Weighing Scales 101 by Noah Lam
... You step on a scale, the dial points to a number, you slide a little weight on a balance or a digital display reveals your weight. Then you step off and decide what to do next, but how do these scales work? As Archimedes once said “Give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth.” This is the premise behind a scale. Original scales uses a beam that sits on a pivot point which becomes a fulcrum. This type of scale is also known as a center beam scale.
What's your Body Mass Index? by Adam Waxler
... The table for determining risk factors associated with obesity is: Below 18.5 - Underweight
18.5 - 24.9 - Normal
25.0 - 29.9 - Overweight
30.0 and up - Obese If your body mass index is above 25.0, your doctor or other medical professional can advise you on the best weight loss plan for you. You should know that there are great benefits to losing even a moderate amount of weight. Some of those include: * Lowering your risk of diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, a ...
Why Most Diets Don't Work by Nathan Latvitis
... A calorie deficit is required to lose weight, but eating less is not the only way to create a calorie deficit. Another safer way is to exercise. More detail can be found on this in Tom Venuto’s book “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle”, which is located at You can also calculate your RMR at Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace medical advice from you’re a physician or your health care provider.
BMI Calculator Results by David McCormick
... If you're a healthy overweight, lose some
weight and you'll be a healthier normal weight! In some cultures, even in America, being overweight is a status symbol. Having a big
belly tells everyone that you make so much money that you can afford lots of food. It also says that you don't do manual labour or work with your muscles because
your brain is all you need for your job. I think in most cultures this image is going
away, because the muscular superhero look that I'm helping you ...
Fat Burners: The Biggest Rip-Off of the Weight Loss Industry? by Nathan Latvitis
... When you cut calories without lifting weights or exercising, part of the weight you lose will be muscle as well as fat. When you add weight lifting/exercise to your routine, you essentially signal your body to keep your muscle. For more information on this topic of “weight loss and weight lifting”, check out our free 7-day fat loss e-course. The second lesson involves the effects of weight lifting on fat. So, in essence, you can lose weight without exercising – but it’s kind of a waste of time.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Can't Measure Your Overall Health by Ian Mason
... He lifts weights nearly every day, gets regular aerobic exercise in the forms of bicycling and karate, and eats well-balanced meals emphasizing lean meats, vegetables and fiber-bearing carbohydrates. Despite his BMI, his cholesterol levels are healthy, his blood pressure that of an average 25 year old, and his activity level - well, it’s obviously pretty good. While we’re not all like David, there are two take-home lessons from his story:1) BMI may not be a good indicator of your health and ...
Barriers to Healthy Diets -- Removing them is not as hard as you think by Michael Smith, MD
... The closer to a balanced energy state, the better the chance for avoiding weight regain and maintaining your ideal weight for a longer period of time. Do not cut back, slow down, or stop exercising. If adjustments need to be made, it's better to make dietary changes than to make changes to your exercise plan. A healthy diet is simple to follow. Eat fewer calories, exercise, and make dietary adjustments as needed. No pills, supplements, acupuncture, magnets, or magic minerals are needed.
How to Set Weight Loss Goal by Zenith Regan
... the calories each day by 300-500 through both diet and exercise . To reach your goals break down your goal into specific steps. It will help you to focus on your daily tasks. Just remember to adjust your goal whenever you need to. If you find you're not losing weight as quickly as you thought which is quite normal, change your goal weight or the length of time to reach it. Remember, your goal needs to be attainable, so be willing to set new goals if the old ones aren't working for you.