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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

Is there any place in the app to track measurement
Updated 9/22/2016 1:10:10 AM

Is there any place in the app to track measurements or simply record them? Weight is just one way to show progress but without measurements, it doesn't tell the whole story. It would be nice if I could keep all my stats in one place....  Read more

My body has no tolerance
Updated 9/21/2016 11:47:29 PM

I have to eat a lot less. I have to follow the macros and ratios and percentages. What I have trouble dealing with is the general charts of what I SHOULD eat. What Calories AND CARBS I SHOULD HAVE. The charts are much more generous than I can tolerat...  Read more

day 1 Cardio 45 min done abs done full body weight
Updated 9/19/2016 10:24:57 PM

day 1 Cardio 45 min done abs done full body weights done bed found now all I need is a little sleep...  Read more

Giving therapy a try again. I'm not here merely to improve my body. I'm looking to transform my life
Updated 9/19/2016 10:24:28 PM

Giving therapy a try again. I'm not here merely to improve my body. I'm looking to transform my life....  Read more

Try drinking a big glass of water. Often our bodies actually are thirsty when you think you are hun
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Try drinking a big glass of water. Often our bodies actually are thirsty when you think you are hungry. Wait 10 minutes. Then if you still feel like you must eat, try a small healthy snack....  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

Body Composition Index better than BMI

BMI measurements are NOT the best way to determine our health. BMI is simply a ratio of scale weight to our height, so a body builder can have the same BMI as a couch potato of the same height and weight. Body Compositions Index tells us how much...  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