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Body Size Measurement Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Size Measurement.

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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

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

Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

Every active woman, regardless of her breast size, should have a sports bra as a part of her fitness wardrobe. Not only do these specially designed bras offer better support and more comfort than a regular bra, they also help minimize movement during...  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

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of...  Read more

Struggling with my post-babies body. Twins did a n
Updated 2/6/2016 9:43:49 PM

Struggling with my post-babies body. Twins did a number on my waistline, and I'm feeling discouraged. It'll get better, right?...  Read more

Does anybody have any good upper body workouts tha
Updated 2/6/2016 7:08:30 PM

Does anybody have any good upper body workouts that are effective but quite tame at the same time. I want to start losing fat and toning my upper body too but i have a chest condition that causes me pain when pressure or strain is applied...  Read more

Super Bowl: refers to an event, not the size of di
Updated 2/6/2016 11:58:04 AM

Super Bowl: refers to an event, not the size of dish used to hold your food! Be safe out there!...  Read more

Dear Body, Sorry for the over eating yesterday, To
Updated 2/6/2016 10:30:46 AM

Dear Body, Sorry for the over eating yesterday, Today I show you love by giving you everything you need. Healthy food and calories.I promise to workout .I know if I treat you right you will treat me right....  Read more

Your body is mostly made up of water--anywhere fro
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Your body is mostly made up of water--anywhere from around 45% to around 70%, depending on the amount of body fat. But, it's not water weight you want to lose, it's weight from fat. :-)...  Read more

Adding a food on SP

Hey if you are pretty sure you added a food previously and can't find it in your favorites.Go back as if you were adding it again and take note of how it was written. Then you can go back and search for it more accurately in your favorites.Sometimes...  Read more

Storage Containers - Portion Control

A lot of the food containers now come in "measurement cup" sizes. This makes it easy to control your portion size. If you know that one serving is 1/2 cup or 1 cup use the corresponding container size. Some of the larger containers (i.e. 2 cup) ha...  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