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Strength training builds stronger muscles, but what else does it help strengthen?

A - Tendons
B - Ligaments
C - Bones
D - Joints
emoticon All of the above
C and D only

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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.




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Inactive adults who don't strength train regularly can lose how many pounds of muscle mass per year?

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1/4 pound
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1 pound
2 pounds

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Without consistent strength training, muscle size and strength decline with age. An inactive person loses 1/2 pound of muscle per year after age 20. After age 60, this rate of loss doubles. But, muscle loss is not inevitable. With regular strength training, muscle mass can be preserved throughout the lifespan, and the muscle lost can be rebuilt. Learn Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone. 




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True or False: The key to developing muscle strength is to create tension within a muscle?

emoticon True

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The key to developing strength is creating tension within a muscle (or group of muscles). This is known as the tension principle. Tension is created by resistance. Resistance can come from weights (like dumbbells), specially-designed strength training machines, resistance bands, or the weight of you

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True or False: strength training helps reduce the risk of diabetes.


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In order for exercise to improve your cholesterol levels, it must be:

Intense
Long-lasting (at least 30 minutes per session)
Accompanied by a reduction in weight
Supervised by a medical professional
emoticon None of the above

Explanation
Exercise can increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol. You'll be happy to know that you don't need to spend countless hours in the gym to achieve the heart-health benefits of getting active. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. 

Even moderate activity, if done daily, can make a difference. Research shows cholesterol improvements are related to the amount of activity and not to the intensity of the exercise. Even if you lose little weight, exercise can help you improve your cholesterol levels. Heart-healthy changes can occur inside your body before any benefits are seen on the outside. 

Although everyone should consult their health care provider before starting an exercise program, in most cases, you won't need medical supervision to exercise safely and effectively. 




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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
emoticon A, 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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True or False: Lifting weights can also help strengthen your bones?

emoticon True

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Strength training builds strength in your muscles and bones, making it a great form of exercise to help prevent osteoporosis. 

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Which of the following best describes calisthenics?

Ballet exercises
Women's exercises
emoticon 80's exercises
Body weight exercises
Stretching exercises
Aerobic exercises

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

False

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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 hasaccess 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. 

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Garlic is a good source of:

Vitamins A, E, and B12
Vitamin D and potassium
emoticon Vitamin C, B6 and manganese
Vitamin K, copper, and zinc
None of the above

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Garlic has been shown to moderately reduce cholesterol, and its sulfur compounds have been shown to reduce blood pressure. It's also low in calories (4 calories per clove) and high in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese.




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Garlic is a good source of: 

emoticon Vitamin C, Selenium & Magnesium!

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




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True or False: Aerobic exercise decreases HDL cholesterol?


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




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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

emoticon Both A and D


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.





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In Tabata training, what percentage of your maximum heart rate should you shoot for to reap the most physical benefits?


85%
emoticon 75%
50%
90% or more



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While you don't have to have a heart rate monitor to do a Tabata-training workout, it certainly can come in handy. "Maximum effort" is by definition about 90%-95% of your maximum heart rate (calculate your max heart rate here), but working out this hard is generally reserved for only advanced exercisers and athletes. For Tabata training workouts, aim for 75% or more of your maximum heart rate to reap the most benefit.




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Resistance training can lower blood pressure as much as:

50%
70%
emoticon 20%
10%
90%

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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.

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


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False


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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.




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Osteoporosis (bone loss) is a common concern for aging women who can help prevent it by:

A - Getting vitamin D from sunlight, food and supplements
B - Taking a multivitamin daily
C - Eating a diet rich in calcium
D - Performing regular exercise

emoticon All of the above
C and D only
A, C, and D only


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Osteoporosis is a potentially debilitating, yet preventable condition. Calcium and Vitamin D intake and regular, weight-bearing exercise are just a few of the ways you can prevent it. Get 31 more tips to strengthen your bones.




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True or False: Lifting weights can also help strengthen your bones?


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False

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Strength training builds strength in your muscles and bones, making it a great form of exercise to help prevent osteoporosis.

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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
emoticon B and C only

Explanation:
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. So why is a warm up so important? Read Common Fitness Blunders to find out.




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In order for exercise to improve your cholesterol levels, it must be:

Intense
Long-lasting (at least 30 minutes per session)
Accompanied by a reduction in weight
Supervised by a medical professional
emoticon None of the above


Explanation:
Exercise can increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol. You'll be happy to know that you don't need to spend countless hours in the gym to achieve the heart-health benefits of getting active. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.
Even moderate activity, if done daily, can make a difference. Research shows cholesterol improvements are related to the amount of activity and not to the intensity of the exercise. Even if you lose little weight, exercise can help you improve your cholesterol levels. Heart-healthy changes can occur inside your body before any benefits are seen on the outside.
Although everyone should consult their health care provider before starting an exercise program, in most cases, you won't need medical supervision to exercise safely and effectively.




