Have fun while discovering more about healthy living.

Do You Fall for Fitness Myths?

Do You Fall for Fitness Myths?

by Patricia C. King

Maybe it's the blood rushing to your head during those downward dogs, but sometimes you just have those crazy questions. Like do you sweat when you swim? (You betcha.) Read on to test your "I've always wondered about that" exercise aptitude.

How often should you replace your running shoes?
1 of 7 questions

Option A

When the cool new styles hit the stores

Option B

After 300 to 500 miles

Option C

After 1,000 miles

Option D

Never. It's better to keep using a pair that's broken in

What would you have to eat to gain one pound?
2 of 7 questions

Option A

10 Snickers bars

Option B

A McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder, large fries, large Coke and an M&M McFlurry

Option C

One Pizza Hut Large Pepperoni Lover's Pan Pizza

Option D

It's impossible to gain a pound from one meal

Fit people sweat more easily than the rest of us when exercising. 
3 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

There's no way you can hit the gym today! Which of these everyday activities will burn the most calories?
4 of 7 questions

Option A

Typing

Option B

Folding laundry

Option C

Dusting

Option D

Driving

What are the signs that a seemingly kick-butt workout is really effective? 
5 of 7 questions

Option A

You're perspiring like crazy.

Option B

Your face is beet red.

Option C

You really, really have to pee.

Option D

None of the above.

Many pro basketball players are considered overweight.
6 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

You'll burn more calories jogging in what kind of weather?
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Hot weather

Option B

Cold weather

Option C

Mild weather

Option D

It makes no difference