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It seems like there is always a new fad in the fitness world. A new diet, a new exercise machine, a new quick-fix trick. It can be a lot to keep up with!
But there are some things, good basic fitness knowledge, that stays steady throughout all of the trends and fads.
I thought it might be fun this week to post a little quiz so that you can test your fitness IQ and see how savvy you are in your fitness and nutrition knowledge!
Let’s see how much you know!
(Answers are given below the questions. Don’t scroll too fast or you won’t have your answer before you see the one we’ve given you.)
Question #1: Which of these exercises are most effective for weight loss?
C. Lifting weights
If you answered A., then you are right!
Any cardiovascular exercise is going to be more effective for weight loss than lifting weights, yoga, or, of course, stretching, although all of these are great ways to get moving.
Question #2: What is the most sustainable way to lose weight?
A. Eating only grapefruit
B. Eating a moderate diet and engaging in regular exercise
C. Doing 1,000 jumping jacks
If you answered B., then you are right!
The best, most sustainable way to lose weight is to adopt a moderate diet and a routine of regular exercise that you can continue throughout your life.
Question #3: What exercise boosts metabolism?
A. Strength training
The correct answer is A. Strength training helps boost metabolism even after the exercise is completed.
Question #4: Yoga poses designed to stretch and strengthen your body are called what?
A. Mountain pose
The correct answer is B. An asana is a yoga pose or series of poses that you move through to strengthen, refresh, and stretch your muscles and body. Yoga can be relaxing, invigorating, meditative, and strengthening. It is a very versatile form of exercise.
Question #5: True or False, When it comes to fitness, a one-size-fits-all approach is the best.
FALSE!! If you ask Individual Fitness, that is. We believe that the best approach to fitness is the one that takes the most important aspect into consideration first: YOU. We customize all fitness and nutrition programs around you first; your goals, your lifestyle, your health, and your preferences.
How many questions did you get right?
One of the best ways to improve your fitness and nutrition knowledge is to work one-on-one with an Individual Fitness trainer so that you can get personalized help achieving your fitness and nutrition goals and start living the lifestyle that you want to live.