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Body Clock IQ

When it comes to being healthy, timing is everything. Take our quiz to see if you know the best time to eat, nap and more.

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Question 1 of 19 Correct

When is the best time to eat breakfast?

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The correct answer is: The best time to eat breakfast is about an hour to an hour and a half after waking up. If you wait longer, you'll be ravenous by the time you eat possibly causing you to over eat.

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Question 2 of 19 Correct

When is the best time to eat lunch?

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The correct answer is: The best time to eat lunch is about 4.5 hours after eating breakfast. This helps maintain steady blood sugar and keeps hunger manageable.

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Question 3 of 19 Correct

When is the best time to eat dinner?

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The correct answer is: The best time to eat dinner is about 6.5 hours after eating lunch and around 3 hours before bed. Eating regularly throughout the day helps maintain steady blood sugar and keeps hunger manageable. Stopping eating several hours before bedtime helps promote sleep and efficient use of calories.

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Question 4 of 19 Correct

When is the best time to nap?

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The correct answer is: The ideal time to nap is about 8 hours after waking up. This is when the body naturally takes a dip in temperature which makes people feel tired.

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Question 5 of 19 Correct

When is the best time of day to work out?

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The correct answer is: The best time to exercise is really a matter of opinion. Most experts agree that whenever you enjoy exercise most and can do it consistently is best.

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Question 6 of 19 Correct

When is the best time to moisturize?

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The correct answer is: The best time to moisturize is after getting out of the shower while the skin is still wet. This allows the skin to retain extra water.

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Question 7 of 19 Correct

When is the best time to have sex if you are trying to get pregnant?

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The correct answer is: The unfertilized egg only lives for about 24 hours, while sperm can live in the female reproductive tract for days. If you are trying to conceive, making love before and around the time of ovulation is more effective than after.

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Question 8 of 19 Correct

When is the best time of day to stretch?

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The correct answer is: The best time to stretch is early in the morning before starting your day. This sets the length of the muscles for the remainder of the day, allowing you to move freely without restriction or pain.

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Question 9 of 19 Correct

When is the best time to stretch when a person is working out?

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The correct answer is: It's best to stretch before and after a workout. Do light stretches as a warm-up, but wait until your cool down period to do more aggressive stretching. Research shows that holding a stretch for at least 30 seconds provides the most lasting benefits.

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Question 10 of 19 Correct

When is the best time of day to boost metabolism?

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The correct answer is: The best time to boost metabolism is in the morning, around 8 a.m., because that's the time when the body is the slowest and needs help getting going. Also, drinking a glass of cold water will also help to boost metabolism.

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Question 11 of 19 Correct

When is the best time of day to have sex?

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The correct answer is: The best time of day for sex is in the morning because men and women have higher testosterone levels, higher blood flow and have more energy at that time.

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Question 12 of 19 Correct

When is the best time of day to take a fiber supplement?

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The correct answer is: The best time of day to take a fiber supplement is about 15 minutes before dinner. That's because the supplement makes a person less hungry and therefore eat less. Do not take fiber supplements if you have narrowing of your esophagus or intestines, if you have trouble swallowing or if you have an allergy to any of their ingredients. If the foods you eat have plenty of fiber, you don't need fiber supplements.

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Question 13 of 19 Correct

When is the best time to eat a heavier meal?

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The correct answer is: The best time to eat a heavier meal is breakfast because the body needs adequate energy to get through the day.

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Question 14 of 19 Correct

What is the best month to visit a dermatologist?

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The correct answer is: February is the best time for a dermatology exam because dermatologists can more easily identify areas of skin damage while a person's skin is pale.

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Question 15 of 19 Correct

What is the best day of the week to eat out?

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The correct answer is: The best day to eat out is Tuesday because fresh food generally gets delivered to restaurants on Tuesdays.

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Question 16 of 19 Correct

What is the best day of the week to fill a prescription?

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The correct answer is: Thursday is the best day of the week to fill a prescription. Typically, Thursdays are the quiestest days at the pharmacy.

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Question 17 of 19 Correct

When is the best time of day to breast pump?

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The correct answer is: The best time to pump is in the morning, shortly after a baby's first feeding of the day. Most women have a plentiful milk supply in the morning. By pumping after the baby's morning feeding, this doesn't limit the amount available for the baby and creates extra "demand" for more milk production.

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Question 18 of 19 Correct

Which week in your menstrual cycle is the best time to have a mammogram?

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The correct answer is: The first week of a menstrual cycle is the best time to have a mammogram. That's because the breasts are less dense, so radiologists have a higher chance of detecting breast cancer.

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Question 19 of 19 Correct

When is the best time of day to schedule a doctor's appointment?

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The correct answer is: Morning is the best time to schedule a doctor's visit. If you can, make it the first appointment of the day. That way the office won't be backed up and you'll have a shorter wait.

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