Your Questions About Fitness

Linda asks…

Are there any people out there following a kosher diet! What type of dietary guidance would you offer Marty?

ARE THERE ANY PEOPLE OUT THERE ON A KOSHER DIET?
i have this question for school, please can anyone help. Marty is a 45-year old jewish man who emigrated from Israel to the United States 3 years ago. he follows a strict kosher diet. In addition, he does not drink milk but does consume other dairy products. He has a body mass index (BMI) of 32 and a family history of heart disease.

The Expert answers:

His BMI is obviously too high. I would need to know a bit more about what his diet is like. Is he eating meat every day, or just on Shabbat? He could possibly reduce his meat intake to only on Shabbat (when it is almost a mandate).

I would suggest eating more fresh green vegetables, while cutting down on carbohydrates (perhaps a bit less fruit). Fresh fruits and vegetables are automatically kosher (assuming they are bug free). He probably could reduce his dairy intake a bit, but you don’t say how much dairy he is consuming.

Jenny asks…

What suggestions would you offer him about dietary choices for a healthy heart?

ARE THERE ANY PEOPLE OUT THERE ON A KOSHER DIET?
i have this question for school, please can anyone help. Marty is a 45-year old jewish man who emigrated from Israel to the United States 3 years ago. he follows a strict kosher diet. In addition, he does not drink milk but does consume other dairy products. He has a body mass index (BMI) of 32 and a family history of heart disease.

The Expert answers:

Needs to go on a low sodium diet and needs to eat more fish and chicken these are two of the meats that are recommended to heart patients.

Sharon asks…

Someone please check/edit! (Report on Media Influence)?

Media has a huge influence in almost every aspect of our lives, particularly teenagers. Our society has become overwhelmed with TV’s, billboards, magazines and the internet. The power that the media has and how it influences society has become a familiar and accepted part of our daily lives. When we watch television or browse the internet we see countless reports on how celebrities have altered their faces or the debut of the newest way to lose weight. Magazines show readers the latest in celebrity gossip, and set the standards by which we dress, act, and who we are friends with. While teen girls are interested in losing weight and looking beautiful, teen guys are influenced by body builders and the use of steroids to achieve their idea of the perfect body. What teens read in magazines and watch on television has an enormous impact on their lifestyle and their futures as adults.
How does the media influence us, and in particular, teens?
Teens are at a stage of their lives where they are developing their identities and are trying to fit in with the rest of society. The media plays a large role in how teenagers view themselves through shaping images of what teenagers are supposed to be or do, how they’re supposed to dress, how they’re supposed to act. The media shows them this in simple commercials and television shows which kids view as entertainment, but they are really being influenced by the media to buy their products, or to live in a certain way. A recent study shows that by the time a teen is 17 years old, they will have received over 250,000 commercial messages through the media.
Media is particularly influential to teens as their brains are still developing, and learning how to cope with all the information filtering through their minds. Dr. David Walsh, a world renowned paediatrician, describes the teen brain as a series of “construction zones”, one of which he calls the “executive centre of the brain”. He describes this area as the part of the brain where we assess risk, plan ahead, and manage emotional impulses and urges. During adolescence, this are of the brain is “under construction”, and so is still not functioning properly. This leaves the teenage mind open to media influence and pressure from their peers.
What are the effects of media influence on teenagers?
The media can have both a positive and a negative influence on teenagers, and each of these can be further categorised into 2 main groups: Body Image and Violence & Sex
Body Image – Media causes both male and female teens to feel uncomfortable with their bodies, as they are persuaded that the body types that they see on TV are the normal. This can lead to unhealthy dieting habits, and depression. Researchers are seeing a large increase in weight training and the use of anabolic steroid, and dietary supplements amongst males, and a large increase in dieting amongst females with only one out of ten high school girls actually overweight, while nine out of ten high school juniors and seniors diet.
On the other hand, through the media’s portrayal of “the perfect body” of both men and women, teens can be inspired to remain healthy through their determination to be like the people they see on TV, in magazines, and in other forms of media. However, this is not always beneficial, as many of the female models shown on TV are under their ideal body weight. A study found that 25% of Playboy centrefolds met the weight criteria for Anorexia. Also, Kate Moss is 5’7”, 95 pounds, which is 30% below ideal body weight, and “supermodels” Niki Taylor and Elle Macpherson also meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.
Violence & Sex– Violence and sex is often a central theme of television programs, movies, and other media forms. On television, criminals go unpunished 73% of the time. This encourages the easily influenced teens that crime is a successful way of resolving issues. Repeatedly watching violent and sexual images filters through teens developing brains, resulting in the violent acts seen on TV being “hard-wired” into their brains, which will later be expressed through their own violence. Alternatively, through selectively watching programs, and reading magazines and newspaper articles which portray criminals negatively, violence and criminal activity can be kept to a minimum.
How can we reduce the media’s negative influence on us?
We can reduce the media’s negative influence on us through a few simple, straightforward ways. The easiest way is by limiting the amount of television we watch, and the amount of magazines we read. This is proven to be successful as the number of influential advertisements and pressures of the media is greatly reduced, which makes it much easier to refrain from being influenced by the media. Another way to reduce the media’s negative influence is by learning to look critically at the information the media portray.

The Expert answers:

Mass Media has a huge influence over almost every aspect of people’s lives, particularly those of teenagers. Our society has become oversaturated with TV’s, billboards, magazines and the Internet. The power of media influence on modern society has become a familiar and accepted part of our daily lives. When we watch television or browse the Internet we see countless reports on how celebrities have altered their faces, or the debut of the newest weight loss fad. Magazines indulge readers in the latest celebrity gossip, and set the standards by which we dress, act, and who we are friends with. While teen girls are interested in losing weight and looking beautiful, teen guys are influenced by body builders and the use of steroids to achieve their idea of the perfect body. This image they develop of “the perfect body” is dictated to them by mass media. What teens read in magazines and watch on television has an enormous impact on their lifestyles and their futures as adults.
How does the media influence people, and in particular, teens?
Teens are at a stage of their lives where they are developing their identities and are trying to fit in with the rest of society. The media plays a large role in how teenagers view themselves through shaping images of what teenagers are “supposed” to be , how they’re supposed to dress, and how they’re supposed to act. The media influences teen self image using simple commercials and television shows which kids view as entertainment; but, really are designed to inluence teens as consumers, urging them to buy products, or to live in a certain way. A recent study shows that by the time a teen is 17 years

George asks…

VO2 Max question, PLEASE help me! Someone finish the equation!!?

I feel like a complete idiot, but I dont get it! For an online class were supose to estimate our VO2 max. I don’t fricken get how you can multiply the gender at the end, if female=0???? Im I a retard???

PAR = Physical Activity Rating (mine is 8)
A = Age (in years) (im 25)
BMI = Body Mass Index
% fat = Percent body fat (multiplied by 100; e.g., 25% × 100 = 0.25 × 100 = 25)
G = Gender (0 for women, 1 for men) (im female)

Formula Using Body Mass Index
First, determine your BMI using the following four-step formula:
1. Convert your body weight to kilograms by dividing your weight in pounds by 2.2.
Body weight ____145______ lb ÷ 2.2 lb/kg = body weight __________ kg
2. Convert your height measurement to meters by multiplying your height in inches by 0.0254.
Height ___64_______ in. × 0.0254 m/in. = height __________ m
.V
O2max

.
.
(continued)
3. Square your height measurement.
Height __________ m × height __________ m = height __________ m2
4. BMI equals body weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters (kg/m2).
Body weight __________ kg ÷ height __________ m2 = BMI __________ kg/m2
(from step 1) (from step 3)
Next, calculate based on this value for BMI:
VO2max = 56.363 + 1.921(PAR) – 0.381(A) – 0.754(BMI) + 10.987(G)
VO2max = 56.363 + (1.921 × ______) – (0.381 × ______) – (0.754 × ______)
(PAR) (age) (BMI)
+ (10.987 × _______) = ______ ml/kg/min
(gender)

The Expert answers:

If you’re female (which it seems) just don’t add the final term 10.987, since 10.987*0 = 0. The equation is simply:

VO2max = 56.363 + 1.921(PAR) – 0.381(A) – 0.754(BMI)

If you’re male, add the 10.987.

Sandy asks…

What type of dietary plan following strict kosher protocols would meet his daily dietary needs and promote wei

ARE THERE ANY PEOPLE OUT THERE ON A KOSHER DIET?
i have this question for school, please can anyone help. Marty is a 45-year old jewish man who emigrated from Israel to the United States 3 years ago. he follows a strict kosher diet. In addition, he does not drink milk but does consume other dairy products. He has a body mass index (BMI) of 32 and a family history of heart disease
the last word of the question is weight loss

The Expert answers:

He needs to eat more fish and have some vitamins

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Your Questions About Fitness

Ken asks…

What is an effective quick muscle building workout & diet?

I want to build muscle all over my body. What would be the best workout and diet I could do?

