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Physical Activity, Fitness, Principles of Exercise 1, Designing a Personal Fitness Plan Topic Test

Which of the following is NOT a benefit of cool down activities? Please select the best answer from the choices provided.

A: reduced muscle soreness
B: maximal lightheadedness
C: injury prevention
D: gradually reduced heart rate

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maximal lightheadedness

What is the purpose of brainstorming during the development of an action plan?

A: It keeps the list of action steps to a minimum.
B: It increases the likelihood that key points will be included.
C: It ensures that only essential items are included on the list of action steps.
D: all of the above

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B: It increases the likelihood that key points will be included.

Which of the following steps to putting together a successful fitness program is least beneficial to reinforcing commitment?

A: making the program official
B: applying the FITT principle
C: creating monitoring tools
D: assigning smaller steps and rewards

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B: applying the FITT principle

Which statement BEST describes your ability to choose sports and exercise programs?

A: Your choices are determined by factors outside your control.
B: You can participate in any sport or exercise program at maximum intensity.
C: You can participate in most sports and exercise programs, though modifications may be needed.
D: Sports and exercise programs are best determined by gender and height.

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C: You can participate in most sports and exercise programs, though modifications may be needed.

Why is it often easier to start a fitness program than it is to maintain one?

A: The motivation at the start of a program is often higher than later on when the progress made might be less obvious.
B: At the start of a fitness program, the body is less used to physical activity so it feels better.
C: Maintaining a fitness program decreases an individual's ability to sleep, making it more difficult to maintain a program than to begin one.
D: all of the above

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A: The motivation at the start of a program is often higher than later on when the progress made might be less obvious.

A student sets a goal to improve academic performance: Which of the following represents a subjective measurement of progress toward that goal?

A: improved grades on individual assignments
B: higher letter grades at the end of the academic year
C: a greater sense of accomplishment
D: remembering facts learned in class

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C: a greater sense of accomplishment

Which of the following phrases BEST describes structured exercise?

A: flexible, changing
B: intense, competitive
C: organized, follows a pattern
D: competitive, flexible

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C: organized, follows a pattern

Which of the following factors should be considered when designing a personal fitness program?

A: goals
B: activities
C: variety
D: all of the above

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D: all of the above

Which of the following statements BEST describes circuit training?

A: Circuit training sessions vary in length.
B: Circuit training is a program that moves through a prescribed set of exercises.
C: Circuit training is a program that alternates between intense exercise and rest periods.
D: Circuit training sessions take place in different locations.

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B: Circuit training is a program that moves through a prescribed set of exercises.

What is the recommended amount of physical activity for children?

A: at least 2 hours per day
B: 4 hours per week
C: at least 1 hour per day
D: no more than 30 minutes per day

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C: at least 1 hour per day

Environmental factors that can affect activity selection include __________.

A: personal safety, pollution, and extreme temperatures
B: cost of facilities, extreme temperatures, and pollution
C: competitive level, extreme temperatures, and personal safety
D: pollution, competitive level, and extreme temperatures

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A: personal safety, pollution, and extreme temperatures

Which of the following tasks would least help an individual achieve a goal to safely lose weight?

A: finding an exercise partner
B: buying newer, smaller clothes
C: adopting a daily exercise regimen
D: establishing healthy eating habits

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B: buying newer, smaller clothes

Which of the following would NOT be an example of a long-term goal?

A: lose 30 pounds in eight months
B: run a marathon in two years
C: run a 5k in three weeks
D: qualify for a triathlon in one year

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C: run a 5k in three weeks

Which of the following statements about exercising during pregnancy is TRUE?

A: Pregnant women should not exercise at very high altitudes.
B: Women should not exercise during pregnancy.
C: Pregnant women should get 2 hours of vigorous exercise a week.
D: During pregnancy, women should exercise in a supine position.

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A: Pregnant women should not exercise at very high altitudes.

How can incorporating lifestyle activities into a fitness program increase the likelihood of its success?

A: It increases the amount of time spent on fitness activities.
B: It is often more convenient to participate in lifestyle fitness activities than more formal fitness activities.
C: It helps a personal fitness program lead to lifestyle change.
D: all of the above

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D: all of the above

How does setting a specific timeframe in which to complete a goal increase the chances of the goal being met?

