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Ready to Play Holiday Well-Being Trivia?

Below are 22 questions and answers for you to host a -well-being themed trivia game this holiday season. There’s a health perk to this game. Trivia can enhance your memory, improve cognition and help your brain perform under pressure.

1. Including appetizers and desserts, the average American consumes how many calories in a Thanksgiving dinner?

  • 1,500
  • 2,000
  • 3,000
  • 3,500

2. According to a study by Wren Kitchens, the average person packs away how many calories on Christmas Day?

  • 3,000
  • 4,500
  • 4,759
  • 5,373

3. How many miles would the average person have to walk to burn off the calories from the average Thanksgiving dinner?

  • 10
  • 20
  • 30
  • 40

4. How many steps on average does it take for a woman to burn 100 calories walking at a brisk pace? (The range used is based on gender, weight, speed and age.)

  • 1,500
  • 2,075
  • 3,150
  • 4,225

5. How many steps on average does it take for a man to burn 100 calories walking at a brisk pace? (The range used is based on gender, weight, speed and age.)

  • 2,650
  • 2,750
  • 3,050
  • 3,150

6. According to the American Institute of Stress, how many minutes of deep breathing per day are recommended to reduce anxiety and stress?

  • 5 to 15
  • 10 to 20
  • 20 to 30
  • 45 to 60

7. Which holiday color scheme is most likely to stimulate appetite?

  • Blue
  • White
  • Green
  • Red

8. The American Psychological Association states 69% of people feel stressed by the lack of time during the holidays. What percentage of Americans feel extreme stress during the holidays?

  • 25%
  • 55%
  • 62%
  • 71%

9. True or false, January is a good time to assess your short- and long-term financial goals.

  • True
  • False

10. Which one of these animals is not a chronotype?

  • Dolphin
  • Dog
  • Lion
  • Wolf

11. On average, how many cycles of REM sleep do you go through per night?

  • 2 to 3
  • 4
  • 3 to 5
  • 7

12. Which statement below is true?

  • The average person falls into a 60-minute REM and then their REM cycles get shorter throughout the night.
  • The average person falls into a 10-minute REM and then their REM cycles get longer throughout the night.

13. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about REM sleep?

  • Breathing and heart rate increase.
  • Most muscles are paralyzed to keep us from acting out vivid dreams.
  • Eyes move rapidly in all directions and send visual information to your brain.
  • A and B

14. The latest U.S. Health and Human Services recommendation is that Americans need how many minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week?

  • 75
  • 100
  • 150
  • 300

15. What is the general estimate for calories burned in 1 mile?

  • 75
  • 100
  • 125
  • 130

16. According to a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, how many minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity is necessary per week to lose about four pounds of body fat in 12 weeks?

  • 150
  • 275
  • 300
  • 325

17. Which of these strategies help you eat fewer calories during a holiday meal?

  • Drink water before the meal.
  • Eat slower.
  • Use smaller plates.
  • Consume smaller portions.
  • All the above.

18. Staying connected to others during the holidays, even virtually, is important for your overall well-being.

  • True
  • False

19. According to a study conducted by several universities on mental health and socialization, how many minutes of social interaction can facilitate cognitive performance?

  • 10
  • 15
  • 30
  • 60

20. In 1905, Dr. Joseph Pratt, an internist from Boston, did one of the earliest studies on the physical and psychological health benefits of social support on what type of patient?

  • Tuberculosis
  • Polio
  • Typhoid
  • Smallpox

21. When a person is under continuous stress, what part of the brain is rewired to continually handle the increased stress?

  • Amygdala
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Hippocampus
  • Cerebrum

22. When the brain is under continuous stress, what part handles higher-order tasks and sees less activity?

  • Thalamus
  • Brain stem
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Hippocampus

Answer key:

  1. 3,000 calories
  2. 5,373 calories
  3. 30 miles
  4. 3,150 steps
  5. 2,650 steps
  6. 20-30 minutes
  7. Red
  8. 25%
  9. True
  10. Dog
  11. 3 to 5
  12. The average person falls into a 10-minute REM and then their REM cycles get longer throughout the night.
  13. A and B
  14. 150
  15. 100
  16. 300
  17. All the above
  18. True
  19. 10
  20. Tuberculosis
  21. Amygdala
  22. Prefrontal cortex

Learn more about trivia games in this Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being webinar. You can also sign up for future employer-focused and general interest webinars here, where you’ll find past sessions and resources.

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