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Senior Quick Quiz—7

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

While performing a push-up, breathe properly by:

exhaling on the push upward (the exertion)inhaling on the push upwardholding your breath throughout the movementdisregarding your breath and focusing on your muscles

Peripheral arterial disease is a condition that can trigger leg pain and is a sign you:

should warm up more before walking and exercisingneed to lose weightshould probably not exerciseprobably have atherosclerosis and are at risk for heart disease and stroke

If you’re chronically tired, you may have anemia, which in older adults is most frequently caused by:

iron deficiencyvitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia)anemia of chronic disease (ACD), linked to many disorders, such as cancerfolate deficiency

The health of your teeth and gums as you age depends mainly on:

your diet, especially the amount of calcium you’ve consumedhow strong and healthy your parents’ teeth and gums werehow strong and healthy your parents’ teeth and gums wereyour physical health

According to a recent British study, older adults have a high risk of breaking a hip if they have:

poor visionknee pain or knee arthritischronic insomniaheart disease