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True or False: All types of chocolate provide health benefits?


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emoticon False


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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.

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Inactive adults who don't strength train regularly can lose how many pounds of muscle mass per year?

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1/4 pound
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1 pound
2 pounds

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Without consistent strength training, muscle size and strength decline with age. An inactive person loses 1/2 pound of muscle per year after age 20. After age 60, this rate of loss doubles. But, muscle loss is not inevitable. With regular strength training, muscle mass can be preserved throughout the lifespan, and the muscle lost can be rebuilt.

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True or False: For a muscle to get stronger, it has to get bigger?

True
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Explanation:
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. 

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True or False: Skipping the cool down at the end of your workout can lead to dizziness and/or faintness.


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False


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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. Learn how to Cool Down properly. 

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Resistance training can lower blood pressure as much as:

50%
70%
emoticon 20%
10%
90%

ExplanationResearch 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. 




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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
emoticon Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
None of the Above

Explanation:
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. 






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Which of the following foods contain all 9 essential amino acids?

A - Meat
B - Eggs
C - Fish
D - Poultry
E - Milk
F - Cheese
G - Soybeans
A, B, C, D, E and F only
emoticon All The Above


Explanation:
Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt and soybeans provide all nine essential amino acids. For this reason, they are considered high quality or COMPLETE proteins. 






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

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





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______________ lowers blood pressure, decreases the stress hormone cortisol, and increases pain tolerance?

Estrogen
Serotonin
emoticon Oxytocin
Epinephrine

Explanation:
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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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?


emoticon 30%

Explanation:
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%. 





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True or False: The key to developing muscle strength is to create tension within a muscle?


emoticon True
False


Explanation:
The key to developing strength is creating tension within a muscle (or group of muscles). This is known as the tension principle. Tension is created by resistance. Resistance can come from weights (like dumbbells), specially-designed strength training machines, resistance bands, or the weight of your own body. 


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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?

emoticon True
False

Explanation:
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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True or False: The hormonal changes of menopause help protect women against cardiovascular disease?

True
emoticon False

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Before menopause, women have lower rates of cardiovascular disease than men, in part because of their higher levels of estrogen. After menopause, however, the rate of heart disease in women continues to rise. Women who are 65 and older will experience heart disease equally as often as men of their same age. Get the facts about heart disease in women. 





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True or False: Women should lift light weights for more repetitions to avoid bulking up?

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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. Learn how to Add Strength Training for Lean Muscles. 


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Of adults with arthritis, how many take part in a regular exercise program?

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According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis aren't exercising enough. According to researchers, more thanone-third of adults with arthritis do NOT exercise at all (meaning approximately 2/3 do), and people with arthritis are less likely than people without arthritis to meet recommended levels of physical activity (30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week). Exercise is an important part of an arthritis management program. To learn more, read Managing Arthritis with Exercise. 





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True or False: Pilates only works your core?

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





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True or False: Bed rest is the best treatment for back pain?

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Bed rest is not a good treatment for back pain. When you are in bed for extended periods of time, you can lose muscle strength which is actually bad for your back. Bed rest should not be used for more than two days if you can help it. Want to relieve back pain easily? Just get moving! Normal daily activity can actually help relieve back pain in most cases. Remember to always consult with your doctor to find out which options are best for you.

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According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis aren't exercising enough. According to researchers, more than one-third of adults with arthritis do NOT exercise at all (meaning approximately 2/3 do), and people with arthritis are less likely than people without arthritis to meet recommended levels of physical activity (30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week). Exercise is an important part of an arthritis management program. To learn more, read Managing Arthritis with Exercise. 

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

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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. 


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True or False: Exercising regularly can increase the size of the hippocampus region of the brain?


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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. 





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Pollen Counts are Highest between 10 A.M.
and 3 P.M.?

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BMI is the most accurate way to determine a person's degree of obesity?

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BMI is a quick and easy way to determine if your weight is appropriate for your height.
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Garlic is a good source of :

A ) Vitamin A, Vitamin E & B12
B) Vitamin D and Potassium
C ) Vitamin K, Copper and Zinc
emoticon Vitamin C, Selenium and Magnesium

Garlic has been shown to moderately reduce Cholesterol, and it's Sulphur Compounds have been shown to reduce Blood Pressure. It's also Low in Calories ( 4 Calories per Clove ) and High in Vitamin C, Selenium and Magnesium.




