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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

Soccer is starting to take a toll on my body I don
Updated 8/27/2016 2:42:24 PM

Soccer is starting to take a toll on my body I don't know if that is a good thing or bad...  Read more

Life is good out shopping with my great niece. Oh do I remember being 12 and not liking my body.
Updated 8/26/2016 1:38:54 PM

Life is good out shopping with my great niece. Oh do I remember being 12 and not liking my body....  Read more

I love everything on my body but my belly area lol
Updated 8/26/2016 11:07:24 AM

I love everything on my body but my belly area lol but its the part I should love the most sense I have 2 wonderful boys...  Read more

bodies weren't made to run long distances? um
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bodies weren't made to run long distances? um...no...our ability to run long distances without overheating is THE reason we are at the top of the food chain....  Read more

10.3% of my Body fat lost in 8 weeks. I won the ch
Updated 8/25/2016 11:14:48 PM

10.3% of my Body fat lost in 8 weeks. I won the challenge! YEA! THIS MOTIVATES ME SO MUCH!...  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

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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

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

For a Good Night's Sleep, Try Steak

Out of all the nutrients, protein arguably gets the most attention—and for good reason. It's pretty powerful stuff. Its most important job is building and repairing muscles, which is why athletes and bodybuilders are so adamant about g...  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