In the 1940s, William H. Sheldon introduced his theory of body types. Sheldon’s system defined human body types as ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph.
While not every human body fits into one of these categories, there are often a few dominant characteristics. Once you know your body’s natural shape, you can follow the fitness plan that suits you best.
ABC investigates the scales measuring weight and body fat that so many rely on. Three women had their body fat measured by ABC's experts, Dr. John shepherd and his team at the university of California San Francisco (UCSF) body composition lab.The BOD POD results at the lab were then compared with those of the latest models of scales from Fitbit, to Withings, Tanita and Qardio. The results were surprising, to say the least. (P.S. Don't miss the fun part is at the end).
Body composition testing determines how much of your body is and isn't fat. The non-fat part of your body is called lean tissue, which includes your muscle, water, bone and organs. Lean tissue is known as metabolically active tissue, the tissue that burns calories all day.
You may wonder isn't fat bad for you, but your body needs some fat from food. It's a major source of energy. It helps you absorb some vitamins and minerals. Fat is needed to build cell membranes, the vital exterior of each cell, and the sheaths surrounding nerves.
Abdominal, or visceral, fat is of particular concern because it's a key player in a variety of health problems — much more so than subcutaneous fat, the kind you can grasp with your hand. Visceral fat, on the other hand, lies out of reach, deep within the abdominal cavity, where it pads the spaces between our abdominal organs.
Our Co-founder and CEO Laila Zemrani spoke on a "Data-Driven Health" panel. The session discussed the opportunities and challenges offered by new methods and sources for incorporating more personal, longitudinal, and real-time data.
The Case for Personalized Wellness. ver 80 percent of some of the most common and costly health conditions, such as type II diabetes and heart disease, could be prevented through lifestyle changes. U.S. consumers spend about $100 billion every year on physical-fitness and weight-loss interventions.
About 50,000 runners and some 1 million runners will be at the NYC Marathon on Sunday on November 6, 2016. Make sure you catch all the action, and your favorite runners, while enjoying a great view of the local scene.