Summer Workouts Quiz
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Summer Workouts Quiz

From staying hydrated to wearing the right clothes, see how much you know about working out safely when the temperature soars.

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Summer Workouts Quiz
Summer Workouts Quiz
Question 1 of 20 Correct

What can sabotage your workout routine in the summer?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Summer brings vacations and eating out, which can mean weight gain if you’re not careful. Remember to set aside time to get your heart rate up, whether that's using your hotel’s fitness center, taking the steps instead of an elevator or going on active excursions like hiking or renting bikes.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

What can exercising in the summer cause?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Pay attention to how your body feels and be sure to replenish fluids with lots of water or sports drinks.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

When should you drink water when you are working out?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Throughout your workout routine it is important to drink plenty of water, even before you feel thirsty.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

How many ounces of fluid should you drink for every 15 to 20 minutes of exercise?

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The correct answer is: Drink six to 12 ounces of fluid for every 15 to 20 minutes of exercise. Consume 14 to 22 ounces of fluid two hours before exercise.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

If you're changing your workout routine in the summer, what should you do first?

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The correct answer is: You should always consult your physician before beginning or changing your exercise routine.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Why do extreme temperatures make breathing more difficult?

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The correct answer is: Extreme temperatures can interfere with circulation, making breathing more difficult and causing chest pain.

Summer Workouts Quiz
Question 7 of 20 Correct

When is it advised that you should avoid exercising outside?

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The correct answer is: If the temperature is above 80° F and the humidity above 80 percent, it’s best to postpone outside activity. You should exercise in a cool, air-conditioned space.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

If you truly enjoy exercising outdoors, what should you do in the summer?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Take advantage of the coolest times of day and wear sunscreen because sunburn will decrease your body's ability to cool itself off. Also, start your exercise regimen slowly and pace yourself, including plenty of time for breaks and to drink fluids.

Summer Workouts Quiz
Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of these summer sports burns the most calories per hour?

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The correct answer is: Beach volleyball burns the most calories -- about 473 an hour. Water skiing and hiking both burn about 355 calories. Playing Frisbee burns the least, at about 177 calories per hour.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What should you NOT do after a workout on a very hot day?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Try to maintain an even body temperature. After your workout, you should not take an extremely hot or cold shower or sit in a sauna as these can increase the workload on your heart.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which of these colors of workout clothes will keep you cool?

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The correct answer is: Dark clothes, especially black, will absorb the heat, making a warm day even hotter. Choose light-colored clothing to keep you as cool as possible while out in the sun.

Summer Workouts Quiz
Question 12 of 20 Correct

What's important in order to avoid unforeseen injuries during outdoor workouts?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Be mindful of your outdoor environment -- there can be lots of known dangers, so use bug spray and carry your cell phone and a first aid pack if you have one. Also, warm up and cool down appropriately to avoid unforeseen injuries.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: "Wick" means the fabric does not remove sweat.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Choose active wear that is "wicking" as this type of fabric draws the moisture away from your body and helps keep you cool.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: A pair of pantyhose can help you cool down when you work out.

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The correct answer is: This is true. If you have a problem with heat and humidity, try this trick: Cut a piece of pantyhose, fill it with ice cubes and pin it to the back of your shirt or attach it to a backpack. Put the pantyhose down your shirt for an instant ice pack that will slowly melt.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

How can a summertime farmers market help you lose weight?

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The correct answer is: Farmers markets offer a plethora of fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and high in nutrients as well as fiber that will fill you up and not out.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: For every degree the body’s internal temperature rises, the heart beats faster.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The heart beats approximately 10 BPM faster with every degree. Exercise plus higher body temperatures can dramatically increase the stress on the heart during the heat of summer.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Why can you get headaches when you work out in the sun?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Staying hydrated, gradually cooling down and wearing sunglasses all help to avoid sun- and heat-induced headaches.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

What are the benefits of working out in the sun?

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The correct answer is: Being out int the sun provides us with vitamin D, an important nutrient that helps decrease aging of the cardiovascular and immune systems. Just 20 minutes a day is all you need.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

What foods should you avoid before a summer workout?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Foods with a higher fat content can take longer to digest and make exercise soon after a meal more uncomfortable. Trigger foods like spicy foods or alcohol can cause uncomfortable gastric reflux. Plus, caffeine can dehydrate you.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

Which of these should you bring with you when running or hiking on a trail?

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The correct answer is: This is true. You need carbohydrates and protein for optimum recovery after exercise. You'll get high-quality protein in the form of skinless chicken. Foods like rice or noodles and steamed veggies will replenish your glycogen stores.

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