Know why muscular fitness is a very important part of all our lives. This quiz will help you self-assess how well you remember the key benefits of muscular fitness, so you can apply the same in your daily life to become fitter day by day!
Questions and Answers
Great job! Hopefully, at this point, you recognize that muscular fitness, specifically, higher levels of strength, is associated with lowering risk factors for some chronic diseases that are significant problems in our society today. In addition, regular resistance training not only improves muscle and bone strength and mass/density, but may also prevent and treat the metabolic syndrome (click this link to find out more about this) and prevent or improve depression, anxiety, and "energy" levels.
Which of the following are associated with higher levels of strength? Choose all the appropriate options.
Better cardiometabolic risk factor profiles
Lower risk of all-cause mortality
Fewer cardiovascular disease events
Lower risk of developing functional limitations and other nonfatal diseases
None of these are associated with higher levels of strength
Regular participation in resistance training can improve blood pressure in persons with prehypertension or stage 1 hypertension (chronic high blood pressure).
Although muscular fitness has shown positive improvements for many health markers, the research does not show improvements in blood glucose or insulin sensitivity from regular participation in resistance training.
Exercise that promotes muscle strength and mass also effectively increase bone mass and bone strength of the specific bones stressed.
Some evidence shows that resistance training may prevent and improve depression and anxiety, increase "energy" levels, and decrease fatigue, however further study of this effect is required.
Only ___ % of men have proper muscular fitness.
For every pound of muscle gained, the body burns __ extra calories every day.
Which of the following hormone is secreted into the blood while we exercise?
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