Can you answer these 6 fitness questions?

Can you answer these 6 Fitness Questions correctly? See how much you know about fitness – take the Fitness Quiz Now!


Quiz Answers

1. You should aim to exercise every day.  You need at least:

The correct answer is c.

For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines: Aerobic activity. Get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity.

2. Physical activity can help with:

The correct answer is c.

Physical activity can help your body and your mind. Not being active, can lead to health problems like obesity.

3. If you are active, it is best to drink:

The correct answer is c.

If you wait until you are thirsty, you may already have lost fluid you need. Energy drinks can be full of caffeine, which can keep you up at night and cause other problems. Sports drinks can give you a boost if you’re active for more than an hour, but otherwise all you need is water.

4. How hard you work out isn’t important.

The correct answer is false.

To get the most health benefits, you want to be active at least a medium level during your 150 minutes of physical activity every week. And aim to increase duration or intensity as much as you can. Learn more about different levels of activity.

5. How long should I work out to lose weight?

The correct answer is c.

If you want to lose weight, shoot for at least 200 minutes (more than three hours) a week of moderate intensity exercise with everything else consistent. If you cut calories and exercise, you can get away with a minimum dose of 150 minutes (2 1/2 hours) a week.

6. Physical activity is only for athletes.

The correct answer is false.

Anyone can be active. If you don’t like sports, try walking more. Try different activities, like dancing, yoga, and hula hooping. The best activity is one you enjoy and will keep doing!


Be sure to check with your doctor before starting exercises.


Fitness types and tips
Confused about the types of exercise? For each type, we answer “What is it?”, “How do I do it?”, “How often?” and “Why should I?” Get clicking to get started.
» Aerobic activity
What is it?
Aerobic activity gets your heart pumping and makes you breathe harder. It usually gets your whole body moving.
How do I do it?
You can run, skip, jump rope, swim, dance, bike, walk quickly, and more. Try to do a mix of different activities.
How often?
Every day. Most of your 150 minutes of activity each week should be aerobic.
Why should I?

Aerobic activity makes your heart and lungs strong. It boosts your mood. It helps prevent certain diseases, including the most common type of diabetes. It may even help you live longer.

» Muscle-strengthening activity
What is it?
Muscle-strengthening activities make muscles do more work than usual, which makes them stronger.
How do I do it?
That depends on which muscles you want to work. Examples include doing push-ups, squatting, or planks. You also can lift weights, but get an instructor to show you what to do.
How often?
At least three days each week (as part of your 150 minutes of activity each week).
Why should I?
Strong muscles make it easier to do daily tasks. They help prevent injuries. And they burn more calories, so they help you maintain a healthy weight.
» Bone-strengthening activity
What is it?
Bone-strengthening activities push on your bones to make them grow and get strong. The push usually happens when your feet hit the ground, like when you walk or run. Note: avoid any exercises not approved by your doctor.
How do I do it?
You can play tennis, golf, or bowling, for example. You can jog, walk, or brisk walk. (These also are aerobic and build some of your muscles.) Biking and swimming aren’t as good because you’re not pushing against the ground.
How often?
At least three days each week (as part of your 150 minutes of activity each week).
Why should I?
Your body builds the most bone during your childhood and teenage years. Strong bones help protect against osteoporosis.
Stretch yourself! Stretching can be great for your body. It helps keep you flexible so you can reach, bend, and turn more easily. And if you combine stretching with other activities, like strength exercises, it may also prevent injuries.

Some ways to increase flexibility are ballet, yoga, martial arts, or pilates . You can also do stretches for specific parts of your body. Make sure to warm up first. You just need to walk or jog in place for 5 to 10 minutes.

Thank you for visiting with us today, we appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to stop by! Wishing you the best of health!

Source: U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services

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Author: Joan E Wilder

We focus on providing information about the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

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