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The morning after an intense workout, you start feeling quite sore. You notice that you feel this way up to 72 hours after your workout, but then you feel as good as new. Which type of muscle soreness are you experiencing?
Long-Term Muscle Soreness
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness - Answer
None of the Above
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, called DOMS for short, is the soreness you're probably most familiar with. It's what you feel when you get out of bed the next morning after a tough workout. This type of muscle soreness begins 24 to 48 hours after your workout and actually indicates a natural adaptive process that the body uses after an intense exercise session. When you do a new or particularly challenging workout, your muscle fibers tear on a microscopic level. If you still feel pain well past the 72-hour mark you may be experiencing Long-Term Muscle Soreness. If the pain lingers for longer than 5 days, consult your doctor.

True or False: Men need more vitamin K each day than women do.
True
The recommended daily vitamin-K intake for adult males is 120 micrograms; women need 90 micrograms daily.

To make refined or bleached 'white flour,' what part of the wheat kernel is removed?
A - The wheat bran
B - The wheat germ
C - The endosperm
All of the above
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A and C only
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. Germ is the part of the plant that sprouts to generate a new plant. It has B-vitamins, trace minerals, and some protein. It's also removed when wheat flour is refined to become white flour, which is purely the endosperm of the wheat kernel.


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7/18/12 7:59 A

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

True or False: Taking allergy medications regularly will cure allergies.
False
Medications like antihistamines only relieve allergy symptoms, not cure them. The only known treatment that can cure allergies is immunotherapy (allergy shots). Nearly 80 percent of people who use these treatments correctly for one to three years will successfully cure their allergies.

True or False: Soluble and insoluble fiber have the same functions and benefits.
False
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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True or False: People can have type 2 diabetes and show no symptoms.
True
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.

Which of the following conditions may lead to IBS?
A - Bacterial infection
B - Celiac disease
C - Jaw pain
D - Fibromyalgia
All of the above - Answer
A, B, and C only
None 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.

Which of the following best describes calisthenics?
Ballet exercises
Women's exercises
80's exercises
Body weight exercises - Answer
Stretching exercises
Aerobic exercises
Calisthenics are exercises that use your own body weight in lieu of outside or added resistance. You can use the weight of your own body to develop muscle, but using body weight alone is less effective for developing larger muscles and greater strength. However, calisthenics adequately improve general muscular fitness and are sufficient to improve muscle tone and maintain one’s current level of muscular strength. Examples include: pushups, crunches, dips, pull ups, lunges, and squats, just to name a few.


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

How many servings of ice cream are in a single pint?
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2
3
4 - Answer
5
6
7
8
A pint of ice cream is not a single serving; it's FOUR servings. If you eat an entire pint, you have to multiply the number of calories, fat grams, etc. listed on the label by four. Stick to portions the size of half a tennis ball, and always scoop your ice cream into a small bowl instead of eating it directly from the container to prevent overeating.

True or False: Pollen counts are HIGHEST between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
False
Pollen counts are highest between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. If you have allergies to pollen, you should avoid going outdoors during this time frame.

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What does the word 'aerobic' mean?
'With muscles'
'Continuous movement'
'With oxygen' - Answer
'Cardiovascular'
'Heart beating'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.

The food ingredients erythritol, maltitol, and sorbitol are all examples of what?
Artificial sweeteners
Herbs
Preservatives
Sugar alcohols - Answer
Milk derivitives
Fat replacers
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.

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.

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7/8/12 9:46 A

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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.

How many teaspoons of sugar does a 12-oz can of soda contain?
4
6
8
10 - Answer
12
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.

True or False: If you smoke, you should check with your doctor before starting a new fitness program.
True
A document called a PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) can help you determine if you need a medical evaluation before starting an exercise program.


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Which of the following is NOT a good nutrition strategy for type 2 diabetics?
Answer: Eating fat with every meal and snack
Explanation: 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.

True or False: Simply walking for 15 minutes per day (without changing your diet) can prevent weight gain.
Answer; False
Explanation: Walking alone might not be enough to prevent weight gain. Researchers from the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center say that simply walking for 15 minutes (or about 2,000 steps) and eating a couple fewer bites of food can help you prevent future weight gain.

