuous activity like weight lifting--a big mistake. Known as the valsalva maneuver, this breathing issue, which involves exhaling forcibly without any air actually exiting the body, can limit oxygen delivery to the brain and cause dizziness, fainting, a spike in blood pressure and other complications.



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True or False: Minerals cannot be destroyed by light, water, or heat.
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Minerals are very stable. They cannot be destroyed by light, water, heat or food handling processes. In fact, the little bit of ash that remains when a food is completely burned is its mineral content!



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True or False: Sweating during exercise causes acne
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Sweat in itself neither fights acne nor causes it; but the increased blood flow, unclogging of pores from sweating, and stress reduction that result from exercise may all benefit the acne sufferer, says the Childrenís Hospital of Colorado (CHC).



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What kind of resistance do dumbbells provide?

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Fixed resistance provides a constant amount of resistance throughout the full range of motion (ROM) of a strength training exercise. This means that the amount of resistance/weight you are lifting does not change during the movement. For example, during a 10-pound curl, you are lifting 10 pounds throughout the motion. Fixed resistance helps to strengthen all the major muscle groups in the body. Dumbbells provide fixed resistance.

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What does the word 'aerobic' mean?

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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.


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The only symptom of insomnia is difficulty falling asleep.

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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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True or False: 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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People who smoke need twice as much of what vitamin?
Vitamin C
dult males need 90 milligrams of vitamin C daily and adult females need 75 milligrams daily. People who smoke need about twice as much vitamin C daily.



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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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True or False: You will absorb more nutrients from your veggies by eating them with a fat (such as a vinaigrette dressing).
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Your body can't make use of certain vitamins and antioxidants found in vegetables(beta-carotene, vitamin D, and vitamin E in particular) without a bit of fat to help process them. Ditch the fat-free salad dressing and dip your fork into a dressing made with olive oil for heightened meal satisfaction and nutrient absorption!


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If you made chocolate chip cookies with half the chips called for in the recipe, how many calories would you save per cookie?
22
Use miniature chocolate chips in your cookies and reduce the amount by half. Though mini chips and regular size chips have the same nutritional content, by reducing the amount, you'll get more, smaller chips throughout the cookies. You'll save 1,050 calories per cup of chips you eliminate, or about 22 calories per cookie.


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True or False: If you smoke, you should check with your doctor before starting a new fitness program.
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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.



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



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How many colds does the average adult catch each year?
2-4
Adults usually catch a cold 2-4 times each year, but children can get sick more often, with about 6-10 colds per year.



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True or False: Britain's Earl of the Sandwich invented the sandwich.
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Years ago, Britain's Earl of the Sandwich, John Montague, couldn't be bothered wasting time at lengthy meals. Meals took too much time away from his passion for gambling. So, he asked for his meat to be brought between two slices of bread for a quick and easy meal that could be eaten while playing cards. The Earl was so proud of his discovery that he named it after himself. And thus, the sandwich was born.



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Which of the following ingredients is a sign that a food product is made with 100% whole wheat?
None of the above
To make sure you are getting 100% whole wheat bread, look at the ingredients listónot 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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True or False: Regularly walking about 10,000 steps per day can help lower blood pressure
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A 2001 study published in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise found that sedentary women with high blood pressure reduced their systolic blood pressure and body mass by walking 9,700 steps per day at a self-selected pace for 24 weeks.



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What are the 4 fat-soluble vitamins?
Vitamins A, D, E and K
Four vitamins are fat-soluble: A, D, E, and K. Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fat. To be carried in your bloodstream and throughout your body, they must be attached to body chemicals made of lipids or fat. Your body is able to store these fat-soluble vitamins in body fat. Getting a new supply each day is not essential. Harmful, toxic levels of the fat-soluble vitamins can occur when excess amounts are consumed on a regular basis, usually from supplements.


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In order to lower your triglyceride numbers, you need to lose:
7-10% of your body weight
Since your body releases triglycerides into the bloodstream from your stored fat, the less fat you have available, the lower your triglycerides will be. You don't have to lose a lot of weight to see a benefit either. Losing just 7-10% of your body weight (just 14-20 pounds for a 200-pound person) can make a difference in your triglyceridesóand for your heart!



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Who is more likely to develop high blood pressure?
It depends on the person's age missed

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Which of the following high-fat foods is a source of heart-healthy fats?


Where is most of the body's serotonin located?
In the gastrointestinal tract
Ninety-five percent of the body's serotonin is located in the gastrointestinal tract. If levels of this important neurotransmitter are off balance, bowels problems and IBS symptoms can resul


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.



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




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True or False: If people only ate healthful foods like fruits and vegetables they would never gain weight.
False
Even healthful foods can result in weight gain. Although better for you than processed foods in numerous ways, too much of anything--even fruits and vegetables--can result in weight gain. It's all about calories in vs. calories out. That said, the calories you eat should come from the healthiest, most nutritious sources possible



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One tablespoon of coconut oil contains:
12 grams of saturated fat
For a SparkPeople member following a diet of 1,200-1,550 calories per day, their upper limit of saturated fat is 17 grams daily. A single tablespoon of coconut oil contains about 12 grams of saturated fat (and 117 calories).

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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.



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Which of the following actions can cause osteoarthritis to develop?
All of the above
Joint injuries or overuse, whether from physical labor, sports, or repetitive injury, can increase the risk for developing osteoarthritis. Even a single injury to a joint can result in the development of osteoarthritis many years later. Read The Causes of Osteoarthritis for more information.


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True or False: If you exercise regularly, it's possible to reduce your cholesterol even if you don't lose weight.
True
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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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 isnít available, or if the body isnít 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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Which food naturally contains vitamin D?
Fish
Vitamin D is found naturally in fish and fish-liver oils. However it is also found in vitamin D fortified milk.

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



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