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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

Question for the experts re body fat testing
Updated 7/12/2014 7:21:51 PM

I have some extra skin in my abdomen due to pregnancy/stretch marks (and possibly weight loss). Will this impair the accuracy of caliper measurement of my body fat percentage? Thanks for your response! 362...  Read more

Hi starting again on losing weight and excerise
Updated 7/11/2014 8:56:55 AM

Hi, I just bought a 6mm yoga mat and since I was sick with Upper respiratory infection and getting better but maybe tomorrow or next week I will start going to gym and do my workout and the classes. I joined 24HRS Fitness. They have great cla...  Read more

Taking my life and body back! U with me?
Updated 7/11/2014 1:22:21 AM

Hi Everyone! I'm Linda of L.A. I just started on SparkPeople about 3 days ago and am excited to have found the site!!! I've been stress eating and taking meds in which side effects are weight gain (not happy). I have been eating so much a...  Read more

My weight and food history is gone. Please HELP
Updated 7/12/2014 12:22:52 PM

A couple of days ago, I began having problems using SP on my phone(the only way that I ever use it) and it gave me a msg that I had to log in online to use it offline(even though I wasn't trying to use it offline). So I logged on to SP on my pc. Now,...  Read more

Weight Loss Plateau
Updated 7/11/2014 10:11:01 AM

Hi, for the past 2 1/2 months i have been dieting and exercising i have gone from 227 to 207. for the past 3 weeks though i have hit a plateau and i have hit it hard. i have been taking in between 1000-1500 calories a day and have been exercisi...  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