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Doctor insights on: Low Body Fat And Sitting No Padding

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What causes really low body fat?

What causes really low body fat?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What causes a low body fat percentage in a week?

What causes a low body fat percentage in a week?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Why would low body fat cause chills?

Why would low body fat cause chills?

It doesn't "cause": chills, it just means you have less insulation against the ambient temperature. ...Read more

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How low does your body fat have to be to get a six pack?

Six pack:: Work on the process of getting healthy. If getting a six pack is a goal, do the process (excercise, eating properly etc). It does not matter waht the body fat % is. It wil be lower than the average person. But, if interested talk to sport medicine doctor to mesuare it. ...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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Is low body fat with higher than ideal weight ok for health?

Is low body fat with higher than ideal weight ok for health?

Yes: In order to have a high BMI and low body fat, you would have to have more muscle. More muscle is good for health. Body builders typically have higher than normal BMI (greater than 25 or 30), but are not considered overwight or obese ...Read more

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How low does your body fat % have to be to have a nice six pack?

How low does your body fat % have to be to have a nice six pack?

Depends: Varies 10-15% for men, 15-18% for women. Lots of factors including distribution of fat, etc. ...Read more

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I heard that not only working out your core, but low low body fat is the key to having washboard abs?

I heard that not only working out your core, but low low body fat is the key to having washboard abs?

Yes: There is truth to this because if there is substantial fat overlying the abdominal muscles, then they simply will not be clearly visible, no matter how well toned the underlying muscles are. From a medical standpoint, the most important thing is to mantain regular activity and exercise. Losing body fat can be difficult, depending on one's body type, but cardio exercises/diet are necessary. ...Read more

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Can low body fat halt my period?

Can low body fat halt my period?

Yes: In a 1987 study published in "sports medicine, " researchers debunked the theory that maintenance of body fat percentage of 17 to 22 percent were necessary to maintain normal menstrual function. This same study and others published since then have been unsuccessful in finding a specific cut off point but recognize that low body fat contributes to amenorrhea -- the absence of menstruation. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could low body fat make you weaker?

Please tell me, could low body fat make you weaker?

Not directly: Typically low body fat is associated w/athletes & body builders, who aren't usually known for being weak. However, in an attempt to make a weight class or compete, purposeful loss of body water eg diuresis, can make you feel weak, especially if done to excess. If you're still worried about you feel weak, go see your Family Doc for evaluation. ...Read more