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
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
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
Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... 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
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
Did the BMI calculator on WebMD. I'm finally on the high end of normal but my abs are more fat than they should be according to the calculators. I still have more to my goal weight but getting my waist down is not going well. I'm a little frustrated... 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
Life is faster than ever, so how to get healthy, delicious meals on the table? We'll explore slow and pressure cookers, big-batch cooking, and other ways to make fantastic meals stress-free!... 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
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