Why BMI is Inaccurate and Misleading
BMI (body mass index), which is based on the height and weight of a person, is an inaccurate measure of body fat content and does not take into account muscle mass, bone density, overall body composition, and racial and sex differences, say researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Taking Aim at Belly Fat
Unlike fat parked on the hips and thighs, fat around the middle produces substances that can create serious health risks. No matter what your body shape, excess fat isn’t good for your health. But saddlebags and ballooning bellies are not equivalent. When it comes to body fat, location counts, and each year brings new evidence that the fat lying deep within the abdomen is more perilous than the fat you can pinch with your fingers.
The Science of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)
What is the principle of BIA? BIA is a method of quantifying body composition by introducing an electrical current throughout the body. Impedance can be calculated by measuring current and voltage, based on Ohm’s Law (R=V/I). Since water is considered as the only component in the body with electrical conductivity, when the electrical current passes through the body, the impedance of its water can be measured. With this impedance value, the volume of body water is calculated.
Body Composition – The Most Important Fitness Component
When you think of physical fitness, perhaps your mind reflects back on the fitness tests you performed in elementary and secondary school. If so, you may recall a running test to assess your aerobic capacity, a pull-up or push-up test to measure your muscle strength, a sit-up or squat jump test to estimate your muscle endurance, and a sit and reach test to determine your joint flexibility.
The Dirty 30
University of Oregon Sports Nutrition for Student-Athletes. The following items are foods that slow recovery and increase body fat. These items should be eaten sparingly or used as occasional treats. 1. Kids’ Cereals, 2. Doughnuts, 3. Soda, 4. French Fries, 5. White Bread, 6. White Rice, 7. Candy, 8. Ice Cream, 9. Cookies, 10. Cake, 11. Croissants, 12. Sugary Coffee Drinks
Body Composition Analysis Featured at NFL Scouting Combine for Tenth Consecutive Year
February 17, 2015 – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA – The path to the National Football League Draft travels through the NFL Combine in Lucas Oil Stadium – home to the Indianapolis Colts – where over 300 of the nation’s top college football prospects will continue their quest to achieve lifelong dreams.