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Body Fat Percentage Chart For Children
Different measures: Percentage body fat is just that & direct measurements are hard, requiring weight on land & suspension in a water tank with elaborate calculations. Most normal adults run in the 20's % while a body builder would run<5%. Special scales & caliper measures estimate body fat. Bmi is a number relating weight to height. It is easier to obtain but less specific. ...Read more
What percentage of adult men's weight is body water? And can you use body water percentage to measure hydration?
60%: In a male, 60% of body weight is water. In women, it is 50%. You typically cannot use body water percentage to measure hydration. The best way to hydrate is to thirst: that is the most powerful stimulus for drinking water. Also, if your urine is dark, that usually means you are dehydrated as well. ...Read more
What is a good body fat percentage for 26-year-old 5"5, I currently weigh 129. By current body fat says(22.7)?
Body fat: Does not sound too bad for me. If you are concerned please make a visit to a nurse practitioner. Hope all goes well - I suspect things will be OK. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
21 to 24%: 21 to 24% for women (less for athletes). ...Read more
According to my body fat percentage I am perfectly fine, but according to BMI I am a bit overweight. My fat percentage is 26 BMI is 26. Concern?/
Weight: As long as you are happy, don't be concerned. We are our own worst critics. You sound very healthy and you should be happy. ...Read more
What's the calorie intake/needs for a 60 yr old man 6'0" who weighs 238lb who is trying to gain muscle, lose fat, and drop total body weight?
If high body fat percentage is unhealthy, are there health benefits to belly fat being surgically removed?
ABSOLUTELY: The problem is, there is a risk for reaccummulation... ...Read more
%: For a woman aiming for 21 to 24% body fat is a good range. For a man aiming for a 14 to 17% body fat is a good range. Numbers are lower for most competitive athletes. ...Read more
> 25% for men: Body fat percentage is total body fat expressed as percentage of total body weight. Cut-off point defining obesity is >25% for men. Body fat percentage=1.2xbmi +0.23xage-5.4-10.8xgender. (gender=o for females and 1 for males). Body mass index (bmi) is the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared to equal the percentage range in which one's bmi should fall. 30 or > is obese. ...Read more
Body fat percentage: This article has directions for 2 methods to obtain a rough estimate: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/becker11.htm ...Read more
See below: Around 52 inches and 60 pounds.Get a more detailed answer ›
Attitude adjustment: This takes care of itself when you get the idea that (1) food is fuel, not comfort or entertainment; (2) aerobic fitness is actually fun and is a big part of who you are. Here's an area where choosing friends and learning to manage time are critical. Most men never accomplish it -- but it's a wonderful gift to give yourself. ...Read more
5'3 105 pound 14 yo female 32A cup...will she get her breasts larger after anorexia? She's in recovery. Her body fat percentage is high.
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