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
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
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
15lbs till my goal weight (healthy bmi) after losing about 60-65lbs and everyone has commented on how skinny I look this week. So happy! Going to the beach soon and hope to rock the new swim suit I got! Yay!!!!... Read more
I like tracking my foods but I rarely if ever buy anything pre-made. I am having trouble finding what I feel should be basic ingredients already listed in the tracker or if they are, they are not listed by weight. For example pumpkin, yams, sweet p... Read more
My nuitrition tracker has about five useless rows, showing "goals" that were somehow calculated by the program: "breakfast totals" then "breakfast goals", "dinner totals" and "dinner goals"----the goals are meaningless to me. How can I remove these r... Read more
The BMI is just a range, not your ideal weight. There are different calculations you can do to find an estimated ideal weight. The previous poster is right, the lower end is the cusp for being underweight where your body can't support vital functions... 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
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.