Which of the following measures can be taken to help prevent or delay the onset menopause?
Exercising regularly (3-5 times per week)
Getting 800-1,500 mg. of calcium daily
Limiting caffeine to less than 300 mg daily
Maintaining a healthy weight
All of the above
None of the above - ANSWER
Explanation: Menopause is a natural event and cannot be stalled or prevented. However, medications, diet and exercise can prevent or eliminate some symptoms of menopause and enhance a woman's quality of life as she grows older. Learn how certain diet and fitness habits can help ward off symptoms.

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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.

True or False: Removing the skin from a butter-basted turkey will reduce your caloric intake by about 80 calories.
False
Turkey (or poultry) with skin has more fat, but removing the skin will save you only 40 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.

Individuals who do not absorb vitamin B-12 properly might have what condition?
Hemophilia
Lactose intolerance
Celiac disease
Pernicious anemia - Answer
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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For best results, how long should you hold a stretch?
5 seconds
10 seconds
15-30 seconds - Answer
60-90 seconds
2 minutes
Ideally, most experts recommend that people stretch for 10-15 minutes per day. Hold each stretch for 15-30 seconds, repeating one or two more times, depending on how you feel.

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.

There are 5 components of fitness. Which of the following isn't one of them?
Body composition
Warm up - Answer
Aerobic fitness
Flexibility
Muscular strength
Muscular endurance
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. To learn more about all five components of fitness, check out Fitness Resource Center.


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True or False: The only way your body can store energy from food is in the form of body fat.
False
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.

What equation determins whether your weight is appropriate for your height?
BMR
BMI - Answer
BFP
BMI (body mass index) is a quick and easy way to determine if your weight is appropriate for your height.

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.


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Which of the following foods contain cholesterol?
A - Meat
B - Poultry
C - Fish
D - Eggs
E - Dairy products
F - Peanut butter
G - Avocado
All of the above
A, B, C, D and E only
A, D, and E only
Answer: A, B, C and E only

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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.

According to the Nurses' Health Study, just 3 hours of brisk walking per week can lower a woman's risk of heart disease by how much?
Answer: 30% (According to the long-term Nurses' Health Study, which follows the habits and health of 72,000 female nurses, three hours of brisk walking each week (that's just 30 minutes per day) can lower a woman's risk of heart disease by 30% to 40%.)

True or False: Glucose is the only source of energy used by the brain.
Answer: True
Explanation: Glucose (typically made from carbohydrates) is necessary for the regulation of nerve tissue and is the only source of energy for the brain.

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True or False: It's best to start your strength-training workouts with exercises for larger muscles and then work on your smaller muscles.
True If you work out the smaller muscles first, they'll be too tired to help out when you're lifting heavier weights to train your larger muscles. So do the "heavy lifting" first, and finish off with the smaller muscles.

Which of the following foods may help reduce your risk of osteoarthritis?
A - Flaxseeds
B - Pumpkin seeds
C - Hempseeds
D - Salmon
E - Safflower oil
All of the above
A, B, C and D only - Answer
A and D only
A diet low in omega-3 fatty acids (the good-for-you fats, from foods like flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, hempseeds, and salmon) and high in unhealthy fats (corn, safflower and cottonseed oils, fatty meats, high-fat dairy products, saturated fat and trans fats) may contribute to your risk of developing osteoarthritis. Healthy omega-3's reduce joint inflammation while unhealthy fats can increase it.

Which of the following vitamins is water-soluble?
Vitamin A
Vitamin B-12 - Answer
Vitamin D
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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True or False: For a muscle to get stronger, it has to get bigger.
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The amount of force a muscle can generate depends not just on the size of the muscle fibers but also on the number of fibers that can be activated and used. Each time you challenge your muscles to do more than they usually do, they learn to use more of your existing muscle fibers. Muscle fibers won't start getting bigger until after you reach the point where you're activating most of them--and you can gain a lot of strength before you get to that point.

