Quiz Yourself! How Much Do You Really Know About Health and Fitness?
Take this quiz to see if you know how to live a healthy lifestyle. See how many of the answers apply to you.
1. What is the minimum amount of water you should drink in a day?
It is recommend to drink 64 ounces of water a day. That is about half a gallon a day. Although, most experts think that you should be drinking water all day even if you are not thirsty.
2. How much exercise should an adult get a day?
30 minutes of exercise a day is what adults should be getting daily. This is the minimum amount. If you are trying to lose weight or reach some fitness goals then you will have to exercise for longer than 30 minutes.
3. What is a risk factor that you can control in your health?
Smoking is one risk factor that you can control in your health. Smoking causes many health issues. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breathing issues are some of them.
4. Your fitness goals should be?
Your fitness goals should always be realistic and measurable. It is important to set a fitness goal that is achievable and specific as opposed to just working out with no goal or plan.
5. The human body has how many muscles?
There are over 650 muscles in your body. There are a variety of important functions that your muscles perform. Some of those are movement, moving food through your digestive tract and helping your heart to pump.
6. What percent of Americans are physically fit?
The National Exercise Guidelines were only met by around 23% of Americans. Of that 28.8% of males met it and 20.9% were females.
7. A person walks how many miles in a lifetime?
A moderately active person walks an average of 7,500 steps a day. If you continue that average and live until 80, you’ll have walked about 216,262,500 steps in your life. That is about 110,000 miles.
8. The only exercise that you should hold your breath in?
Swimming is the only exercise that you should hold your breath for. Every other exercise, breathing is very important.
9. What is the hardest working muscle in the body?
The heart is the hardest working muscle. It pumps 2 ounces of blood at every heartbeat.
10. Exercise helps with what?
Exercise and physical activity are great ways to feel better, boost your health and have fun.
11. If you don’t regularly exercise, you may lose up to what percent of your muscle strength by 65?
People who don’t regularly exercise may lose up to 80% of their muscle strength by age 65.
12. What is the most likely joint to get injured?
The knee is the largest and most complex joint in your body which makes it most likely to be injured.
13. What food increases your risk of heart disease?
The Harvard School of Public Health found that eating too much processed meat-like bacon, sausage and processed deli meats-could increase your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
14. What age group benefits from physical activity?
Everyone can reap the benefits of physical activity, regardless of age, shape or size.
15. Which of these should you get rid of for a better night’s sleep?
You should get rid of your pajamas! Adjusting your comfort zone with sheets and blankets is easier than a nightgown or fleece pajamas.
16. A good swap for sugar is what?
Swap out your sugar with maple syrup. It is healthier for you and contains antioxidants.
17. What habit makes you appear older?
Losing weight and gaining weight rapidly can make you look older. Dr. Rajiv Grover, secretary of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, suggests that yo-yo dieting alters the ligaments in the face that support the soft tissue, thereby changing the actual shape of the face.
18. What can help you sleep better?
Thankfully, as well as regular physical exercise, there are a number of other things proven to help, including yoga!
19. What food would your doctor tell you to stop eating?
Fat-free foods often compensate for fat with large amounts of sugar, and are highly processed.
20. How long does it take your body to adapt to a workout program?
It takes the body six to eight weeks to adapt to an exercise program.
21. Where does most of your Vitamin D come from?
Most of your Vitamin D is made when you are out in the sunlight.
22. A low-sugar food should have how much sugar in it?
A low-sugar food should contain no more than 5 grams per 100 grams of food.
23. What is the largest single source of saturated fat that American eat?
Americans eat 8.5% of saturated fat from cheese. Pizza is the second highest.
24. What helps you recover and improve from your workouts?
Scheduling in rest days gives your body the time it needs to recover and improve.
25. Music can do what with your workout?
Listening to music can actually help you move faster and improve the quality of your workout. In case you weren’t aware, working out with music can truly boost your performance and get you more motivated to move.
26. What is the healthiest fat to cook with?
You should replace your cooking oil with Olive Oil. It has beneficial fatty acids. It also has some Vitamin E and K. In addition, it is loaded with powerful antioxidants that may reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
27. What is the best way to workout?
A group setting can improve your workout as opposed to working out alone. It has been shown that working out with a group can actually boost your mental health as well.
28. What is the best way to avoid over eating at a party?
Mindless eating is a problem with eating too much anywhere. Make sure to really think about how hungry and full you are while eating as well. Lastly, make sure to focus on healthy food choices.
29. While sleeping you burn how many calories per hour?
An average of 50 calories are burned every hour while sleeping. This all depends on your BMR, or energy to keep essentials working. Breathing, circulation, cellular repair and regulating body temperature all burn calories.
30. What is the largest bone in the body?
The femur is the largest bone in the human body. The femur is the thighbone. It is the largest and longest bone.
31. Aerobic exercise leads to neuron generation, which can act as a buffer for what?
Aerobic exercise can lead to neuron generation. This can act as a buffer to reduce effects of dementia, improve ability to learn, and increase cognitive performance.
32. What is the part of the body that can’t repair or heal itself?
The only body part that can’t repair itself are teeth. Teeth can’t regrow what was lost or replace it with scar tissue.
33. How long should you wait to workout after you’ve eaten?
You should have completed your meal at least 1 hour before you work out. This will let your body enough time to digest your food. Your muscles will use this food for energy while it is working out.
34. Which of these foods is the best source of iron?
Animal proteins, such as red meat, chicken and fish are the best sources of iron. Your body can use iron from animal sources more efficiently.
35. Which of these foods is not rich in antioxidants?
During intense workouts, your muscles release free radicals that can damage healthy cells. Dark veggies in color are rich in antioxidants.
36. How many taste buds does the average human have?
The average person has about 10,000 taste buds that are replaced around every 2 weeks. But as a person ages, some of those taste cells don’t get replaced. An older person may only have 5,000 working taste buds.
37. Which of these foods is a surprisingly beneficial post-workout recovery snack?
Low-fat chocolate milk is a great combo of carbohydrates and protein. It is a great post workout drink that will restore muscle strength and help with your post-workout recovery.
38. What is the average human temperature?
The average body temperature is 98.6°F. It can range from 97°F-99°FF.
39. Which food is not considered whole grain?
A whole grain is a grain contains the endosperm, germ, and bran of a cereal. It is not whole grain if the bran and germ are removed.
40. How many servings of fruit and vegetables should you have daily?
You need at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day to maintain optimal health. Eating well helps you maintain proper nutrition, which is key to helping your body burn fat and build muscle.