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Accurate Body Fat Measurement Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Accurate Body Fat Measurement.

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Reference Guide to Body Composition

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

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

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

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

Break Free from the Scale!

How many times have you stepped on the scale, full of hopeful anticipation, only to be disappointed by the number staring back at you? Suddenly, that great feeling of accomplishment you had vanishes and you tell yourself that, again, you failed. No m...  Read more

Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

Every active woman, regardless of her breast size, should have a sports bra as a part of her fitness wardrobe. Not only do these specially designed bras offer better support and more comfort than a regular bra, they also help minimize movement during...  Read more

how to tone troubled lower body
Updated 12/18/2014 1:31:26 PM

I have been working out 4-5 times per week for two months and eating healthier and fewer calories. I lost about 12 lbs in the first 5-6 weeks, but have totally stalled the last month. I am becoming discouraged by the scale, but more so that I am not...  Read more

I am eating low-carb high-fat but I cannot change
Updated 12/17/2014 10:28:42 AM

I am eating low-carb high-fat but I cannot change my goals percentage to raise the fat amount in spark people. Does anyone know how to do that?...  Read more

once in awhile it's good to have a cheat day. In some cases the body will benefit. But you still ne
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once in awhile it's good to have a cheat day. In some cases the body will benefit. But you still need to be aware of portion control :))...  Read more

New plan of action. Water for half my body weight,
Updated 12/15/2014 6:11:43 PM

New plan of action. Water for half my body weight, eat more fresh foods, then I will be too full for junk. I'd rather add more stuff than take away stuff 😊 Also I wanna get in 30 mins of cardio a day. I like to do 15min in the am & 15 min in the p...  Read more

Have lost 100% of body Fat feeling great
Updated 12/11/2014 5:51:17 PM

Have lost 100% of body Fat feeling great...  Read more

Pedomenter measurement

To get a more accurate measurement of the steps I take I secure my pedometer to my shoe string....  Read more

Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Belly fat, especially deep belly “visceral” fat, is extremely dangerous, according to medical researchers. It is associated with liver problems, insulin resistance, and heart attacks. Because of this, the waist-to-hip ratio has recently been promoted...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

Does It Really? What's the Deal with the bodybugg?

Wouldn’t it be great if there were an easy-to-use, moderately priced weight loss tool that told you exactly how many calories you burned each day, how many you ate, and what your real calorie surplus or deficit is?That would sure take a lot of the my...  Read more

Are You Monitoring More Than Weight?

Earlier this week I encouraged you to use a simple tip to take control of mindless eating to help you with the secrets to a strong start. Another of the secrets is to weigh yourself weekly to help track your success. I know how frustrating it can...  Read more