Which of the following "menu words" signals the lighest menu item?
pan-fried
scalloped
a la mode
poached - Answer
homemade
In general, the following menu words tend to describe unhealthy or high-calorie fare: buttery, breaded, buttered, fried, pan-fried, creamed, scalloped, au gratin, a la mode. Grilled, baked, steamed, broiled, stir-fried, roasted, blackened, and yes, poached are healthier preparation methods.

True or False: Adults over age 50 need more calcium than their younger counterparts.
True
The recommended amount of calcium for male and female adults, ages 19-50, is 1,000 milligrams daily. The amount increases to 1,200 milligrams daily for those over age 51.


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What does hypertension mean?
High cholesterol
Low cholesterol
High stress
Low stress
High blood pressure - Answer
Low blood pressure
High sensitivity
Low sensitivity

True or False: Women should lift light weights for more repetitions to avoid bulking up.
False
While on a weight lifting program, the right hormones (testosterone) are necessary in order to bulk up. Women’s testosterone levels are much lower than men’s, so in most cases, they are not capable of building large muscles. In fact, since muscle takes up less room than fat, women tend to lose inches when they strength train. So in addition to the physical benefits (increased metabolism, decreased risk of osteoporosis, increased strength), strength training will help you slim down too! Women, in fact, are more likely to tone up from strength training rather than bulk up. Research shows that women can add up to 30% lean muscle and end up looking thinner, feeling stronger and being firmer. No matter how many repetitions you do, you should be lifting a challenging weight and feel muscle fatigue by the end of each set.

Which of the following is NOT a symptom of seasonal allergies?
Itchy eyes
Sneezing
Body aches - Answer
Runny nose
Sore throat
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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True or False: The nutrient content of an egg depends mostly on whether or not the eggs come from free range chickens.
Answer: False
Explanation:
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.

For best results, how long should you hold a stretch?
Answer: 15-30 seconds
Ideally, most experts recommend that people stretch for 10-15 minutes per day. Hold each stretch for 15-30 seconds, repeating one or two more times, depending on how you feel.

Line up these 5 homemade pies in order of most to least calories per slice (highest to lowest calories).
Answer: Pecan pie, cherry pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie
Here's the fat and calorie breakdown for homemade pies:
Pecan pie 503 calories, 27 grams fat
Cherry pie 486 calories, 22 grams fat
Apple pie 411 calories, 19 grams fat
Pumpkin pie 316 calories, 14 grams fat
Sweet potato pie 250 calories, 12 grams fat

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The formula 220 - age measures what?
BMI
RHR
BMR
MHR - Answer
Life expectancy
220 - age is a common formula to find your maximum heart rate (MHR) for aerobic exercise.

Which 3-oz. box of candy from a movie theatre contains the fewest total calories?
Mike & Ike
Junior Mints
Milk Duds
Sno Caps - Answer
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).

True or False: Eating soup before your meal can help you consume fewer total calories during your meal.
True
Soup may curb your appetite. Studies show that people who eat broth or vegetable-based soups (not creamy or high-fat ones) as the first course of a meal consume fewer total calories during their meal. In fact, study participants consumed 20% fewer calories when they started their meal with soup!


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True or False: The frozen dessert known as 'Italian ice' contains milk, just like ice cream does.
Answer: False
Explanation:
talian ice (also called Granita) is a mix of juice (or other liquid like coffee), water and sugar, usually in a 4:1 ratio of liquid to sugar. The ices are stirred frequently during freezing to give it a flaky texture. These are almost always fat-free, contain minimal additives and are the lowest in calories of all frozen desserts.

What type of stretching should always be avoided?
Answer: ballistic stretching
Explanation:
Avoid ballistic stretching and other high-force, short-duration stretches that use rapid bouncing motions or momentum. You have far less control during this type of stretch and therefore a greater potential risk of injury. It does not allow your muscles to adjust to, and relax in, the stretched position. It may instead cause them to tighten up by repeatedly activating the stretch reflex.

