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
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... Read more
Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o... Read more
ok, so here's my situation. my general workout routine is to do 60-75 minutes of power yoga 4x a week, 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training 2x a week, and rest one day a week. the last rest day i took was last wednesday.
i... Read more
A lot of girls want to lose weight while still maintaining their butt and their chests (their curves). I don't. I want to lose all this weight and just look like a full on skinny boy. Then maybe later on I would like to work on muscle definition in m... Read more
I've been a member of Spark People since June 2010. I have worked out and eaten healthy in spurts. Since then, I may have put on another 10 lbs and enough is enough. I am now 174.6 lbs and unless I change, it'll only get worst.
Today I'm starti... Read more
I started in January at 223 lbs and body fat of 43%. Today, I hit 27% which puts me right into the high end of the normal range! I am sooooo excited!! I have only lost 2lbs in the last month, but my body fat has continued to decrease and my muscle... Read more
I...am bottom heavy. I mean, I know I have a large backside and wide hips and thick thighs. It's the body shape that attracted my kids' father (and former boyfriends when I was in high school...I've been with my kids' father since I was 20). I mean,... Read more
WALGREENS offer free tests with their Wellness Bus Tour. Go to WALGEENS.COM eneter your zip code and it tells you were the bus is. These free health tests include: total cholesterol, glucose reading for blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index,... Read more
Childhood poverty & hunger is at an all time high and you can help.The POUND FOR POUND CHALLENGE will provide a pound of food to your local food bank for every pound of weight loss you pledge and loss.For more info check out my 9/14 blog or www.pfpch... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
Performance enhancing supplements have become big business. Many drinks, powders and bars promise a competitive edge through increased strength, development of an ultra lean body or increased recovery responses so you can work out harder and more eff... Read more
Ideally, a healthy body is comprised of about 55-60 percent water, 10-20 percent muscle and lean tissue, 6-8 percent bone minerals and about 18 (men) or 22 (women) percent fat. When fat reserves rise higher than desired and weight loss is indicated,... Read more
The doctor I work for purchased a body composition analyzer, a machine that analyzes fat %, fat mass, muscle mass, bone mass, BMI, viseral fat and metabolic age. It sends electrical currents through your body and is able to measure all of this amazin... Read more
The Tanita Body Composition Analyzer has given me some new baseline stats.
This is as scientific as it gets!
Impedance 413 Ohms
Fat % 21.9%
Fat mass 15.2 kg
FFM 54.1 kg
TBW 39... Read more
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