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Can food labels that list "0" trans fats actual contain some trans fats?
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Any food that lists "hydrogenated oil" on the ingredients list does contain trans fats, even if the label says zero. A labeling loophole allows any food that contains fewer than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving to list "0" grams of trans fat on the label, so always check the ingredients list!

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What is the best way to prevent the flu?
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Many doctors and health experts agree that vaccination (the flu shot) is the best way to avoid the flu. Talk to your doctor about whether or not you're a good candidate for flu vaccination. According to the National Sleep Foundation, lack of sleep can impair the effectiveness of the flu shot, so make sure you are well rested and caught up on any missed sleep before you get a vaccination. For more tips to beat the flu once you have it, click here.

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The friendly bacteria in your digestive tract make vitamins that you body uses.
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Vitamin K can be made in your digestive tract by the billions of bacteria that are in your intestines. Some of these bacteria synthesize vitamin K that your body can then absorb. You can also obtain vitamin K from food sources such as green-leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, pork, liver, whole wheat, oats, and bran. Fair sources include fruits, vegetables, seeds, tubers, milk, and eggs.

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2/18/20 8:59 A

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The best way to get rid of belly fat is by doing more abdominal exercises like crunches.
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There is no way to target weight loss to a specific area of the body because your body decides where it wants to put on weight and where it wants to take it off. The midsection is a common "problem" area for many people. The best way to lose fat is through cardiovascular exercise. It is important to do a variety of abdominal exercises (including crunches) to keep your core strong, but until that excess fat is gone, you will not see the muscle definition.

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2/18/20 8:57 A

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Which of the following ingredients is a sweetener with no calories?
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Sucralose is the only non-caloric sweetener in this list; it is an artificial sweetener. Dextrose and maltose are types of sugars that contain calories, while diastase is an enzyme in the body that breaks down starch.

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2/18/20 8:56 A

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You logged extra time on the treadmill this morning and weighed yourself after. The scale dropped 2 pounds. Why?
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Weight loss isn't immediate. If you weigh less directly after a workout it's because you've lost some water weight through sweating--not because you instantly lost fat.

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2/18/20 12:25 A

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"Stretching" and "warming up" are the same thing.
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Contrary to popular belief, stretching is not the same thing as warning up. A warm up can be a lower intensity version of the workout you are about to do, or it can be a completely different exercise. As long as it increases your heart and breathing rates, involves the muscles you are about to use, and lasts for 5-10 minutes it is considered a proper warm up. So why is a warm up so important? Read Common Fitness Blunders to find out.

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2/18/20 12:21 A

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What do all three types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, gestational) have in common?
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If insulin isn’t available, or if the body isn’t using it correctly, a person's blood glucose will remain elevated. The latter describes diabetes mellitus, a serious health condition that affects millions of people. There are actually three variations of this disease, but all are characterized by abnormally high levels of glucose in the bloodstream.

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2/18/20 12:17 A

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Men can get cellulite.
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While the structure of men's skin prevents most men from getting cellulite, there are some cases of male orange-peel appearance—particularly in men with lower levels of the male hormone androgen. Overall, about 10% of men have cellulite (compared to over 90% of women

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2/15/20 12:55 A

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A thiamin (vitamin B-1) deficiency can lead to
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n the United States, a deficiency of thiamin is rare because refined grains are enriched with this nutrient. Before refined grain products were enriched, a thiamin deficiency could result in a disease called beriberi. Signs of beriberi include loss of appetite, constipation, muscle weakness, pain or tingling in the arms and legs, swelling of the feet, mental depression, memory problems, shortness of breath, and fast heartbeat. Thiamin deficiency does occur in alcoholics because of impaired absorption

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2/15/20 12:51 A

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How many calories does a single gram of fat provide?
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One gram of fat contains 9 calories.