According to the glycemic index, people should eat more foods that have...
Answer: low glycemic index
explanation:
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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True or False: Research shows that you are more likely to receive accurate weight loss advice on high-activity message boards like SparkPeople's.
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When it comes to weight loss advice, a study published in the American Journal of Medicine (July 2007) says that Internet users tend to receive accurate answers when they ask questions in high-volume online forums. The study also recommends that health professionals refer their patients to high-volume forums, like SparkPeople.com's Message Boards for weight loss advice.

Eggs contain all of the following vitamins EXCEPT:
Thiamine (vitamin B1)
Vitamin C - Answer
Vitamin D
Folate (vitamin B9)
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.

How many pounds of calcium are in the average adult body?
2-3 pounds - Answer
4-6 pounds
7-9 pounds
10 pounds or moreCalcium 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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Your resting heart rate is a good indicator of what?
Answer: Your fitness level

Explanation:
Your resting heart rate (RHR) is a good indicator of your state of fitness. Fit people tend to have lower resting heart rates than unfit people because their hearts are stronger and more efficient, which means they can beat more slowly when at rest.

Which of the following can help reduce the length and severity of colds and flu?

Which of the following can help reduce the length and severity of colds and flu?
A- Eating dark green veggies
B- Drinking lots of water
C- Getting plenty of sleep
D- Taking a hot bath
All of the above
B and C only
A, B, and C only - Answer

Explanation:
There is no cure for the common cold or flu. But vitamin-rich fruits and veggies (dark green, red and yellow ones) can boost your body's resistance. So can adequate rest and plenty of fluids—especially water, which moistens mucous membranes and helps them fight off intruding viruses. Taking hot baths can be relaxing and soothe those flu aches, but it's not a good idea when you have a fever.

How soon after working out should you eat?
Answer: Within 30 minutes to 2 hours

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

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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.

True or False: Depression is a normal part of life.
False

Which of the following can help reduce the length and severity of colds and flu?
A- Eating dark green veggies
B- Drinking lots of water
C- Getting plenty of sleep
D- Taking a hot bath
All of the above
B and C only
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There is no cure for the common cold or flu. But vitamin-rich fruits and veggies (dark green, red and yellow ones) can boost your body's resistance. So can adequate rest and plenty of fluids—especially water, which moistens mucous membranes and helps them fight off intruding viruses. Taking hot baths can be relaxing and soothe those flu aches, but it's not a good idea when you have a fever.

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After an intense workout, what nutrient does your body need most?
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Protein
Fat
Vitamins
Antioxidants
Carbohydrates. Roughly 60% of the calories you eat at this time should come from carbohydrates. Contrary to popular belief, your body needs more carbohydrates than protein after a workout, to replace the muscle fuel (glycogen) you used up and to prepare for your next exercise session. Moderate exercisers need about 30-40 grams of carbohydrates after an hour of exercise, but high-intensity exercisers need more—around 50-60 grams for each hour they exercised.

Approximately how many varieties of tea are there?
3
12
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There are four basic types of tea: Black tea is produced by allowing tea leaves to completely ferment before heating. Oolong tea is only partially fermented. Green tea is produced by steaming freshly-picked leaves before heat-drying. And white tea is only withered and dried by steaming. There are over 3,000 varieties of tea, each with its own unique character and name--which comes from the district in which it was cultivated.

Ditch that 1/4 cup of turkey gravy on your mashed potatoes to save...
90 calories
75 calories
30 calories - Answer
50 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!





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True or False: 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.


True or False: Soluble and insoluble fiber have the same functions and benefits.
Answer: False

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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.

Insoluble fiber is often called roughage or bulk because it keeps the digestive system running smoothly. This helps with constipation, hemorrhoids, and other digestive problems. It may help to prevent some types of cancer.

True or False: Depression is a normal part of life.
Answer: False

Explanation:
Although it's normal to feel sad or experience "the blues" in response to certain life events, such as the death of a loved one, clinical depression is a medical condition that persists for weeks, months or even years and is not a normal reaction to life events.

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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.

