Exercise Big Brain Tests

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Question 1

How does exercise affect type 2 diabetes?

Exercise helps prevent diabetes, but does nothing to help existing cases.
Exercise helps control diabetes, but cannot prevent it.
Exercise is helpful in both preventing and controlling diabetes.
Aerobic exercise has long been recommended for people who are at risk for diabetes as well as those who have it, and new studies show resistance training can help too. Type 1 diabetes is genetic, but patients can benefit from exercise like anyone else.

Question 2

How should people with fibromyalgia, which is characterized by pain, approach exercise?

Stay away if it hurts too much.
Work out at an easy level and progress slowly to attaining good fitness.
Limit exercise to stretching and walking.
Although exercise may be uncomfortable, fitness helps decrease symptoms in most people.

Question 3

How does smoking affect exercise performance?

It has no effect.
If you are a smoker, your exercise performance will suffer even after you quit.
Smoking limits exercise performance, but it improves quickly when you quit.
Use of oxygen in exercise improves quickly after you quit, but lung function takes much longer to recover.

Question 4

What effect does exercise have on cholesterol levels?

Exercise can improve your cholesterol even if you don´t lose weight.
Exercise will improve cholesterol only if you lose weight.
Exercise has no effect on cholesterol levels.
Exercise does help cholesterol, mostly by raising beneficial HDL levels. Weight loss may have extra benefits.

Question 5

Should people with heart disease do resistance exercise?

Resistance exercise is too dangerous for heart patients because it raises blood pressure.
There are no recommendations for heart patients regarding resistance exercise.
Many heart patients can do resistance exercise, as recommended by their doctors.
Resistance training is now recommended for some heart patients because greater muscular strength takes some of the load off the heart in everyday activities.

Question 6

Does exercise affect how you think?

Exercise can make anyone smarter.
Anyone who exercises a lot isn´t too bright to start with.
Exercise improves cognitive ability.
Exercise has been found to often improve ability to think clearly and solve problems.

Question 7

How does exercise affect depression?

Aerobic exercise improves depression.
Strength training improves depression.
Both aerobic and strength training improve depression.
Exercise can improve symptoms of depression as well as some medications, for some people.

Question 8

How does exercise affect anxiety?

Aerobic exercise alleviates anxiety.
Strength training alleviates anxiety.
Both aerobic and strength training relieve anxiety.
Some studies have shown that strength training can worsen anxiety, so if you´re nervous about something, go for a run or a ride, unless you know that lifting weights calms you down.

Question 9

Which of the following are best for strengthening your bones?

Swimming, running, and weight training.
Ping pong, stationary bike, and stretching.
Pushups, walking, and jumping rope.
Weight bearing exercise is best for bone strength. Swimming and biking are not weight bearing because your weight is supported by the water or the bike. Ping pong is probably ok, though.

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