Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to... Read more
Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... Read more
I'm 4 feet 11 and have been maintaining a weight of 57kgs for a couple of years.
My BMI is roughly 25.6. I'm considered moderately obese. The healthy range is 18 to 23.
That means I have to lose about 20 to 30lbs to be healthy! Really?!
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Okay, two steps forward and one step back. I have been doing really well this month with sticking to an active lifestyle and eating well. I think I have lost about 9 pounds. Progress! I am also set on getting 1,000 fitness minutes in the month of Jun... Read more
Hi I'm new to spark people.
I'm 31 work as a waitress and go to school.
I have also gone through many tough but positive lifestyle changes in the past few years and as proud as I am it had also come along with weight gain.
I have a smaller fr... Read more
I hate the BMI. I've hated the BMI since High School. I know that many dieticians, nutritionists, and just the general public use it as a means to measure obesity. I personally think it's a terrible tool.
It's not just because mine is so high... Read more
Good article examining utility of BMI, importance of belly fat, etc. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/a-number -that-may-not-add-up/?_php=true&_type= blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=health ?src=dayp&_r=1&... Read more
Life is faster than ever, so how to get healthy, delicious meals on the table? We'll explore slow and pressure cookers, big-batch cooking, and other ways to make fantastic meals stress-free!... Read more
With health care costs rising more each day, employers are constantly looking for ways to lower their expenses and give employees incentives for healthy behaviors. Whole Foods has launched a new program for their employees called the Team Member Hea... Read more
A handful of college students slated to graduate this spring may not be getting their diplomas after all. And it isn't because they did not meet their academic requirements to graduate, but because they failed to take a class to help them lose weight... Read more
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