Physiology Quiz


What Do You Know About Your Body?


1. The most accurate form of measurement for health and weight-management is:

  • Pounds on the scale

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

  • Body Composition (lean mass vs. body-fat)

2. The word “calorie” relates to:

  • Combustion (to produce energy)

  • Fat on your body

  • Carbohydrate

3. Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the:

  • Minimum amount of calories required for vital bodily functions during a relaxed, reclined and waking state

  • Amount of calories required to heat a one (1) cup of water one (1) degree Celsius in one (1) minute

  • Amount of energy used during an intense workout

4. The most healthy way to decrease body-fat is:

  • Drop your caloric intake below 800 calories per day

  • Through a slight negative energy balance where the caloric expenditure slightly exceeds the caloric intake

  • Liposuction

5. The body’s first choice for fuel is:

  • Stored fat

  • Stored glycogen

  • Stored protein




The Correct Answers Are :



1. Body Composition (lean mass vs. bodyfat)

2. Combustion (to produce energy )

3. Minimum amount of calories required for vital bodily functions during a relaxed, reclined and waking state

4. Through a slight negative energy balance where the caloric expenditure slightly exceeds the caloric intake

5. Stored glycogen

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