True or False: Women should lift light weights for more repetitions to avoid bulking up.
Answer: False
While on a weight lifting program, the right hormones (testosterone) are necessary in order to bulk up. Women’s testosterone levels are much lower than men’s, so in most cases, they are not capable of building large muscles. In fact, since muscle takes up less room than fat, women tend to lose inches when they strength train. So in addition to the physical benefits (increased metabolism, decreased risk of osteoporosis, increased strength), strength training will help you slim down too! Women, in fact, are more likely to tone up from strength training rather than bulk up. Research shows that women can add up to 30% lean muscle and end up looking thinner, feeling stronger and being firmer. No matter how many repetitions you do, you should be lifting a challenging weight and feel muscle fatigue by the end of each set.

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

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True or False: Appetite and hunger are one in the same.
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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.

If you made chocolate chip cookies with half the chips called for in the recipe, how many calories would you save per cookie?
22 - Answer
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12
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.

True or False: Research shows that both green AND black teas contain heart-protecting antioxidants.
Answer: True
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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Beans, peas, lentils and oats are good sources of which kind of fiber?
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Insoluble fiber
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.

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

After age 60, people who don't strength train lose how many pounds of muscle per year (on average)?
1 pound - Answer
2 pounds
3 pounds
Starting in their twenties, most people (especially women) lose half a pound of muscle every year if they aren't strength training to preserve it. After age 60, this rate of loss doubles. But regular strength training can preserve muscle throughout the lifespan, and rebuild the muscle lost.


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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.

How many nutrients are lost when whole grains are refined into white flour?
Answer: 17
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.

Which of the following people is most likely to develop high blood pressure?
Answer: 75-year-old woman

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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According to the Nurses' Health Study, just 3 hours of brisk walking per week can lower a woman's risk of heart disease by how much?
5%
10%
20%
30% - Answer
50%
70%
According to the long-term Nurses' Health Study, which follows the habits and health of 72,000 female nurses, three hours of brisk walking each week (that's just 30 minutes per day) can lower a woman's risk of heart disease by 30% to 40%.

Strength training builds stronger muscles, but what else does it help strengthen?
A - Tendons
B - Ligaments
C - Bones
D - Joints
All of the above - Answer
C and D only
Regular strength training increases the size and strength of the muscle fibers. It also strengthens the tendons, ligaments, and bones. All of these changes have a positive impact on your physical fitness, appearance, and metabolism, while reducing the risk of injury and decreasing joint and muscle pain.

To achieve minimum health and fitness benefits, adults should aim for how many aerobic exercise sessions per week?
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2
3 - Answer
4
5
6
7
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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A potassium deficiency can lead to...
High cholesterol
Diabetes
High blood pressure - Answer
Insomnia
Infertility
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.

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?
30 minutes
1 hour
2 hours - Answer
4 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.

How high should you elevate your heart rate during an aerobic (cardio) workout?
As high as possible—100%
Between 85% and 95%
Between 60% and 85% - Answer
Moderately—about 50%

The recommended heart rate range for aerobic exercise is 60-85% of your maximum heart rate. This range is called the target heart rate (THR) zone. This range is ideal for the general health benefits that come with exercise, and for weight loss. You can use your THR, the "Talk Test" or Perceived Exertion to make sure you're working out in a good intensity level (not too easy, not too hard).


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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
All of the above - Answer
None of the above

What does the word 'aerobic' mean?
'With muscles'
'Continuous movement'
'With oxygen' - Answer
'Cardiovascular'
'Heart beating'

True or False: Eggs can absorb flavors and smells from your fridge.
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Which of the following is responsible for the sweetness in some candies?
Answer: Corn syrup
Although all of these ingredients can be found in candy, corn syrup is the most common sweetening agent. Artificial flavors provide the flavor, but not the sweetness. Modified corn starch is a thickening agent, and yellow 5 is a food coloring.

Which of the following ingredients is NOT a caloric sweetener?
Answer: 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.

True or False: Sweating during exercise causes acne
Answer: False
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 Children’s Hospital of Colorado (CHC).