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In the phrase ''SMART Goals,'' what does the acronym ''SMART'' stand for?
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The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a proven way to create goals that you can stick with for the long haul

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2/13/20 12:45 A

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Walking provides enough impact to strengthen bones and decrease one's risk of osteoporosis.
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A review of 24 studies on aerobic exercise and bone mineral density in women suggests that walking just 30 minutes per day a few times a week is enough to increase bone density by a moderate amount (about two percent) compared to non-exercisers. Walking was the preferred form of exercise by most participants.

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2/13/20 12:37 A

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The nutrient content of an egg depends mostly on whether or not the eggs come from free range chickens.
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The terms "free-range," "vegetarian-fed" and "organic" are all on egg cartons these days. While free-range does mean the chicken is not caged, it does not necessarily mean that the chicken roams outdoors (it only has access to open space at some point each day). A chicken's feed is what affects the nutritional quality of its eggs. The label "vegetarian-fed" ensure no animal by-products are fed to the chickens laying the eggs, and "organic" means the chicken's feed is organic.

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It's best to start your strength-training workouts with exercises for larger muscles and then work on your smaller muscles.
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If you work out the smaller muscles first, they'll be too tired to help out when you're lifting heavier weights to train your larger muscles. So do the "heavy lifting" first, and finish off with the smaller muscles.

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2/9/20 10:06 P

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The food ingredients erythritol, maltitol, and sorbitol are all examples of what?
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Sugar alcohols get their name from their unique chemical structure, which resembles both sugar and alcohol. But they're neither sugars nor alcohols. In fact, sugar alcohols are a type of carbohydrate that sweetens foods, but with half the calories of sugar. There are several specific types of sugar alcohols (usually ending with the letters "-ol"): erythritol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates, isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol.

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Exercising will prevent cellulite.
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Even the most hard-core female athletes can have cellulite because of the nature of her fibrous connective tissue. Exercise will reduce the overall amount of fat you have overall, thereby minimizing the amount of cellulite you have. Tone, firm muscles will also make the cellulite you do have less noticeable.

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How many types of Omega-3 fatty acids are there?
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While the three most important types of omega-3's are ALA, DHA and EPA, there are actually 11 different types in all.

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2/6/20 9:21 A

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Obesity may prevent the immune system from functioning properly.
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Research performed by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has shown that obesity prevents the immune system from functioning properly, increasing its vulnerability to infection. In the study, obese mice were 50 percent less capable of killing the flu virus, compared to lean mice. The researchers believe that the same holds true in humans. To find out how many calories you need to maintain or lose weight, refer to your customized Nutrition Tracker.

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BMI is the most accurate way to determine a person's degree of obesity.
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BMI is a quick and easy way to determine if your weight is appropriate for your height. It's just a general measure (and isn’t always accurate for everyone).

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How many different nutrients does your body need each day?
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Your body needs over 45 different nutrients every day. These nutrients are essential for health and must be provided in the foods eaten.


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2/3/20 12:54 A

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Individuals who get under _______ hours of sleep per night are more at risk for heart disease, obesity, stroke, and other health conditions.
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Individuals who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be at an increased risk for viral infections, heart disease, obesity and stroke, with an associated decline in mental functioning to boot.

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2/3/20 12:41 A

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Bed rest is the best treatment for back pain.
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Bed rest is not a good treatment for back pain. When you are in bed for extended periods of time, you can lose muscle strength which is actually bad for your back. Bed rest should not be used for more than two days if you can help it. Want to relieve back pain easily? Just get moving! Normal daily activity can actually help relieve back pain in most cases. Remember to always consult with your doctor to find out which options are best for you. Learn more about back pain by watching this short video

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2/3/20 12:35 A

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Which food naturally contains vitamin D?
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Vitamin D is found naturally in fish and fish-liver oils. However it is also found in vitamin D fortified milk.

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2/3/20 12:25 A

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What is blood pressure?
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Blood pressure, the force of blood against artery walls, is measured in millimeters of mercury.


