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Doctor insights on: Good Body Water Percentage

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What percentage of adult men's weight is body water? And can you use body water percentage to measure hydration?

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

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Any good device to calculate body fat percentage?

This is quick: 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

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What is a good affordable way to caculate body fat percentage at home?

Free estimate: 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

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Does drinking water help lose body fat along with exercising?

Not directly...: Our bodies are made up of 66% water. It takes exercise or energy deprivation to burn off fat. You can't drink it away. What the water will do is keep you full, help with digestion and keep you well hydrated. There is no direct evidence of that. There is evidence that states drinking cold water helps you lose weight. Temp needs to be elevated....hence engery is used. ...Read more

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Please describe a good body fat percentage to aim for?

Body fat %: The following is for individuals who are not competitive athletes: 21 to 24% for women & 14 to 17% for men. ...Read more

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Low body ph how to increase my body ph? Thank you!

Don't touch it.: One does not alter their ph without some serious effort or underlying illness. In fact ph is not a problem per se and we do not measure ph except in very ill patients. A very high or low ph is a symptom that something is seriously wrong. People with ph abnormalities are usually in the intensive care unit. ...Read more

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How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?

How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?

Your body can: retain water and this can cause temporary weight gain and also wash out important electrolytes that allow your body to function properly. See your doc or a nutritionist for a diet that suits you. Many folks folks find low carb and higher protein helpful. Avoid low-fat diets. Good fat is essential. Peace and good health. Eggs are good, yolks and all. ...Read more

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Approximately how much water to drink for a body cleanse?

Does not work: A waste of time. There is no evidence this action has any value. Your liver and kidneys do a more effective job than any amount of water. ...Read more

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What is a good goal body fat percentage for me?

Adult?: 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

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How much water does the average human body need per day in tropics?

How much water does the average human body need per day in tropics?

Water need: Water makes up more than 60 percent of body weight. Suggest that six to eight glasses of water daily is generally the daily requirement cited by experts. You may not need that much but in the tropics where sweating significantly i would try to get more water. It also will vary depending on the climate be it arid or humid. Studies have shown that our cognitive function improves when hydrated. ...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 do I healthily gain body fat with a high metabolism?

How do I healthily gain body fat with a high metabolism?

Why?: Why would you want to gain body fat? Suggest you stick to a healthy diet balnced in protein, carbs, and fat. Exercise daily. Trying to gain fat is like to tryin gto lose weight by starting smoking. ...Read more

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Why its hard to lose weight at a low body fat percentage?

Why its hard to lose weight at a low body fat percentage?

Why lose weight?: If your body fat,percentage is low, chances are that you don't need to lose,weight. That is why it is hard. Why are you trying? If you want to firm up, try doing weight bearing exercises and lifting. But trying to lose weight will probably only work against you. ...Read more

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Does drinking a mixture of hot water and cinnamon actually help people lose weight? Is it healthy and not harming?

Does drinking a mixture of hot water and cinnamon actually help people lose weight? Is it healthy and not harming?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Reducing ones body fat is a matter of calories in vs calories out ?

Reducing ones body fat is a matter of calories in vs calories out ?

Not exactly: Newer research suggests it is more complex than that.For instance, two people can eat the same amount of calories, all other things being equal, and show different amounts of wt gain or loss.This suggest people are different and even calories are different. ...Read more