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
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
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
Hello! I've been told by doctors, nurses, nutritionists and other 'experts' that I need to lower my BMI under 25 in order to be healthy. I'm 5'2'' and I would be perfectly content if I could reach 150lb, but according to the BMI, I would still be ove... Read more
I'm 6 lbs from from my goal and a healthy BMI. I've never been a healthy weight in my entire teen and adult life, but that's finally changed. I can actually say I want to lose vanity pounds now! Thank you, Sparkers.... Read more
I am 15 pounds over my "healthy BMI". Also a nursing student that sees every day what poor nutrition and extra weight can do long term. Setting a short term goal of 3 pounds in 3 weeks. Day 1..Done! #noexcuses... Read more
Secret: Do a body composition test -- it will be money well spent.I had a body comp test at the doc today. My third in a year. Typically, when I go in, we just weigh and measure waist and neck, blood pressure and then figure BMI. But, there are marke... 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 we... Read more
Was checking out BMI calculators and found this one. Thought I'd post it here so I don't have to search all the time.
My BMI has dropped 3.5 since November. 30
Still a long way to go.... Read more
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