The Expert answers:

Muscle building is not easy. If it was, everyone you know would be 250lbs of pure muscle. Muscle building takes time and effort, and if you aren’t willing to dedicate your time and put in extreme amounts of effort, then you are wasting your time. However, if you fully understand the amount of dedication that is needed, then read on and lets get down to business.

Muscle building requires 3 steps. Step 1 and the most important step is the weightlifting, which must be done correctly. This includes your workout routines and programs, as well as the actual exercises that you do. Your workout routine must allow your entire body to get the best workout it can (so that you are not overtraining), and you must do the most effective muscle building exercises. There are tons of different exercises and machines for each muscle group, but there are just 4 that have the greatest effect. These 4 exercises are your “compound” movements. Let me explain.

The most effective muscle building exercises are compound movements. Compound movements are exercises that require your body to use more than one muscle. For example, bicep curls will only require your body to use your biceps. This is known as an isolation exercise. An exercise like the bench press, which mainly requires the use of your chest, but secondarily requires your triceps and shoulders is a compound movement. Including the bench press, there are 4 weightlifting exercises that MUST be included in your workout routines.

The 4 biggest, most effective, muscle building exercises are Squats, Deadlifts, the Bench Press and the Military Press. All 4 are compound movements and all 4 are are extremely important to your workout. The main exercise of your chest workout should be the bench press, the main exercise of your leg workout should be squats, the main exercise of your back workout should be deadlifts and the main exercise of your shoulder workout should be the military press.

Jenny asks…

How should fats be incorporated in a muscle building diet?

In comparison to how you would use fats in a body fat loss diet?

The Expert answers:

You need 20-35% of your diet to be fat no matter what. Fat absorbs other nutrients that are essential to life.
When muscle building, shoot for the higher percentage.
When losing, shoot for lower.
But it really doesn’t matter as long as you’re in the range

Steven asks…

How can I maintain a good muscle building diet in school?

Ohkay so I need some tips on how to keep up a high protein, healthy diet in school. We get one 10 minute break at eleven, I was thinking protein bars here, but vey expensive. Also an hour long break at 12.30, usually buy a chicken fillet roll here, good protein but I need something with more complex carbs I can buy in a normal shop? Any thoughts or ideas mucho appreciated!

The Expert answers:

The cheapest and easiest way will always be canned tuna. Pound for pound it is the best quality protein if you can’t afford the silly bars and expensive powders. It’s lean, natural and you can mix about anything in it to make it taste good, I like spice.

Remember, the body only breaks down so much protein so you don’t have to go overboard. Keep up with the frequent small meals and you’ll never feel hungry and you’ll know the best stuff is in you. Good luck!

George asks…

How can improve my muscle building diet?

Right now my diet consists of a egg whites, whole eggs, broccoli, white rice and kidney beans, buttered dark rye bread, chicken, ziti pasta with red sause, and romaine lettuce. I’m not interested in supplements or any other “magic potions”. But any advice on some foods I can add to this list would be great. Thanks in advance.

The Expert answers:

You should allow yourself more variety of lean meats and switch the white rice/pasta to brown rice and whole grain pasta. The more complex your carbs the better. You can also add any veggies you like and any other variety beans/legumes you like.

James asks…

What do you think of my diet Muscle building diet?

Please tell me what you think of my bodybuilding diet i want to put on
muscle and stay lean im 6ft 5 and i am 13 stone Morning oats porrige
Mid morning Nuts
Afternoon Chicken breast and brown rice with greens
Mid Afternoon Tuna and 3 rvitas
Evening Chicken breast with greens

The Expert answers:

It’s difficult to say because you haven’t told us the most important thing about your diet, how many calories and how many grams of protein, carbs and fat you’re taking in. The names of the foods that you’re eating don’t matter. An easy way to find this out is to use a calorie counting website like http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ One observation I will make about your diet is don’t try to eat the same foods every day, if only for the sake of your sanity! I’ve done this before and it gets very boring, very quickly! I started to have better results once I became more flexible with my food choices and as a result, started to enjoy my diet.

At first glance, it doesn’t look like you’re taking in enough calories to gain a good amount of muscle. To gain muscle you need to be in a calorie surplus, which means that you’re eating more calories than you need to maintain your weight. Someone your size will likely need at least 3000 calories per day. To find out how much you need, use a calculator like this http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm to get an idea of your maintainence and eat 10-20% more than the number it gives you.

You will need to adjust calories based on your results. You should gain weight rapidly in the first couple of weeks, this is normal and nothing to worry about as it’s water and glycogen and not fat. After this initial spike in weight, start tracking your weight gain and adjust if necessary. If you’re not gaining weight add 100-200 calories and check again in 2 weeks. If you’re gaining too much weight (1lb+ per week) reduce calories slightly. You shouldn’t aim to gain more than 2 pounds per month if you want to minimise fat gain.

You should have a goal for the minimum amount of protein and fat you need to have each day. Your protein target should be around 1 gram per lb of bodyweight each day and your fat target should be around 0.5 grams of fat per lb of bodyweight each day. As you weigh 182 pounds, I’d aim for 180 grams of protein and 90 grams of fat per day. The rest of your calories should come from carbs. You can have more protein or fat to make up your calories if you wish but carbs are generally cheaper, taste better and will give you the most performance benefit in the gym.

As long as you’re training hard in the gym with a good routine focusing mainly on compound exercises and steadily gaining 2 pounds per month, you’ll gain muscle.

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Your Questions About Fitness

Nancy asks…

wats da answer?!?!!?!?!?!?!?

A student reads that a 95% confidence interval for the mean body mass index (BMI) of young American women is 26.8 ± 0.6.
You ask another student to explain the confidence interval for mean BMI described above.
The student answers, “We can be 95% confident that future samples of young women will have mean BMI between 26.2 and 27.4.”
Is this explanation correct? Explain your answer.
A. This explanation is not correct. 95% of future samples will have mean BMI which is equal to the true mean.
B. This student is correct.
C. This explanation is not correct. The interval refers to individual BMI’s not to the mean BMI of all women.
D. This explanation is not correct. 95% of future samples will have mean BMI within ±0.6 of the true mean.

The Expert answers:

See question #20 (note: just check carefully to make sure the words are the same):
http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:VsPbCRjmKzsJ:www.brynmawr.edu/math/people/anmyers/104/QuizCh11and14-15Solns.pdf+A+student+reads+that+a+95%25+confidence+interval+for+the+mean+body+mass+index&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgKCeoqJZ9yzHQilgEyC6yycMGv4bnGmp1seuL20PX1QmOMfx59YHRk0OfSI-YC0HFouojRbKpiEBXAZny6vj49Utg5QB1smEOe6wKhVdTl4wZGB8PD8661zQirn3txSIQHe5TF&sig=AHIEtbTUSTd1akf2KfH8jSxNxvZpt4y4jQ

Paul asks…

please help with these nutrition questions i need to pass?

1. Aspects of Wellness involved in Body Size and Weight Management are:(Points : 2)
physical dimensions of maintaining an adequate level of body fat.
intellectual awareness to analyze the media messages being given.
social dimensions of developing a positive self image.
all of the above

2. How we perceive our own body fatness or thinness can be negatively effected by:(Points : 2)
if we take media messages at face value of being thin at any cost.
being physically fit and physically active our entire lifetime.
acceptance of our body size by family members and friends.
whether we have good self-esteem.

3. Height for Weight tables are all EXCEPT:(Points : 2)
often developed from life insurance data regarding body size with most longevity.
are accurate for all the diverse world population.
they are guidelines, not strict rules.
people with a higher lean body mass may weigh more, but still be healthy and fit.

4. Which of the following is TRUE regarding Body Mass Index (BMI)?(Points : 2)
It is a poorer measure of body mass than Height to Weight tables.
It uses height, weight, and waist measurements in its calculations.
In population studies it is a good indicator of fat related health risks.
It is a good measurement for children and teens.

5. Women athletes who lower their body fat ratio below 20-22%:(Points : 2)
can have increased level of bone fractures.
do not have regular menstrual periods.
develop amenorrhea associated with bone loss.
all of the above

6. Which of the following is a statement that supports Size Acceptance?(Points : 2)
“You’ve really gained weight!”
“People get fat when they overeat all the time.”
“People come in all sizes and shapes.”
“She is really good about strictly limiting her choices to ‘good’ foods only.”

7. Evidence that before the last 50 years larger body size in women was desirable is found in:(Points : 2)
caveman drawings
Renaissance paintings
Marilyn Monroe as a popular movie star.
all of the above

8. Genetics is involved in which of the following weight related areas of the body?(Points : 2)
The production of the hormones leptin and ghrelin.
It causes us to want to exercise more.
It has no effect on a person’s metabolic rate.
It only lowers our taste for fatty food.

9. What is the term for the narrow range of usual levels of weight which the human body defends to maintain?(Points : 2)
end point
BMI point
return point
set point

10. Overweight or obese people can react to their feelings of inferiority by:(Points : 2)
eating more food to deal with the emotional pain.
becoming depressed.
socially isolating themselves.
all of the above

11. One of the signs of a wellness approach to life by an overweight person is:(Points : 2)
blood fat levels are out of control
focusing on healthy eating habits, not weight on the scale.
wanting to reach a weight similar to a thin model.
consistently high blood pressure levels.