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1/31/20 2:22 P

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A green-colored ring around the yolk of a hard-boiled egg is caused by...
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Both overcooking and using water with a lot of iron will leave you with a greenish-colored yolk. Although still safe to eat, it sometimes looks less than appetizing. To achieve perfectly hard-boiled eggs, place your eggs in a 2-3 quart pot full of cold water. Heat your eggs to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and let them stand, covered, for 12 minutes. Immediately drain the eggs and place them in your refrigerator. Don’t forget to mark them so everyone knows they’ve been boiled!

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1/31/20 2:16 P

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A middle-aged (or older) person who has never exercised before should get a doctor's clearance before starting a fitness program.
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A document called a PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) can help you determine if you need a medical evaluation before starting an exercise program. You can get one here.

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What is the name of the condition of an UNDERACTIVE thyroid?
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Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight gain (caused by a reduction in metabolism), water retention, depression, muscle pain, increased cholesterol, fatigue, mental "fog" and more.

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1/29/20 3:43 P

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Insulin resistance occurs in the early stages of type 2 diabetes. What does insulin resistance mean?
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In the early stages of type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still manufacturing insulin, but for some reason the cells of the body are not using it properly--a condition known as insulin resistance. In response, the pancreas produces more and more insulin, wearing itself out and eventually losing its ability to produce insulin to keep blood glucose levels in the normal range.

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The key to developing muscle strength is to create tension within a muscle.
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The key to developing strength is creating tension within a muscle (or group of muscles). This is known as the tension principle. Tension is created by resistance. Resistance can come from weights (like dumbbells), specially-designed strength training machines, resistance bands, or the weight of your own body.

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Eating healthier and exercising more are the only ways to lower your cholesterol without taking medication.
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Losing weight (if you are overweight), exercising regularly, eating a heart-healthy diet, and quitting smoking all work to improve your cholesterol levels.

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1/28/20 11:59 A

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Britain's Earl of the Sandwich invented the sandwich.
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Years ago, Britain's Earl of the Sandwich, John Montague, couldn't be bothered wasting time at lengthy meals. Meals took too much time away from his passion for gambling. So, he asked for his meat to be brought between two slices of bread for a quick and easy meal that could be eaten while playing cards. The Earl was so proud of his discovery that he named it after himself. And thus, the sandwich was born.

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According to a survey of SparkPeople members, those who were involved in the Community lost about the same amount of weight as members who did not use Community features.
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Our research has shown that people who use the Community (Message Boards, SparkTeams, etc.) tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

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You pack a lunch that contains a turkey and cheese sandwich. How soon must you put your lunch in the refrigerator so that it remains safe to eat?
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If you pack a lunch that includes perishable food items--meat and cheese sandwiches, leftovers, salads, or dairy foods--don't let more than two hours pass from the time you make your lunch at home to the time you put it in the office refrigerator. The same rule applies if you go out for lunch and bring back fast food, carry out, or doggy bag.

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What equation determines whether your weight is appropriate for your height.
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BMI (body mass index) is a quick and easy way to determine if your weight is appropriate for your height.

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Line up these 5 homemade pies in order of most to least calories per slice (highest to lowest calories).
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Here's the fat and calorie breakdown for homemade pies:
Pecan pie 503 calories, 27 grams fat
Cherry pie 486 calories, 22 grams fat
Apple pie 411 calories, 19 grams fat
Pumpkin pie 316 calories, 14 grams fat
Sweet potato pie 250 calories, 12 grams fat


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If you don't have allergies by the time you're 30, you won't develop them later in life.
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Because repeated exposure to substances can prompt an allergic reaction, you are more likely to develop allergies as you get older.

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1/22/20 7:14 P

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BMI estimates your body fat percentage.
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BMI is a quick and easy way to determine if your weight is appropriate for your height. It is NOT an estimate of body fat percentage. It's just a general measure (and isn't always accurate for everyone).

