Have you been duped by false advertising? Take this Fitness Quiz to test your fitness and exercise knowledge. Decide if each statement is TRUE or FALSE then check your answers below.
- You must exercise in your fat burning zone to lose body fat.
- Half the people who start an exercise program will quit by six months.
- In weight training, sets of 6-10 repetitions are for muscle building.
- You can lose body fat from one area by targeting that area in your workout.
- It is good to bounce when stretching because it helps you reach farther.
- The average adult burns about 100 calories per mile when jogging.
- Lifting weights always results in noticeable muscle growth.
- Exercise is safer and more effective when performed with proper form and technique.
- You can achieve cardiovascular fitness by gardening 30 minutes a day.
- You can achieve health benefits by gardening 30 minutes a day.
- Untoned muscle has the same appearance as body fat.
- Research shows that regular sleep deprivation leads to weight gain.
- Exercise is only effective if you can workout for a full 30 minutes.
- In weight training, sets of 12-15 repetitions are for endurance.
- To lose body fat it is more important to eat the right foods (i.e. high protein, low carb) than to decrease your overall daily intake.
How did you do?
(1) False (6) True (11) False
(2) True (7) False (12) True
(3) True (8) True (13) False
(4) False (9) False (14) True
(5) False (10) True (15) False
Scoring & Interpretation:
Give yourself one point for all the questions you answered correctly. Then refer to the score interpretations below to determine your level of Fitness Knowledge.
0 to 5: Misinformed
You are relying too heavily on advertisements for your fitness information. It is time to pay closer attention to where your fitness information is coming from.
6 to 10: Somewhat Informed
Some of your fitness sources are solid, but misinformation is still the basis of your fitness knowledge. If you know how to tell the difference, you can turn things around and focus on the reliable information.
11 to 15: Reasonably Well Informed
The majority of your information is sound, so always check your sources carefully. Your fitness education can focus on specific areas of interest.