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
Do you fear that your recommended calorie range is too high? Are you consistently eating fewer calories than your SparkPeople plan advises? Have you found yourself wondering how we determined the exact number of calories that is right for you?
W... 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
Good article examining utility of BMI, importance of belly fat, etc. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/a-number -that-may-not-add-up/?_php=true&_type= blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=health ?src=dayp&_r=1&... Read more
Hi ladies, I wear a women's 12 wide shoe (this is US sizing) and I'm researching new athletic shoes this week as my last pair are two years old, have about 500 miles on them and are ready to fall apart. They were Asics and okay in terms of fit/comfor... Read more
I have been a member of Spark People for some time now and while I have had some success with my weight loss it seems to me that the more I read the messages and motivational blogs and even the emails that come to me they are all about women!! I have... Read more
If you are severely overweight this may not apply to you. If you are mildly overweight how do you explain to your daughters that you are losing weight (or do you) in a way that does not get them obsessed about their how weight? 40... Read more
First time since 2008 that I am out of the Obese BMI level!!!
It has taken me nearly 6 months to get here but I am so glad and feeling so much better!!!
Onward now to my normal BMI level --- hope to be there in three more months 386 381 521... 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
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, didnít have a weight problem and had no history of medical problems. When I... 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
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