body compposition - Using Weight Height Metropolitan Life...

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1 Body Composition Using Weight & Height Metropolitan Life Insurance Company’s height/weight tables Percentage above recommended weight Body mass index (BMI) Weight (kg) ÷ height (____) Kg = 2.2 lbs; m = _____inches Problems with these methods No way to tell actual body composition A very muscular person could be classified as obese Below 18.5 kg/m 2 = underweight Body Mass Index (BMI)- categories 18.5-24.9 kg/m 2 = normal weight ________kg/m 2 = overweight ____kg/m 2 or more = obesity Body Fatness for Health Recommended body fat Males ____% (don’t go below 7%) Females 15-25% (don’t go below ___%) Health concerns at extremes Obesity Anorexia Obesity: Definition using %BF Definition Men > 25% fat Women >___ % fat Body Fat Distribution Increased risk if waist to hip ratio is: > ___for women > ____for men Apple- vs- Pear _________- vs- Gynoid
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