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
So much water. Already capped my 8 glasses and topped how much I'm supposed to have drank for my BMI. I am so hydrated. Didn't get a workout, but I've still got work tonight so that will help.... Read more
Sorry - I said BMI, but meant BMR. Regardless, you cannot figure out your number of steps based on that. Our BMR includes a multiplier to cover daily activity, like normal walking around and that is used when we calculate your calorie range.... Read more
I have found that tracking works, keeps me focused on my program and keeps me accountable to not only myself but to the Spark Community. I use and take advantage of the Spark People Nutrition and Fitness Charts, with using their menu suggestions and... 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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