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What's Your JQ? (Joint IQ)

Test your Joint IQ with this fun quiz, and learn more about how to benefit your joint health!

Q: How many pounds of stress does one pound of extra weight put on your knees?

a. 9 pounds
b. 12 pounds
c. 7 pounds
d. 2 pounds
e. 4 pounds

A: The correct answer is e: 4 pounds. Every extra pound puts 4 times the stress on your knees. Studies show that losing as little as 11 pounds may improve joint health and reduce your risk of osteoarthritis of the knee by 50 percent.

Q: What's the percentage of water in joint cartilage when we're young?

a. 90%
b. 50%
c. 25%
d. 85%
e. 40%

A: The correct answer is d. 85%. When we're young, joint cartilage contains a lot more water, helping to cushion and protect our joints. Keeping well-hydrated can help keep joints lubricated, as well as supplementing with a product like Move Free® Advanced which contains Chondroitin and Joint Fluid, both of which help lubricate joints.

Q: How can soft drinks be hard on your joints?

a. Phosphorus in soda causes deterioration in joints
b. Extra calories contribute to weight gain, shown to stress joints
c. sugar and caffeine can trigger inflammation in the joints
d. citric acid in soda contributes to calcium loss, weakening bones
e. all of the above

A: The correct answer is e: all of the above. Skip the soda and substitute water, milk (loaded with bone-building calcium) or orange juice (full of antioxidant Vitamin C and often fortified with calcium). Your joints, bones, and overall health will thank you!

Q: Which is the most commonly injured joint?

a. wrist
b. hip
c. knee
d. ankle
e. shoulder

A: The correct answer is c: knee. Because of its structure and weight-bearing capacity, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. The best way to protect your knees is to keep your weight in the normal range. Additionally, you can maintain healthy joints by nourishing them with Move Free Ultra, it lubricates and protects joints all in one small pill.

Q: Which of these foods are good for your joints and your heart?

a. red wine
b. carrots
c. salmon
d. chocolate
e. all of the above

A: The correct answer is c: salmon. While all of these foods can be good for you in moderation, it's fatty fish like salmon that contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, known to benefit both heart and joint health. For an ideal daily intake of beneficial omega-3's, try MegaRed® Omega-3 Krill Oil one small pill with no fishy smell or aftertaste.

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