Fitness Newbies Check Your Knowledge

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1- There is no such thing as an underactive metabolism?

True____ False____

False. But even if you have a slow metabolic rate exercise will promote weight loss.

2 – Exercise is not of much use for dieters because it burns relatively few calories?

True ____ False____

False. The cumulative effect of exercise can increase caloric expenditure by several hundred calories per day.

3 – Exercise can prevent the body from losing muscle?

True ____ False ____

True. Exercise maximizes the loss of fat and can help prevent the loss of muscle. In fact, exercise can build muscle tissue.

4 – Walking one miles burns  nearly the same calories as running one mile?

True ____ False ____

True. How far you go is actually more important than how fast you go.

5 – Expensive exercise suits are worth the money because the special materials help the body?

True ____ False ____

False. Rubberized sweat suits and other gimmicks do not provide any benefit and may cause you to overheat. Wear comfortable clothing when you exercise.

6 – Climbing stairs requires more energy per minute than traditional exercises such as jogging and swimming?

True ____ False ____

True. You can accumulate significant caloric expenditure over the course of the day if you use the stairs.

7 – Your resting pulse rate will increase as you lose weight and get into better condition?

True ____ False ____

False. Your resting pulse rate will decline as you become more physically fit. This is a sign that your heart is getting stronger and can pump more blood with each beat.

8 – To get a cardiovascular training effect, an exerciser must achieve the right combination of frequency, intensity, and duration of activity?

True ____ False ____

True.  However you should not worry about achieving a specific dose of exercise. Focus on increasing your activity level.

9 – No exercise can help you lose fat in specific body parts?

True ____ False____

True. Increasing caloric expenditure can help reduce fat in general, but you cannot control the areas where the fat will be lost.

10 – Jogging and cycling are good forms of exercise for people who are trying to lose weight?

True ____ False ____

True. Both burn a lot of calories quickly, improve overall fitness and make you feel better.

11 – Using stairs is a convenient and accessible way for many people to increase activity?

True ____ False ____

True. Most people have access to stairs, so it is easy to climb several flights per day.

12 – American adults are more active than they were 200 years ago?

True ____ False ____

False. Motorized transportation and countless labor saving devices have greatly reduced physical activity on the job and in leisure time.

13 – You should not exercise if you feel hungry because exercise will increase your appetite?

True ____ False ____

False. If anything, exercise will temporarily blunt your appetite, although in the long run, more exercise will require more calories. However, if you eat a healthy diet, exercise will help regulate your caloric intake at appropriate levels.

14 – When you go on a diet, your body loses fat but not muscle tissue?

True ____ False ____

False. Caloric restriction causes significant loss of muscle tissue. Weight loss by exercise, or a combination of exercise and diet tends to come mainly from fat stores.

15 – Small, incremental and consistent exercise can provide great benefits for the dieter?

True ____ False ____

True. Strive to accumulate several activities during the course of each day.

Before beginning any new diet or exercise program, please, always get clearance from your doctor first.

 

11 thoughts on “Fitness Newbies Check Your Knowledge

  1. FANTASTIC! Thank you for this awesome information. You cleared up some things I wasn’t certain about…as always, so helpful 🙂

      1. Thank you David and Brenda Sue. So MUCH conflicting information out there. (Most of it to sell some useless product or gizmo!) Nice to see COMMON SENSE.

      2. You’re welcome, Linda. Yes,
        the conflicts and contradictions presented are staggering. We are only interested in the truth. We have no ulterior motive.

  2. Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits.

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