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
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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It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
I have witnessed this in a school cafeteria kitchen, Many school cafeterias are redistributing uneaten food items from finished plates/trays to others! Yuck! This is more then the wrapped crackers and sealed foods, School cafeterias remove the u... Read more
As of this morning, my BMI is 24.9!!
My BMI was 38.5 in December 2012. After 15 years of being in the "obese" category, I'm now in the "healthy" range!! In fact, I am only 16 pounds above what I weighed when I graduated high school. Not bad fo... Read more
I am right on the precipice of no longer being "obese." I'm at a 30.1 BMI and the little triangle that marks me is right on the line. C'mon (or should I say "c'moff") few more pounds to push me over the line! So excited to simply be overweight! lol... Read more
Stepped on the scale this AM and could not believe my eyes, 118.8! That puts me at 24.7 BMI and into the Healthy weight category for the first time since I started my journey. I don't think I have been in this range for at least 15 years. I will p... 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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