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
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?
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It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
We're leaving on a long-awaited cruise on Sunday, and I am BELOW my majorette weight! I will not, REPEAT, will not - GAIN WEIGHT ON THIS CRUISE! I CAN eat anything - just teeny portions of it. And watch the sodium! (I'm bringing my own jar of cayenn... Read more
Thanks to SparkPeople - and Tony Verdugo, my personal trainer two years ago - I have lost 49 pounds and my BMI is now 18.4. Still track daily, still weigh daily, and still watch sodium intake for everything I eat. I FINALLY like how I look again!... Read more
As of this morning I have lost 26.2 lbs and my BMI has dropped 3.5 points. This still puts me in the middle of the overweight category. I only hope to lose about 15 more lbs. Not sure if that will lower my BMI enough to put me in the healthy category... 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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