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True or False: Untreated depression can lead to a weakened immune system.
Answer: True

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.
Answer: True

True or False: Taking allergy medications regularly will cure allergies.
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Which of the following is NOT a good nutrition strategy for type 2 diabetics?
Spacing meals evenly throughout the day
Eating protein with every meal and snack
Eating fat with every meal and snack - Answer
Increasing fiber intake
Using sugar substitutes instead of sugar

True or False: Walking provides enough impact to strengthen bones and decrease one's risk of osteoporosis.
Answer: True

How many calories does a single gram of protein provide?
1 calorie
3 calories
4 calories - Answer
7 calories
9 calories


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People who smoke need twice as much of what vitamin?
Vitamin A
Vitamin B-6
Vitamin C - Answer
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Adult 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.

Which of the following is NOT a symptom of seasonal allergies?
Itchy eyes
Sneezing
Body aches - Answer
Runny nose
Sore throat
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.

You logged extra time on the treadmill this morning and weighed yourself after. The scale dropped 2 pounds. Why?
You burned 2 pound of fat during your workout
You lost 2 pounds of water from sweating - Answer
Either of the above could be correct
Weight loss isn't immediate. If you weigh less directly after a workout it's because you've lost some water weight through sweating--not because you instantly lost fat.

True or False: By adding exercise to your weight loss program, you'll be able to eat more calories and still lose weight.
Answer: True

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The US Department of Agriculture estimates that Americans eat what percentage of their meals away from home.
19%
29% - Answer
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59%
The US Department of Agriculture estimates that we eat 29% of our meals away from home. And the National Restaurant Association says that these meals take up 44% of our food budgets. This could grow to 53% in the next few years!

True or False: If people only ate healthful foods like fruits and vegetables they would never gain weight.
Answer: False

Even healthful foods can result in weight gain. Although better for you than processed foods in numerous ways, too much of anything--even fruits and vegetables--can result in weight gain. It's all about calories in vs. calories out. That said, the calories you eat should come from the healthiest, most nutritious sources possible

True or False: For best results, you should increase the amount of weight you lift every time you workout.
Answer - 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.

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Which of the following foods is highest in antioxidants?
Tomatoes
Raspberries - Answer
Kiwis
Scientists have discovered that berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. Raspberries, for example, contain an especially high level of antioxidants--three times more than kiwis and 10 times more than tomatoes.

Vegans need to take supplemental vitamin B-12.
Answer: 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.

Who is more likely to develop high blood pressure?
Men
Women
It depends on the person's age - Answer
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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What is the "golden rule" for weight loss?
Macronutrients must be in perfect balance
You must exercise 60 minutes per day, 7 days a week
Calories out must exceed calories in - Answer
You must drink 2 gallons of water per day
You must drink green tea with every meal

True or False: "Stretching" and "warming up" are the same thing.
Answer - False

In the U.S., how far does the average food item travel before it reaches your table?
Less than 100 miles
Between 101 and 500 miles
Between 501 and 1,000 miles
Over 1,000 miles - Answer

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True or False: All types of chocolate provide health benefits.
Answer: False
Research suggests that the consumption of chocolate may help prevent high blood pressure, improve heart health, and provide a bounty of antioxidants. But all chocolate is not created equal, and not all types of chocolate offer these health benefits.

The blood pressure-lowering benefits of exercise can be observed how soon after starting a workout program?
Within hours - Answer
Within a week
Within a month
Within 3 months

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the blood pressure lowering effects of exercise can be observed as soon as one to three hours after a single 30- 45 minute workout! This response can linger for up to nine hours post-exercise. Permanent blood pressure changes can be seen as early as three weeks to three months after beginning an exercise program.

__ GRAMS of sugar listed on a nutrition label is equal to 1 teaspoon of sugar.
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3
4 - Answer
5
6

Next time you're reading a nutrition facts label, do this math to find out just how much added sugar that food really contains! Every 4 grams of "sugars" listed on a food label equals one teaspoon of sugar.


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According to research conducted at Tufts University, people who consume the most whole grains are ___ less likely to develop diabetes.
22%
42% - Answer
62%
92%
A 2006 study by Tufts University showed that people who consume the most whole grains are 42 percent less likely to develop diabetes.

