Get the low-down on body fat
For those not content with the generalities and vagueness of the Body Mass Index method, a caliper is essential. Easy to use, and is the perfect tool for monitoring your health and tracking your fitness progress.
Excess body fat is directly associated with an increased chance of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Not to mention that emotional health and well-being are also negatively impacted due to societal pressures to be thin.
Can you have too little body fat?
Yes. Just as with having too much body fat, there are health risks associated with having too little body fat! Everybody needs an essential base amount of fat for core health and body functions. Some of the risks for those with too little include hypothermia, vitamin toxicity, and cessation of menstrual cycle and osteoporosis in women. Remember, some fat is necessary. The fat that surrounds the spinal cord, heart, and vital organs is called "essential" fat and is absolutely necessary to sustain life. Essential fat makes up approximately 9% to 10% of total body weight in women and 2% to 3% in men.
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