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Body Composition Testing Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Composition Testing.

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

4 Fitness Tests You Can Do at Home

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

Weight Loss Supplements: Fact or Fiction?

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

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

Body Composition Measures Results

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

Got a Fitbit scale and I am 40.4% body fat... 5' 1
Updated 9/30/2015 5:12:28 PM

Got a Fitbit scale and I am 40.4% body fat... 5' 11" and weigh 203. Don't fall into the TRAP of letting numbers dictate or warrant your mood. Get up, get moving and LIVE. The greatest gains come from the HARDEST journey!...  Read more

Not a good day today.My test results came back, I
Updated 10/1/2015 3:58:12 PM

Not a good day today.My test results came back, I am so sad!# MRI shows, degenerative in my lower back and neck.Arthritis developed in my neck knees, back and wrist.If that's not all Pre diabetes l to top it off.How can I work out?...  Read more

I am working out at the Ymca and doing upper body
Updated 9/30/2015 8:54:17 AM

I am working out at the Ymca and doing upper body weights. What would i chose on the exercise? I have lost 5 lbs with this app in 1 month....  Read more

5% of my body weight gone!
Updated 10/4/2015 5:29:07 AM

I had a wellness screening in July for work and we are rewarded for a BMI of 30 with $50 each (spouse and employee) off our health insurance premium. Unfortunately neither me nor my husband met that threshold. However, if we are under 30 at next ye...  Read more

Updated 9/28/2015 10:45:47 PM

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UnInsured or unemployed? Get Free Tests

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 ( 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 All Calories Created Equal?

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

New Study Reveals Possible Way to Lose Weight for Good

A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e...  Read more

Body composition testing

On Wednesday, I went to my TOPS meeting (first time in a month... ugh) and it just so happened that we had a guest speaker from the rec center and he was doing body composition testing. he usually comes a couple times a year to do that and talk to us...  Read more

Body Composition Testing

My local YMCA provides body composition testing. I went ahead and had the test completed this week. I found out that my body fat percentage is high, but I knew that was going to be the case. What I did not realize is the water percentage make up....  Read more