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
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
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
Here are some thoughts and testimonials from the community, our SparkPeople members.
It's been a very stressful day. I didn't sleep well last night and had a sick child this morning. BUT, I did well on my food... Read more
Day 9 of supreme 90 day. Surprisingly my body doesn't hurt. 😊. I don't like using the stability ball though. Good luck everyone and remember as long as you're moving you're doing more than the couch potato. Have a great day... Read more
Age. I am 53 and there is no choice any longer. At 234 from 338 it has been a scary ride. Type 2 diabetes alert and not being able to tie my shoes without being able to breathe was my #backontrack... Read more
does anyone know how to change the goals based on PERCENTAGE not grams? I have NO idea how to micromanage grams, and I have no desire to try to figure this all out: its the fast track to failure. All I want to do is edit my goals to 40% protein 40% c... Read more
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
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
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
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
Ideally, a healthy body is comprised of about 55-60 percent water, 10-20 percent muscle and lean tissue, 6-8 percent bone minerals and about 18 (men) or 22 (women) percent fat. When fat reserves rise higher than desired and weight loss is indicated,... Read more
Okay this week I had a check in with my Trainer and she remeasured me and did the caliper body fat percentage again to see where I'm at. My arms were down a 1/4 of an inch which I thought something happened there because my fave hoodie felt looser i... Read more
A few weeks ago, I switched gym memberships to a cheaper and more well stocked gym (usually that's the other way around!), but after the ordeal that it took me to cancel my membership, I still end up being able to use the old gym until the middle of... Read more
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