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Exercise Quiz: Wednesday 28th October 2020

What does the word yoga mean?

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The word 'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj', meaning 'to join' or 'to yoke' or 'to unite'. As per Yogic scriptures the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, indicating a perfect harmony between the mind and body, Man & Nature.

What is another word for an increase in muscle size?

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Muscle hypertrophy is a term for the growth and increase of the size of muscle cells. The most common type of muscular hypertrophy occurs as a result of physical exercise such as weightlifting, and the term is often associated with weight training.

How many minutes of cardio workouts per week do you need to improve general health?

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According to guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for general health adults should aim for 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity each week. When repeated regularly, aerobic activity improves cardiorespiratory fitness. Running, brisk walking, swimming, and cycling are all forms of aerobic activity.

What is considered to be the most important meal of the day?

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Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, providing as it does sustenance and energy (i.e., calories) for whatever activities lay ahead. As nutritionist Adelle Davis famously put it back in the 1960s: β€œEat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”

At least how long should the warm-up in your physical training session last?

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Try to spend at least 5 to 10 minutes warming up. The more intense your workout is going to be, the longer your warmup should be. Focus first on large muscle groups and then perform warmups that mimic some of the movements you'll do while you're exercising.

What is the chemical name for salt?

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Sodium chloride, commonly known as salt, is an ionic compound with the chemical formula NaCl, representing a 1:1 ratio of sodium and chloride ions. Salt and water have a close relationship. When you eat something mega salty, your body tries to retain enough water to deal with the sodium hike – and when you sweat, you lose water and the sodium in our bloodstream also gets drawn out with that water.

Exercising turns fat into muscle.

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Simply put, your body can't turn fat into muscle. And the reverse is also true: Your body can't turn muscle into fat, either. The reason? Fat and muscle are two different types of tissue, and one cannot be converted directly into the other, said Brad Schoenfeld, an assistant professor of exercise science at the City University of New York's Lehman College. "The best analogy I can use is, you cannot turn an orange into an apple,"

Even at lower weights, I should get into the proper breathing rhythm. How should I breathe during a set?

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The gold standard during strength training is to inhale on relaxation and exhale during exertion. For cardio, you generally breathe in and out through the nose or, when intensity ramps up, through the mouth.

The dance fitness class known as Zumba was invented by a man from which country?

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Zumba is an exercise fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" PΓ©rez during the 1990s. Zumba is a total-body cardio and aerobic workout, which provides a large calorie consumption. A study shows that a person burns 300 to 900kcal with an hour-long Zumba exercise.

Gram for gram, which type of food has the highest amount of calories?

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At 9 calories per gram, fat has the highest caloric density. Next, perhaps surprisingly, is alcohol at 7 calories. Protein and carbohydrate have 4 calories per gram. Reducing the amount of fat in your diet should have the biggest impact on your caloric intake. A calorie is a measurement, just like a teaspoon or an inch. Calories are the amount of energy released when your body breaks down (digests and absorbs) food. The more calories a food has, the more energy it can provide to your body. When you eat more calories than you need, your body stores the extra calories as body fat.

Daily Quiz: Wednesday 28th October 2020
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