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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

Rockin Body
Updated 7/1/2014 11:43:09 AM

I have recently started the fitness program by Shaun T called rockin body....I added it to my fitness tracker but have no idea how to measure calories burned... Can anybody help me?...  Read more

mind/body
Updated 6/28/2014 12:49:59 PM

For some reason I can't get these 2 things on the same page. My mind says stop eating and start moving and my body says I'm too tired and who cares if you eat another bowl of ice-cream lol I started this journey (again) at the end of january, v...  Read more

Body image question
Updated 6/30/2014 8:10:48 PM

This may sound odd, but can you picture yourself at a healthy weight? I was at a healthy weight in my 20s, so I guess I associate that with youth. Plus, I remember my mom at my age always struggling with her weight. I look at myself in the...  Read more

Body Wraps- Do they help with loose skin??
Updated 6/29/2014 2:43:19 PM

I have quite a bit of loose skin on my arms, stomach, and inner thighs. I've been losing the weight slowly (95 lbs over two years) and have youth on my side (I'm 25) but it's still there and I'd like it gone. I don't want to go the surgery route....  Read more

Lower Body Workout 60+ Bad Knees
Updated 6/18/2014 11:36:42 PM

I didn't think I had bad knees but when I try to do squats or lunges my knees can not take the pressure. I have followed the videos so I am quite sure I am doing them correctly. I am 64 years old. Does someone know of a lower body workout that doesn'...  Read more

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 (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 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