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  • The arrangement of  fibers in a muscle dictates the classification of the muscles anatomical name. This article compares the arrangement of pennate muscle fiber and parallel muscle fiber.

    Mechanical Advantage of Muscle Pennation

    Mechanical Advantage of Muscle Pennation

    by brad_longazel1

  • Gastric Sleeve is a surgical procedure for those with morbid obesity. This article describes the process from pre-op through post-op. I want to provide facts, as well as my perspective as a patient.

    Pros and Cons of Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery

    Pros and Cons of Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery

    by Michelle Mollohan1

  • You're in a time crunch and you have a big event in 3 days. If you're wanting to look and feel skinner, then please read this article and try some of my tips.

    How to Look and Feel Skinnier in Just 3 Days

    How to Look and Feel Skinnier in Just 3 Days

    by Sarah Spradlin1

  • Studies in mice and humans indicate that the FTO gene plays a role in nervous and cardiovascular systems and has a strong association with body mass index, obesity risk, and type 2 diabetes.

    Role of the FTO Gene in Obesity

    Role of the FTO Gene in Obesity

    by Dr Pran Rangan0

  • Wouldn’t be nice to be able to determine your body fat percentage without the use of expensive scales, special devices, or traveling to see the doctor? Here are five methods that you can use to estimate your body fat percentage at home.

    How to Calculate Your Body Fat Percentage Using a Tape Measure

    How to Calculate Your Body Fat Percentage Using a Tape Measure

    by CWanamaker12

  • There are tons of weight loss wraps on the market today and they all have one thing in common: they are pricey! Here is a way to do it yourself, get results, and save some money.

    Do It Yourself Body Wraps for Weight Loss

    Do It Yourself Body Wraps for Weight Loss

    by Heather May6

  • Learn how to reduce thigh fat. Learn why you may be estrogen dominant, why low-calorie diets and extensive aerobic exercise is wrong in correcting thigh fat, and what you can do to finally lose it.

    How to Reduce Thigh Fat

    How to Reduce Thigh Fat

    by Abby Campbell23

  • After years of dieting and yo-yo weight loss, I decided that surgery was the way to go. Being a nurse, I researched to find the procedure with the fewest side effects. I've had 4 surgeries since 2011.

    My Roller Coaster Ride Through Weight Loss Surgery

    My Roller Coaster Ride Through Weight Loss Surgery

    by Michelle Mollohan1

  • Calculating your BMI (Body Mass Index) can be a useful tool to find out whether you are underweight, ideal weight, or overweight. Here is how to calculate your BMI or use an online tool to do it for you.

    How to Calculate BMI: Are You Overweight?

    How to Calculate BMI: Are You Overweight?

    by Alison Graham8

  • We often focus a lot of attention on BMI, but there are many things we need to keep in mind when looking at our BMI, such as how much muscle, how much fat, and the age of the person we are comparing.

    BMI Range and Healthy Weight for Older Adults

    BMI Range and Healthy Weight for Older Adults

    by Angela Michelle Schultz0

  • The first woman to popularize bodybuilding was Rachel McLish. She had a physique that inspired normal, everyday women to want to gain more muscle and add healthy curves to their bodies.

    Women Bodybuilders: The First Ms. Olympia

    Women Bodybuilders: The First Ms. Olympia

    by Skarlet6

  • Bluetooth smart scales reviews and features in one convenient place. Weight Gurus, Yunmai, WiTscale, and many other brands ranked and rated.

    The Best Bluetooth Smart Scales

    The Best Bluetooth Smart Scales

    by GreenMind1

  • My experience with the Zerona laser for fat reduction. Does it work? I double-checked the nurse's measurements at home—and my answer is "it's complicated."

    A Review of Zerona Laser for Fat Reduction

    A Review of Zerona Laser for Fat Reduction

    by KA Hanna2

  • A concise overview of steps one can take to preserve overall health and well-being regardless of age or physical limitations. Includes suggestions for natural pain relief.

    How to Stay Fit Into the Golden Years

    How to Stay Fit Into the Golden Years

    by Catherine Tally4

  • How much fat are you actually losing? Body fat calipers are one way to track your personal fitness goals and achievements.

    The Best Body Fat Calipers

    The Best Body Fat Calipers

    by GreenMind0

  • If you love ice cream, you may be shocked to learn what goes into the commercially made product. Chemicals used as paint solvents, in printing inks and antifreeze, as well as soaps and detergents. Here's a list of chemical ingredients commonly found in your favorite flavors, with all the known side effects and illnesses that go hand in hand with consuming such chemicals. Be prepared to scream.

    Commercial Ice Cream Ingredients Will Make You Scream!

    Commercial Ice Cream Ingredients Will Make You Scream!

    by Terri Meredith23

  • Don't you just love food? In today's society food it is cheap, easy to store and transport, and available to the consumer anytime. So how much food do we really eat and how has that changed over time?

    How Much Food Do Americans Eat?

    How Much Food Do Americans Eat?

    by CWanamaker5

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