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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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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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Any good device to calculate body fat percentage?

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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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 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 do I calculate body fat percentage accurately?

How do I calculate body fat percentage accurately?

See tools: 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 to lower body fat percentage without losing weight?

How to lower body fat percentage without losing weight?

Resistance Exercise: For people who are at an acceptable weight but want to lose a little around the middle, increasing physical activity can help. Resistance training is especially beneficial. You will burn body fat and build muscle, which is more dense. This can allow you to lose inches without losing much weight. ...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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Is body fat percentage the same as bmi?

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

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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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How can one lose body fat percentage without losing weight?

How can one lose body fat percentage without losing weight?

Resistance training: Muscle weighs more than fat so as one gains muscle and becomes more lean with resistance training they may lose less overall weight. Most likely if you are becoming leaner from resistance training, you are probably losing some body fat percentage as well as weight. ...Read more

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How can you calculate percent body fat without a skinfold caliper?

Rough 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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Is it possible to lose "body fat percentage"?

Loose weight: Boy fat percentage will go down with weight loss and also with build muscle or lean body mass. ...Read more

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What is the normal body mass index of obese people?

BMI depends on you: On average, when you look at a population, bmi should be less than 25. Between 25-30 is called overweight, and over 30 is obese. However, some people are different. Muscular and "stocky" people can have a high bmi but have low body fat. For many people, it is better to strive for overall health and fitness and not obsess over a precise bmi. ...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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Could age and body fat ratio affect penis size?

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Could age and body fat ratio affect penis size?

No such ratio ...: There has been no such a formula to gauge penile size in relation to body fat because body fat distribution is related to aging, health state, disease conditions, lifestyle, etc. In reality, the penile size will not change although abnormal fat accumulation at lower abdomen/pubic region may deceptively devoured & hide it in fat mound. More? Contact me at www.Healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log ...Read more

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How can you calculate your body fat percentage?

How can you calculate your body fat percentage?

Calculator: 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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I want to know what is the difference between BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage?

I want to know what is the difference between BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage?

Well: Bmi is a calculation based solely upon height and weight. Body composition, if done properly, is a measurement of you body's percentages such as fat, water, bone, etc. ...Read more