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1Body CompositionUsing Weight & HeightMetropolitan Life Insurance Company’s height/weight tablesPercentage above recommended weightBody mass index (BMI)Weight (kg) ÷height (____)Kg = 2.2 lbs; m = _____inchesProblems with these methodsNo way to tell actual body compositionA very muscular person could be classified as obeseBelow 18.5 kg/m2= underweightBody Mass Index (BMI)-categories18.5-24.9 kg/m2= normal weight________kg/m2= overweight____kg/m2or more = obesityBody Fatness for HealthRecommended body fatMales____% (don’t go below 7%)Females15-25% (don’t go below ___%)Health concerns at extremesObesityAnorexiaObesity: Definition using %BFDefinitionMen>25% fatWomen>___% fatBody Fat DistributionIncreased risk if waist to hip ratio is:> ___for women> ____for menApple- vs- Pear_________- vs- Gynoid
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