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1

the epidemic of physical inactivity in the US is called Secondary Death Syndrome

False

2

the leading cause of death in the US today are largely lifestyle related

True

3

the surgeon general's report states that regular moderate physical activity can prevent premature death, unnecessary illness and disability

True

4

physical fitness alone is always sufficient to lower the risk of disease and ensure better health

False

5

the main emphasis of a fitness program should be on skill-related components

False

6

individuals who are indifferent and helpless believe that consequences of unhealthy behaviors often don't manifest themselves until years later

False

7

people who believe they have control over events are said to have an external locus of control

false

8

transtheoretical model of change illustrates change as a gradual process that involves several stages

true

9

the action stage requires the greatest commitment of time and energy on the part of the individual

true

10

in countering, the person restructures the physical surroundings to avoid behavior problems and decrease temptation

False

11

recommended body weight can be accurately determined using height/weight charts

False

12

storage fat is found around major organs

True

13

dual energy x-ray absorptiometry uses a computerized pressure sensors to determine the amount of air displaced by the person inside the chamber

False

14

assessing body composition using skinfold thickness is based on the principle that the amount of subcutaneous fat is proportional to total body fat

True

15

the BMI is considered the standard technique to differentiate fat from lean body mass

False

16

body mass index BMI is a better predictor than waist circumference WC of the risk for disease

False

17

mortality rate is higher for obese people and for under weight people

True

18

science evidence now links participation in fitness and wellness programs not only to better health but also lower medical costs and higher job productivity

True

19

the 400 meter swim is an anaerobic exercise

False

20

muscular endurance is best tested using maximal exercise

False

21

one exercise that can be prescribed for backache syndrome is walking

true

22

women exhibit a 15-30% higher VO2max due to larger blood volume and higher body fat than men

False

23

lengthening a muscle as it exerts resistive force is know as positive resistance

False

24

cardiorespiratory endurance exercises often are called endurance exercises

False

25

a major objective of core strength training is to exercise the abdominals and lower back muscles in unison

true

26

the amount of blood ejected with each beat of the heart is called stroke volume

true

27

an activity must be intense to activate fast-twitch fibers

true

28

to apply the specificity principle, strength training for the shot put (track & field event) is best accomplished using concentric exercises.

false

29

back pain is considered chronic if it persists more than 12 months

false

30

general recommendation for beginning flexibility development is to conduct 3-4 flexibility sessions each week

false