Exercise Trivia Questions
Trivia quiz questions with answers about exercise
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 lack of physical activity causes approximately what percentage of the burden of
How about type 2 diabetes
What about breast cancer?
A lack of physical activity also causes approximately what percentage of the burden of
from colon cancer worldwide?
Overall, physical inactivity causes what percentage of premature mortality worldwide?
An increase in muscle size from resistance training is primarily determined by what?
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.