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Are body parts proportional to weight?

Are body parts proportional to weight?

No: The shape of the body is mostly dictated by the genetic make-up. Also where someone loses or gains weight is also dictated by the genetic make-up. However, for most part, abdominal fat is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many more chronic diseases. Therefore loss of abdominal fat and fat around waist to hip (more around waist) is very important no matter what the body proportions ar. ...Read more

Body Image (Definition)

.Body image is the representation we create in our mind of what we think we ...Read more


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How do you acccurately calculateyour resting metabolic rate and body mass index/ body fat %?

How do you acccurately calculateyour resting metabolic rate and body mass index/ body fat %?

Many methods: There are many methods, with varying accuracy. Bmi is simply wt/ht(2). A simple method for %fat is impedance, and trainers often use them. Gold standard for %fat is underwater weighing, bodpod, or dexa. Rmr requires a metabolic cart which is used in hospitals and research labs. Many of these are relegated to research labs. It is usually not necessary to know all this to be healthy. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to break down your body fat from anorexic behaviors? Ex. Eating 50% recommended calories, 15% body fat, male, 180 lb

How long does it take your body to break down   your body fat from anorexic behaviors? Ex. Eating 50% recommended calories, 15% body fat, male, 180 lb

Planning a diet?: You're actually describing a rigorous weight-loss diet such as athletes undertake to make weight or fitness guys to "get ripped"; it would be an anorexic behavior if it became an obsession or you were likely to hurt yourself. You're at your physical prime and if you can adopt a fitness-focused lifestyle instead of episodic diet, it's be great. Your physician can help. ...Read more

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Does gainers (proteins) which body builders eat to gain weight close growth plates at 16?

Does gainers (proteins) which body builders eat to gain weight close growth plates at 16?

No. Not from protein: Extra protein will not make your growth plates close early. They will add weight and not necessarily muscle. ...Read more

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Does protein shake help in maintaining fit body without weight gain?

Does protein shake help in maintaining fit body without weight gain?

MostlyMarketing, not: health. Best learn how to eat foods not highly processed for profit, addiction, convenience (ie most low fat foods). Healthy human foods are high saturated fats & protein, with very low carbohydrates, esp. processed from grains, fruits, etc. Study: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW http://goo.gl/xWUg3r http://goo.gl/oMgBct http://goo.gl/k8x9LF http://goo.gl/7IyXwY http://bit.ly/2f0HunE http://goo.gl/JH8XBX etc ...Read more

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Is low body fat around penis healthy?

Is low body fat around penis healthy?

Your question?: There's ordinarily no fat on a guy's penis. Actually, a man doesn't need any body fat in any case -- and muscle definition is much sought-after by celebrities and is a sign of good athletic conditioning. ...Read more

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How to use amplified mass xxx without gaining body fat ?

Amplified mass xxx: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How does having a healthy body mass index affect your emotional and mental health?

How does having a healthy body mass index affect your emotional and mental health?

Well, being in shape: fosters a better self-esteem, but I suspect you have it backwards. Emotional and mental health reflect in physical symptoms; in this case, physical health. All good. ...Read more

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How does the media affect body image and eating disorders.?

How does the media affect body image and eating disorders.?

Partially: I don't think we can place all the blame on the media. To the extent that unrealistic & sometimes unhealthy standards of beauty are promulgated, there is some effect. What's more, celebrating superficiality over substance is another dubious activity. Part of the problem may also derive from human beings wiring that treats visual data preferentially. ...Read more

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Is having 16.8% total body fat with 4.5% visceral fat healthy for 150lbs 5 11 male?

Is having 16.8% total body fat with 4.5% visceral fat healthy for 150lbs 5 11 male?

Probably: It seems like your fat percentage is a little high. However, your overall body weight is very low, and maintenance of a low body weight reduces risk. It would be better to focus more of your calorie intake on low inflammatory proteins and complex carbohydrates; simple carbs promote visceral fat deposition and also the deposition of high percentages of fat in general. TY for this fun question! ...Read more

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Im 5' 9" 108 pounds and 2.9 percent body fat. Is that healthy?

Im 5' 9" 108 pounds and 2.9 percent body fat. Is that healthy?

Doctor can evaluate: A 5' 9" person who weighs only 108 pounds would look too thin, and actually is very slim. His doctor can evaluate to see if there are any medical issues to worry about, at such a light weight. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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How much body weight is below 10% body fat?

How much body weight is below 10% body fat?

Probably TOO LOW: If your weight is 150# & 15# is fat, then 10% body fat classification women (% fat) men (% fat) essential fat 10-12% 2-4% athletes 14-20% 6-13% fitness 21-24% 14-17% acceptable 25-31% 18-25% obese 32%+ 25%+. ...Read more

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How does the media effect body image of young girls.?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Negative expectation: Media uses idealized, not necessarily realistic, healthy or safe, images in order to sell their goods & services. In the case of women, they're all thin w/large breasts, snow-white perfect teeth, blond hair, blue eyes & bright red lips. Thus, every little girl wants to grow up to be this person. We hold the power in that we decide when to open the pocketbook. Don't buy what they're selling. ...Read more

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What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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Body fat and testosterone related?

Dr. Howard Tay Dr. Tay
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Body fat and testosterone related?

Testosterone: The amount of body fat can influence the ratio between testosterone and estrogen in your body. Adipose tissue (fat) has the ability to convert testosterone to estrogen. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What are good ways to lose body fat and weight at 130lbs and 5.5 height?

What are good ways to lose body fat and weight at 130lbs and 5.5 height?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. ...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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Why do skinniest models fit the beauty ideal of thinness.? Does media view justify thier harsh criticism of regular girls?

Why do skinniest models fit the beauty ideal of thinness.? Does media view justify thier harsh criticism of regular girls?

No: The liberal media has done more to damage our health than we can imagine. They glamorize the skinny models and at the same time support the advertisement of poisonous foods with sugar, chemicals and pesticides. Our society is confused by this and that is why we have such a dliemma with our weight - both over and under. Rejoice in your healthy weight, and turn a deaf ear to the media! ...Read more

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Body strength and fitness food sources?

Body strength and fitness food sources?

Mixed diet: Have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink a day; and exercise at least 30 minutes/day. ...Read more