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Body Composition Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Composition Training.

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

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

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

About SparkPeople's Recommendations 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

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

The body achieves what the mind believes
Updated 10/6/2015 8:04:14 PM

The body achieves what the mind believes...  Read more

Has anyone trained for a half marathon? How many w
Updated 10/6/2015 1:50:58 PM

Has anyone trained for a half marathon? How many weeks did you train for it? I'm a intermediate runner, and do regular 4 mile runs. Should I start in a beginner training program or intermediate since this will be my first half?...  Read more

@2GEESMOM: Ha! The ingrate. Your body clearly does

@2GEESMOM: Ha! The ingrate. Your body clearly doesn't appreciate what you're doing for it. My body is telling me to never, ever again borrow a bike from someone shorter than I am. Those saddles are uncomfortable enough at the right height!...  Read more

Body hurts today...hope my work day goes by fast!
Updated 10/6/2015 11:16:32 AM

Body hurts today...hope my work day goes by fast!...  Read more

Body weight training is where it's at! I love love
Updated 10/6/2015 10:04:16 AM

Body weight training is where it's at! I love love love it!!!...  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

Eating for your Health

I have found the key to weight loss and increasing ones metabolism is eating 5-6 meals a day and limiting the fat, sugar and sodium. Fresh fruit and vegetables is a key factor in living healthy and weight loss....  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

You Asked: Is Muscle Milk Good for You?

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

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