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Cholesterol doesn't play a significant role in your body; it's just bad for you.
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Cholesterol is a building block of body cells and hormones. It makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high cholesterol, including artery blockage and heart disease, are well-documented. Other studies suggest that very low cholesterol levels can also be harmful and dangerous. The key seems to be making sure your body has enough--but not too much. Read What is Cholesterol? to learn more

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Your body needs cholesterol to be healthy.
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Cholesterol is a building block of body cells and hormones. It makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high cholesterol, including artery blockage and heart disease, are well-documented. Other studies suggest that very low cholesterol levels can also be harmful and dangerous. The key seems to be making sure your body has enough--but not too much. Read "What is Cholesterol?" to learn more.

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1/18/20 6:06 P

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On average, how many minutes does it take for your stomach to signal to your brain that it's full?
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It takes the stomach about 20 minutes to realize that it is full, which is why experts recommend that we eat slowly. Put your fork down between bites to avoid overeating.

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Untreated depression can lead to a weakened immune system.
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Left untreated, depression can last for weeks, months or even years and increase the risk of other health problems and even death. Untreated depression can lead to a weakened immune system, resulting in more and longer-lasting illnesses.

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Most exercisers lose how many cups of fluid (sweat) per hour of moderate exercise?
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Most moderate exercisers will lose about one quart (4 cups) of fluid per hour of exercise, so try to drink about 16-20 ounces of water shortly after your workout to aid the recovery process

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1/17/20 6:25 P

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What type of aerobic exercise involves sustaining one exercise intensity for several minutes?
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Continuous training is the most common method of aerobic exercise. It involves sustaining one exercise intensity for several minutes 20-60 minutes (or more for long-distance training) at a time.

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Of adults with arthritis, how many take part in a regular exercise program?
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According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis aren't exercising enough. According to researchers, more than one-third of adults with arthritis do NOT exercise at all (meaning approximately 2/3 do), and people with arthritis are less likely than people without arthritis to meet recommended levels of physical activity (30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week). Exercise is an important part of an arthritis management program. To learn more, read Managing Arthritis with Exercise.

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Which of the following measures can be taken to help prevent or delay the onset of Menopause?
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Menopause is a natural event and cannot be stalled or delayed. However, medication, diet, and exercise can prevent or eliminate some Symptoms of Menopause and enhance a woman's quality of life as she grows older.

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What symptoms might indicate you have the flu as opposed to a cold?
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Sometimes it's hard to tell whether the symptoms you're exhibiting indicate a cold or the flu. But in general, all of the characteristics above indicate the flu. Colds are characterized by nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing and sometimes a low-grade fever (under 100 degrees Fahrenheit). While a cold comes on gradually and mildly, the flu arises suddenly. The flu can cause cold-like symptoms like nasal and chest congestion, but it also results headaches, overall body aches, a high, persistent fever (102-104 degrees F), and exhaustion. It can take several weeks to recover from the flu. For more information, visit SparkPeople's Cold & Flu Survival Guide

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What would happen if you ate two peanut butter cookies instead of two (plain) sugar cookies?
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Peanut butter may be notorious for its high fat content, but traditional peanut butter cookies are usually lower in calories than most other choices.

Sugar cookies: 170 calories, 9 grams fat
Peanut butter cookies: 121 calories, 7 grams fat

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Even a person who is mildly overweight should get a doctor's clearance before starting a new fitness program.
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A document called a PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) can help you determine if you need a medical evaluation before starting an exercise program. You can get one here.

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1/14/20 6:09 P

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About ____% of the calories you consume post-workout should come from protein.
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While carbs are essential, it’s also important to include some high-quality protein in your post-workout meal or snack. This protein will stop your body from breaking down muscle tissue for energy and initiate the process of rebuilding and repairing your muscles. About 25% of the calories you eat after a workout should come from protein—that's about 10-15 grams for most people.

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Even if you are at a healthy weight, your risk for developing hypertension is greater if you do not exercise regularly.
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Sedentary individuals have a higher risk for hypertension than individuals who are active. Regular exercise can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. However, if you are overweight, your risk of developing high blood pressure is two to six times higher.

