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Measuring Body Composition Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Measuring Body 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

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

Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?

Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating.  Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c...  Read more

What is a BMI and how is it measured
Updated 11/24/2015 8:12:13 PM

What is a BMI and how is it measured...  Read more

2.Measure/weigh-in at least once a week and any ti

2.Measure/weigh-in at least once a week and any time weight loss stops or slows dramatically; eat fewer calories (i.e. smaller portions of what you eat); move more (exercise, stand instead of sit when you can or increase any daily activities),...  Read more

I'm also trying to figure out why my body sticks t

I'm also trying to figure out why my body sticks to that weight and doesn't want to let it go, I have changed so many bad habits to good, I know I'm doing much better than before, may be we should workout more? if I find out i'll let you know....  Read more

Must must must weigh and measure! I worked out so
Updated 11/23/2015 5:51:17 PM

Must must must weigh and measure! I worked out so hard this morning at the gym then got carried away with ' Smart Butter' on my healthy sweet potato now have 57 calories left for dinner! Smart Butter dumb....  Read more

I'm on week 3 of cardio training and body weight t
Updated 11/23/2015 2:02:45 PM

I'm on week 3 of cardio training and body weight training. I feel discouraged as I've not been able to see any results yet but I can feel my body changing. I just joined this group today cause I would like to hear other people success stories....  Read more

Take The President's Challenge

The President's Challenge ( 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

UnInsured or unemployed? Get Free Tests

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

Tracking Your Numbers

I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev...  Read more

Are You Monitoring More Than Weight?

Earlier this week I encouraged you to use a simple tip to take control of mindless eating to help you with the secrets to a strong start. Another of the secrets is to weigh yourself weekly to help track your success. I know how frustrating it can...  Read more

Bod Pod for accurately measuring body composition

One of our fellow sparkers had this done I think at their health club or maybe a college sports program. Very cool! chris
hysmography-68117-422938.htm...  Read more