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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

Day two on the weight loss journey. So far so good
Updated 9/28/2016 7:54:53 PM

Day two on the weight loss journey. So far so good. Need to buckle down on these calories though😔...  Read more

I am 5'5" and 192 lbs- ready to focus on my weight. I track calories, I workout 1-2 hours a day with
Updated 9/28/2016 8:00:48 PM

I am 5'5" and 192 lbs- ready to focus on my weight. I track calories, I workout 1-2 hours a day with both strength training & cardio, I could improve my water intake (about 40 oz a day) &my sleep (5-6 hours a night. Other ideas welcome. #needadvice...  Read more

I have been losing weight and staying in my calori
Updated 9/28/2016 6:58:25 PM

I have been losing weight and staying in my calorie range. I have been trying new recipes. So today I decided to make a recipe for healthy cookies. They were good. Ask me how I know I ate eight of them. Not so healthy anymore but I walked afterwards....  Read more

Ran/walked for 250+ miles in the last 4+ months..didn't lose any weight per scale..The shape and siz
Updated 9/28/2016 5:16:25 PM

Ran/walked for 250+ miles in the last 4+ months..didn't lose any weight per scale..The shape and size of belly looks the same..the cloths fit a bit lose..I am 44 year male at 165lb, height 5'5"..what is going on..help me lose weight #firstpost...  Read more

Tap MySpark - Settings - Manage Goals - Weight Goa
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Tap MySpark - Settings - Manage Goals - Weight Goal. You can change your goal weight and goal date there. Be sure to tap the checkmark or Save button to save your changes. Spark_Merle...  Read more

Body Composition Index better than BMI

BMI measurements are NOT the best way to determine our health. BMI is simply a ratio of scale weight to our height, so a body builder can have the same BMI as a couch potato of the same height and weight. Body Compositions Index tells us how much...  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

TOPS Friends

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

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