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Body Size Measurement Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Size Measurement.

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

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

Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

Every active woman, regardless of her breast size, should have a sports bra as a part of her fitness wardrobe. Not only do these specially designed bras offer better support and more comfort than a regular bra, they also help minimize movement during...  Read more

How to Buy the Best Bra for Your Body

Did you know that the average woman’s bra size changes six times throughout her life? Weight loss, weight gain, exercise, pregnancy and hormones are all contributors to our ever changing bustlines. Unfortunately, many of us tend to overlook the...  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

Bad knees & Coach Nicole's Total Body Sculpting
Updated 4/16/2014 4:19:43 PM

I'm very interested in Coach Nicole's Total Body Sculpting DVD, but I have weak knees. I understand that there is a beginner example for all the moves. I quite often have to adjust movements on DVDs, but I wondered if the beginner level was eas...  Read more

Hating my Body
Updated 4/16/2014 4:50:28 PM

I'm having a very low self esteem day. I looked at my old pictures on my profile and I feel so sad. I've gained 20 lbs, and at 4'10, that's a lot. It was really easy over the summer to be in super good shape because I was manic. But now that I'...  Read more

Confused - Weight/Measurements Weird
Updated 4/18/2014 6:22:02 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 4/17/2014 3:17:29 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

serving size
Updated 4/6/2014 1:03:37 PM

I just looked up mandarin oranges and all it offered was the data for one serving. Nothing about what the size of a serving is. Even the nutritional information didn't give any kind of serving size. This is not particularly useful. Is a servi...  Read more

Adding a food on SP

Hey if you are pretty sure you added a food previously and can't find it in your favorites.Go back as if you were adding it again and take note of how it was written. Then you can go back and search for it more accurately in your favorites.Sometimes...  Read more

Storage Containers - Portion Control

A lot of the food containers now come in "measurement cup" sizes. This makes it easy to control your portion size. If you know that one serving is 1/2 cup or 1 cup use the corresponding container size. Some of the larger containers (i.e. 2 cup) ha...  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

Best Sports Bras for Every Size

Want to make your workouts even better? Get a sports bra that'll keep you comfortable, cool, and dry. Here, Maureen Stabnau, senior vice president of merchandising at barenecessities.com, shares tips for finding a perfect-fitting bra, plus our f...  Read more