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Body Measurement Index Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Measurement Index.

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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

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

Find Your Perfect Weight - Part 1

You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,...  Read more

Waist-to-Hip Ratio Estimates Health Risk

Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter...  Read more

How my body works...help me understand me.
Updated 8/21/2014 1:42:40 PM

So I have been talking with my wife and we have come to some thoughts about how we eat. I think everyone has a different way and times when your body wants to eat (and what it wants). I notice that I get very hungry about 1-2 hours after I wake...  Read more

Disgusted - Weight Loss and Body Image
Updated 8/24/2014 7:02:56 AM

This is a little TMI (apologies in advance) but I'm really struggling with my body image as I lose weight. In particular, my ta-tas have gone from being "fun bags" to "sad sacks." I know it's really vain to focus on that, but it's really messing wi...  Read more

Restting the weight and measurement trackers
Updated 8/18/2014 1:20:40 AM

Is there a way to reset the weight and measurement trackers without resetting your whole spark people account?...  Read more

App needs measurement input
Updated 8/3/2014 7:09:53 AM

I love SP but I'm not finding it meeting my on the go needs anymore. I pretty much do everything via apps on my phone. But I prefer only having a few. I have to use another app to track workouts with my heart rate monitor then copy to Spark. My newes...  Read more

Making peace with your body.....
Updated 8/5/2014 7:41:47 PM

I hope I can express this properly. My whole life I have struggled with an all or nothing attitude and used the simple calories in vs out to gage what I believed my success or failure "should be". If the math didn't work out onthe scale I was f...  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

Sandra Lee "Food Network" money saving tips

http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/sandras-m
oney-saving-tips/index.html...  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

Scale Haters Unite!

By now you’ve been working on your New Year’s resolutions for roughly four weeks.  Have you stepped on the scale this week only to be discouraged, frustrated, angry, sad, or some other combination of negative emotions?  You&rsqu...  Read more