12. When you diet repeatedly to lose that extra 10% of body weight again and again:(Points : 2)
your REE is increased.
your food intake that supported a normal weight is the same.
your body can lose the ability to increase energy expenditure.
none of the above

13. Healthy weight management over the human life span:(Points : 2)
depends on the number of dieting programs tried.
depends on finding the right diet pill to take.
means exercising and limiting food intake only while dieting.
means knowing that some dieting programs make weight maintenance difficult.

14. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about prescription medication use for weight loss and maintenance?(Points : 2)
Some of these medications in the 1960’s were related to amphetamines.
Fen-phen has no dangerous side affects.
Orlistart affects absorption and digestion of fat in the body.
They have only a temporary effect and weight can increase after discontinuing them.

15. Which of the following is the best thing to have in a diet program?(Points : 2)
You have to use only food from the company behind the program.
Physical activity is minimally encouraged.
It emphasizes life long changes in diet and exercise.
The diet strictly limits fat or carbohydrate intake.

The Expert answers:

And these are th epeople who are supposed to carry the torch when we get older? OMG! This country is doomed.

David asks…

Twins!! Pregnant or have twins is this true for you?

If you are pregnant or already have twins is this true for you?
I found this at:

Bigger moms have a bigger chance of having twins
(I would rather say curvy moms)

http://pregnancyandbaby.com/pregnancy/baby/Bigger-moms-have-a-bigger-chance-of-having-twins-5241.htm

Women with a pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more are significantly more likely to have dizygotic twins-fraternal twins.

You can find your BMI here: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

The Expert answers:

Actually that makes sense to me…since women who are Obese tend to have higher rates of Hormonal Imbalance than thinner women…but of course there are exceptions to every rule.

Donald asks…

Help with stats, sample sizes?

assumed that the body mass index (BMI) of all American young women follows a Normal distribution with standard deviation ? = 7.5. How large a sample would be needed to estimate the mean BMI ? in this population to within ±1.8 with 95% confidence?

? = 7.5
within ±1.8 with 95% confidence

I need to find n the “n” stands for the size of sample

n=

The Expert answers:

First you need to find z. For a 95% confidence level, z = 1.96

using z=1.96, ?=7.5, E=1.8 :

n = ( ( z*? ) /E) ^ 2 = 66.69

You always round up, so the sample size would be 67.

Michael asks…

Guys what do you think is the perfect or ideal figure for a woman?

like you can give me an example of a celebrity
or just tell me.

i’m 5,6 how much do you think i should weigh to have a potential perfect figure?

i am familiar with bmi (body mass index) so you can use that as well

and i know i am one of “those” girls but still i can’t help it i am a perfectionist. i care about my appearance so I want it to be as ideal and perfect as i can make it. I can’t be happy with myself otherwise. Like i said i am a perfectionist.

The Expert answers:

Megan fox =)

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Your Questions About Fitness

Mark asks…

What how much muscle can a women build?

Here’s the story. My doctor wanted me to exercise. So I started going to the gym. I’d start with stretching and cardio to warm up for about 15 minutes. From there, I’d go weight lift, my preferred method of exercising, for about 30-45 minutes, or so. I’d finish with crunches and cardio to cool down. Now, people all the time are telling how good I was looking, that I must be loosing weight, even though I hadn’t been telling anyone that I was working out. Three months of this go by, and I see the doctor again. She yelled at me. Despite all the progress, I gained about 25 pounds. My doctor said that there is NO WAY a woman could gain that much muscle mass in that short of time. She said I must be eating worse now that I’m exercising, but I wasn’t…I was eating better!

So, what is it? Did I do something wrong that I can’t figure out? Did my doctor not know what she was talking about? Or am I some kind of mutant?

Thanks in advance!
I’m not LOOKING for a plan. I am looking for an answer to my question.
I don’t remember the exact time, this was about 2 years ago. But I do remember getting my BMI tested and it did go down in the span of those three months in question. Admittedly, I’ve been shy about getting back onto a routine, for fear of screwing up, after the doctor lectured me.

The Expert answers:

Your Dr. Should be tracking your body fat. That would have taken 5 minutes to determine where the 25 additional lbs went to. Get some hand calipers online for $25 and learn to take your own body fat readings. This is why numbers on the scale can be deceiving and why monitoring the body composition is essential

the BMI is not as accurate as the body fat percentage. If you are not obese or do not suffer from central obesity the BMI is useless. The BMI does not take into account the amount of muscle or fat that a person has

Lizzie asks…

how many grams of protein per day for women to build muscle?

I want to get super lean and cut! How many grams of protein should I consume? What foods would you recommend me eating in order to active this goal? I workout 5 times a week.

The Expert answers:

If you want to get lean and cut you have set a goal worth achieving. Taking protein powders or drinks, or even consuming extra protein sill just make you bulky. Most of what we are told about protein is just slick marketing. With working out 5 time a week you are already doing the work now you just need to know how to improve your lifts.

How you eat is just as important as what you eat so here are some tips: 1. Stop drinking sodas and energy drinks. 2. Stop eating flour based products exception is whole grain bread, and then only two slices a day. 3. Stop eating anything that comes in a puffy bag. 4. At least 2 hours prior to your workouts eat fresh steamed vegetables chewing each bite until it is completely liquefied prior to swallowing. 5. After each workout eat fresh fruit and drink water.

If you are not doing cardio work add in a brisk walk of at least 30 minutes every day. I like your goal, now go for it.

Donna asks…

Muscle building for young women?

I have been lifting weights for about a month, every other day. I eat healthy and take a protein shake after each weight lifting session. I haven’t gained lb’s though. I have seen a slight difference in my muscles but i havent gained weight. Does that mean i havent really gained muscle?

How many calories should I consume on a weight lifting day and when?
im 16, 98lbs. 5’1

please help

The Expert answers:

A month is not enough time to see measurable results for most people. I would give it 6-8 weeks before you see progress with a tape measure (measuring arms, legs, waist, hips) and up to 3 months for really visible differences. Girls build up much more slowly than boys do (typically).

At 16 you’re still growing, so make sure you get enough calories. I wouldn’t go below 1500 and 2000 may not be unreasonable with your workouts, you didn’t say how heavy or how long they are.

It’s also normal not to see weight gain at first – if you just started working out you’re probably losing some fat (though at your weight you can’t have much) while building muscle, so the net result is about the same weight. It’s easier to see progress with the tape measure method (or how tight your clothes are fitting). Muscle is denser and more compact then fat so you might get a little smaller before you start getting bigger (assuming that’s your goal). Girls can work out a lot and get really strong without much bulk, I’ve known some extremely fit girls.

Oh, and just general tips: Lower weight and higher reps will tone you, higher weight and lower reps will build you. Hope this helps!

Thomas asks…

Building muscle in a vegetarian women?

Hey everyone. I am still a bit of a newbie to the world of fitness. I would like to tone my muscles and loose some extra fat. I’m doing the latter by cardio activities but I would like some advice for toning and building muscles. How many repetitions and sets should I do for each weight/muscle equipment and how often should I do weights in a week? Also… I’m a vegetarian so please help me out. (I do eat a lot of protein though!)

The Expert answers:

Perhaps you can find some useful tips in a web search for “vegetarian bodybuilding” + women.

Sandy asks…

What are some really good muscle building dvds out there for women?

I recently lost weight and now I’m trying to tone up especially my stomach, so please give me some suggestions! Thx

The Expert answers:

For abs, i like pilates; for the butt i like The Firm. For the arms, weight training works best. For legs, pilates and Densie Austin are the best.

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Your Questions About Fitness

John asks…

simple biology question help? nobody ever answered me please help?

Simple lab report format question? please help?
ok well in class we have to do a lab report…we ran up and down the stairs and recorded our heart rate before and after the run to see the difference…then we recorded our body mass index and wrote all the numbers on a chart….. now im doing my lab report…in the lab report there are there are these headings on the format….:

1. Introduction
a) background information
b)purpose
c) hypothesis

2. Procedure
a) equipment used
b) collection of data (im on this part)

then part 3 is

3. Results

a) graph or table
b) description of data

and ETC

if I am on 2.b on collection of data, what does that mean? Do I write the chart with all the numbers i got? But isn’t the chart for part 3.a?

I dont get the difference between 2.b and 3.a

What do I put for these two headings? Thank you for reading this.
this lab report is for biology but i asked in chemistry because nobody in the biology section answers me

The Expert answers:

I wasnt good in biology im sorry, i wish i knew

Richard asks…

simple lab report format question? please help?

ok well in class we have to do a lab report…we ran up and down the stairs and recorded our heart rate before and after the run to see the difference…then we recorded our body mass index and wrote all the numbers on a chart….. now im doing my lab report…in the lab report there are there are these headings on the format….:

1. Introduction
a) background information
b)purpose
c) hypothesis

2. Procedure
a) equipment used
b) collection of data (im on this part)

then part 3 is

3. Results

a) graph or table
b) description of data

and ETC

if I am on 2.b on collection of data, what does that mean? Do I write the chart with all the numbers i got? But isn’t the chart for part 3.a?

