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Test Your Calorie IQ

Test Your Calorie IQ

by Martha Schindler

Knowing how many calories is just right for you is a challenge, but the more you know the better. Take this quiz to boost your calorie IQ!

The best way to slim down is to cut back on calories.
1 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Which of these activities burns the most calories per hour?
2 of 7 questions

Option A

Running

Option B

Jumping rope

Option C

Swimming

Option D

Cycling

Which of these activities causes your body to burn extra calories?
3 of 7 questions

Option A

Eating a meal

Option B

Exercising in cold weather

Option C

Using lots of spices

Option D

All of the above

Which of these snacks is the most nutritious low-calorie option?
4 of 7 questions

Option A

A bagel and a banana

Option B

A protein shake

Option C

Whole-wheat crackers and low-fat cottage cheese

Option D

A hot dog with the works

Which health club machine burns the most calories?
5 of 7 questions

Option A

Stair-stepper

Option B

Treadmill

Option C

Elliptical trainer

Option D

Rowing machine

Fitting in several short bursts of physical activity throughout the day burns just as many calories as a single workout session.
6 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Who is burning the most calories?
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Bob, a marathon runner jogging through his neighborhood

Option B

Betty, who is overweight and sedentary, walking through the mall

Option C

Bill, who cycles every weekend and is halfway through his five-mile bike ride

Option D

Brenda, a gym rat who is finishing her usual 20 minutes on the StairMaster