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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011


After an intense workout, what nutrient does your body need most?

  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Vitamins
  • Antioxidants


Carbohydrates. Roughly 60% of the calories you eat at this time should come from carbohydrates. Contrary to popular belief, your body needs more carbohydrates than protein after a workout, to replace the muscle fuel (glycogen) you used up and to prepare for your next exercise session. Moderate exercisers need about 30-40 grams of carbohydrates after an hour of exercise, but high-intensity exercisers need more—around 50-60 grams for each hour they exercised. 


How many pounds of calcium are in the average adult body?

  • 2-3 pounds
  • 4-6 pounds
  • 7-9 pounds
  • 10 pounds or more


Calcium is present in the body in greater amounts that any other mineral. Calcium builds strong bones in both length and density and is vital to the formation of teeth. There is about 2 - 3 pounds of calcium in the body, mostly concentrated in the bones and teeth.

True or False: Your body needs an adequate amount of carbohydrates to be able to burn fat.

  • True
  • False


For fat to be metabolized properly, carbohydrates must be present. The basic message is simple when it comes to selecting the amount and type of carbohydrate foods. Carbohydrates should make up 45% - 65% of the total daily calories in a healthy diet. At least 130 grams of carbohydrate should be included in the diet to prevent ketosis. Whenever possible, replace highly processed/refined grains, cereals, and sugars with minimally processed whole-grain products.

If your friend becomes obese, your chance of becoming obese, too, increases by how much?


  • 17%
  • 27%
  • 37%
  • 47%
  • 57%
  • 67%


Research published in a July 2007 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine found that when one individual becomes obese, the chance that his or her friend will become obese increases by 57 percent--even if their friend lives far away, and especially if their friend is of the same sex--71 percent in that case. 


 only a short bloggy today, back to study! have a happy, healthy day :)


1 comment:

  1. i love the moving image at the top! had me in fits hahaha