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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

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 Read a Nutrition Facts Label

What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of...  Read more

Plus Size model?! No way.
Updated 7/25/2014 4:18:48 PM

Did anyone see this article today? http://www.myfoxla.com/story/26102615/-m
odel-posts-untouched-bikini-photo Absolutely ridiculous! This girl is absolutely NOT plus sized. And this totally illustrates why our country has a body image proble...  Read more

good swimsuit for plus size
Updated 7/20/2014 12:05:52 PM

I didn't know where to post. I am wanting to begin swimming for exercise in hopes to ease by back and knee pain. My problem is finding a good suit. Problem is I wear an 18 ..all in the belly and flat chested. They usually are to loose in the chest. A...  Read more

good swimsuit for plus size
Updated 7/20/2014 5:36:28 AM

I didn't know where to post. I am wanting to begin swimming for exercise in hopes to ease by back and knee pain. My problem is finding a good suit. Problem is I wear an 18 ..all in the belly and flat chested. They usually are to loose in the chest. A...  Read more

good swimsuit for plus size
Updated 7/19/2014 10:52:20 PM

I didn't know where to post. I am wanting to begin swimming for exercise in hopes to ease by back and knee pain. My problem is finding a good suit. Problem is I wear an 18 ..all in the belly and flat chested. They usually are to loose in the chest. A...  Read more

Body Media armband not syncing
Updated 7/21/2014 10:52:15 AM

I tried to sync the fitness info and tried sending the calories to Body Media and neither worked. Is Sparkpeople having any issues or is it the armband? appreciate you checking! Linda...  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