Here’s The Answers:
False. The Body Mass Index is a useful figure, but on its own really means nothing at all.
For example, according to their BMI, many professional athletes would appear to be “overweight.” Here, it might be additional muscle that affects the accuracy of the BMI reading.
The problem is the BMI is based on averages.
But no one is average. Everyone is different and so guideline measurements like the BMI are just that, guidelines.
“You should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day”
False. For the same reason above.
The average person should drink about 8 glasses of water every day. But again, what does average mean to you? Nothing.
A more accurate way to measure whether or not you’re drinking enough water is actually to look at your urine. Dark yellow means you are not drinking enough water. Pale yellow on the other hand suggests healthy.
“Your body is approximately 55% Protein”
False. But, after water protein is the next plentiful substance in the body.
Most of your body’s protein is found in your muscles. That’s important whether your health & fitness goal is muscle gain or weight loss.
You see you need a plentiful supply of protein in your body to effectively build muscle. AND, muscle generally increase metabolism, causing you to burn more calories, even when you’re at rest.
“Cutting carbohydrates from your diet is a good way to lose weight”
False. This is just another common myth.
With a low-carb diet, it’s normal to see big weight loss results within the first week. This is very misleading though.
You see you are not actually losing fat at all, but just water. Which isn’t a good thing. Also, any weight loss after the first week is typically due to low-calorie intake, and not because you’ve cut carbohydrates from your diet.
Carbohydrates are also an essential component of healthy nutrition.
It’s not whether your should or should not eat carbohydrates, it’s what kind… You see not all are created equal.
“You can lose weight fast by skipping meals”
False. In fact the opposite might be true…
You see if you cut meals from your diet, when you do eat, your body tries to make-up what you’ve missed out on, so you could end up over eating.
In any case, it’s dangerous to cut meals from your diet and something you should absolutely not do. You should aim for 3 square meals a day plus 2 or 3 healthy snacks in between meals.
“The best time to exercise for maximum results and weight loss is in the morning”
False. There is no “best time,” other than what’s best for you.
Just like some people are early risers and some or night owls; different people prefer to exercise at different times.
The most important thing is that you choose a time you can stick to, and not let anything interfere. Exercising at a regular time is habit forming, and that makes it easier to commit to a healthier lifestyle.
“Exercise deficiency can lead to accelerated development of diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle (cardiovascular disease, obesity, internal disorders, insomnia and more)”
True. The lifelong health benefits of exercise are simply amazing.
As technology advances, people become less and less active. The problem is, our ancestors were hunters and gatherers. And so we have been built to be on the move, and live an active life.
The modern sedentary lifestyle clashes with our age old design causing our bodies to literally “crash.”
Exercise can be key for fixing that.
“Strength and weight-training is not important for fat burning”
False. Strength and weight training IS important for fat burning.
Muscle in your body has a big energy demand. And so the more of it you have, typically the more calories and fat your burn.
This doesn’t mean you have to look like a hulking gorilla though if you want to lose weight, you just need to make sure you are working your muscles when you exercise.
When you do, you will become tight and toned in no time.
“After exercise has ceased Fat burning may continue at an accelerated rate for some time (up to 4-6 hours)”
True. Up to 6 hours after exercise you could still be feeling the benefits.
As you know your body doesn’t change instantly. It takes time. So although you may have finished exercising, your body might still be in “exercise engine” mode, burning away fat like you’re still on the treadmill.
This is why it’s very important to know what you should and should not be eating after you exercise.
“In general, fats will make you fat.”
False. Some fats are good for, and some fats are bad for you.
So it’s really just a matter of getting know your fats.
Excess saturated fats and all trans fats are generally bad for you. But monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats generally promote good health.
So – How did you do?
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Don’t believe everything you hear. There are a lot of myths out there that are frankly, quite dangerous. Always consult a certified expert before trying a new exercise or weight loss regime.
Get the truth first.
Like I said at the start of this quiz, at best you waste your time.
That said, I hope you enjoyed this quiz and can take away some valuable nuggets from it.
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