You can't rely on the scale to measure how active and fit you are. Whether you're just starting to build a healthy lifestyle or you want to check on your progress, these simple fitness assessments will reveal where you're succeeding and w... 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
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
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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I wonder if anyone else out there has found that the Spark Calorie Calculator is way out. I say this because today i did a 190 minute workout and Spark calculated that i had burnt 2,733 calories. I was dubious about there calculations so I took read... 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
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
BMI Calculator and portion control quiz
Compare portions from 1984 to 2004 portion sizes. You can use the guidelines to cut your portion sizes back to what is really normal. It's a good thing to have food but I... Read more
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