Defining Fitness: A Quiz

physical-fitness“burn fat!” “Build muscle!” “Be Slim in Seven Days!” Doreen’s head was spinning from data overload. She was watching buff hods on television sell an exercise machine guaranteed to get you physically fit. Doreen wondered if the machine worked. Even more, she wondered: What exactly is physical fitness–and how can I get in shape?

We all know it’s important to be physically fit. Reaching that goal, however, is only possible if you can separate the hype from the truth. Take a few minutes to test your fitness know-how.

Circle the best answer When you’ re finished, Check your answer at right.

1. Physical fitness is

a. running a mile in eight minutes.

b. having the perfect body.

c. being able to get through the day with energy to spare.

2. The four main areas of fitness are

a. abs, buttocks, …