I dont get the difference between 2.b and 3.a

What do I put for these two headings? Thank you for reading this.
wth was that weird answer?
thanks so much heebus i did just that!

The Expert answers:

I believe 2.b would probably be a description of how the data was collected.

Ex: ‘5ml of acetone were drawn into a 10ml test tube by pipette… ‘

Edit: I couldn’t figure any comparable method of collection for what you actually did, but I believe that is probably what they want.

Mark asks…

biology question help?

Simple lab report format question? please help?
ok well in class we have to do a lab report…we ran up and down the stairs and recorded our heart rate before and after the run to see the difference…then we recorded our body mass index and wrote all the numbers on a chart….. now im doing my lab report…in the lab report there are there are these headings on the format….:

1. Introduction
a) background information
b)purpose
c) hypothesis

2. Procedure
a) equipment used
b) collection of data (im on this part)

then part 3 is

3. Results

a) graph or table
b) description of data

and ETC

if I am on 2.b on collection of data, what does that mean? Do I write the chart with all the numbers i got? But isn’t the chart for part 3.a?

I dont get the difference between 2.b and 3.a

What do I put for these two headings? Thank you for reading this.

The Expert answers:

Hey.
Since it’s in the procedure part, I would think it’s asking you the steps you took in your lab experiment… 1. Running up and down the stairs. 2. Taking heart rate… Etc.
And in 3 just relay your results in a chart.

Chris asks…

Shouldn’t it be ANALYSES instead of ANALYSIS, and why?

Moreover, it may be difficult to separate the effects
of salt from other nutrients that may contribute to
stomach cancer risk. The absence of adjustment for
confounding factors (such as age, sex, smoking and
dietary habit) can hamper the statistical estimation
causing over- or underestimation of the real association
between salt or salted food and stomach cancer. In
Tables 1 and 2, few studies have controlled for dietary
factors in their ANALYSES of salt consumption, which
makes it difficult to compare the different studies
according to the dietary variables adjusted in the ANALYSIS.
However, the study results that were adjusted by a wide
range of potentially confounding variables, such as age,
sex, H pylori infection, atrophic gastritis, medical history
of peptic ulcer, family history of cancer, body mass
index, diabetes, total cholesterol, physical activity, alcohol
intake, smoking habit and other dietary factors[68],
showed no difference from the crude results. Studies
with adjustment for some or most of the above potential
confounding factors[66,68,72,73] showed no systematically
apparent differences from the studies with adjustment
for a few or several confounders.

http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/15/2204.pdf

The Expert answers:

I agree. There is not one analysis (singular), but a number of analyses (plural) under discussion here. Analyses is, of course, the plural of analysis.

Linda asks…

Shouldn’t it be ANALYSES instead of ANALYSIS?

Moreover, it may be difficult to separate the effects
of salt from other nutrients that may contribute to
stomach cancer risk. The absence of adjustment for
confounding factors (such as age, sex, smoking and
dietary habit) can hamper the statistical estimation
causing over- or underestimation of the real association
between salt or salted food and stomach cancer. In
Tables 1 and 2, few studies have controlled for dietary
factors in their ANALYSES of salt consumption, which
makes it difficult to compare the different studies
according to the dietary variables adjusted in the ANALYSIS.
However, the study results that were adjusted by a wide
range of potentially confounding variables, such as age,
sex, H pylori infection, atrophic gastritis, medical history
of peptic ulcer, family history of cancer, body mass
index, diabetes, total cholesterol, physical activity, alcohol
intake, smoking habit and other dietary factors[68],
showed no difference from the crude results. Studies
with adjustment for some or most of the above potential
confounding factors[66,68,72,73] showed no systematically
apparent differences from the studies with adjustment
for a few or several confounders.

http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/15/2204.pdf

The Expert answers:

The words detailed have been used absolutely correctly in the sentence, which has obviously been written by a grammatically well – educated person, who however, in common with many other scientific report writers, has used a comparatively large number of commas, the sentence itself being, as is frequently the case, a long one, compared to the average sentence length used in other forms of English literature, as you may well know, if, like me, you are an avid reader of books and other publications not all of which need necessarily be related to, or indeed, concern, the scientific or technical aspects of human life in what is, almost certainly, the most prolific age in the history of literature of all forms, which may be easily confirmed by an ANALYSIS of the said forms produced in contiguous ages of past times, and comparing the ANALYSES with those conducted of the frequency and volume of tomes produced in the present era, the residual uncertainty stated being merely a safety factor against the highly improbable future discovery of high-output sources whose output has exceeded the output of current sources, from any of the aforementioned ages.
Which means it’s spot-on the way they’ve been used.

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Your Questions About Fitness

Ken asks…

are doing pushups and pullups with a weighted vest on, a good way to build muscle.?

also im 15 going into 10th grade,im a little on short side height wise. i can pushups ans pullups with no problem, but my main concern is that im not putting on any more muscle?

The Expert answers:

The problem with this is that you’re only working certain muscles with the same old movements. Your body needs change in order to adapt. So yes, weighted pullups and push ups would help you gain muscle, but there’s a lot that goes into it, including diet. I would strongly suggest following an actual workout plan instead of just doing two exercises. There are plenty more moves that you can do even if you can’t get to a gym. Make sure to always eat after a workout (shoot for 20-40 grams of protein), eat balanced meals during the day, and you should see some good improvements in muscle size and strength.

Sandy asks…

building muscle?, 15 years old and want some muscle?

i’m 15 and around 37 kg, i’m 154cm or something. i’m skinny and want to build some muscle. i started with pushups and crunches, my main goal is to get more chest and packs (abs). any tips or tricks in which i can improve myself other than pushups and crunches?, and what technique of pushups should i do?? thankyou alot!!

The Expert answers:

The Prison Workout: A Total Body Exercise Routine
Some prison inmates
have nothing but a sink, a toilet, their bed, and a few square feet of
space at their disposal. They need an exercise routine that can be
done in a confined space without equipment. The “Prison Workout,”
which was nicknamed by some people who saw prisoners without access to
weights doing it, is designed to develop strength, endurance, speed,
agility, and balance. It also produces gains in muscle, losses in body
fat, and plenty of stamina. It is a total body and cardio workout. The
Prison Workout consists of one classic exercise, the “burpee.” This
exercise works your chest, arms, front deltoids, thighs and abs. The
burpee is a six-count exercise:
1) Stand with your feet shoulder width
apart and your hands raised over your head. Then squat down and place
your palms on the floor by your feet.
2) Kick both of your legs back so that you’re in push-up position.
3) Bend your elbows and lower your
body until your chest touches the floor.
4) Push yourself back up.
5) At the end of the push-up, quickly pull both knees into your chest
while keeping your hands on the floor. You’re jumping back into the
squat position of step one.
6) Stand straight up by straightening your
legs and throwing your hands in the air over your your head. You’re
now in the position that you started in. You can make the burpee more
advanced and increase the explosive power in your legs by jumping into
the air as you stand up. The Prison Workout is done in descending
sets. For example, begin by doing 20 burpees without stopping. Rest 30
seconds, and then do 19 burpees without stopping. Rest 30 seconds and
do 18 burpees. Continue doing descending sets until you get down to a
final set of 1 burpee. That makes a total of 210 burpees. For most
people, 20 sets will be too much to start with. In that case, pick a
lower number of sets like 15 or 10 or even fewer for your first
workout. Then add a set every 1-2 weeks until you reach your goal. In
prison, doing 20 descending sets without stopping is the minimum to be
considered a “man.” If you can do 25 sets, you’re considered to be
pretty tough, and, if you can do 30 sets, you’re considered a “stud.”
If you’re doing other exercises in addition to this workout, do your
burpee workout 3 times per week on cardio days. If some of you who’ve
read this far are thinking to yourselves, “This Prison Workout is too
easy. I’m looking for a man’s workout,” try one of these advanced
variations of the basic burpee.
1) If you have access to pull-up bars,
at step 6, jump up and do a pull-up. That will add 210 or more
pull-ups to the workout.
2) Place dumbbells on the floor.
Use the dumbbells as push-up bars for steps 1-5. At step 6, clean the
dumbbells to your shoulders, press them overhead, and then set them
back down for the next repetition. In other words, add an overhead
press to each burpee. Be sure to use the solid, hexagonal dumbbells
rather than the adjustable kind. By itself, the Prison
Workout will strip fat from your body, add muscle, and build stamina.
Alternate it with a weight training routine, and you may be mistaken
for a Greek god, or, at least, for an ex-convict. If you can follow
simple instructions, then you can build a HEALTHY, HIGH-PERFORMANCE,
ATTRACTIVE body in the comfort of your own home using ONLY bodyweight
exercises.

Nancy asks…

what workouts are good for me to build bicep muscle weight lifting or pushups?

i am 15 5 ft 7 and i workout my arms with 30 minutes of pushups and 30 minute weightlifting daily.

