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Doctor insights on: Body Fat Percentage Chart

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How to reduce body fat percentage?

How to reduce body fat percentage?

Decrease body fat %: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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What is your body fat percentage calculated from?

What is your body fat percentage calculated from?

Impedance : There are two ways. The practical way is to use a scale that uses impedance. You either stand on the metal plates on the scale or hold metal bar. An electrical signal is sent from one plate and the returning plate waits for the signal to reach it. The time taken for this is calculated and a complex formula is used to give you an estimate of %body fat. The more expensive way is much less practical. ...Read more

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How to calculate your body fat percentage?

How to calculate your body fat percentage?

See below: hydrostatic weighing, DEXA scans are incredibly accurate at measuring body composition. But whereas hydrostatic weighing involves getting dunked under the water, a DEXA scan simply involves lying on a table for a few quick, dry and painless minute. Calipers are not as accurate as above...use the BMI scale also ...Read more

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How can I test body fat percentage?

How can I test body fat percentage?

Skin calipers: One way is to use a skin caliper. They measure the fat in different areas of the body and add up the measurements to get a percent of total body fat. Impedance analysis- sends a small current through the body and measures muscle, fat and water in the body. ...Read more

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Is a body fat percentage of 24% bad?

Is a body fat percentage of 24% bad?

Room for improvement: Some charts say 18-24% body fat is "average" for men and >25% obese, but others adjust for age and consider anything more than 20% high for a 18 yo male. It would be optimal to lower your body fat to no more than 20% through diet and exercise. Avoid sugars, simple carbs & fried foods. i recommend Dr. Fuhrman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Also see http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh Good luck! ...Read more

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How to find out your body fat percentage?

How to find out your body fat percentage?

Body fat percentage: This article has directions for 2 methods to obtain a rough estimate: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/becker11.htm ...Read more

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How do you check your body fat percentage?

The most: Accurate is by submersion.U can get a close approximation with calipers. ...Read more

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How do I determine my body fat percentage?

How do I determine my body fat percentage?

Depends: There are several online tools for calculating bmi (http://www.Bmi-calculator.Net/body-fat-calculator/, http://www.Livestrong.Com/tools/body-fat-calculator/, http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/) then, more accurately, a dietician or other trained profession can do a caliper measurement. There is a bioelectric impedence scale, and recently the usaf uses a "bod pod" to calculate body density and fat. ...Read more

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How can I determine my body fat percentage?

Rough calculation: You can get a rough idea of your body fat percentage using this online tool: http://www.Fitwatch.Com/qkcalc/body-fat-percentage-calculator.Php. ...Read more