Dubois, Boyd, Gehan & George, Haycock, Mosteller, Costeff, Takahira, Schlich. These are just a few of the named formulas used to measure body surface area (BSA) when weight and height is known. Perhaps the best-known method was created by DuBois and DuBois and first published by The Archives of Internal Medicine in 1916.
Dieting is a $65 billion industry annually and fiercely competitive and each year we see new diets that promise to finally melt away our stubborn fat, but do any of them work? We reviewed recent articles and reports about weight loss methods from thehealthsite.com, webmd.com, health.com, and everydayhealth.com and here is what we found:
Have you ever noticed that there seems to be a workout facility on every other block? During the last 30 years, Americans have become fitness fanatics. In fact, a recent study by Timex, found that more than 73% of Americans report working out one or more times per week. According to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) however, only 16% belong to health clubs. The effort to recruit and retain members is intense and health clubs must constantly identify new ways to market their services and differentiate from the competition.