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Body Weight Composition Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Weight Composition.

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

Body Composition Measures Results

Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work...  Read more

Weight Loss Supplements: Fact or Fiction?

Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p...  Read more

4 Fitness Tests You Can Do at Home

Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great...  Read more

The Unbounded Power of Whole Grains

Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o...  Read more

Mom of 4 Getting Body Back
Updated 7/20/2014 9:38:02 PM

Hello!! I am new to Spark but feel strongly about this: Oh it is time! My four children were born in 98, 99, 00, 01. It is time to get my body back! Enough of the excuses! My children are now 16, 15, 14 and 13...I need to focus on me just like I...  Read more

Weight Watcher Question
Updated 7/17/2014 1:22:30 PM

Does anyone know if on the points plus program where you don't track and some of the foods are 0 points....how many points you are allowed a day? I'm confused as to whether you still have your "own" points or if EVERYONE gets 29. Can anyone help me...  Read more

Body Fat in Normal Range and Weight is Overweight
Updated 7/20/2014 1:01:36 AM

Would like some input on this as I figure it is due to more muscle since I train a lot and have started to ramp back up my walks and core workouts. Look forward to hearing what everyone things....  Read more

NOT losing weight on suggested calorie meal plans
Updated 7/19/2014 3:06:05 AM

I have totally changed my way of eating and I have slowly begun to change my thinking about food ... learning to love food that also loves my body. I have added moderate exercise (as opposed to NONE - which is what I WAS doing!) Every "diet plan"...  Read more

On Day 4 of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution
Updated 7/16/2014 8:04:41 PM

Hello everyone, My name is Tara and I am a mother of 4 and live in KW Ont Canada. I have lost 4 lbs so far. I'm really excited to get some support and tools from Spark!...  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

Take The President's Challenge

The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA...  Read more

TOPS Friends

Friends from a TOPS weight loss support group. Welcome all TOPS and KOPS!...  Read more

Are All Calories Created Equal?

Ideally, a healthy body is comprised of about 55-60 percent water, 10-20 percent muscle and lean tissue, 6-8 percent bone minerals and about 18 (men) or 22 (women) percent fat. When fat reserves rise higher than desired and weight loss is indicated,...  Read more

You Asked: Is Muscle Milk Good for You?

Performance enhancing supplements have become big business. Many drinks, powders and bars promise a competitive edge through increased strength, development of an ultra lean body or increased recovery responses so you can work out harder and more eff...  Read more