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Change Your Numbers!

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | January 6th, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Fitness | tags: BMI, body fat percentage, Body Mass Index, calories, cardio, centimeters, diet, exercise, Fitness, heart rate monitor, inches, measuring tape, numbers, scale, the firm, time, treadmill, weigh, weight-loss, work out, workout

Person standing on a scaleAre you the type of person who has to see numbers change in order to feel like you are making progress on your fitness path?

Do any of these ring a bell?

Moving Beyond the Scale: Best Ways to Determine a Healthy Weight

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | October 8th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Weight Loss | tags: BMI, body composition, body fat, fitness assessment, healthy weight, measurements, muscle, scale, weight, weight gain, weight-loss

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Numbers on the scale often become the center of focus when trying to determine a healthy weight. Annual exams at the doctor’s office include a weigh in; weight loss centers determine success by a drop in pounds; and there is talk from time to time about Body Mass Index (BMI) in the media, which refers to your “appropriate” weight based on your height.

Size Doesn’t Always Matter: How to Measure Whether Your Body is Healthy

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | October 1st, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Weight Loss | tags: blood pressure, BMI, body fat percentage, Body Mass Index, building muscle, cholesterol, clothing size, diet, exercise, healthy-eating, losing fat, measurements, metabolism, sizes, weight-loss

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By The FIRM Master Instructor Kirsten Palmer

Have you heard the awful rumor that clothing manufacturers use “vanity sizing”?  It turns out it’s true. They’ve adjusted their sizes to fit our expanding waistlines. What that means for you is that, without changing your weight or measurements at all, you might suddenly fit into a size 8 when you never could before. Or, you could have gained five or so pounds, but not notice it (or want to notice it) because you can still buy the same size clothes.