Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... 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
Hello! I've been told by doctors, nurses, nutritionists and other 'experts' that I need to lower my BMI under 25 in order to be healthy. I'm 5'2'' and I would be perfectly content if I could reach 150lb, but according to the BMI, I would still be ove... Read more
I'm 6 lbs from from my goal and a healthy BMI. I've never been a healthy weight in my entire teen and adult life, but that's finally changed. I can actually say I want to lose vanity pounds now! Thank you, Sparkers.... Read more
I'm a 60-something old, young at heart woman. Started Spark a few months ago to lose ten pounds. It worked! Joined a gym, first time in my life. Why? Wanna be around awhile. #contentwithliferightnow... Read more
I am 15 pounds over my "healthy BMI". Also a nursing student that sees every day what poor nutrition and extra weight can do long term. Setting a short term goal of 3 pounds in 3 weeks. Day 1..Done! #noexcuses... Read more
Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy Exercise is a plus for women trying to become pregnant, but overdoing workouts might make it harder to conceive — unless you're overweight, researchers report.Usually a risk factor for most health problems, being ov... Read more
No one would mistake a beer gut for a sign of health.But a new study finds that carrying extra pounds around the middle can be dangerous even for people with an overall healthy weight.In a 14-year study of more than 15,000 people, normal-weight men w... Read more
I always assumed that when I was ready to start a family, it would be fairly simple and I could get pregnant without any trouble. I had a healthy diet, exercised regularly, didn’t have a weight problem and had no history of medical problems. Wh... Read more
A recent study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology adds to an existing pile of evidence that if you are normal weight but see yourself as overweight, you are much more likely to become overweight. So, the next time you're in a... Read more
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