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
This tool asks questions about exercise and eating habits and gives you a picture of your cardiovascular risk.
It also gives some helpful, detailed feedback about how to improve your diet and fitness.
Here's the link:
https://healthy... Read more
I put in a recipe and the carbs I know are not right. I looked at every ingredient and it doesnt add up to 14 point something it is more like 8 point something. What could be wrong? why would it put more carbs in it when all the stuff adds to less.... Read more
I just added one of my favorite recipes into the recipe calculator, since the cookbook it came from doesn't have nutrition information. But when I get to the end of the process, there is a warning not to submit recipes from a copyrighted source such... Read more
SO PROUD to report 40 lbs.down ,and BMI starting SPark was 50.9 and now is 43.8!!!
I feel like it has taken way to long compared to other sparkers to get this far(11 mos).But determined to keep pushing to get healthy and feel better about me!!!
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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
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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