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Body Weight Composition Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Weight Composition.

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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

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

I've been struggling with my weight increasing for
Updated 3/3/2015 5:51:09 AM

I've been struggling with my weight increasing for the past couple years. I've probably tried every fad diet, cleanse, etc. My weight had really brought my confidence down. I'm ready to shed the unhealthy pounds for good! Started 3/2/15...  Read more

Shedding my Ex-Smoker weight... wish me luck
Updated 3/3/2015 6:41:07 AM

I am shooting to drop my smoker pounds over a 15 week period with a goal of 2 pounds a week. So far... I have cut out cookies, candies, high sugar items such as sodas. I am starting a workout routine 3 days a week till I get more in shape....  Read more

I'm new to my weight loss journey. I've been fed u
Updated 3/3/2015 12:37:13 AM

I'm new to my weight loss journey. I've been fed up with the way I look and the amount of weight I've gained over the years. I've started eating healtheir. Cut out juice/soda, junk food. And going to the gym regularly. Any tips I should keep in mind?...  Read more

Weight Loss Support
Updated 3/2/2015 10:34:05 AM

My husband keeps making comments that are not helpful. How do I prevent him from discouraging me? I just feel like no matter what I do, he thinks it's not enough....  Read more

First week weight training completed!! Feeling awe
Updated 3/2/2015 8:48:39 AM

First week weight training completed!! Feeling awesome and confident for the new week!!! Let's do this!!!!...  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