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Exercise Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

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Exercise Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is exercise?
A: Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.

Physical exercises are generally grouped into what three types?
A: Aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise, and flexibility exercises.

Aerobic exercise is any physical activity that does what?
A: Uses large muscle groups and causes the body to use more oxygen than it would while resting.

What is the goal of aerobic exercise?
A: To increase cardiovascular endurance.

Examples of aerobic exercise include what?
A: Running, cycling, swimming, brisk walking, skipping rope, rowing, hiking, playing tennis, continuous training, and long slow distance training.

Anaerobic exercise consists of what?
A: Strength and resistance training.

It can firm, strengthen, and tone what?
A: Muscles, as well as improve bone strength, balance, and coordination.

 
Flexibility exercises do what?
A: Stretch and lengthen muscles.

Activities such as stretching help to improve what?
A: Joint flexibility and keep muscles limber.

The goal is to improve what?
A: The range of motion which can reduce the chance of injury.

Physical exercise can also include training that focuses on what?
A: Accuracy, agility, power, and speed.

Some studies indicate that exercise may increase what?
A: Life expectancy and the overall quality of life.

People who participate in moderate to high levels of physical exercise have a lower what?
A: Mortality rate compared to those who are not physically active.

Moderate levels of exercise have been correlated with preventing aging by doing what?
A: Reducing inflammatory potential

 
The majority of the benefits from exercise are achieved with around how many metabolic equivalent (MET) minutes per week?
A: 3500.

A lack of physical activity causes approximately what percentage of the burden of disease from coronary heart disease?
A: 6%.

How about type 2 diabetes?
A: 7%.

What about breast cancer?
A: 10%.

A lack of physical activity also causes approximately what percentage of the burden of disease from colon cancer worldwide?
A: 10%.

Overall, physical inactivity causes what percentage of premature mortality worldwide?
A: 9%.

An increase in muscle size from resistance training is primarily determined by what?
A: Diet and testosterone.

 
Studies have shown that exercising in middle age leads to what?
A: Better physical ability later in life.

Early motor skills and development have also shown to be related to what?
A: Physical activity and performance later in life.

Children who have more proficient motor skills early on are more inclined to being what?
A: Physically active, and thus tend to perform well in sports and have better fitness levels.

A 2015 meta-analysis demonstrated what?
A: That high intensity training improved stamina more than lower intensity endurance training.

There is a direct correlation between physical inactivity and cardiovascular what?
A: Mortality.

Physical inactivity is an independent risk factor for the development of what?
A: Coronary artery disease.

Children who participate in physical exercise experience greater loss of what?
A: Body fat and increased cardiovascular fitness.

 
The greatest potential for reduced mortality is in the sedentary who become what?
A: Moderately active.

Studies have shown that since heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, regular exercise in aging women leads to what?
A: Healthier cardiovascular profiles.

Most beneficial effects of physical activity on cardiovascular disease mortality can be attained through what?
A: Moderate-intensity activity (40–60% of maximal oxygen uptake, depending on age).

Persons who modify their behavior after myocardial infarction to include regular exercise have what?
A: Improved rates of survival.

Persons who remain sedentary have the highest risk for what?
A: All-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality.

According to the American Heart Association, exercise reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and what?
A: Stroke.

Epidemiological evidence suggests that moderate exercise has a what?
A: A beneficial effect on the human immune system.

 
Immune cell functions are impaired following acute sessions of what?
A: Prolonged, high-intensity exercise.

Some studies have found that athletes are at a higher risk for what?
A: Infections.

Studies have shown that strenuous stress for long durations, such as training for a marathon, can suppress the immune system by doing what?
A: Decreasing the concentration of lymphocytes.

Too much exercise can be what?
A: Harmful.

Without proper rest, the chance of what increases?
A: Stroke or other circulation problems.

Intense, long-term cardiovascular exercise, as can be seen in athletes who train for multiple marathons, has been associated with scarring of the what?
A: Heart.

Specifically, high cardiac output has been shown to cause enlargement of what?
A: The left and right ventricle volumes, increased ventricle wall thickness, and greater cardiac mass.

These changes further result in what?
A: Myocardial cell damage in the lining of the heart, leading to scar tissue and thickened walls.