Monthly Poll Question
Last month in our monthly poll we asked some questions about how well you know yourminerals and micronutrients. Here are the results:
Q1 - True or False: You can only get calcium in foods from dairy sources such as milk, yogurt and cheese.
While most dairy provides a great source of calcium, it is not the only way. About 2/3 of you got this one right. In fact, some of the top sources of calcium are not dairy! Here is a great list of calcium rich foods that are non-dairy:
In last month's survey we asked about how much you and your partner motivate each other to workout and eat healthy. About half of you said that you and your partner run or take classes together sometimes and the other half said you don't at all. Most of you said that you and your partner sometimes motivate each other to work out. When it comes to healthy eating, most of you said that your partner poses a negative influence on you.
Although we certainly understand how it is easy to get into bad habits when you have someone doing it with you, it is also very motivating and reassuring to have someone pushing you when you need it most and catching you when you fall.
In last month's quiz, we asked you about some popular weight loss myths that we hear on a regular basis. There is so much information and so many opinions out there, sometimes it's hard to keep track, but overall, you did pretty well! Here are the results:
Question 1: True or False? Steady state low intensity exercise for a longer period of time will help you lose more weight than shorter duration moderate intensity exercise because it burns more fat.
While low intensity exercise can actually help burn more fat than high intensity, the total caloric burn will be higher in the later situation (shorter duration moderate-high intensity exercise).
Last month's Quiz was about how well you could identify muscles and where they are located. Here are the overall results!
Question 1:Where is your brachialis muscle located?
A: In your arm!The brachialis muscle is the long and strong muscle in your upper arm that helps to flex your elbow. Only 20% of respondents got this one correct!
Question 2:Where is your gastrocnemius muscle located?
A: In your calf!While the sound of the word might seem like it should be in your abdomen (as more than half of you thought), it is actually the most prominent muscle in your calves!