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The Activity Quiz Are you ready to start exercising, but don't know where to start? This quiz can get you off on the right foot. 1. How much moderate physical activity does a person need? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that adults should get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity. If you’re not used to being active, that may not be possible at first. You can start with just a few minutes each da...
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Calorie Burn Rate Calculator The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling. Carrying your clubs when golfing burns more calories than riding in a golf cart. Your weight also affects the number of calories burned: The more you weigh, the more calories you burn. Fill in your weight, and the calculator will provide you with a list of activities and an approximation of how many calories you will burn. If you haven't been active, be su...
Sprains and Strains Quiz
Take the Sprains and Strains Quiz Sprain? Strain? The terms for these injuries sound so similar, what's the difference? Find out by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 1. If you have a sprain, it means you've injured a ligament. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The injury can be either an overstretching or a tear of one or more ligaments. Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that hold two...
Exercise Goals for Healthy Living
Exercise Goals for Healthy Living Making exercise part of your daily life isn't hard if you make it a priority. To do that, you need to develop goals and an exercise plan that matches your needs and interests. These steps can help you define your personal goals and put them into action. Be sure to check with your health care provider before beginning an exercise program. First step Determine what you want to achieve through exercise. Do you need to lose weight? Help maintain a healthy weight? Reduce you...
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Target Heart Rate Calculator Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity—running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise—is considered safe and effective. It is a percentage of what your maximum heart rate should be. The more fit you are, the higher the percentage can go. This calculator uses the age-based method to determine your target heart rate. Enter Your Information Age: years Fitness Level: Out of Shape Fit Athletic Your Results Based on your fitness le...