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Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

When your friend makes a bad joke




How big is ONE serving of COOKED grains (oats, rice, pasta, etc.)?

1/4 cup

1/2 cup

1 cup

ANSWER: 1/4 cup.


A single serving of cooked grains is 1/2 cup. If you're eyeballing it, that's about the size of a billiard ball.



What is the role of insulin in the body?

It helps convert glucose (from food) into usable energy.

It increases your blood sugar after eating a meal.

It helps you digest carbs and sugar properly.

All of the above.


It helps convert glucose (from food) into usable energy.


Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which helps the body convert the glucose in your bloodstream into usable energy.



True or False: Fish that live in warm, sunny waters contain more Omega-3's.


ANSWER: False.


Fish that live in dark, cold waters naturally contain higher levels of Omega-3's.

LOVE that movie.

True or False: "Stretching" and "warming up" are the same thing.


ANSWER: False.


Contrary to popular belief, stretching is not the same thing as warning up. A warm up can be a lower intensity version of the workout you are about to do, or it can be a completely different exercise. As long as it increases your heart and breathing rates, involves the muscles you are about to use, and lasts for 5-10 minutes it is considered a proper warm up.


<3. her triceps.



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