It's easy to get discouraged when you work so hard to lose weight and your efforts don't pay off on the scale. Seeing the same number week after week can make you want to drown your sorrows in a pint of Haagen-Daz. But wait! Before you pick u... Read more
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
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
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
Contrary to popular belief, type 2 diabetes (a chronic disease) isn’t caused by eating lots of sweets. Actually, the cause is still unknown, but there are certain factors that are known to increase a person’s risk of developing this metab... Read more
I am so pleased, I was noticing my clothes are a little loser, but it is official 2 inches off my waist.
I have lost a stone of weight too, but the measurements really reinforced the difference it is making. I have been walking f... Read more
One year ago I had complete left knee replacement. Two weeks ago I given the go ahead to get back into shape from my doctor. Over the past year I was doing the exercises for my knee but I didn't do much of anything else,
I am now doing the 20 mi... Read more
I am an 18 year old female. Genetically, I have huge hips but I'm not overweight. My huge hips make exercise very hard and make me very limited with my movements because they get hurt so easily. For example, I can not lay on my side with out pain tha... Read more
Just got back from a Dr. visit and I need to lose weight (again). I had a total hip replacement in April and doing well, but not sure what exercises I should be doing. Otho Dr recommends water aerobics, but unable to get there with my work schedule.... Read more
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
Print SparkPeople Printable Measuring tape. Don't cut out. “Sharpie dot” waist & hip measurements on tape. Punch 3 holes in the left margin. Label right Margin DATE & W/H RATIO. A new visual! My HEALTH is CHANGING! 244 224... Read more
I can’t 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
A study from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that the majority of new cases of diabetes in those over 65 could be prevented by modest changes in lifestyle. We've always known that type 2 diabetes is a disease that can largely be prevented... Read more
ok, so it's a rant. so sue me, LOL
lets first start off with semantics. What is a ratio. Usually it's a comparison of two numbers showing a relationship. it's not a single decimal number it's a comparison.
but that asside, I must now break... Read more
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