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Body Mass Measurement Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Mass Measurement.

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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

Break Free from the Scale!

How many times have you stepped on the scale, full of hopeful anticipation, only to be disappointed by the number staring back at you? Suddenly, that great feeling of accomplishment you had vanishes and you tell yourself that, again, you failed. No m...  Read more

To Feel Fuller, Fill Up on Protein

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone...  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

Naomi's comment about other measurements is a good
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Naomi's comment about other measurements is a good one too-the scale is not the end all, be all. Hang in there and I hope you have a great week! We're here for you on the forum-hope to see you around!...  Read more

Don't worry too much about that. Our bodies fluctu
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Don't worry too much about that. Our bodies fluctuate over time, especially shorter periods of time like 5 days, or even 1 day. Don't worry about the scale for a while, keep on your nutrition/workout routine and see what it's like in a week....  Read more

This is time to get back the body i lost. I spent
Updated 4/12/2015 8:34:06 PM

This is time to get back the body i lost. I spent 3 yrs loosing 6 stone then got sick and spent a year and half dealing with that and put on two stone. Time for me to knuckle down and eat less and excercise more! Also no booze!!...  Read more

Unfortunately you cannot control where your body c
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Unfortunately you cannot control where your body chooses to take off/put on fat. You can target muscle groups to get a toned look, but that will usually only show if you are already smaller in that area. But pear shapes are beautiful!...  Read more

I am still in my body, but am relearning it and it
Updated 4/12/2015 2:35:12 PM

I am still in my body, but am relearning it and its strengths, weaknesses, and limitations(a new word in my vocabulary). I am starting a new on my HEALTH & HAPPINESS JOURNEY, and would like to have a partner and teammates join me on this journey....  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

Get more out of your walk!

-Try Nordic Walking (walking with poles)-Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking! -Strengthen your upper body! -Reduce the stress on the joints! -Normal walking/jogging, , only uses approximately 70% of the muscle mass in the while Nordic...  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 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

How to Prevent Muscle Loss When Losing Weight

When starting a weight-loss plan, most of us hope to lose body fat, specifically—not muscle mass. But when we lose weight, a large percentage of the total weight lost can be muscle. Is there any way to reduce that muscle loss?  How to Lose...  Read more