Weekly Health Quiz: Sleep, Exercise and Recycling

By | January 8, 2019

1 Commonly used chemotherapy drugs are made from powerful alkaloid compounds found in which plant?

  • Daffodil
  • Goldenseal
  • Tobacco
  • Periwinkle

    Vinca alkaloids found in rosy periwinkle are the second most-used class of cancer drugs, and have been in use since the 1960s. Learn more.

2 Based on the latest research, for the greatest protection against a set of cancers and other chronic diseases, you need a vitamin D level of:

  • 60 to 80 ng/mL

    20 ng/mL is grossly insufficient for good health and disease prevention. According to the most recent research, a vitamin D level between 60 and 80 ng/mL appears to offer the greatest protection against cancer and other chronic diseases. Learn more.

  • 10 to 20 ng/mL
  • 20 to 35 ng/mL
  • 35 to 60 ng/mL

3 To make sure your recyclables can actually be recycled, you must avoid the following:

  • Include clothing in recycle bin
  • Place recyclables in plastic bags

    One of the biggest mistake people make when recycling is to put their recyclables into a plastic bag. Plastic bags cannot be recycled, and recycling facilities do not open closed bags, so the whole thing becomes landfill trash. Learn more.

  • Remove the bottle caps from the bottles
  • Wash plastic, cans or glass items

4 How many hours of sleep does the average adult need in order to maintain their health?

  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • 7 to 9 hours

    Research suggests adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night for optimal health. Learn more.

  • 9 to 10 hours

5 The following is an example of a full-body exercise:

  • Walking
  • Pushups
  • Jogging
  • Squats

    Squats are one of the best full-body exercises out there, promoting bodywide muscle building, mobility and balance. Learn more.

6 Foods today contain lower levels of many nutrients compared to decades’ past. The reason for this reduction in nutrition is directly related to:

  • Soil depletion, caused by modern agricultural practices

    Soil depletion is a direct result of modern agricultural practices and has led to crops containing fewer nutrients. Learn more.

  • Food processing techniques
  • The use of food additives
  • Climate change

7 Which of the following diets has been scientifically shown to impede tumor growth and lower inflammation, significantly reducing your chances of developing cancer?

  • DASH (low-salt) diet
  • Ketogenic diet

    Ketogenic diets promote healthy mitochondrial function and respiration, reduce tumor vascularity and inflammation, and enhance tumor cell death. Learn more.

  • Mediterranean diet
  • Vegan diet


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