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Measuring Body Composition Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Measuring Body Composition.

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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

Body Composition Measures Results

Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work...  Read more

4 Fitness Tests You Can Do at Home

Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great...  Read more

The Unbounded Power of Whole Grains

Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o...  Read more

Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?

Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating.  Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c...  Read more

Down 9 lbs and lost 2.5% body fat. My slump has en
Updated 8/24/2016 11:33:28 PM

Down 9 lbs and lost 2.5% body fat. My slump has ended!!!!...  Read more

What is a good body fat number ?
Updated 8/24/2016 8:45:47 PM

What is a good body fat number ?...  Read more

Just did consultation with a trainer 48% body fat
Updated 8/24/2016 8:12:39 PM

Just did consultation with a trainer 48% body fat and high risk of injury. Good news is if I keep on this path I can be at 31% body fat and low risk in 30 days....  Read more

Hey there. I'm having trouble with food. My body r
Updated 8/25/2016 9:40:48 AM

Hey there. I'm having trouble with food. My body rejects a lot, all meats, so I have stopped eating it. Any suggestions on how to get all the protein, vitamins and all that (without soy)? Thanks...  Read more

47 min of upper body strength training 😄 burned
Updated 8/24/2016 4:13:42 PM

47 min of upper body strength training 😄 burned roughly 270 calories 😄 that's my workout for the day 😄 what exercise did u/will you do?...  Read more

Take The President's Challenge

The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA...  Read more

UnInsured or unemployed? Get Free Tests

WALGREENS offer free tests with their Wellness Bus Tour. Go to WALGEENS.COM eneter your zip code and it tells you were the bus is. These free health tests include: total cholesterol, glucose reading for blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index,...  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

Tracking Your Numbers

I can’t tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success....  Read more

You Asked: Is Muscle Milk Good for You?

Performance enhancing supplements have become big business. Many drinks, powders and bars promise a competitive edge through increased strength, development of an ultra lean body or increased recovery responses so you can work out harder and more eff...  Read more

Bod Pod for accurately measuring body composition

One of our fellow sparkers had this done I think at their health club or maybe a college sports program. Very cool! chris www.medicalexpo.com/prod/cosmed/body-compo
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hysmography-68117-422938.htm...  Read more