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Inactive Adults who don't Strength Train regularly can lose how many pounds of Muscle per year?

a) 0 Pounds
b ) 1 / 4 Pound
c ) 1 Pound
d ) 2 Pounds
emoticon 1/2 Pound

Without consistent Strength Training, muscle Size and Strength decline with age. An Inactive Person loses 1 / 2 Pound of Muscle per year after Age 20. After Age 60, this rate of loss doubles. But, Muscle Loss is NOT Inevitable! ! With regular Strength Training, Muscle Mass can be preserved throughout the Lifespan, and the muscle lost CAN BE Rebuilt! !

Read the Spark Article " Why Strength Training Is A Must For Everyone "

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The formula 220 - age measures what?



emoticon MHR
BMI
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220 - age is a common formula to find your maximum heart rate (MHR) for aerobic exercise.

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Strength Training builds stronger Muscles, but what else does it help strengthen?

A ) Tendons
B) Ligaments
C ) Bones
D ) Joints
C and D only
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Regular Strength Training increases the Size and Strength of 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.

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True or False: One ounce of dark chocolate contains as much caffeine as an 8-ounce cup of coffee?



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While eating chocolate may perk you up, chocolate is actually not very high in caffeine. A 1.4-ounce chocolate bar or an 8-ounce glass of chocolate milk both contain 6 mg of caffeine, the same amount as a cup of decaffeinated coffee. (For reference, regular coffee contains about 65-135mg of caffeine.

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True or False: If you exercise regularly, it's possible to reduce your cholesterol even if you don't lose weight.



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Several studies show widespread improvements in cholesterol levels are related to the amount of activity and not the intensity of exercise. The more minutes you exercise per week, the more your cholesterol levels will improve, even if accompanied by a minimal weight change.



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If you take time off or stop strength training, how quickly will your muscles begin to lose strength?



Within hours
Within 1 day
Within 2 days
Within 1 week
Within 1 month
Within 2 months
Within 1 year
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After consistent strength training stops, you will eventually lose the strength that you built up. Without overload or maintenance, muscles will weaken in two weeks or less! This is the basis behind why individuals lose muscle mass as they agebecause they are detraining by exercising less frequently


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How many minutes of Sunlight are generally needed per day to stimulate the body's Vitamin D production?

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15 Minutes of Sunshine a day, preferably before Noon or After 3 P.M. could be enough to stimulate the body's Vitamin D production.

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True or False : High Impact Exercises help reduce the risk of Osteoporosis?

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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 C and E
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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.



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Surrounding yourself with people who tend to overeat makes YOU more likely to overeat, too?



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False





Surrounding yourself with people who tend to overeat makes YOU more likely to overeat, too. Researcher Brian Wansink (author of "Mindless Eating") found that we mirror (to a point) the amount that our company consumes. We consciously and/or unconsciously follow the "consumption norm" of those we dine with by emulating how much they eat in order to achieve acceptance. Dr. Wansink's studies reflected this behavior, and it's important to be aware and attempt to make a conscious decision about how much you eat when eating among others.

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True or False: Cellulite is a special type of fat?


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

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True or False: Daytime sleepiness always means a person isnt 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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About ____% of the calories you consume post-workout should come from fat?



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25%
50%
75%










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




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About ____% of the calories you consume post-workout should come from protein?



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50%
75%
100%
None of the above






While carbs are essential, it's also important to include some high-quality protein in your post-workout meal or snack. This protein will stop your body from breaking down muscle tissue for energy and initiate the process of rebuilding and repairing your muscles. About 25% of the calories you eat after a workout should come from protein that's about 10-15 grams for most people.






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What causes the common cold?



emoticon Exposure to a virus
Exposure to bacteria
Spending time in cold weather
All of the above





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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Why do heart attacks happen?
1. Overweight
2.Genetics
3. Eatying to much junk food so you get plaque in you arteries.
4. Not enough excerise.


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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?


9
8
7
5
4
emoticon 6



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


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False




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




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Which food naturally contains Vitamin D?

Chicken
Yogurt
Tofu
Milk
emoticon Fish

Vitamin D is found naturally in Fish and Fish Liver Oils. It is also found in Vitamin D Fortified Milk.

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Which type of fat is solid at room temperature?


emoticon Saturated fat
Unsaturated fat
Monounsaturated fat
Polyunsaturated fat
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-6 fatty acids




Saturated fat (butter is one example) is packed with hydrogen atoms, making it solid at room temperature. Unsaturated fat (like olive oil) contains fewer hydrogen atoms, so it is liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats are types of unsaturated fats.




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True or False: The best way to get more flax into your diet is to cook your food in flaxseed oil?


