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Is Your Workout Working?

Is Your Workout Working?

by Deborah Moss

Find out whether you're making the most of your fitness routine.

You enjoy doing the same routine over and over.
1 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

On occasion, you do which of the following while working out:
2 of 7 questions

Option A

Read

Option B

Talk on your cell phone

Option C

Chat with your workout buddy

Option D

None of the above

Which of the following do you do immediately following a workout?
3 of 7 questions

Option A

Refuel — you eat whatever you like.

Option B

Rest — "veg" on the couch for a while.

Option C

Stretch — doing various kinds for several minutes.

Option D

Plan your workout for the next day.

On average, how much aerobic activity do you get each week?
4 of 7 questions

Option A

10-15 minutes four times a week

Option B

20-30 minutes three times a week

Option C

20-30 minutes six days a week

Option D

At least an hour three times a week

You're feeling a little hungry as you head to the gym for a 30-minute workout. You're most likely to fuel up with...
5 of 7 questions

Option A

A banana

Option B

A Power Bar

Option C

A Snickers bar

Option D

Gatorade

You're not getting a good workout unless you're panting and sweating.
6 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

When you have difficulty performing a stretch, you...
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Bounce a bit until you can get into it

Option B

Hold it for 30 seconds and try to go deeper with each deep breath

Option C

Force yourself into the stretch — no pain, no gain!

Option D

Avoid that particular stretch