Biggest Loser Team Challenge Health, Exercise & Nutrition Quiz

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Nutrition Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz has questions ranging from easy to difficult and focuses on health, nutrition and exercise. The questions are both multiple choice and T/F. Good luck! Each team's score will be added & the team with the HIGHEST score wins! NO CHEATING! Please only have THIS window open when completing your quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The three major nutrients in food are carbohydrates, protein and...
    • A. 

      Yeast

    • B. 

      Fat

    • C. 

      Vitamins

    • D. 

      Fiber

  • 2. 
    Phytonutrients are...
    • A. 

      Minerals essential for life

    • B. 

      Are a form of macronutrients and provide energy

    • C. 

      Non-essential nutrients that still have beneficial effects on health

    • D. 

      Are another name for vitamins and are essential for human life

  • 3. 
    1 gram of fat has how many calories?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      6

  • 4. 
    Which of these foods is highest in Vitamin A?
    • A. 

      Milk

    • B. 

      Tuna

    • C. 

      Bananas

    • D. 

      Tofu

  • 5. 
    Which of the following nutrients is needed to build and maintain the structural components of the body?
    • A. 

      Fat

    • B. 

      Protein

    • C. 

      Fiber

    • D. 

      Carbohydrates

  • 6. 
    Why do experts recommend losing no more than 1-2 lbs per week?
    • A. 

      It isn't possible to lose more than 2 pounds in one week

    • B. 

      Losing more than 2 pounds may strain your kidneys and liver function

    • C. 

      It's too boring to lose more than 2 pounds a week

    • D. 

      Losing weight in a slow, steady fashion can help you lose fat while preserving your lean muscle tissue

  • 7. 
    Why do experts recommend eating breakfast each day to help maintain weight loss?
    • A. 

      During sleep, your body expends calories to repair physical damage to the body. These calories need to be replaced each morning.

    • B. 

      When you skip breakfast, your metabolism, blood sugar and energy levels drop. This often leads to overeating later in the day.

    • C. 

      Studies show that breakfast-eaters burn more calories during cardio exercise.

    • D. 

      Skipping breakfast causes your heart to pump less blood throughout the body, causing fatigue, headaches and drowsiness.

  • 8. 
    What's the primary role of your muscles?
    • A. 

      To store carbohydrates and sugars that your body digests.

    • B. 

      To hold your ligaments and joints together.

    • C. 

      To help us move, think, breathe and urinate.

    • D. 

      To store protein.

  • 9. 
    What is the greatest threat to your arteries?
    • A. 

      An elevated blood pressure of 160/90.

    • B. 

      An elevated amount of time spent on the couch.

    • C. 

      An elevated helping of salty foods.

    • D. 

      An elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol of 200.

  • 10. 
    When should you do your stretching exercises?
    • A. 

      In the car on the way to the gym.

    • B. 

      As a way to warm up your body for an aerobic or weight-training exercise session.

    • C. 

      After your body is already warmed up.

    • D. 

      In the car after your workout.

  • 11. 
    According to Dr. James Levine, a leading obesity researcher at the Mayo Clinic, which method of expending calories is best for health and weight loss?
    • A. 

      Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (activities you perform (other than sleeping) on a daily basis).

    • B. 

      Structured cardio workouts such as walking or running.

    • C. 

      Regular strength training workouts

    • D. 

      A combination of cardio and strength training.

  • 12. 
    What are the exercise recommendations for weight loss set out by the government?
    • A. 

      20 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least 3 days a week.

    • B. 

      30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise 3-5 days a week.

    • C. 

      60-90 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise daily.

    • D. 

      30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.

  • 13. 
    Experts recommend you perform "moderate-intensity" activity. The best example of that is:
    • A. 

      Washing dishes by hand.

    • B. 

      Watering plants.

    • C. 

      Running at 6.5 mph.

    • D. 

      Brisk walking, cutting the grass (with a push-mower), swimming or cycling on flat terrain.

  • 14. 
    How is Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated and what is it used for?
    • A. 

      BMI is calculated by dividing weight (in kilograms) by height (in meters, squared). It is used to assess overweight and obesity.

    • B. 

      BMI is calculated by multiplying weight (in kilograms) by height (in meters) and dividing by 220. It is used to assess ideal body weight.

    • C. 

      BMI is calculated by multiplying body fat percentage by waist circumference. It is used to assess overweight and obesity.

    • D. 

      BMI is calculated by dividing height by weight and multiplying by 100. It is used to diagnose obesity.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is most important when training with weights?
    • A. 

      That you do enough repetitions and weight so that your muscles fatigue

    • B. 

      That you have a good view of the mirror

    • C. 

      That you use exercise machines

    • D. 

      That you follow the form of other people in the gym

  • 16. 
    Vegetables contain...
    • A. 

      Vitamins

    • B. 

      Minerals

    • C. 

      Fiber

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Which of these vitamins is produced naturally by your body, when you expose yourself to sunlight?
    • A. 

      Vitamin A

    • B. 

      Vitamin B

    • C. 

      Vitamin D

    • D. 

      Vitamin E

  • 18. 
    Complex carbohydrates consist of...
    • A. 

      Only one sugar molecule

    • B. 

      Two sugar molecules

    • C. 

      Three or more sugar molecules

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is true when comparing muscle to fat?
    • A. 

      Muscle is denser and takes up less space than fat.

    • B. 

      A pound of muscle weighs more than a pound of fat.

    • C. 

      A pound of fat weighs more than a pound of muscle.

    • D. 

      Fat will become muscle once you begin a comprehensive strength training program.

  • 20. 
    Shorter, more intense workouts (e.g., 20-30 minutes of high-intensity physical activity):
    • A. 

      Won't burn as many calories as moderate-intensity workouts.

    • B. 

      Offer the same benefits as longer, more moderately intense workouts.

    • C. 

      Aren't allowed, according to the exercise guidelines.

    • D. 

      Are a waste of time.

  • 21. 
    During strength training, you might have heard that it's a bad idea to hold your breath. Why?
    • A. 

      It causes a drop in blood sugar.

    • B. 

      Holding your breath during exertion can cause a rapid increase in blood pressure.

    • C. 

      It reduces the amount of weight you can lift.

    • D. 

      Your muscle cells become damaged when they don't receive oxygen during strength training.

  • 22. 
    The best way to meet the exercise guidelines is to:
    • A. 

      Schedule several 10-15 minute workouts (such as brisk walking and/or strength training) throughout the day.

    • B. 

      Start with smaller exercise goals and work your way up to longer or more intense workouts.

    • C. 

      Do a variety of activities (including cardio and strength training) and vary the intensity, frequency and time each week.

    • D. 

      Any or all of the above.

  • 23. 
    When you lift weights, you should breathe as follows:
    • A. 

      Hold your breath as you're lifting

    • B. 

      Inhale as you're lifting

    • C. 

      You don't need to pay attention to your breathing

    • D. 

      Exhale as you're lifting

  • 24. 
    When you exercise aerobically, you should feel:
    • A. 

      An increase in breathing rate, but the ability to carry on a conversation

    • B. 

      Your heart beating wildly; breathless

    • C. 

      No change in breathing; you don't have to tax your heart too much

    • D. 

      The need to hold your breath

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is the best advice about diets?
    • A. 

      The less you eat the more weight you lose.

    • B. 

      The best diet is the one you can follow forever.

    • C. 

      A good weight-loss diet includes foods with little to no fat.

    • D. 

      Eat only high fat, high sodium foods.

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