Sweat it out in honor of the Heart Walk

Ah, Richard Simmons. Scaring people with his short shorts for more than 35 years.

The Heart Walk sponsored by the American Heart Association is Saturday. It’s the association’s major event to raise awareness about the country’s No. 1 killer, heart disease, and stroke (No. 3) by promoting exercise.

This week, we test our two opponents, current champ Meg Lawrence and newcomer Doug Easton, on healthy living.


1. How many pounds per week is considered a safe amount to lose?

2. What burns more calories, 30 minutes of jumping rope or jogging?

3. What Oscar-winning actress was hugely involved in the early 1980s aerobics craze and released a series of workout videos?

4. Alison Sweeney, who stars on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” also hosts what reality TV show?

5. How many miles is a marathon?

6. What fitness personality is known for his “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” videos?

7. This popular diet book is named after a beach in Florida.

8. Which of the following is not a “superfood”: salmon, cucumber, blueberries or green tea?

9. What does BMI stand for?

10. How many servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended every day?


1. I’m thinking five.

2. Gotta say jumping rope.

3. Jane Fonda, right?

4. “Biggest Loser”

5. 26.2

6. Richard Simmons

7. I don’t know. Fort Lauderdale Diet.

8. Cucumber

9. Body mass index

10. Way more than I eat.


1. I think it’s something low, like two pounds.

2. Jump rope

3. Jane Fonda. My mom was into those for a while.

4. “The Biggest Loser”

5. It’s 26.2 miles.

6. Richard Simmons, who never ages.

7. Tried it. South Beach Diet.

8. The green tea.

9. Body mass index

10. I’m pretty sure it’s five.


Meg is on a roll. As the champ of this week’s Head2Head Trivia, she has three wins under her belt and will be going for a fourth next week.


1. Two

2. Jumping rope

3. Jane Fonda

4. “The Biggest Loser”

5. 26.2

6. Richard Simmons

7. South Beach Diet

8. Cucumber

9. Body mass index

10. At least five