Tutor profile: Megan J.
What mineral can help the body absorb Vitamin C, but can have inhibited absorption when paired with calcium?
Iron - If the body is low in iron, pair with Vitamin C to increase absorption. Avoid taking iron supplements or iron-rich foods with calcium or calcium-rich foods, as calcium will restrict its ability to absorb.
Subject: Physical Education
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, what is the recommended amount of physical activity for children ages 6-17 years old? How many days should be devoted to muscle and bone strengthening?
Children ages 6-17 years old should have 60 minutes of physical activity every day, with at least 3 days per week for vigorous muscle and bone strengthening exercise.
Subject: Nutrition and Wellness
Name 3 ways in which an adult can decrease their risk of chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, and/or obesity?
1. Participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. 2. Avoid drinking excessive amount of alcohol. 3. Eat a healthy, balanced diet including, but not limited to, lean protein, whole grain, and fruits and vegetables.