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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

Weight tracker is stuck on measuring in 'k"
Updated 4/14/2015 9:34:15 PM

My weight tracker is stuck on weighing in 'k" which I assume means kilograms but I don't know how to change it back to pounds. Can anyone help me? Please & thank you!...  Read more

Don't worry too much about that. Our bodies fluctu
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Don't worry too much about that. Our bodies fluctuate over time, especially shorter periods of time like 5 days, or even 1 day. Don't worry about the scale for a while, keep on your nutrition/workout routine and see what it's like in a week....  Read more

This is time to get back the body i lost. I spent
Updated 4/12/2015 8:34:06 PM

This is time to get back the body i lost. I spent 3 yrs loosing 6 stone then got sick and spent a year and half dealing with that and put on two stone. Time for me to knuckle down and eat less and excercise more! Also no booze!!...  Read more

Unfortunately you cannot control where your body c
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Unfortunately you cannot control where your body chooses to take off/put on fat. You can target muscle groups to get a toned look, but that will usually only show if you are already smaller in that area. But pear shapes are beautiful!...  Read more

I am still in my body, but am relearning it and it
Updated 4/12/2015 2:35:12 PM

I am still in my body, but am relearning it and its strengths, weaknesses, and limitations(a new word in my vocabulary). I am starting a new on my HEALTH & HAPPINESS JOURNEY, and would like to have a partner and teammates join me on this journey....  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 canít 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. Howev...  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

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