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How many of the calories in a healthy diet should come from carbohydrates, according to reputable nutrition experts?
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Carbohydrates should make up 45% - 65% of the total daily calories in a healthy diet. At least 130 grams of carbohydrate should be included in the diet each day.

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1/13/20 12:46 A

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Pollen counts are HIGHEST between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m
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Pollen counts are highest between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. If you have allergies to pollen, you should avoid going outdoors during this time frame.

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1/13/20 12:38 A

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What percentage of a cucumber is made of water?
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Made up of 96% water, cucumber is your best friend in hot weather! At 8 measly calories per serving, it's also a great source of fiber and vitamin K, and may help reduce inflammation in the body.

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Your body needs sodium.
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Sodium is found mainly in blood plasma and in the fluids outside the body cells. It helps regulate the movement of body fluids in and out of the body cells. Sodium helps your muscles and heart to relax. It is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses and helps to regulate blood pressure.

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Strength training helps reduce the risk of diabetes.
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Regular strength training at a moderate intensity helps prevent diabetes in a number of ways. First and foremost, lifting weights helps improve the way the body processes sugar. Researchers have also found that weight lifting helps to improve insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control. Additionally, as stated above, resistance training improves heart health by controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which play a role in diabetes management

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For best results, how long should you hold a stretch?
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Ideally, most experts recommend that people stretch for 10-15 minutes per day. Hold each stretch for 15-30 seconds, repeating one or two more times, depending on how you feel.

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A thiamin (vitamin B-1) deficiency can lead to
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In the United States, a deficiency of thiamin is rare because refined grains are enriched with this nutrient. Before refined grain products were enriched, a thiamin deficiency could result in a disease called beriberi. Signs of beriberi include loss of appetite, constipation, muscle weakness, pain or tingling in the arms and legs, swelling of the feet, mental depression, memory problems, shortness of breath, and fast heartbeat. Thiamin deficiency does occur in alcoholics because of impaired absorption.

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Which of the following foods may help reduce your risk of osteoarthritis?
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A diet low in omega-3 fatty acids (the good-for-you fats, from foods like flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, hempseeds, and salmon) and high in unhealthy fats (corn, safflower and cottonseed oils, fatty meats, high-fat dairy products, saturated fat and trans fats) may contribute to your risk of developing osteoarthritis. Healthy omega-3's reduce joint inflammation while unhealthy fats can increase it. Read Foods that Fight Osteoarthritis for more information.

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Men can get cellulite
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While the structure of men's skin prevents most men from getting cellulite, there are some cases of male orange-peel appearance—particularly in men with lower levels of the male hormone androgen. Overall, about 10% of men have cellulite (compared to over 90% of women).

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Sensitivities to specific allergens (such as pollen) are inherited.
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Sensitivities to specific allergens are not inherited, but the tendency to develop allergies can be traced back to your parents. If your mother was allergic to dust mites for example, you might also develop allergies--but not necessarily to the same substance. If one of your parents had allergies, you have a one in three chance of also developing an allergy. This risk jumps as high as 75% if both of your parents had allergies.

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According to the USDA, which chocolate product contains the highest concentration of healthy compounds?
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A 2005 USDA study found that unsweetened cocoa powder contained the highest concentration of beneficial compounds of all chocolate products.

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The best way to get rid of belly fat is by doing more abdominal exercises like crunches.
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There is no way to target weight loss to a specific area of the body because your body decides where it wants to put on weight and where it wants to take it off. The midsection is a common "problem" area for many people. The best way to lose fat is through cardiovascular exercise. It is important to do a variety of abdominal exercises (including crunches) to keep your core strong, but until that excess fat is gone, you will not see the muscle definition.

