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
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
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... 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
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
I am curious, when it comes to bikes, ellipticals, etc. what is the best one for the lower body? especially quads and glutes?
the world of exercise machines leaves my mind completely boggled.
and I have no idea how or where to find unbiase... Read more
I am 268 lbs & have decided to do a 10k this year. I'm going to be doing a couch to 10k program starting this week, however I need new shoes. I'm looking at the best shoes for shock absorb so that I don't kill my joints. Any reccomendations??... Read more
I am also an iFit member. Not the outdoor set up, but linked to my exercise bike. I just transfer the info from iFit to spark-people by typing it in. The only thing I don't understand is calorie count from bike to spark-people seems so different.... Read more
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
When you are not consuming enough water, your body will hold on tightly to your body fat. Water isneeded to breakdown body fat and oxygen is the second key ingredient needed for the breakdown of body fat into useable energy. Breathe deeply every d... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Performance enhancing supplements have become big business. Many drinks, powders and bars promise a competitive edge through increased strength, development of an ultra lean body or increased recovery responses so you can work out harder and more eff... Read more
Ideally, a healthy body is comprised of about 55-60 percent water, 10-20 percent muscle and lean tissue, 6-8 percent bone minerals and about 18 (men) or 22 (women) percent fat. When fat reserves rise higher than desired and weight loss is indicated,... Read more
A few weeks ago, I switched gym memberships to a cheaper and more well stocked gym (usually that's the other way around!), but after the ordeal that it took me to cancel my membership, I still end up being able to use the old gym until the middle of... Read more
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