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
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
It’s been a while since I’ve written a post like this but the frustration has been building for a long time. I have been on Sparkpeople for about five years and during that time I have gone from 245 to an average weight of 165. I... Read more
I had hip replacement surgery last week. I was trying to lose weight prior. I was going to the gym and tracking food. I was in the hospital 1&1/2 days and gained 14 lbs. Fortunately, it was mostly fluid retention. I don't want to get off track.... Read more
I've had this nagging hip pain thing going on for at least a year. We thought it was my hip flexor, so I went through physical therapy for four months, but then the pain crept back and today I learned the results of my MRI. I have a tear in my labru... 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
The Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator found here on SparkPeople is very informative and...SCARY!
In the back of my mind, I'm constantly thinking about how I know I should eat healthier and exercise more but yet I continue to put junk into my body causi... 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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