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
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
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
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
The BMI is just a range, not your ideal weight. There are different calculations you can do to find an estimated ideal weight. The previous poster is right, the lower end is the cusp for being underweight where your body can't support vital functions... Read more
Ok, a bit annoyed here. According to BMI my ideal weight for my height (5'2) is 101 lbs to 136lbs . Okay I get the 136 but who the hell would think 101lbs is healthy??!?! Excuse my language but that is a tad ridiculous! !... 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
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
With health care costs rising more each day, employers are constantly looking for ways to lower their expenses and give employees incentives for healthy behaviors. Whole Foods has launched a new program for their employees called the Team Member Hea... Read more
A handful of college students slated to graduate this spring may not be getting their diplomas after all. And it isn't because they did not meet their academic requirements to graduate, but because they failed to take a class to help them lose weight... Read more
Yesterday my weigh-in showed another pound lost. This is an awesome pound to lose because it helped me achieve a goal I've been working towards for over a year... I am no longer in the "obese" BMI range on SP! This pound put me at a 29.9 BMI. While I... Read more
I have a ton of updating to do, including my sister's wedding, vacation, a friend's wedding, and other fun stuff. I'll get to those (with pictures), but again my mind was wandering.
I broke the 170s this week much to my surprise as with vacation... Read more
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