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Body Fat Measurement Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Fat Measurement.

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

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig...  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

Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

Every active woman, regardless of her breast size, should have a sports bra as a part of her fitness wardrobe. Not only do these specially designed bras offer better support and more comfort than a regular bra, they also help minimize movement during...  Read more

Gallstones Linked to Gut Circumference

Anyone who has experienced gallstones is familiar with the accompanying pain and discomfort. Gallstones are crystallized clumps of cholesterol that form in the gallbladder. After eating, one usually experiences symptoms such as indigestion, bloating...  Read more

Why is everyone so scared of fat?
Updated 7/8/2014 6:01:32 PM

I don't know, should I be? I've managed to gain and lose plenty of weight over my lifetime and I can honestly say, it's always been a combination of good and bad choices. It isn't always as simple as Taco Bell = Bad Choice = Gain Weight or Sala...  Read more

Fat burning without running, walking or jumping?
Updated 7/5/2014 3:00:11 PM

I love my eliptical machine dearly, but I have ankle problems during summer. Sometimes I swim just to do some cardio, but I can do it once a week due to work. Does anyone know how to exercise without taxing feet too much? Can it be some pilates,...  Read more

Gladly burning the fat bridge
Updated 7/3/2014 9:25:20 PM

I have, in the past, kept some of my larger sized clothes. This week I decided to just get rid of anything that is too big. Now I can't go back to the larger size. I'm so cheap that I am sure this strategy will work. What things have you done to ensu...  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

Tired of Being Fat
Updated 7/1/2014 2:25:30 PM

I am tired of losing weight and gaining it all back after a few months. Now, I'm keeping track of my calories and activities, because I want to do this right and lose the weight for good. I joined sparkpeople because i don't have any support, and tho...  Read more

Focus on Fat Loss, not weight loss!

I am one of those guilty of watching the scales. It took quite a lot for me to change my thinking but, I am doing it. I was blessed to participate in a study to lose body fat during a 10 week period. There was a small group of us involved in the stud...  Read more

Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Belly fat, especially deep belly “visceral” fat, is extremely dangerous, according to medical researchers. It is associated with liver problems, insulin resistance, and heart attacks. Because of this, the waist-to-hip ratio has recently been promoted...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  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

Can I See Results in a Month?

This is the time of year when well-intentioned New Year's resolutions start to get tough, and many of us begin falling back into old habits. One reason for this could be unrealistic expectations. You've been working out and eating right for over a...  Read more

Last day before doctor's visit and body fat measurement

My weight is at 131.6 this morning. I'm still having to get used to the fact that my weight is up but my body fat may be down, maybe not very much, but I'm hoping at least a little. This morning I get to watch my daughter's swim lesson. We are ha...  Read more

Body Fat measurement

I got my body fat measurement today by the wellness coach at work. The do an electronic impulse through the body- put two electrodes on your hand and two on your feet and you have to stand still for a few seconds. They type in your height, weight a...  Read more