Rev Your Aerobic Workout
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Rev Your Aerobic Workout

Bored by your cardio routine? Looking for something new? Test your knowledge about which workouts will get your heart pumping.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a benefit of aerobic exercise?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Aerobic exercise has many health benefits, including lowering your blood pressure and dilating your blood vessels for greater elasticity. It also improves mood, decreases plaque in your arteries and improves your immune system.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these is the best aerobic exercise?

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The correct answer is: All of the above, in addition to aerobic dance, are considered the best forms of aerobic exercise.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which of these is worked during aerobic exercise?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Aerobic activities train your heart and lungs to pump oxygen to your muscles for energy.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a sign of Stage Two exercise?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. There are two stages of physical activity. Stage one is staying on your feet for at least one hour moving around--this could be gardening, shuttling about the kitchen or playing with the kids. Stage two is an additional 30 minutes three times a week of deliberate and planned activities such as swimming, jogging, aerobic dance or sports. These activities should be done at an intensity that breaks a sweat, raises your heart rate and has you breathing more deeply.

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According to some trainers, kickboxing is one of the best total-body workouts. What else is kickboxing known for?

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The correct answer is: In addition to all of the above, kickboxing also improves your balance and is a great stress reliever. Kickboxing can be performed by any level of fitness if the right modifications are given.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

How many days per week should you get aerobic exercise?

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The correct answer is: According to FITT guidelines, you should aim for 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, five days a week.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: Two 15-minute sessions or three 10-minute sessions of aerobic exercise are just as beneficial as one 30-minute session.

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The correct answer is: This is true. If you can't devote a whole 30 minutes of your day to exercise in one piece, you can break it up into smaller segments. It's still just as beneficial if it adds up to 30 minutes.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which of these is an intensity level used to describe aerobic activity?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. There are three levels of aerobic activity: light, moderate and vigorous. These levels are defined by your heart rate, which gets higher with each change.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: Mowing the lawn is a moderate-intensity aerobic activity.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Mowing the lawn (but not with a riding mower) is a moderate-intensity aerobic activity.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

True or false: Ballroom dancing is too slow to be considered aerobic activity.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Ballroom dancing can be a great workout, and it is an example of a moderate-intensity aerobic activity.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Singing is considered an aerobic activity.

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The correct answer is: This is technically true. Singing does count as an aerobic activity if you keep it up long enough. Singing makes the lungs and heart work to supply the oxygen you need to continue to sing. Just don't expect to lose weight while you're doing it!

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Which of these sports can be considered a vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Playing a game of soccer, volleyball or basketball is considered vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: Lunges are a good way to work out your hips.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Lunges are a great way to work out your hips as well as your quadriceps and hamstrings. Try this tip: Take one step in front of the other that's further than your normal stride; stand tall and slowly bend at both your front knee and back knee; bend almost to the point of 90 degrees on both knees, keeping your body centered and balanced; return to the top and repeat, 8-10 times on each leg.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a moderate-intensity aerobic activity?

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The correct answer is: Playing golf without using a golf cart to move between holes is an example of a moderate-intensity aerobic activity.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

True or false: Housework can be an aerobic activity.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Sweeping floors, vacuuming and mopping all count as aerobic activities if they are done long enough.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

How much aerobic exercise do you need to lose weight?

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The correct answer is: The exact amount varies by person, but most people need 60 to 90 minutes of aerobic exercise, most days of the week, to lose weight.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: Doing long bouts of steady exercise is the best way to lose weight.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Research shows doing long bouts of steady exercise is not the best way to lose weight. That's because the body begins to hold on to fat stores and prevents them from being used as fuel. Instead, try mixing high- and low-intensity segments within the same workout.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a way you can stay motivated to exercise?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. You can stay motivated to work out by doing activities you enjoy, inviting family or friends to join you, or varying your activities.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

How can you increase your aerobic activity level?

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The correct answer is: To increase your aerobic fitness level, increase the intensity of your aerobic workouts.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: You should always check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine.

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The correct answer is: This is true. While you may think you're healthy enough to begin exercising, you should always talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program.

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