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3/3/19 12:21 P

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Strength training elevates your metabolism immediately following a workout?


True

Explanation
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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5/21/18 8:11 P

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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
emoticon A, B, C and D only
A and D only

Explanation
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. Read Foods that Fight Osteoarthritis for more information. 




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2/12/18 9:06 P

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

emoticon True

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




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1/30/18 8:08 P

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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

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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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10/30/17 7:46 P

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

emoticon False

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




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8/14/17 9:46 P

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Which of the following best describes calisthenics?

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

Explanation
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. 

Jeannie

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

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7/30/17 6:07 P

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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?

emoticon 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 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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7/24/17 11:40 P

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

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Explanation
Regular strength training at a moderate intensity helps prevent diabetes in a number of ways. First and foremost, lifting weights helps improve the way the body processes sugar. Researchers have also found that weight lifting helps to improve insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control. Additionally, as stated above, resistance training improves heart health by controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which play a role in diabetes management. 

Jeannie

"When You Are Consistent With Your Healthy Habits, Magic IS Happening In Your Body And Mind --- Even If The Scale Is Not Moving!"
SparkPeople Coach Nicole


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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY


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7/6/17 3:56 P

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

False

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

Jeannie

"When You Are Consistent With Your Healthy Habits, Magic IS Happening In Your Body And Mind --- Even If The Scale Is Not Moving!"
SparkPeople Coach Nicole


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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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6/30/17 12:52 P

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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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1/13/17 9:17 A

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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


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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11/27/16 4:22 P

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True or False: Aerobic exercise decreases HDL cholesterol?


emoticon False

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




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Trivia Question: True or False.

The friendly bacteria in your digestive track make vitamins that your body uses.

True, Vitamin K - You can also get this source of vitamins, from green leafy vegetables. Kale and Spinach.


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What is a good source of Folate?
Answer: Green Leafy Vegetables

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10/17/16 12:37 A

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


emoticon True


Explanation:
A 2001 study published in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise found that sedentary women with high blood pressure reduced their systolic blood pressure and body mass by walking 9,700 steps per day at a self-selected pace for 24 weeks.




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