True or False: Britain's Earl of the Sandwich invented the sandwich.
Answer: True
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.

What does hypertension mean?
High cholesterol
Low cholesterol
High stress
Low stress
High blood pressure - Answer
Low blood pressure
High sensitivity
Low sensitivity


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True or False: Exercising regularly can increase the size of the hippocampus region of the brain.
Answer: True
A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that regular sweat sessions can increase the size of a region of the brain called the hippocampus--a part of the brain that begins to decline around age 30 in most adults. The hippocampus is tucked deep in the brain and plays an important role in learning and memory. According to researchers, a larger hippocampus is associated with better performance on spatial reasoning and other cognitive tasks.

True or False: Strength training elevates your metabolism immediately following a workout.
Answer: True
Johns Hopkins researchers found that while aerobic exercise burns more calories at the time you are exercising, your metabolism returns to normal about 30 minutes after you finish your workout. Individuals who perform strength training, however, elevate their metabolisms (burn more calories) for two hours after their workouts end.

Vitamins A, D, E, and K are:
Answer: Fat soluable
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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Which of the following is an appropriate warm up?
A - Stretching before exercise
B - Walking at a moderate pace for 5 minutes
C - Doing several lightweight repetitions of a strength training exercise
All of the above
A and B only
B and C only - Answer
Contrary to popular belief, stretching is not the same thing as warning up. A warm up can be a lower intensity version of the workout you are about to do, or it can be a completely different exercise. As long as it increases your heart and breathing rates, involves the muscles you are about to use, and lasts for 5-10 minutes it is considered a proper warm up.

What are the 4 fat-soluble vitamins?
Vitamins A, B, C and D
Vitamins A, B-12, D and E
Vitamins A, D, E and K - Answer
Vitamins A, D, E and F
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.

Which types of nutrients provide energy for the body?
A - Carbohydrates
B - Fats
C - Proteins
D - Vitamins
E - Minerals
All of the above
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Only carbohydrates, fats and proteins provide energy, in the form of calories, to the body.


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True or False: The hormonal changes of menopause help protect women against cardiovascular disease.
Answer: 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.

To build greater muscle strength, you should do ___ repetitions of each exercise.
A - 8-10
B - 12-15
C - 18-20
D - fewer
E - more
All of the above
Both A and D - ANSWER
Both C and E
If your goal is to build strength and muscle size, then aim for fewer reps (such as 8-10). Because you are doing fewer reps, you will need a heavier weight to reach muscle exhaustion in each set, so that's where the phrase "heavy weight, low reps" come from.

How many types of diabetes mellitus are there?
Three
The three types of diabetes mellitus are Type 1, Type 2, and gestational (which occurs during some pregnancies).

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True or False: Sunscreen blocks your body's ability to make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.
Answer: True
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.

Which types of nutrients provide energy for the body?
A - Carbohydrates
B - Fats
C - Proteins
D - Vitamins
E - Minerals
All of the above
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Only carbohydrates, fats and proteins provide energy, in the form of calories, to the body.

How many of the calories in a healthy diet should come from carbohydrates, according to reputable nutrition experts?
Less than 40%
45-65% - ANSWER
70%
100%
Carbohydrates should make up 45% - 65% of the total daily calories in a healthy diet. At least 130 grams of carbohydrate should be included in the diet each day.

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True or False: Regularly walking about 10,000 steps per day can help lower blood pressure.
Answer: True
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.

Which has fewer calories--the burger or burrito?
McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese - Answer
Chipotle Chicken Burrito (tortilla, rice, chicken, tomato salsa, lettuce, and cheese)

How many servings of ice cream are in a single pint?
1
2
3
4 - Answer
5
6
7
8

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Resistance training can lower blood pressure as much as:
50%
70%
20% - Answer
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90%
Research conducted in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University has shown that resistance training can lower blood pressure by as much as 20%. Researchers say that the healthy heart benefits come from the increased blood flow to the muscles, heart and body.

