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Offline skb

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Body Fat %age
« on: May 09, 2017, 07:42:31 PM »
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Re: Body Fat %age
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 06:14:18 AM »
That is wonderful, you should be proud of yourself.
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Re: Body Fat %age
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 02:31:40 PM »
What is interesting to me is that age is not taken into consideration.  Using the weight and waist measurement in their calculator I come out with 23 % but then I am one month away from 75 years old.  My scale has a body fat measurement that uses an electrical signal through your feet and I have never really paid a lot of attention to that as I really don't know how accurate it is but today it was 23.5% so at least they seem to agree. 
On second thought I guess age is not necessary to determine % of body fat but may be a factor in interpreting what it means as far as health.   
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Re: Body Fat %age
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 07:00:35 PM »
That is wonderful, you should be proud of yourself.

Thanks Kathy. I'm on a weight loss challenge with my son and some others. I've lost 5 lbs in the last 9 days. I was therefore interested in checking out body fat if I could. I've used some other calculators in the past, but this one seemed new, so I posted it here. My own assessment was 17%.
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Re: Body Fat %age
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 07:03:55 PM »
What is interesting to me is that age is not taken into consideration.  Using the weight and waist measurement in their calculator I come out with 23 % but then I am one month away from 75 years old.  My scale has a body fat measurement that uses an electrical signal through your feet and I have never really paid a lot of attention to that as I really don't know how accurate it is but today it was 23.5% so at least they seem to agree. 
On second thought I guess age is not necessary to determine % of body fat but may be a factor in interpreting what it means as far as health.

Wally, there are some sites with fat calculators that do ask age. I think what you say is perfectly right.
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Re: Body Fat %age
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 08:45:31 PM »
Mine worked out to 20 %. But I do have some weight and fat to lose, so I don't know how true the figure is. 
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