Women's Fitness Quiz
by Staff
Get moving! Exercise your mind with this women's fitness quiz from the National Women's Health Resource Center Inc.

What's the best form of exercise?

  • Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • A combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training and stretching
  • Working out with weight machines

When you exercise aerobically, you should feel:

  • Your heart beating wildly; breathless
  • No change in breathing; you don't have to tax your heart too much
  • An increase in breathing rate, but the ability to carry on a conversation
  • The need to hold your breath

When you lift weights, you should breathe as follows:

  • Hold your breath as you're lifting
  • Inhale as you're lifting
  • You don't need to pay attention to your breathing
  • Exhaling as you're lifting

When should you do your stretching exercises?

  • After your body is already warmed up
  • As a way to warm up your body for an aerobic or weight-training exercise session
  • In the car on the way to the gym
  • In the car on the way home from the gym

How much cardiovascular exercise should a healthy woman do to achieve such health benefits as improved heart health and weight control?

  • Every day for at least an hour
  • Five times a week for 30 minutes
  • 15 minutes here or there
  • Three to four times a week for 30 minutes