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
It's going to depend a lot on your body composition and what not. I have 148 set as my tentative goal just for now, but as I get closer I'll definitely re-asses. Much more worried about my tone and how my body looks versus a number. Good luck! :)... Read more
Also remember that your body burns calories just by living and doing everyday things so no need to go crazy and try to get 1000 cals on the treadmill or something. And what spark or any website calculates as your BMR (cals burned by being alive)...... Read more
I hit the 40 year mark, my body just doesn't wanna cooperate like it used to! I have 15-20 to go. Can't seem to lose it. Night time snacking is my biggest downfall and sweets oh how I love thee.. Anyone feeling my pain?? Could use some encouragement.... Read more
Agree that you want to do weights/body weight exercises while losing. You're probably not going to bulk up or build too much while at a caloric deficit, but if you don't do strength training you'll lose muscle along with fat and that's no good!... 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
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA... 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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