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
Older woman trying hard to loose 15 lbs! Did it 2 years ago on spark and at it again. I felt so much better but it just creeps back up. Way easier to put on than take off. Fat likes me! Was doing well till last nite at a neighbors party.... Read more
Are there really any differences in the way a man and woman loose weight. I have been pretty successful in loosing weight and my girlfriend wants to emulate my success. Is there anything I should know before I share my plan with her.... Read more
any breastfeeding moms, and or engaged women trying to loose weight before the wedding want to be my friend? I'm both! I have 6 months till my wedding and about 70 lbs till my dream weight (not expecting to get there in 6m but try my hardest to loose... Read more
Women's cold weather gear?
Trying to find affordable cokd weather pants and shirts for walking/running outdoors in winter. I'm in Indiana and it gets very cold and windy. Brands or stores to suggest would be helpful.... Read more
I don't know where to post this but I'd love to see a B.M.I ticker for our sparkpages as an option to the weight tickers. I want to take my focus off of weight and a BMI ticker would be great. Thank you.... 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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