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Stop Workout Burnout

You know exercise is important, but regular workouts can be a grind. See how much you know about how to fuel your motivation.

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Stop Workout Burnout
Stop Workout Burnout
Question 1 of 20 Correct

Should you work out every single day?

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The correct answer is: Daily activity is important, but you don't want to overdo it. Take breaks between workouts to give your body a chance to recover.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: The most important thing about starting a new exercise routine is finding a challenging workout.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Whether you're starting a program or trying to mix up a routine you've been doing for a while, the most important thing is to find something that keeps you moving and that you enjoy.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

True or false: You'll only see results if you do a traditional exercise program with structured, defined movements, sets and reps.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Many people can be turned off by a traditional, structured exercise program. That's why the most important thing about exercise is to do whatever you want, as long as you're active. You'll see results no matter the activity.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of these activities does not count as exercise?

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The correct answer is: Vacuuming, cutting the grass, playing with your children and raking leaves are all ways to get moving and can count as exercise. Incorporate exercise into the rest of your routine and you'll be more likely to stick with it.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: Exercising with a friend will distract you from reaching your fitness goals.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Having social support can help you stay engaged in your exercise and activities.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of these are signs of workout burnout?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Burnout is a psycho-physiological response to frequent, sometimes extreme and generally ineffective efforts to meet excessive exercise and competitive sport demands.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: What you loved doing as a kid can play a role in your exercise routine.

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The correct answer is: This is true. When you are trying to find a fun activity to keep you interested in exercise, it's a good idea to think back to the activities you enjoyed as a kid. Try to incorporate one of those activities back into your life, whether that's riding a bike, swimming, skating or jumping rope.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: Video games and gaming systems are not good sources of exercise.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The Nintendo Wii Fit, PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect are excellent alternatives to regular exercise on days where the gym is overcrowded or it's raining outside.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: Creating a competition out of exercise may help you stay more involved and interested.

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The correct answer is: This is true. If you try making a game out of exercising, you and your friends may find you stay more engaged. Get with some friends or other members of your social support system and see who can perform the most of a particular exercise.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which of these gadgets can help you stay motivated to exercise?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. A pedometer will track your steps and encourage you to keep moving, and nowadays cell phones and some MP3 players come with a pedometer app, so it is that much more convenient.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Interval training can be a great choice if you need a change in your routine.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Interval training is a very effective approach for people looking to mix up their usual exercise routines. The challenge to the body helps you maintain results, too.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Listening to music or audio books while you exercise may prevent you from focusing and getting good exercise.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Listening to music or audio books while exercising can help make it more fun and exciting.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these is an example of intrinsic motivation?

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The correct answer is: Intrinsic motivation may manifest itself as passion for something, interest in having fun doing something or a love for a particular activity. Having intrinsic motivation can keep you moving forward with your fitness activities as you strive to reach your goals.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: Seeing someone way above your physical level at the gym is a great motivator.

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The correct answer is: This is false. While people have a tendency to be motivated by exercisers who are at or just above their physical level, they are unmotivated by exercisers who are way below or way above their level. Join a gym where you feel comfortable, and be realistic about where you are in regards to your exercise goals.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

True or false: Some extrinsic motivators can be very effective.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Some external motivators, such as buying a new outfit or new running shoes when you reach a particular benchmark, may help you lose weight and stay encouraged to be active.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a reason many people don't enjoy exercise?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The biggest reason people don't enjoy exercising is because it's uncomfortable.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

What is an exercise plateau?

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The correct answer is: An exercise plateau occurs when your body adapts to what you have been asking it to do and no longer shows results. Many people lose motivation to exercise when they reach exercise plateaus and no longer have a sense of gratification at their results.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Changing up your exercise routine actually helps you burn more fat and build more muscle.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Your exercise routine should not become "routine." If you keep doing the same thing, your body will adjust to it, and you will plateau (no longer have changes).

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

How long does it take your body to adjust to an exercise routine?

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The correct answer is: After 4 to 6 weeks, your body will adapt to an exercise routine. Altering your exercise program at least every 4 to 6 weeks will help you continue making progress.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: Taking a break between cardio sessions can actually boost your calorie burn.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Doing two 30-minute cardio sessions with a 20-minute break in between boosts calorie burn, and won't exhaust you too much.

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