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
Welcome to SparkPeople! Hopefully your program is off to a smooth start, and you’re happy with your progress so far. But for others who aren’t seeing results yet, it’s been a little more frustrating. Many dieters tend to make simila... Read more
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
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
I started here on Tuesday 07/15.
I'm 28 years old, married and have two boys (5,6)
My husband was the one that encouraged me to get back on track.
To start eating healthy again. He wanted to do it for himself so that he
could get the job he w... Read more
Hello!! I am new to Spark but feel strongly about this:
Oh it is time! My four children were born in 98, 99, 00, 01. It is time to get my body back! Enough of the excuses! My children are now 16, 15, 14 and 13...I need to focus on me just like I... Read more
My scale is frustrating me 40 I weigh on a flat floor but it will give me different readings if I step on more than once. Yes I know I should go with the first reading, ha, but I just don't trust it.
So I am looking for some recommendations for a n... Read more
Would like some input on this as I figure it is due to more muscle since I train a lot and have started to ramp back up my walks and core workouts. Look forward to hearing what everyone things.... 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
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
We have all heard the phrase “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” Then why is it that we as a society equate thinness to being healthy and fit when in all reality there is a growing epidemic of what researchers are now referring to as ‘normal weigh... Read more
I recommend that everyone purchase your own body composition bathroom scale. I bought one for about $30 dollars from Overstock.com called WeightMax. You step onto the scale and it provides an immediate read out: weight, fat%, muscle% (lean body mass)... Read more
(Body Comp : a measurement of the body's fat mass and lean mass. My new scale measures fat %, water %, muscle % and bone weight.)
So yesterday my body comp scale was delivered and I stepped on this morning to check out the current status and ...... Read more
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