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
Why are we still using BMI when it is not a good measure for so many people? I've been told by several trained fitness professionals, including those that work at my gym at work (that come from a hospital staff and have appropriate training) to ignor... Read more
Today I went to the gym and talked to a personal trainer. She asked me a zillion questions about my health (it's good), then proceeded to measure my BMI.
I couldn't believe the number - I was at 46!!! It was totally humiliating and I'm so disap... Read more
anyone remember Twiggy, the London model of the 1960s? She is 65 years old now. Here's an interesting article.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/style/3am-fa shion-celebrity-beauty/twiggy-the-styl e-rules-changed-5243351... Read more
After plugging away for 15 months, I have hit "healthy" in the BMI range. My first success was to "overweight" and not "obese". I thought I would have to settle for "overweight" but got a second wind and am officially in "healthy". I plan to loose... Read more
A BMI chart that is easy to understand.Go to my spark page and click on the BMI chart to enlarge and/or copy. It is a visual chart without the usual lists of numbers. Very easy to interpret.15... Read more
You're probably familiar with the terms "apple" and "pear" when they apply to body shapes. People who are apple shaped tend to carry their extra weight in the abdomen region, but usually have relatively slim arms and legs. Men tend to be apple shaped... 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
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