The Expert answers:

Hi Nitish,

Glad to know you are working out.
Hope you are working out ur whole body.

I believe u will burnout soon if u do the same muscles every day.

Please remember that a muscle takes 48 hours to recover from a work out.

So please do only 3 work outs per week for any muscle.

Push ups dont help biceps but Pullups will along with weights for biceps.

Work out well, rest more and grow more.

Takecare

Lizzie asks…

If i do pushups with a backpack filled with weight can i build muscle?

6.05 ft 145 lbs pretty slim

The Expert answers:

You can build muscle even without the backpack. The backpack will amplify the intensity of it so by all means do it. Pull ups with a weighted backpack is also a good idea. Make sure it’s strapped tight.

Susan asks…

Will doing good form pushups with 100lb weight on my back help build muscle?

im 16, 5’5″, and about 120 lbs. I know bench press is better but will this work too. right now I can do about 10

The Expert answers:

I would not do that, that is way to much pressure for your arms that is how i broke my groth plate doing to much push-ups.

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Your Questions About Fitness

Michael asks…

Please comment and judge this essay?

It’s not finished, but can you like help edit and change some stuff, give feedback? THANKS.

What is obesity? According to the World Health Organization, obesity is the “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.” So how would one determine whether or not their fat accumulation is, in fact, abnormal or excessive? They would use the Body Mass Index (B.M.I.), which is an index of what is considered the healthy weight-for-height ratio.

With obesity on the rise, it shouldn’t come as a shock that we are seeing a staggering number in the increase of overweight and obese children. With the rate having doubled from 14% in 1978 to 25% in 2004, this makes 24% of Canadian children overweight or obese. Will children really be the future if they can’t make it through childhood?

Why are our children overweight and obese? They are overweight and obese because their parents are not promoting the correct habits and behaviours. If the parents are choosing to live an unhealthy and inactive lifestyle, the children will more than likely beat a similar path. “Children imitate parents without being aware of it and even unobserved by the parents. Possibly the children imitate the parents out of sheer adoration, and in this case there should be some excellence in the model to be adored.” says Elida Evans, student of Carl Jung.

Parents make the decisions when it comes to what their children have to eat. Though these decisions may be influenced by personal taste, income and the available sources, it is up to the parents to make the healthy decisions. Yes, it may be easier to buy in bulk when you’re on welfare, or to buy a cheap McDonald’s meal when you’re out of time, but is it really worth it in the long run? In a study, it was said that 84% of parents take their children out to get fast food at least once a week.

When it comes to exercise, parents aren’t doing much about that either. It’s certainly cheaper, and easier, to plop your child down in front of the television for a few hours instead of paying for the cost of sports and transportation. Back in the fall of 2000, Statistics Canada discovered that Canadian youth between 12 and 17 years old watched an average of 14.1 hours of television a week.

The Expert answers:

You are off to a great start. You have some interesting stats as well as what I, as a nutritionist who has written a book on childhood obesity, would consider to be some sound reasons for childhood obesity. I would flesh out each point a little more (i.e. A few more suggestions/reasons for the dietary/exercise thoughts, the fact that BMI is only somewhat helpful in determining whether or not someone is overweight–doing a height to waist ratio and aiming for less than .5 is often better), and as a previous answer suggested, put some “life” into it . . . A story or case history or scenario for each point. You might also want to add some facts such as every overweight child has their own unique story as to how they got in that state, sleep plays a huge role in obesity and that reaching a healthy weight needs lifestyle change, not a magic bullet approach. There is also the role that society plays in encouraging us to live an unhealthy lifestyle while at the same time, giving the mixed message of needing to be super skinny. That can create problems too.

Anyway, good start . . Keep it up.

Charles asks…

Why is being fat publicly accepted?

Right now 70% of adults and 35% of children in America are overweight, and roughly half of those are obese having a body mass index of over 30. As long as people in this country continue to publicly accept fat people into society as equals this number will only rise.

People have no problem pointing out someones smoking, drug and drinking habits and the ugliness that usually follows such behavior, but let someone point out the fact that Ms. Piggy, Fat Albert, and their two elephant sized kids should cut down on the big macs – they’re made to feel like a cruel and sadistic outcast. Sure they’re setting themselves up for heart disease, diabetes and a ton of other health problems, but the important thing is we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings…right?

The Expert answers:

Your right about hurting feelings. FAT people cost society $$$$$ in additional medical problems we pay for through insurance. The insurance companied made a half-hearted attemp to provide fitness or stay well programs to reduce medical expenses. They really dont care cause they can always raise the rates. Whats better: 10% or 1,000 or 10% of 1,500? They make more profit when they raise the rates! Most FAT people are too lazy to get in shape and they pay and we pay. But its like drinking. How many people drink too much? TOO MANY!!!

And maybe being too fat cause a person to miss out on lots of fun things they they can’t do cause their fat.

YOU or I cannot solve the problem. The ONLY solice is to think about how they are suffering too. The fat kids will find a tougher road to happiness and good health.

Linda asks…

Wii Fit tells 10-year-old she’s fat!! What do you think of that???

10-year-old girl from South East England was told by the game, during its Body Mass Index test, that she was “fat.” (Wii Fit actually puts users into a variety of categories, the two heaviest of which are “overweight” and “obese.”)

The stepfather of the girl, who didn’t want to be named for her sake, said, “She is a perfectly healthy, 4-feet-9-inch-tall 10-year-old who swims, dances, and weighs only six stone. She is solidly built but not fat. She was devastated to be called fat and we had to work hard to convince her she isn’t.”

The paper then enlisted the opinion of Tam Fry, a spokesperson for the National Obesity Forum, who called for a ban on kids playing the game, presumably meaning she wanted to see it brandishing an 18 age gate sticker. She said, “I am absolutely aghast that children are being told they are fat. A child’s BMI can change every month and it is perfectly possible for a child to be stocky, yet still very fit. I would be very concerned if children were using this game and I believe it should carry a warning for parents.”

However, Nintendo declined to entertain her suggestion, simply saying, “Wii Fit is still capable of measuring the BMI for people aged between two and 20 but the resulting figures may not be entirely accurate for younger age groups due to varying levels of development.”

The Expert answers:

I think it’s hilarious
xD

Ruth asks…

false witness used for false aqusations?

someone i know has been charged with a breach of the peace, by the police.
The problem is ,he was not there, but cant prove it,
the person complaining has a witness that is obviously a Friend and neighbour of hers.
and she has a grudge against the person and also teaches the accused in the local school.
the charged juvenile has denied the incident to the police but still got charged.
and the incident officially recorded to the safer neighborhood team of the local police and children‘s reporter.
this is totally unjust and a stitch up what can be done to refute the charge , and is it appropriate for the person that made the accusation leading to the charge to continue to teach the person involved the incident was supposed to have happened outside the complainants house where a brief defamatory comment was made to the persons body mass index. my Friend is totally innocent and is being blamed by his teacher for this only because he fits the description and live neer the teachers house this will leave a mark on an otherwise unblemished record for this child and affect job prospects in the future. but the morbidly obese physical education teacher will still have a job.
should the child’s parent refuse to let the teacher tutor him since she is trying to prosecute her child

The Expert answers:

“The problem is ,he was not there, but cant prove it,”

He’s obviously proved it to you. Or, why do you believe him?

“the person complaining has a witness that is obviously a Friend and neighbour of hers”

It’s not obvious in your question, and even if that were true (and could be proved) it would be a factor of bias which a jury could accept or deny completely.

“she has a grudge against the person and also teaches the accused in the local school.”

A grudge? What for? Very often somebody who suffers a grudge because of conduct they committed which shows they deserve that grudge.

“charged juvenile has denied the incident to the police but still got charged.”

Yeah, that;’s the way the system works – you commit wrongdoing, and you get charged whether you admit or deny the charges.

“the incident officially recorded to the safer neighborhood team of the local police and children’s reporter.”

I find that hard to believe since the law provides special protection to juvenile offenders. One of the reasons that those protections might be loosened is because the charges weren’t just charges, but were actually juvenile convictions.

“this is totally unjust”

Nothing in your question establishes any injustice. You’ve described a circumstance in which someone has been accused and was processed accordingly.

“what can be done to refute the charge ”

You go to trial. That;s what everybody does.

“is it appropriate for the person that made the accusation leading to the charge to continue to teach the person involved the incident was supposed to have happened outside the complainants house where was made to the persons body mass index. ”

You know what;s inappropriate? Trying to obscure the issues of a legal question in needlessly formal legalese. I’m surprised the juvenile wasn’t suspended for inappropriate comments directed at school personnel. “a brief defamatory comment ” – what does that mean? Why are you trying to sound legalistic about it? The kid said something – what was it? How was it said?

“my Friend is totally innocent ”

That must mean that there’s some evidence that overwhelmingly undermines the charges I’m surprised that you couldn’t put that evidence in your question.

“blamed by his teacher for this only because he fits the description ”

Sounds like incriminating evidence to me.

