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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

Sloth. Lazy. They keep me from moving this body
Updated 11/19/2014 2:31:49 PM

Sloth. Lazy. They keep me from moving this body that needs to shed 130 pounds. Need supports who will urge me to move. And, even as I say that I don't know how I'm going to handle the prods, pushes and nudges....  Read more

Jillian Michael's Body Revolution (Do It With ME!!
Updated 11/18/2014 9:44:06 AM

Hey Guys! I'm new to MFP and talk about team no motivation - that's ME! I have been the biggest procrastinator when it comes to my health for the past year or so. Start and Quit..Start and Quit...over and over again. But about two weeks ago - I reall...  Read more

Jillian michaels body revolution question
Updated 11/15/2014 11:50:18 AM

Hi everyone! I am about to start Jillian Michaels body revolution on Monday and I am a bit confused. I plan on following the meal plan, which is 1200 calories a day...but with the workouts, should I eat back my exercise calories? I've lost...  Read more

Used to use Body Media. Very accurate, easy to us
Updated 11/15/2014 11:13:11 AM

Used to use Body Media. Very accurate, easy to use. Didnt like how I had to wear it on upper arm. Heard people using fitbit. Just bought the fb. flex Not liking don't feel its very accurate. Seem to track steps with arm movement. Any thoughts?...  Read more

Hey all so I've been trying to strengthen my body
Updated 11/13/2014 9:07:32 PM

Hey all so I've been trying to strengthen my body and lose weight as well. I have been on a strict work out routine, at least four days a week cardio for three and alternating which muscle groups I exercise each day. Each work out is minimum forty mi...  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