You can measure BMI using a formula which I can't recall with weight and height but that's not really body fat. Special sets of scales can use density to determine body fat percentage. Otherwise you can measure the thickness of skin folds with calipers and convert it to body fat percentage. Probably easiest to buy a set of scales that can do it if you're that worried about it. If you do want to know the BMI equation it is: your height in metres x your height in metres divided by weight in kilograms = BMI exa. 1.68metres x 1.68 metres =2.8224 63 kgs / 2.8224 = 22.32 If your weight is between 20 and 25 you are in a healthy weight range.
You can measure body fat by taking a ruler and wrap it around your waist, if you were first 20pound wide and then your 69 pound wide the ruler can measure it all together. Check your weight on a scale at least once or twice a month.
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There's no way for you, your-self measure it. Doctors and other professions can find it out by using a scale, a hand-held device, or using these tongs to pinch skin all around your body.
Hand Held Device- the hand-held device is not accurate at all, so if you do that in high school, take off about 5-7% and that's what you have. I've
Tongs- this as far as i know is some what accurate, but since it is measured by a person, who cannot grab all the skin and tissue, it is not too accurate.
Scale- This is Very Accurate, it sends a current through your body from the feet, up, and back down. It calculates all sorts of things and will give you the % instantly.
I've used the hand-help and it said i had 11% body fat.(I'm skinny, but have muscle, so i knew it was off.) The Scale was perfectly on it and said i have 5% body fat.
Hoped I helped.
If you mean't, 'to measure your body for size, or clothing?',,then the correct way is to measure for tailored clothing wearing under garnments you intend to wear with finished garnment. Or for size, measure naked, taking care to insure the measure tape isn't tight, or too loose.
There are a number of techniques and devices for testing and measuring body composition, including:
The most common, inexpensive and accessible forms of body composition testing for most people continue to be calipers and bioelectrical impedance analysis.
Of the two, calipers are considered to be the most accurate - typically within four percentage points of a person's actual body fat percentage - which is usually sufficient for most people. The difference in accuracy between single-point skin fold caliper tests and multiple-point tests is marginal, and research has shown that a single-point test, when properly done, can be almost as accurate as hydrostatic weighing.
There are several ways to measure your body fat percentage:
There are several methods one can utilize to measure body fat. These include the use of the Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), calipers or the pinch test, or bioelectrical impedance.
Your doctor or counselor at the gym can do this for you.
The ability of senses, such as sight and hearing, to work together with body positions.
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BMI does not actually measure the percentage of body fat.BMI provided a simple numeric measure of a person's "fatness" or "thinness. However it is meant to be used as a simple means of classifying individuals with an average body composition.
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Body composition is the proportion of fat, muscle, and bones of an individuals body.
Body composition is the ratio of body fat to muscles.
Body composition has a lot to do with cardiorespiratory fitness.
it is a average of your weight either over or under the average weight of people your height .
A: body composition is not a fitness B: what are u talking about
The BMI score is usually based on two numbers: your height and your weight. Some formulas may include additional variables, such as the circumference of your wrist or neck. Still, these are just numbers and the result calculated on their basis may be inaccurate. The BMI score can be used as one of the indicators of body composition, but it should not be treated as the main indicator. Your body fat percentage is a more exact indicator of your body composition.