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Body Mass Measurement Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Mass Measurement.

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Reference Guide to Body Composition

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

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

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

Break Free from the Scale!

How many times have you stepped on the scale, full of hopeful anticipation, only to be disappointed by the number staring back at you? Suddenly, that great feeling of accomplishment you had vanishes and you tell yourself that, again, you failed. No m...  Read more

To Feel Fuller, Fill Up on Protein

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone...  Read more

How to Take Body Measurements

It's easy to get discouraged when you work so hard to lose weight and your efforts don't pay off on the scale. Seeing the same number week after week can make you want to drown your sorrows in a pint of Haagen-Daz. But wait! Before you pick u...  Read more

i did my second day of Body Revolution today. I ha
Updated 4/21/2015 6:58:44 PM

i did my second day of Body Revolution today. I have a long journey and right now my only goal is my daily 30. Two days in a row is huge for me!...  Read more

My relationship with food and my body isn't good
Updated 4/20/2015 9:37:00 PM

HI am 16 (almost 17) and am having a bit of a problem concerning food and my body. I'm not over weight (5 foot 6 and 55kg) although i would really like to lower my body fat and gain some muscle so that i feel happer with my body. However i don't havi...  Read more

Your body may have gotten used to your routine. Ma
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Your body may have gotten used to your routine. Make a change in your fitness or nutrition to create movement. Remember the scale is just 1 measure. Are you tracking your measurements and how are your clothes fitting? 306...  Read more

Will my body look better when I hit old weight?
Updated 4/18/2015 8:25:09 PM

Hello all, I have a question about weight loss that maybe some of you could help me with. A little back story before the question...I use to be 160lbs and wanted to lose weight then but I never did, I actually ended up gaining weight. I ended...  Read more

If you've always eaten a lot of sweets, your body
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If you've always eaten a lot of sweets, your body is used to all the sugar. You could be in withdrawal from cutting back. Try eating some fruit, like berries, apples, or bananas, with a little protein like cheese, nuts, or nut butter....  Read more

Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Belly fat, especially deep belly “visceral” fat, is extremely dangerous, according to medical researchers. It is associated with liver problems, insulin resistance, and heart attacks. Because of this, the waist-to-hip ratio has recently been promoted...  Read more

Get more out of your walk!

-Try Nordic Walking (walking with poles)-Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking! -Strengthen your upper body! -Reduce the stress on the joints! -Normal walking/jogging, , only uses approximately 70% of the muscle mass in the while Nordic...  Read more

Actresses/Actors and Other Theatre Enthusiasts!

This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!...  Read more

Are You Monitoring More Than Weight?

Earlier this week I encouraged you to use a simple tip to take control of mindless eating to help you with the secrets to a strong start. Another of the secrets is to weigh yourself weekly to help track your success. I know how frustrating it can...  Read more

How to Prevent Muscle Loss When Losing Weight

When starting a weight-loss plan, most of us hope to lose body fat, specifically—not muscle mass. But when we lose weight, a large percentage of the total weight lost can be muscle. Is there any way to reduce that muscle loss?  How to Lose...  Read more