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Body Composition Measurement Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Composition Measurement.

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Reference Guide to Body Composition

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

Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?

Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating.  Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

Find Your Perfect Weight - Part 1

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

How to Take Body Measurements

It's easy to get discouraged when you work so hard to lose weight and your efforts don't pay off on the scale. Seeing the same number week after week can make you want to drown your sorrows in a pint of Haagen-Daz. But wait! Before you pick u...  Read more

Finally bit the bullet and took my measurements fo
Updated 2/7/2016 12:42:23 PM

Finally bit the bullet and took my measurements for the month. My weight hasn't changed like I thought it would, but I am astounded to find out that I actually lost a few inches last month. My jeans really are lose!!! Day made :)...  Read more

Struggling with my post-babies body. Twins did a n
Updated 2/6/2016 9:43:49 PM

Struggling with my post-babies body. Twins did a number on my waistline, and I'm feeling discouraged. It'll get better, right?...  Read more

Does anybody have any good upper body workouts tha
Updated 2/6/2016 7:08:30 PM

Does anybody have any good upper body workouts that are effective but quite tame at the same time. I want to start losing fat and toning my upper body too but i have a chest condition that causes me pain when pressure or strain is applied...  Read more

Dear Body, Sorry for the over eating yesterday, To
Updated 2/6/2016 10:30:46 AM

Dear Body, Sorry for the over eating yesterday, Today I show you love by giving you everything you need. Healthy food and calories.I promise to workout .I know if I treat you right you will treat me right....  Read more

Your body is mostly made up of water--anywhere fro
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Your body is mostly made up of water--anywhere from around 45% to around 70%, depending on the amount of body fat. But, it's not water weight you want to lose, it's weight from fat. :-)...  Read more

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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

Take The President's Challenge

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

Actresses/Actors and Other Theatre Enthusiasts!

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

Are You Monitoring More Than Weight?

Earlier this week I encouraged you to use a simple tip to take control of mindless eating to help you with the secrets to a strong start. Another of the secrets is to weigh yourself weekly to help track your success. I know how frustrating it can...  Read more

Tracking Your Numbers

I can’t tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev...  Read more

Sunday 18-Mar-2012 Body Composition measurement, Fitness Tests, & Limited Medical Tests

LCHF diet only for 4 weeks, tomorrow I start 10-Minute Trainer® by Tony Horton. Weight: 236.8 lb Body Fat %: 38.10% Body Water: 45.10% Bone Mass: 7.40% Head: 24" Neck: 18" Arm (relaxed): 14" Arm (flexed): 15.63" Forearm: 12" Wr...  Read more

Body Composition measurement tonight.

Tonight I am going to the Y to get my Body Composition measured. I had it done 2 months ago and the kinesiologist who did it recommended getting it redone in 2 months. I had it done the beginning of November and it was 28% and I weighed 150. I'm down...  Read more