“but the morbidly obese physical education teacher will still have a job.”

There’s a lesson to be learned by your friend. Actually several lessons. First, morbid obesity is not a defense against unlawful behavior; Second, in a country where high obesity rates are common, it won’t be hard to find morbidly obese judges and probation officers; Third if you can prove that accusations are false, then you’re okay, but if you can only make your friends believe that your accusers are lying, you’re not in good shape.

Daniel asks…

I need help writing a summary of this article?

WASHINGTON — The obesity epidemic may be slowing, but don’t take in those pants yet.

Today, just over a third of U.S. adults are obese. By 2030, 42 percent will be, says a forecast released Monday.

That’s not nearly as many as experts had predicted before the once-rapid rises in obesity rates began leveling off. But the new forecast suggests even small continuing increases will add up.

“We still have a very serious problem,” said obesity specialist Dr. William Dietz of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Worse, the already obese are getting fatter. Severe obesity will double by 2030, when 11 percent of adults will be nearly 100 pounds overweight, or more, concluded the research led by Duke University.

That could be an ominous consequence of childhood obesity. Half of severely obese adults were obese as children, and they put on more pounds as they grew up, said CDC’s Dietz.

While being overweight increases anyone’s risk of diabetes, heart disease and a host of other ailments, the severely obese are most at risk – and the most expensive to treat. Already, conservative estimates suggest obesity-related problems account for at least 9 percent of the nation’s yearly health spending, or $150 billion a year.

Data presented Monday at a major CDC meeting paint something of a mixed picture of the obesity battle. There’s some progress: Clearly, the skyrocketing rises in obesity rates of the 1980s and `90s have ended. But Americans aren’t getting thinner.

Over the past decade, obesity rates stayed about the same in women, while men experienced a small rise, said CDC’s Cynthia Ogden. That increase occurred mostly in higher-income men, for reasons researchers couldn’t explain.

About 17 percent of the nation’s children and teens were obese in 2009 and 2010, the latest available data. That’s about the same as at the beginning of the decade, although a closer look by Ogden shows continued small increases in boys, especially African-American boys.

Does that mean obesity has plateaued? Well, some larger CDC databases show continued upticks, said Duke University health economist Eric Finkelstein, who led the new CDC-funded forecast. His study used that information along with other factors that influence obesity rates – including food prices, prevalence of fast-food restaurants, unemployment – to come up with what he called “very reasonable estimates” for the next two decades.

Part of the reason for the continuing rise is that the population is growing and aging. People ages 45 to 64 are most likely to be obese, Finkelstein said.

Today, more than 78 million U.S. adults are obese, defined as having a bodymass index of 30 or more. BMI is a measure of weight for height. Someone who’s 5-feet-5 would be termed obese at 180 pounds, and severely obese with a BMI of 40 – 240 pounds.

The new forecast suggests 32 million more people could be obese in 2030 – adding $550 billion in health spending over that time span, Finkelstein said.

“If nothing is done, this is going to really hinder efforts to control health care costs,” added study co-author Justin Trogdon of RTI International.

It only has to be a minimum of 4 sentences for the summary. I just feel completely brain dead today after doing 8 hours of homework
someone please help?

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Your Questions About Fitness

Mark asks…

Why do guys think a Woman is Fat even if she has a Healthy BMI?

BTW, BMI is Body Mass Index.

Its what personal trainers use to see if your height wieght ratio
match up.

For instance i have a friend who is very short, she is a stalky
gal ( broad boned) but she is very light-doesnt wiegh
much. People call her overweight all the time, even tho
she is very fit. I hate that!

The Expert answers:

Because they have a very wharped idea of what is healthy and what isn’t. Often guys especially, will try to convince themselves that it is perfectly healthy for a girl to be a little underweight, but if she was a little overweight, then he’d consider her almost obese. This way of thinking needs to be targeted and changed. I really think the first thing that needs to be addressed is the way the modelling industry portrays skinny, underweight women as healthy and ideal. As long as this continues, things will never change.

What has to happen to make people sit up and take notice? Does someone have to end up dead from Anorexia? I get fed up with it, as I’m a healthy weight and like your friend, I think I look a bit stocky. I know I’m not overweight, but at the same time I feel this pressure form society to be more skinny. When I think about it, it’s ridiculous and your friend should take no notice of those idiots that call her overweight. I bet she is far more healthy than them and probably looks much better than them too. Take care : )

Richard asks…

Statistics Problems!?

Question 110 points Save
A researcher wishes to determine the relationship between the number of cows (in thousands) in counties in southwestern Pennsylvania and the milk production (in millions of pounds). The correlation and regression information of his study is shown below. y = 1.49x + 0.88
y = millions of pounds of milk
x = the number of cows in thousands

The correlation coefficient is 0.9986

The fraction of variation in pounds of milk explained by the least-squares regression of y on x is

a.0.9972
b.0.9986
c.0.88
d.1.49
Question 210 points Save
The coefficient of correlation measures the percentage of total variation in the response variable that is explained by the least-squares regression line.

True
False
Question 310 points Save
If a boy’s height has a residual of 4.3, the data value in the scatterplot be below the regression line.

True
False
Question 410 points Save
The following data were recently collected. We will use this data to determine if there is a relationship between age and the length of hospital stay for surgical patients.
AgeNumber of Days in Hospital
4011
369
3010
275
2412
What is the regression equation for the data? Round coefficients to three decimal places.

a.y = -7.356 + 0.065x
b.y = 0.065x + 7.346
c.y = 7.346x + 0.065
d.y = -0.065x – 7.356
Question 510 points Save
If r2 = ______, then the least-squares regression line has no explanatory value. (Put the number in, not the word.)

Question 610 points Save
If a girl’s height has a residual value of -2.4 the point representing this girl’s height would be above the least-squares regression line.

True
False
Question 710 points Save
A real estate salesperson in a small town is studying the relationship between the size of a home (in square feet) and the selling price of the property. A random sample of 15 homes is obtained.
Area (in square feet)Selling Price (in thousands of dollars)
140088
1600102
1450109
1500115
140096
1800193
1560107
1540171
149086
1700125
133058
1810175
1700160
1750145
1360102
Use the least-squares regression line to estimate the selling price of a home whose square footage is 1575 square feet.

Question 810 points Save
If a plot of the residuals against the predictor variable shows the spread of the residuals increasing or decreasing as the predictor variable increases, then homoscedasticity is violated. In other words a linear model is the only model that can be used.

True
False
Question 910 points Save
For this data, is a linear model appropriate? Why or why not?

a.
Yes a linear model is okay for the following reasons:

The correlation is better than 50%, and
the residual plot reveals a pattern in the data which is what you want when using a linear model.
b.
No, because of the following reasons:

The correlation is not very strong, and
the residual plot reveals a pattern in the data.
c.No, the linear model should not be used since the correlation is not better than 90%.
d.
Yes, a linear model is okay since the correlation coefficient is better than 70%.

Question 1010 points Save
A regression equation that correlates a woman’s cholesterol level (x) and her body mass index (y) is y = 21.9 + 0.016x. Predict the body mass index of a woman having a cholesterol level of 250. Round answers to the nearest tenth.
Yes I have, so far I have done Question 1,2,3,4,6, 7, and 10 but I wanted to know if I was right or not I still dont understand the others, so if you know them could you help me please?

The Expert answers:

Did you even bother to *try* solving any of these yourself or did you just copy/paste the entire assignment into here?

Paul asks…

When will the fashion industry stop using anorexic models?

Most women (the ones who are actually normal looking) look at fashion ads and adore them, but they think, “I won’t look that good in the clothes,” because we are not a size zero! Also, if you actually look at the ordering details at the bottom of the ad, it will usually say, “Sizes 0-6 available.”

Spain recently rejected 30% of its models for its fashion week because they were too skinny. They gave them a BMI (Body mass index) and those who were under the healthy level of body fat were not allowed to be in the fashion show. They did this because they are sick of anorexic role models who are making their teenage girls develop eating disorders.

When will America adapt this attitude?

The Expert answers:

Soon, I hope.

I don’t understand why young girls starve to look like skeletal models. When I was in high school, my friends and I used to laugh at the way models looked in magazines. We always thought those cool clothes they were wearing would look so much better on US !

David asks…

margin of error help?

Example 14.1 (page 360) described NHANES survey data on the body mass index (BMI) of 654 young women.
The mean BMI in the sample was x = 26.8.
We treated these data as an SRS from a Normally distributed population with standard deviation ? = 7.5.

What are the margins of error for 90%, 95% and 99% confidence?

The Expert answers:

The margins are small

Mandy asks…

The nurse is performing a medical history and physical assessment on a client. Which assessment findings le?

The nurse is performing a medical history and physical assessment on a client. Which assessment findings lead the nurse to conclude that the client is at risk for development of osteoporosis? (list all correct answers)

The client is a white woman with a body mass index (BMI) of 18.4.
The client drinks at least four cans of beer every day.
The client fractured her wrist badly in a fall last year.
The client does tai chi exercises for 45 minutes every morning.
The client has smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for 40 years.
The client takes prednisone, 15 mg daily, for long-standing COPD.
There is no family history of osteoporosis.