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 numers.
All of the above - Answer
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.

True or False: Quitting smoking can make you irritable due to a drop in serotonin levels.
Answer: True
It's true! Nicotine increases serotonin, the neurotransmitter that leads to relaxed and calm feelings. When the levels of serotonin decrease, we end up feeling irritable, cranky and stressed. To complicate matters, carbohydrates increase our serotonin levels, which explains the cravings for starchy or sweet foods.


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What does hypertension mean?
Answer: High blood pressure

True or False: Walking provides enough impact to strengthen bones and decrease one's risk of osteoporosis.
Answer: True
A review of 24 studies on aerobic exercise and bone mineral density in women suggests that walking just 30 minutes per day a few times a week is enough to increase bone density by a moderate amount (about two percent) compared to non-exercisers. Walking was the preferred form of exercise by most participants.

True or False: It's best to start your strength-training workouts with exercises for larger muscles and then work on your smaller muscles.
Answer: True
If you work out the smaller muscles first, they'll be too tired to help out when you're lifting heavier weights to train your larger muscles. So do the "heavy lifting" first, and finish off with the smaller muscles.

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True or False: Skipping the cool down at the end of your workout can lead to dizziness and/or faintness.
Answer: True
The purpose of the cool down is to slowly decrease the heart rate and the overall metabolism previously elevated during exercise. When exercise ends abruptly, your blood pressure drops and can cause dizziness or fainting. A proper cool-down prevents the sudden pooling of blood (collection of blood in one place) and re-circulates the blood back to the heart, skeletal muscles and brain. This 10-15 minute phase of your workout helps prevent muscle stiffness or soreness.

Of adults with arthritis, how many take part in a regular exercise program?
2/3 - Answer
1/2
1/4

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.
ACTUALLY, THIS IS WRONG. If MORE than 1/3 do not exercise at all, then it doesn't follow that the remaining 2/3 take part in a REGULAR exercise routine.

Men who exercise for 1 hour, 5 times per week can reduce their risk of stroke by how much?
One-third
Half - Answer
100%

Harvard researchers looked at 11,000 men and determined that one hour of regular, moderate exercise (equivalent to brisk walking), done five days a week, may cut a man's risk of stroke in half.

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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.

Beans, peas, lentils and oats are good sources of which kind of fiber?
Answer: Soluble fiber
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.

True or False: As long as you're working hard, you don't need to change your workout routine.
Answer: False
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.

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Congratulations! It seems to take forever for those percentage points to creep up!
my questions were easy today -- you already answered two of them! Thanks.

Which nutrient is known as the sunshine vitamin?
Iron
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Vitamin D - Answer
Vitamin C
Copper

True or False: Depression can occur when other areas of your life are going well.
True

True or False: Very slow weight loss is not beneficial in the long run.
False
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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After age 60, people who don't strength train lose how many pounds of muscle per year (on average)?
Answer: one pound

Starting in their twenties, most people (especially women) lose half a pound of muscle every year if they aren't strength training to preserve it. After age 60, this rate of loss doubles. But regular strength training can preserve muscle throughout the lifespan, and rebuild the muscle lost.

True or False: Depression can occur when other areas of your life are going well.
Answer: 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.

Which nutrient is known as the sunshine vitamin?
Answer: Vitamin D
Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because it is made in your skin when the ultraviolet light hits your skin. If you eat a balanced diet and get outside in the sunshine at least 1 ½ to 2 hours a week, you should be getting all the vitamin D you need.

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True or False: Removing the skin from a butter-basted turkey will reduce your caloric intake by about 80 calories.
Answer: False
Turkey (or poultry) with skin has more fat, but removing the skin will save you only 40 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.

True or False: Vitamin C is only found in fruits.
Answer: False
The best sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits, tangerines), strawberries, peppers, kiwi, and cantaloupe. Good sources include some green-leafy vegetables, cauliflower, tomatoes, potatoes, and pineapple.

Which vitamin is BEST known for helping promote good vision and eye health?
Vitamin A - Answer
Vitamin B-6
Vitamin B-12
Vitamin D
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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