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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

Haven't worked out in a few days, because my body
Updated 9/22/2016 9:59:06 AM

Haven't worked out in a few days, because my body is just screaming from being so tired. But I have been more active during the day....  Read more

My body seems to love 180 lbs no matter what I do
Updated 9/22/2016 9:35:53 AM

My body seems to love 180 lbs no matter what I do ....I'm feeling at a loss. I'm still getting on the exercise bike though. I'm still swimming and walking too. Not giving up on myself....  Read more

I'm begining to tire as the week draws to an end. Ive got a body pump and boxersise class this morni
Updated 9/22/2016 2:52:59 AM

I'm begining to tire as the week draws to an end. Ive got a body pump and boxersise class this morning then all being well I'll get chance to rest in the day then go to circuits and ab blast class this evening!That's the plan anyway....  Read more

in love with my body, each and every way.
Updated 9/21/2016 11:23:59 AM

in love with my body, each and every way....  Read more

Is there any place in the app to track measurement
Updated 9/22/2016 1:10:10 AM

Is there any place in the app to track measurements or simply record them? Weight is just one way to show progress but without measurements, it doesn't tell the whole story. It would be nice if I could keep all my stats in one place....  Read more

Body Composition Index better than BMI

BMI measurements are NOT the best way to determine our health. BMI is simply a ratio of scale weight to our height, so a body builder can have the same BMI as a couch potato of the same height and weight. Body Compositions Index tells us how much...  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

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

Best Sports Bras for Every Size

Want to make your workouts even better? Get a sports bra that'll keep you comfortable, cool, and dry. Here, Maureen Stabnau, senior vice president of merchandising at barenecessities.com, shares tips for finding a perfect-fitting bra, plus our f...  Read more