The Expert answers:

3 already has osteoporosis. Last is improbable. All European descendants have this risk. Asians also have this risk. Only Blacks do not because they have denser bones.

All are high risk EXCEPT tai chi and the last one.

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Your Questions About Fitness

Jenny asks…

muscle building questions! please help!?

okay, i used to work out every other day because i know my muscles need time to rest and i heard every other day was good. Then i heard working out EVERY SINGLE DAY would up my endurance and give quicker results. NOW im hearing i need to wait 48 hours after weight lifting to provide optimum muscle rest.
My workout goes as follows: i do 300 crunches every day and 200 dumbbell curls on each arm at 20 lbs and 200 pushups. Im going for lean muscles and high endurance, not bulk.
25 pushups
20 curls
35-50 crunches
then back to push ups.
If i reach 300 crunches before curls and pushups are done ill do a couple more sets of 35 or just do pushups and curls back to back.
Im working out until my abs burn and i can barley lift my arms, but then the next morning im not even sore. why am i not sore? is being sore good or bad?
Im doing crunches curls and pushups trying to get my upper body in shape before i work on cardio as i am a smoker hoping a strong upper body will inspire me to start running which will inturn inspire me to quit smoking. so cardio isn’t in my plan just yet.

Should i workout every day?
every other day?
every third day?
should i up my number of reps?
should i up the weight im lifting? 20 reps at 20 lbs isnt too hard, i start to feel it after about 8-12 reps depending on how many ive already done
whats an awesome ab workout that isnt so hard on my back?i i have a terrible lower back… thats why i need abs..

im eating 1300-2300 calories a day * i know i know.. 2300… bad news, what can i say, i like chalupas… haha* and im drinking protien shakes and eating protien bars… about 75-120 grams of protien a day.

HELP ME! I WILL RESEARCH ALL ANSWERS AS MUCH AS I CAN AND IF YOU PUT GOOD EFFORT INTO IT I WILL GIVE YOU THOSE SHINEY SHINEY POINTS!! PROMISE! HELP ME!

The Expert answers:

Just look into yoga and you will become flexible and powerful. You can do it every day if you wish for about and hour to and hour and half.
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Linda asks…

muscle building questions! help!?

okay, i used to work out every other day because i know my muscles need time to rest and i heard every other day was good. Then i heard working out EVERY SINGLE DAY would up my endurance and give quicker results. NOW im hearing i need to wait 48 hours after weight lifting to provide optimum muscle rest.
My workout goes as follows: i do 300 crunches every day and 200 dumbbell curls on each arm at 20 lbs and 200 pushups. Im going for lean muscles and high endurance, not bulk.
25 pushups
20 curls
35-50 crunches
then back to push ups.
If i reach 300 crunches before curls and pushups are done ill do a couple more sets of 35 or just do pushups and curls back to back.
Im working out until my abs burn and i can barley lift my arms, but then the next morning im not even sore. why am i not sore? is being sore good or bad?
Im doing crunches curls and pushups trying to get my upper body in shape before i work on cardio as i am a smoker hoping a strong upper body will inspire me to start running which will inturn inspire me to quit smoking. so cardio isn’t in my plan just yet.

Should i workout every day?
every other day?
every third day?
should i up my number of reps?
should i up the weight im lifting? 20 reps at 20 lbs isnt too hard, i start to feel it after about 8-12 reps depending on how many ive already done
whats an awesome ab workout that isnt so hard on my back?i i have a terrible lower back… thats why i need abs..

im eating 1300-2300 calories a day * i know i know.. 2300… bad news, what can i say, i like chalupas… haha* and im drinking protien shakes and eating protien bars… about 75-120 grams of protien a day.

HELP ME! I WILL RESEARCH ALL ANSWERS AS MUCH AS I CAN AND IF YOU PUT GOOD EFFORT INTO IT I WILL GIVE YOU THOSE SHINEY SHINEY POINTS!! PROMISE! HELP ME!

The Expert answers:

Calm down. Its not a hard question man. Your workouts are great for endurance, but your not getting sore because you got to add more resistance. 1-5 reps (Strength) 6-18(Building Muscle) 19+ (Endurance). Your diet is good. Dont workout everyday, workout each muscle once or twice a week. And you need to work your back, start doing some pullup and chinups. Good luck. Leg Lifts are good for your abs because your lower back is motionless. And please stop smoking. Not good for fitness or cardio, it wrecks your stamina.

Lisa asks…

Ladies, whats so good about being a woman after mid 35’s? I’ll tell you why its awesome to be a man.?

Toys, toys, toys, and building things. Fixing things and not having to pay someone like woman have too.. Hanging out and drinking a few. Working hard and using muscles. Making money. The kicker, the best part and many guys can agree the older we get the less thinking and obsessing about getting laid – Yes, it finally happens… So, tell me, whats so good about being a woman over 35‘s without a man in your life. Being a single guy can be easy and not to bad at all.. After 38 men start to really take in and enjoy occupying their mind with constructive things and pragamatic ways. But, woman, at all ages – All, I ever see is them depressed with woman issues or talking about guys and thinking about what guys they can get with. Womans interest peaks more in guys and guys interest lessens – just an observation I have made. Being a single woman without a kid must suck! Comments?

The Expert answers:

IN THE WORD OF GENERAL BULKARTER, VERY INTERESTING

Mary asks…

Why are asian muscle building genetics so inferior? im italian and south korean and?

im 15 and italian and south korean, my dad is italian and mom south korean and im only 107 pounds and all the other kids in my class (mostly black) have biggerm uscles then me, and i workout to but they are still stronger and most dont even workout, but its like my upper body was so incredibly weak back in november when i started working out but i got stronger but still im weaker then most kids, but i do beat alot of them in arm wrestling, and like my lower body is incredibly powerful due to my italian genetics, on the leg press machine i do 430 – 510 pounds and thats when i didnt even workout my legs, and other kids couldnt even do like 250. so my upper body is sh*tty asian muscle and my lower body is super strong italian genes.. i dont get it, and im skinny kid but im bulking up a little bit but my friend has been working out, he noticed his arms got bigger he went from curling 25 pounds back in september to curling 40 now. i started working out in november (2 months after him) and i was so weak, i curled 17.5 pounds now i can curl 35 pounds on each arm and so he only went up by 15 pounds in 7 months and i went up 17.5 pounds in 5 months, so i get stronger at a faster rate them him but his arms got bigger and mine still stayed the same stupid size, my arms measure only 9 inchs… and i have the most skinniest arms in my school for a 15 year old boy. all the other kids have super cut and defined or big strong arms and i have these skinny bullsh*t asian arms.. but i have a stronger lower body then most of them and i get stronger faster..

and since the begining of the school year i only weighed 100 pounds, and now i weigh 107 pounds.. and i hate being skinny because when ever i see dudes who are weaker then most other guys but stronger then me.. i always think… that i have to work out like 10 times harder then any kid of any race (who are not asian) just to even look like a skinny muscular person. im probably never going to grow … im 107 pounds and 5 foot 3.. and i garen-fuc*ing-tee (garentee) that when im a senior ill still be same short hight and same skinny *** arms ill probly only way like 130 pounds by then.,.. because in 7th grade i only weighed 89 freakin pounds and now in 9th grade 2 years later i weigh 107 pounds so i only went up a meazly 18 pounds.. and skinny but my muscles are strong for their small size my arms are the same size as the smallest girl in the class… i dont know why my arms could possibly be like this 9 inchs around… 3 inchs across the side of arm..and i always use to cover up my skinny asian P O S arms.. so why are asian genetics like not allow us to gain muscle? is this punishment from god for worshiping buddha? (im christian) but seriosly why are the other kids all weigh 120 – 180 pounds and im 107, im the skinniest, lightest weighing boy in the whole ninth grade probly even 8th graders are heavier and more leaner then me… i hate my upper body.. why is my asian genes so weak… i eat alot of beef stew and all that and i gain like 5 pounds after i eat it but then i burn it all off or sh*t it back out like 15 mins to 1 hour later.. my metabolism so so so fast its like i got freaken millions of stomach worms..

