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Body Measurement Index Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Measurement Index.

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 Fit Are You?

You can't rely on the scale to measure how active and fit you are. Whether you're just starting to build a healthy lifestyle or you want to check on your progress, these simple fitness assessments will reveal where you're succeeding and w...  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

Confused - Weight/Measurements Weird
Updated 4/11/2014 1:04:30 PM

My diet and exercise have taken an utter nosedive over the past several months, going from eating very healthy and exercising regularly to eating OK (not a lot of junk, but unbalanced) and exercising rarely. Yet somehow I've lost weight and inc...  Read more

Weightloss When You Already Have Low Body Fat
Updated 4/14/2014 11:21:17 AM

Hello, SparkCommunity. I realize this is going to sound ridiculous, but I would like to lose some weight and I'm not sure how to go about it. I am a female competitive distance runner, and although my body fat percentage is quite low (~17) I...  Read more

want my sexy body back now lol
Updated 4/6/2014 1:44:01 PM

Hi everyone my is name is Linda and I am new to this site and amd going to lose weight little by little 30...  Read more

Obesity, Weight Loss & Body Acceptance - online
Updated 3/29/2014 8:14:24 AM

I just watched this interesting panel discussion online: www.klru.org/civicsummit/ Obesity, Weight Loss and Body Acceptance is a conversation about the complex issues and experiences surrounding obesity and weight loss. Experts in the field of...  Read more

Deleting a measurement
Updated 3/25/2014 8:12:02 PM

How do I delete an errant value from the various measurements such as body fat percentage? I sometimes get bogus values from my Withings scale and can't figure out how to remove them. ...  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