Fitness Fact and Fiction Quiz
Show off your fitness IQ and your ThighMaster trivia prowess in our fitness quiz.
Fact or fiction: Exercising turns fat into muscle.
How many steps should we aim for every day?
- about 1,000
- about 4,000
- about 10,000
- about 20,000
How much physical activity is recommended for American adults?
- 30 minutes per week
- 30 hours per week
- 150 minutes per week
What is considered physical activity?
- all of the above
- none of the above
True or false: Sit-ups or crunches are best for losing belly fat.
Which is not a good warm-up exercise?
- big arm circles
- foam rolling
- hamstring stretches
- high knees
Which should you apply if you think you've strained a muscle?
Which weighs more, fat or muscle?
- This is a trick question.
All of these daily activities are moderate exercise except which one:
- raking leaves
- vacuuming the house
- washing dishes
- walking the dog
Which of the following is not an example of vigorous exercise?
- mowing the lawn
- carrying more than 45 pounds
- heavy snow shoveling
Which is a benefit of being active?
- strong bones
- diabetes prevention
- healthy blood pressure
- all of these
- none of these
How many calories are in a pound of fat?
It's a myth that you should drink this much water every day:
- 2.5 glasses
- 4 glasses
- 8 glasses
- 12 glasses
About how many adults get the recommended amount of exercise?
- 1 in 10
- 2 in 10
- 3 in 10
- 4 in 10
How many hours of rest are recommended for muscles to heal after a workout?
True or false: Muscles burn calories even when you're resting.
What's the most important piece of your workout gear?
- heart-rate monitor
- supportive clothing
- good shoes
- padded socks
What does the "talk test" measure?
- intensity of exercise
- your confidence in your workout
- blood pressure level
What's an easy way to see if you're getting a moderately intense workout?
- You can easily talk and sing.
- You can talk, but you can't sing.
- You can get a word or two in between breaths.
What is "perceived exertion?"
- your pulse rate
- your body fat percentage
- how you feel about your workout's intensity
How much weight can you safely lose in one week?
- about 0.5 to 1 pound
- about 1 to 2 pounds
- as much as you can
Which celebrity shilled ThighMaster in the 1990s?
- Jane Fonda
- Suzanne Somers
- Kirstie Alley
Is "no pain, no gain" good or bad advice?
Why are resistance-training exercises important?
- increase muscle mass
- improve muscle tone
- improved bone density
- all of the above
When starting a exercise program, at which level of activity should you begin?
- low-intensity physical activity
- moderate-intensity physical activity
True or false: Running is bad for your knees.
How many deaths are attributed to inactivity, worldwide?
- 1 percent
- 6 percent
- 18 percent
- 27 percent
Which of these states does not require students to take P.E.?
- South Dakota
- all of these states
- none of these states
How much moderate exercise should kids and teens get every day?
- 10 minutes
- 20 minutes
- 30 minutes
- 60 minutes
True or false: Some exercise is better than none.