A: It creates accountability by establishing deadlines.
B: It allows a goal-setter to say "I'll reach that goal when I get to it."
C: It allows a goal-setter to establish unrealistic goals.
D: It does not allow short-term goals to feed into a larger goal.

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A: It creates accountability by establishing deadlines.

Which of the following is NOT a short-term fitness goal?

A: working out 3 times a week
B: losing 1 pound per week
C: establishing healthier nutritional habits
D: eating twice as many fruits each day

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C: establishing healthier nutritional habits

What is the BEST reason to ease into an exercise program?

A: Failure to ease into an exercise program can lead to injury and discouragement.
B: Easing into an exercise program decreases the likelihood that it will lead to lifestyle changes.
C: Failure to ease into an exercise program may lead to the loss of an exercise partner.
D: all of the above

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A: Failure to ease into an exercise program can lead to injury and discouragement.

Individuals should participate in activities __________ to improve cardiovascular fitness.

A: twice a day
B: three to five days a week
C: two to three days a week
D: seven days a week

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B: three to five days a week

Which of the following is the least important factor of a personal fitness program?

A: the individual's personal conditions
B: the availability of resources
C: the level of motivation
D: the time of day physical activity will be performed

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D: the time of day physical activity will be performed

The purpose of an action plan is to __________.

A: prioritize goals
B: map out milestones and goals
C: organize goals into categories
D: reduce the number of goals

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B: map out milestones and goals

The first thing a student should do when developing an action plan is __________.

A: organize a list of action items
B: prioritize essential actions
C: write a list of actions
D: clarify the goal

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B: prioritize essential actions

Why is there a growing concern over the physical fitness of children and adolescents?

A: Children and adolescents are overly concerned with exercise and fitness.
B: A combination of poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle are leading to greater occurrences of obesity in children and adolescents.
C: Children and adolescents are getting too much of the wrong kind of exercise.
D: Although the diets of children and adolescents have improved over the years, participation in exercise has decreased .

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B: A combination of poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle are leading to greater occurrences of obesity in children and adolescents.

When creating the final version of your action plan you want to ensure that all of the following are true of your action plan EXCEPT:

A: all of the goals that you created for yourself are realistic and can be met
B: all of the goals reflect the same specific topic
C: you have created a time frame for yourself in which to achieve your goals
D: each goal is flexible and can be easily modified

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B: all of the goals reflect the same specific topic

Why is it important that goals be measurable?

A: It is easier to determine when a measurable goal is met than an unmeasurable one.
B: Motivation is improved when progress is measurable.
C: Having measurable goals increases the likelihood that the goals will be attained.
D: all of the above

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D: all of the above

Short-term goals can be set to help achieve specific long-term goals.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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TRUE

Tasks are required activities that need to take place in order to complete a goal.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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TRUE

Personal action plans should not be flexible and cannot be modified.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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FALSE

It is possible for an individual to exercise too much.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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TRUE

Fitness requirements are the same for individuals of all ages

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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FALSE

Your attitude has no influence on how regularly you exercise.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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FALSE

Once an action plan is in place, it should not be changed.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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FALSE

Checking blood sugar levels before, during, and after exercise is important for diabetics.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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TRUE

Modifying your personal action plan can impede personal fitness goals.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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FALSE

Starting a vigorous and intense exercise program is recommended for those with obesity.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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FALSE

It is not beneficial to have an effective purpose when setting goals.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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FALSE

A successful personal fitness plan includes activities to develop only one area of health-related fitness.

A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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FALSE

which of the following statements best describes the stork?
which of the following does not limit range of motion?
which of the following is not true concerning warm-up exercises?
which of the following is not true concerning the curl-up test?
participating in physical activities can improve health-related fitness.
which of the following is not a benefit of good body composition?
which of the following is not a component of health-related fitness?
the best way to cool down from a workout is to __________.
which of the following is not true concerning warm-up exercises?
the warm-up portion of a workout program is more important than the cooldown portion
the fitt principles of training include __________.
which of the following best explains how good body composition is attained?
according to the principle of overload, endurance is increased when muscles work
type of exercise is related to the __________ exercise principle.
to be effective, an exercise program must be ______
exercises that improve cardiovascular fitness improve body composition, because they __________.