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
I have always been successful at loosing weight when I stuck with the Weight Watchers plan in the past. In 2009 I lost 72 pounds, but unfortunately gained it back. Since May 23 to date, I have only lost 7.6 pounds! I am drinking lots of water and wal... Read more
I am a 50+ yoa woman who has lived almost her entire life obese. I have used diet pills, followed numerous diet plans, spent ungodly amounts of money on diet programs, all for naught. My goal is to lose 193 lbs and to get off all the medicati... Read more
I'm 4 feet 11 and have been maintaining a weight of 57kgs for a couple of years.
My BMI is roughly 25.6. I'm considered moderately obese. The healthy range is 18 to 23.
That means I have to lose about 20 to 30lbs to be healthy! Really?!
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I'm new never posted on here before.
My Gym closed down last week I joined them two months ago and paid for 12months membership upfront,it was really expensive, the gym went into liquidation and it seems unlikely that I will ge... 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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