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Caffeine is found to improve performance in short-duration, high-intensity physical activity.
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Low to moderate doses of caffeine (200-300 mg) have been shown to improve athletic performance in well-trained athletes, especially in endurance events like running. However, in sports that require short bursts of movement like weight lifting or sprints, caffeine is less effective.

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How many teaspoons of sugar does a 12-oz can of soda contain?
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Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. A 12-oz can of pop contains 40 grams of sugar, which is equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar and 160 empty calories.

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Which of the following can help reduce the length and severity of colds and flu?
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There is no cure for the common cold or flu. But vitamin-rich fruits and veggies (dark green, red and yellow ones) can boost your body's resistance. So can adequate rest and plenty of fluids—especially water, which moistens mucous membranes and helps them fight off intruding viruses. Taking hot baths can be relaxing and soothe those flu aches, but it's not a good idea when you have a fever.

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After an intense workout, what nutrient does your body need most?
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Carbohydrates. Roughly 60% of the calories you eat at this time should come from carbohydrates. Contrary to popular belief, your body needs more carbohydrates than protein after a workout, to replace the muscle fuel (glycogen) you used up and to prepare for your next exercise session. Moderate exercisers need about 30-40 grams of carbohydrates after an hour of exercise, but high-intensity exercisers need more—around 50-60 grams for each hour they exercised.

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Depression is a normal part of life.
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Although it's normal to feel sad or experience "the blues" in response to certain life events, such as the death of a loved one, clinical depression is a medical condition that persists for weeks, months or even years and is not a normal reaction to life events. To find out if you are experiencing the blues or real depression, click here.

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How many calories per gram does alcohol contain?
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One gram of fat contains 9 calories, but alcohol is not a nutrient because it cannot be used in the body to promote growth, maintenance, or repair. It is a toxin that is broken down as an energy (calorie) source and can be converted to fat.

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Caffeine has been found to aid significantly in weight loss.
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Because caffeine is a stimulant, it does speed up metabolism, but the effect is only minimal and very short term. Clinical research does not show a significant weight loss with the use of caffeine-containing supplements. Therefore, save your money and leave those supplements (which can contain up to 300 mg of caffeine per dose) on the store shelf.

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What kind of resistance do dumbbells provide?
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Fixed resistance provides a constant amount of resistance throughout the full range of motion (ROM) of a strength training exercise. This means that the amount of resistance/weight you are lifting does not change during the movement. For example, during a 10-pound curl, you are lifting 10 pounds throughout the motion. Fixed resistance helps to strengthen all the major muscle groups in the body. Dumbbells provide fixed resistance.

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Eggs are a lower-quality protein than poultry, beef, fish, and beans.
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Eggs are exceptionally high-quality protein. In fact, the only source of protein higher in quality than eggs is a mother’s breast milk. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins in our body, and eggs contain all nine of the essential amino acids—the ones our bodies cannot produce.

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Which of the following foods is highest in antioxidants?
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Scientists have discovered that berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. Raspberries, for example, contain an especially high level of antioxidants--three times more than kiwis and 10 times more than tomatoes.

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All grains and grain-based foods contain gluten.
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Wheat (all types, including durum, einkorn, faro, kamut, semolina and spelt), barley, rye and certain processed oats all contain a protein called gluten, and all foods made from these grains (most flours, cereals, breads, pastas, crackers and cookies) contain gluten, too. Not all grains contain gluten, however. Amaranth, arrowroot, buckwheat, cassava (manioc), corn, flax, indian rice grass (montina), Job's tears, millet, finger millet (ragi), potatoes, quinoa, rice, sago, sorghum, soy, tapioca, tef (teff), wild rice and yucca are naturally gluten-free.


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Antidepressants are the only effective treatment for depression.
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There are many effective treatments for depression, and antidepressant medications are just one of them. Because depression is so different among individuals, the methods used to treat depression also vary in effectiveness from person to person. For example, some studies show that exercise is just as effective as antidepressants in treating certain cases of depression. For other people, talk therapy alone is enough to put depression at bay. Your doctor will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

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