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Senior Quick Quiz—7
Test your health savvy

Take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about staying well. Answers appear below.

1. While performing a push-up, breathe properly by:
 exhaling on the push upward (the exertion)
 inhaling on the push upward
 holding your breath throughout the movement
 disregarding your breath and focusing on your muscles
2. Peripheral arterial disease is a condition that can trigger leg pain and is a sign you:
 should warm up more before walking and exercising
 need to lose weight
 should probably not exercise
 probably have atherosclerosis and are at risk for heart disease and stroke
3. If you’re chronically tired, you may have anemia, which in older adults is most frequently caused by:
 iron deficiency
 vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia)
 anemia of chronic disease (ACD), linked to many disorders, such as cancer
 folate deficiency
4. The health of your teeth and gums as you age depends mainly on:
 your diet, especially the amount of calcium you’ve consumed
 how strong and healthy your parents’ teeth and gums were
 how strong and healthy your parents’ teeth and gums were
 your physical health
5. According to a recent British study, older adults have a high risk of breaking a hip if they have:
 poor vision
 knee pain or knee arthritis
 chronic insomnia
 heart disease

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