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Flaxseed oil is even more perishable than ground flaxseed and goes bad quickly when exposed to air, light and heat. You can add flaxseed oil to many foods, but do NOT heat it or cook with it. Heat will cause flaxseed oil to go rancid and destroy its healthy properties. Only add flaxseed oil to chilled foods (like smoothies, salad dressings, yogurt, etc.) or to foods after cooking.




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Which of the following best describes calisthenics?



emoticon Body Weight 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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What type of aerobic exercise involves sustaining one exercise intensity for several minutes?


Ongoing training
Steady training
Interval training
Cross training
Extended training
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Continuous training is the most common method of aerobic exercise. It involves sustaining one exercise intensity for several minutes 20-60 minutes (or more for long-distance training) at a time.




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If you feel thirsty, you could already be dehydrated?


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

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How many nutrients are lost when whole grains are refined into white flour?


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




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Strength training elevates your metabolism immediately following a workout?


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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.




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When participating in regular exercise, you should always take 1-2 rest days per week to repair your muscles?


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




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What is Acai?


A vegetable from Thailand
A chemical compound
A gel-like seed that is extracted from a flower
emoticon A berry from Brazil





Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is a berry from Brazil that's been widely touted in the United States for its health-enhancing powers. In addition to removing toxins and increasing energy, the alleged benefits include burning fat, reducing food cravings, and boosting metabolism. Typically the berry is sold in the form of juice (for as much as $40 a bottle), capsules, or powder. What supposedly makes acai berries so beneficial is their high levels of antioxidants, which help fight harmful free radicals.




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


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




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Your ideal post-workout meal or snack should contain about ______% of the calories you burned during your workout?



emoticon 50%
25%
75%
100%
None of the above




Ideally, try to eat enough calories to equal 50% of the calories you burned during your workout. So if you burn about 600 calories during your workout, try to eat 300 calories afterward. Dont worry about undoing the calorie-burning benefits of your workoutthats not how weight loss works. As long as you're eating within your recommended calorie range (whether for weight loss or maintenance), you'll be on your way to reaching your goals.




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Osteoporosis (bone loss) is a common concern for aging women who can help prevent it by:


A - Getting vitamin D from sunlight, food and supplements
B - Taking a multivitamin daily
C - Eating a diet rich in calcium
D - Performing regular exercis
C and D only
A, C, and D only
emoticon All The Above




Osteoporosis is a potentially debilitating, yet preventable condition. Calcium and Vitamin D intake and regular, weight-bearing exercise are just a few of the ways you can prevent it. Get 31 more tips to strengthen your bones.




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A whole-grain wheat kernel contains 3 parts. What are they called?



emoticon Bran, germ and endosperm
Bran, flour and fiber
Bran, oil and carbohydrate
Bran, Pulp, and Meat




A whole-grain kernel is made up of the bran, germ and endosperm.




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What type of rhythmic exercise uses large muscle groups continuously?


A - Yoga
B - Aerobic exercise
C - Cardiovascular exercise
D - Muscular endurance training
All of the above
B,C, and D
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Aerobic exercise goes by a few other names, including cardiovascular exercise, cardio, and cardiorespiratory exercise. The word aerobic means "with oxygen". Regular aerobic exercise, such as walking, jogging, running, dancing, skiing, rollerblading, cycling, swimming, aerobics classes (both land and water), rowing, stair climbing, and more, can strengthen your lungs and heart, improving your health and helping you maintain a healthy weight. Read The Keys to Aerobic Exercise to learn more.




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


Ground beef
Ground chuck
emoticon Ground round





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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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States?


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Here are the facts:
*Nearly 1 million Americans died of heart disease in 2002, making it the leading cause of death.
*52 million Americans have high cholesterol, a leading cause of heart disease.
*67 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, the top contributor to high cholesterol.




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The average American family throws away _______________ worth of food per year?


$100-550
$850-1000
$3300-3600
emoticon 1300 - $2300




According to The Natural Resources Defense Council, "American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. The cost estimate for the average family of four is $1,365 to $2,275 annually."




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Which of the following statements best describe the method for measuring your resting heart rate?


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




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




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


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




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Which food naturally contains vitamin D?


Chicken
Milk
Yogurt
Tofu
emoticon 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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Eating a diet high in sugar can cause type 2 diabetes?


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

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Which of the following nutrients can be found in flaxseeds?


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


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

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True or False: With proper treatment, osteoarthritis is curable?


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Osteoarthritis is a long-lasting condition that usually gets worse slowly over time. However, treatment plans and lifestyle changes can help reduce pain and discomfort and maintain joint function. Learn more about treatment options in our A-Z Guide to Osteoarthritis.

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True or False: Simply walking for 15 minutes per day (without changing your diet) can prevent weight gain?


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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.




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


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

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