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I found this to be pretty interesting so I decided to share it with everyone.
BBC News published a new article on obesity. It really helps illustrate how each person stands in terms of weight to height ratio relative to the world population.
I know BMI is not accurate as many factors, such as muscle mass and bone density would cause huge fluctuations in the ratio. However, it is a good base line.
I put it in Health and Beauty because it relates more to "Health" and I think it`s something neat for everyone to see =).
Body Fat Ratio is a much better measurement as it directly measures how much fat you have in your body. At minimal, females need at least 8-10% body fat to lubricate and protect their organs while males need about 6-8% at minimal. This is called Essential Fat.
This is more accurate as I know a lot of people, especially Asian girls who don`t exercise, who have a very low BMI, around 17, but have a body fat percentage of over 30%. This means they are at risk of heart disease. This is called skinny fat.
Body fat is not calculated through the use of calculations. They have different tests that lead to more precise and accurate results, such as the pinch test or the water density test.
My BMI is low however my body fat % is also very low. My body fat % is around 13%, which is close to an athlete. For myself, I eat a relatively clean diet with a ratio of 80% healthy, 20% indulgent and I cross-train, run-train and interval-train.
The sourcelink directs you to the site where you can see where you stand in the world in terms of BMI.
My result is shown in the picture.
What do you guys think?
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Source link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18781786