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Calculate the fatties

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Fat WomanMost people define the state of his body by weight. But with age the body composition changes: muscle tissue is gradually replaced by fat. If a person does not engage in exercises to strengthen muscles, they become less and begin to accumulate fat. This is particularly true for women. Withdrawals may not be convincing indicator of health and beauty. Needed is more accurate “tool.” Many people resort to the common tables of the ratio between height and weight. But sports medicine specialists emphasize that these indicators do not give full information as to take into account the type and build, reports magazine Prevention. Have appeared, and tables, taking into account the type of build: lean, medium, large. In the same growth rate is obtained difference of 5-6 pounds. But they are not sufficiently objective. To determine the amount of excess fat, you need to calculate the fat content of the overall composition of the body. Certain amount of fat is vital for normal functioning of the body – from 12 to 15 percent of the total mass of the body. Fat accumulated over this rule affect the health and of course spoil the shape. The percentage of fat is estimated as follows: 10-20% – excellent, 20-25% – good, acceptable 25-30%, 30-35% – well, 40% or more – the comments are unnecessary. Men indicators are somewhat lower because of the structure of the body of their gender.

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