The 411 on Body Fat Testing

96d0d-backAre you overweight, skinny-fat or just curious about your lean body mass percentage? The easiest test to know if you’re healthy or not, and probably one of the most widely used, is called the Basal Metabolic Index. However, this testing method isn’t the best way to know if it’s time to lose weight and can actually be really wrong if you’re someone who works out regularly or are older in age. Thankfully, there are a few better ways to help us understand a little more on how the weight of our body is broken down. Body composition, which is the measure of fat mass to lean tissue (including bone, muscle, ligaments, tendons and organs), is an important metric that often gets overlooked.

There are dozens of methods to measure body composition, ranging from the quick and (relatively) painless to the incredibly detailed.  Read more…

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