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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

Its been 3 weeks! Lately this past week my body ha
Updated 2/1/2016 1:05:17 AM

Its been 3 weeks! Lately this past week my body has reaaaally been craving junkfood. I only had one cheat meal and got subway twice this week (turkey breast, 6", filled with veggies on 9-grain whole wheat) and just eating at home. Any advice?...  Read more

My body is definitely freaking out from taking in
Updated 2/1/2016 3:01:02 AM

My body is definitely freaking out from taking in much less calories.. I don't get crazy cravings I just get overwhelmingly sleepy throughout the day like I need to hibernate so I don't starve. Does this sound at all familiar to anyone else?...  Read more

Week one complete of gym feels body is s
Updated 1/31/2016 9:16:42 PM

Week one complete of gym feels body is sore....feel the burn???......ughhhhh yea!!...  Read more

Starting Jillian Michaels Body Revolution tomorrow
Updated 1/31/2016 8:32:07 PM

Starting Jillian Michaels Body Revolution tomorrow. I'll also try to get my water intake up to 75oz. It'll be hard to eat healthier because at the moment we are trying not to spend money on groceries and all we have is crap like ramen. Nothing fresh...  Read more

Body hurts so bad from cleaning after tenants move
Updated 1/31/2016 5:38:55 PM

Body hurts so bad from cleaning after tenants moved out. Five hours a day for five days so far. Still have at least a week left to do. Feels like rigamortis is setting in....  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
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