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Measurement Of Body Mass Index Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Measurement Of Body Mass Index.

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

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

Find Your Perfect Weight - Part 1

You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,...  Read more

Weight Impacts Birth Control Effectiveness

Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to...  Read more

Break Free from the Scale!

How many times have you stepped on the scale, full of hopeful anticipation, only to be disappointed by the number staring back at you? Suddenly, that great feeling of accomplishment you had vanishes and you tell yourself that, again, you failed. No m...  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

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

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

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

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

Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Belly fat, especially deep belly “visceral” fat, is extremely dangerous, according to medical researchers. It is associated with liver problems, insulin resistance, and heart attacks. Because of this, the waist-to-hip ratio has recently been promoted...  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

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

Lose Weight or Don't Graduate

A handful of college students slated to graduate this spring may not be getting their diplomas after all. And it isn't because they did not meet their academic requirements to graduate, but because they failed to take a class to help them lose weight...  Read more

Some Protein Supplements Contain Toxic Heavy Metals

Protein supplementation is, and has been, all the rage in gyms across the globe for some time now, especially for those looking to build lean body mass. There is a misconception that if one increases his/her protein consumption he/she can build muscl...  Read more