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Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

 

 

Which type of food can be stored as body fat?

 

  • A - Carbohydrates
  • B - Fat
  • C - Protein
  • All of the above
  • A and B only

Answer: All of the above.

Explanation

Put simply, too much of any type of food can result in weight gain. 
 

True or False: Too much iron can be toxic.

  • True
  • False
Answer: True.

Explanation

Iron can build up to dangerously high levels in the body, especially in people with the genetic problem called hemochromatosis. Over supplementation of iron can also occur. This is especially dangerous in children who may take adult vitamin/mineral supplements. Immediate medical attention should be obtained. The Tolerable Upper Intake Level is 45 milligrams daily for both adult males and females. 


 

Which of the following vitamins is water-soluble?

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Vitamin D
Answer: Vitamin B-12.
Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. They include the B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. They are carried in your bloodstream and are not stored in the body in significant amounts. Your body uses the amount that is needed, and then the extra is excreted in the urine. Since your body does not store water-soluble vitamins, regular intake is necessary. Water-soluble vitamins are also destroyed more easily during food storage, processing and preparation.

 

 

 

 

Shoulder Exercises
Reverse fly

Sit on an exercise ball, your knees bent at a 90 degree angle and your upper body leaning forward (slightly resting on your thighs), your back and head level with the ground.

Hold a dumbbell in both hands, behind your calves, your palms facing inwards. Raise the dumbbells up in an arc, squeezing both your shoulder blades. Repeat.

Do three sets of 12 repetitions. 

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Dumbbell Lateral Raise

 

TARGETS: Shoulders
START: Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides with your eyes straight ahead and your feet set shoulder-width apart.
MOVE: Lift the dumbbells out to your sides until your wrists are parallel to your shoulders. Lower and repeat.
Smith says: “To isolate the shoulders, keep your arms slightly bent, and raise the dumbbells no higher than shoulder height.”

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 Double Shoulder Press


Stand and hold a dumbbell in each hand, your arms bent upwards at the elbows, your forearms and upper-arms at a 90 degree angle.

Keeping your abdominals flexed, slowly push the dumbbells upwards, keeping your arms straight, your elbows slightly bent. Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position and then rotate your shoulders forward by 90 degrees. In that position, forearms parallel to your face, now raise your arms upwards, elbows remaining slightly bent. Lower them down, and return to the original position, and repeat.


Do three sets of 6 repetitions.

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