The Expert answers:

Not true, I know some asian kid that are pretty jacked but rarely. Most black people are jacked because it’s in their genes. We just have the weaker genes but that doesn’t mean we can’t get muscles. That just mean we got to push harder than them. Be proud of your race man, don’t be hating yourself. Your genes might be the type of genes that can’t build muscles, some genes just build more muscles than other, i learned this in health class. Maybe this tip will help you build muscles. Try to do heavy weights with low reps. DO weights that you can only lift for 5 reps and do this for 4 sets. See how this goes, maybe drink whey protein and remember ear more, eat like crazy but mainly protein, you don’t want to gain fat. Hope I help

Charles asks…

why are asian muscle building genetics so inferior? im italian and south korean and?

im 15 and italian and south korean, my dad is italian and mom south korean and im only 107 pounds and all the other kids in my class (mostly black) have biggerm uscles then me, and i workout to but they are still stronger and most dont even workout, but its like my upper body was so incredibly weak back in november when i started working out but i got stronger but still im weaker then most kids, but i do beat alot of them in arm wrestling, and like my lower body is incredibly powerful due to my italian genetics, on the leg press machine i do 430 – 510 pounds and thats when i didnt even workout my legs, and other kids couldnt even do like 250. so my upper body is sh*tty asian muscle and my lower body is super strong italian genes.. i dont get it, and im skinny kid but im bulking up a little bit but my friend has been working out, he noticed his arms got bigger he went from curling 25 pounds back in september to curling 40 now. i started working out in november (2 months after him) and i was so weak, i curled 17.5 pounds now i can curl 35 pounds on each arm and so he only went up by 15 pounds in 7 months and i went up 17.5 pounds in 5 months, so i get stronger at a faster rate them him but his arms got bigger and mine still stayed the same stupid size, my arms measure only 9 inchs… and i have the most skinniest arms in my school for a 15 year old boy. all the other kids have super cut and defined or big strong arms and i have these skinny bullsh*t asian arms.. but i have a stronger lower body then most of them and i get stronger faster.. and since the begining of the school year i only weighed 100 pounds, and now i weigh 107 pounds.. and i hate being skinny because when ever i see dudes who are weaker then most other guys but stronger then me.. i always think… that i have to work out like 10 times harder then any kid of any race (who are not asian) just to even look like a skinny muscular person. im probably never going to grow … im 107 pounds and 5 foot 3.. and i garen-fuc*ing-tee (garentee) that when im a senior ill still be same short hight and same skinny ass arms ill probly only way like 130 pounds by then.,.. because in 7th grade i only weighed 89 freakin pounds and now in 9th grade 2 years later i weigh 107 pounds so i only went up a meazly 18 pounds.. and skinny but my muscles are strong for their small size my arms are the same size as the smallest girl in the class… i dont know why my arms could possibly be like this 9 inchs around… 3 inchs across the side of arm..and i always use to cover up my skinny asian P O S arms.. so why are asian genetics like not allow us to gain muscle? is this punishment from god for worshiping buddha? (im christian) but seriosly why are the other kids all weigh 120 – 180 pounds and im 107, im the skinniest, lightest weighing boy in the whole ninth grade probly even 8th graders are heavier and more leaner then me… i hate my upper body.. why is my asian genes so weak… i eat alot of beef stew and all that and i gain like 5 pounds after i eat it but then i burn it all off or sh*t it back out like 15 mins to 1 hour later.. my metabolism so so so fast its like i got freaken millions of stomach worms..

The Expert answers:

Asians are leaner and have a higher metabolic rate than other races.
However, due to your Italian heritage, you should be able to get buff: But you’re gonna have to work 2x as hard to get muscles…It’s totally possible: you need to hit the gym as daily as you can manage, and take some protein supplements.

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Your Questions About Fitness

John asks…

How to build more arm muscle?

I’m doing push ups but I want to get more. I eat a ton if I want to but somedays nothing at all cause I never feel hungry. I’m 15and way 101.4 pounds 🙂 “5.5 I can gain 20 pounds if I wanted to in a month if that helps??

The Expert answers:

Did you never hear about dumb bells or of any arm exercise?
Bicep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX8gbhth-rk
Tricep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXICnzp1mD8&feature=relmfu

Paul asks…

is the ‘powerball’ good at building muscles for a 13 year old?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000GK8EQQ/ref=s9_tops_gw_ir04?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=14FC45K1D6RMVQTH8VGD&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=473621233&pf_rd_i=468294 ?

The Expert answers:

At 13 he’s going to be ready for sports and real exercise soon, he can do strength building calisthenics probably at that age. The powerball is a toy.

Donna asks…

help gaining muscle please?!?

so im looking to gain some muscle wieght because im a 15 year old girl and weigh about 101 and im 5’4
im looking to eventually weigh about 110
so today i ran about a mile (avoided running more to avoid burning more cals) then did the following-
3 sets of 12 squats with a 20 pound weight
3 sets of 12 lunges with a 20 pound weight
3 sets of 12 triceps- 15 pounds
3 sets of 12 bench press- 10 pounds
3 sets of 10 military/shoulder press- 10 pounds
then finished with a wall sit for about 2 min, is this sufficient to help me build muscle? any suggestions for changes or advice is welcome
heres what i have eaten-
pre workout- banana
postworkout/ breakfast- egg white on wheat bread with turkey and a light cheese stick
lunch- grilled shrimp w/brocoli and a jimmy johns turkey unwich w/o mayo or cheese
snack- greek yogurt w/ grapes
dinner- will b ribs and a baked potatoe w/o butter
snack- maybe some oatmeal w/ fruit
i always have a galss of milk before bed, will this help me build muscle?
with what i ate today is my diet and workout enought to help me gain muscle? if not, what should i change?
thank you!

The Expert answers:

Yes the glass of milk will help you build muscle, but not as much as if you mixed protien powder with it. If you want to be building muscle you need to make sure you are fatiguing your muscles enough to cause tearing. This process is called “overloading” your muscles. That burning feeling you get is your muscles releasing Lactic Acid which causes fatigue to occur and muscle tears to happen. The best time to drink Protien is 30 minutes after your workout and an hour before you go to bed. During these two times your body goes into an anabolic (Muscle Building) state, in which it absorbs all Calories, Protiens, and Nutrients to help your muscles repair and build up stronger. Your workout is good so far, I would suggest raising the weight a little bit to the point where you get a good burn and suffeciently tear your muscles. Eat about 2000 calories a day as this will help your body to grow and your muscles to grow. Remember Protien is a metabolic accelarator and will raise your metabolism and help incinerate fat on your body. So you will need to be eating more then usual. But if you are working out it will all be converted to lean muscle. Just keep up the workouts, overload your muscles, increase your caloric intake, give your muscles time to heal, Take Protien, and you will be building muscle and leaning out in no time.

Joseph asks…

Is it bad for you to weight lift everyday?

Is it bad for you to weight lift everyday? I am a female 5’2 and weight 101 lbs (not sure if this info will be helpful or not but just in case). I am trying to build muscle and am also running a mile at the beginning of my work outs. Thanks

The Expert answers:

No, it’s not bad, it depends on the person. Some people need more rest than others. As for me, I’ve been working out with weights for 5 years and I seldom take a day off. So basically I work out 7 days a week. I am stronger and more muscular than I’ve ever been. Make sure you work all your body parts, for example Mon. And Thurs. You can work your legs, Tues and Fri you can can work your chest and back, etc.

Maria asks…

Need a good exercise plan to help gain muscle?

Hey! I am 14 and I am quite thin (BMI is 16 – this is natural btw).

I would like a routine that I can do at home that doesn’t require any equipment because my dad won’t let me buy any weights
=(

I would like to work these areas:
Biceps
Triceps
Deltoids
Back muscles
Chest
Abs (Which are very strong atm because I do yoga)
Legs
and anything else.

I have a super healthy diet because my mum is a great cook so don’t worry about that.

I need any help you need and if you are around my age and workout could you email me or leave yours?

I have been doing yoga for not too long but it is really effective but I would like to be a bit bigger. I am 5ft 9″ and weight about 7 stone/46kg/101.2 lbs.

Also, does anyone has a good DVD name for learn Power Yoga to really help me build muscle. I would say I am on the edge of being intermediate.

Thanks for everything 🙂

The Expert answers:

^^^ god thats a long answer, well here’s mine, even though it will look pale in comparison, but at least you can trust that i know what I’m talking about and didn’t just paste a load of writing.
Firstly, the best way to gain muscle is by lifting weights so you need to really start convincing your dad, I had the same problem so I kept bugging him and bugging him and eventually just bought some dumbbells behind his back lol.

Well, here’s a workout program that will help you out without needing any weights or special equipment.

Push-ups– 3 sets of 12 (chest delts triceps. You should know this one.)
bodyweight squats– 3 sets of 15 (legs, glutes, lower back. Simply lower your body as if you are sitting until your hamstrings are parallel to the floor)
good mornings– 3 sets of 12 (lower back, you’ll need a straight bar to do this, anything is fine, and simply lean forward till you’re at 90 degrees and return to standing position.)
sit-ups– 4 sets of 15 (abs, you’ll know this one as well, secure your legs under something and curl your body up using stomach muscles only,)
leg raises 4 sets of15 (abs, as sit ups mainly work the upper abs, these should be done to work the lower abs and give you te full 6pack I’m sure you’d love)
Chin-ups– 3 sets of 12 (upper back and biceps, I’m not sure if there is anywhere for you to do this, but if you can they’re great at building the upper back and arms, maybe your dad will let you buy a chin-up bar instead of weights , they’re 8 pound at Argos, at least thats were i got mine)

I hope that was helpful, if you have questions feel free to send me one.

EDIT: oh, one last thing, I have a similar build to you, so if you need tips on gaining weight, just email me.

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