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What’s Your Exercise IQ?

Written by Courteney

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Are these statements true or false? Try to give this quiz a shot before looking at the answers below, you can write down “T or F” on a piece of paper and check your answers at the end! No scrolling down!

Is Each Item True Or False?

  1. Running on a treadmill is easier on your joints than running outdoors.
  2. “No pain, no gain”, you’re not working out hard enough unless you feel pain or discomfort.
  3. You have to burn 3500 calories per pound lost.
  4. You can target certain areas of the body (such as the face) for weight loss.
  5. A mediocre workout on gym equipment is better than a hard workout at home with no equipment.
  6. There is a type of exercise out there for everyone, regardless of physical limitations.
  7. If you are skinny, you don’t need to exercise as much as a larger person.
  8. Exercise is more important than diet when it comes to losing weight.
  9. Doing sit-ups will burn stomach fat and make your abs visible.
  10. An hour of dancing in your room can be as good a cardio workout as going to the gym.




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  1. False – The act of running in itself puts excess strain on your knees and lower joints regardless of what surface you do it on. It is a good idea to switch up the type of cardio you do to avoid joint damage from excess running.
  2. False – If you are in pain, you may be straining a body part or pushing yourself too hard. Sometimes you don’t know the damage you’ve done until the endorphins start to wear off, so don’t ‘push through the pain’, listen to your body.
  3. True – Burning approximately 3500 calories equals about a pound lost.
  4. False – Fat loss is indiscriminately systemic by nature. Unfortunately, you can’t really choose specific spots you want to lose fat.
  5. False – It doesn’t matter what fancy equipment you use as long as you are working hard and varying your exercises to target various muscle groups (as well as getting some kind of cardio).
  6. True – Even if you don’t have the ability to move your limbs, you can still have someone help you stretch and strengthen them. If you have back problems, or severe arthritis or if you are restrictively obese, there are still small things you can do to work out certain parts of your body. It is important to go slowly and seek professional advice before trying to exercise when you have physical impediments.
  7. False – Everyone should try to exercise to the best of their ability. Just because you are skinny does not mean you aren’t at risk of developing life-threatening conditions like cardiovascular disease, and exercise can help combat many chronic conditions no matter your size. A larger person can be in better overall health than a smaller person in some cases.
  8. False – They are both equally as important. While it is possible to lose weight by exercising even when you are eating badly, you should try to practice them in tandem for good health. However, if you are very limited exercise-wise, reducing your caloric intake (in a healthy way) can help you lose weight while sedentary.
  9. False – In order to get that notorious “six pack”, you must lose the layer of fat on top first which cannot be done by ab exercises alone. Cardiovascular exercise is integral when it comes to fat loss.
  10. True – You can burn a lot of calories shaking your booty! It is a free, fun way to reach your daily cardio goal.

So how did you do? Hopefully 10/10! Thanks for visiting DocChat, we hope you’ll be back again soon!

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