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Friday, March 07, 2008

BODY FAT

Obesity defined as 25% body fat in men, 35% body fat in women according to WHO

Obesity is defined as excess body fat. According to the World Health Organization, a man is obese if he has 25 percent body fat or more, and a woman is considered obese if she has 35 percent body fat or more. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 07, 2008 9:04 am | [0] comments

Monday, May 14, 2007

BMI

College football linemen can have BMI of up to 34 without being overfat

Obesity is a matter of being overfat, not just overweight. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a very imperfect way of trying to determine who is overfat. A study of athletes from Michigan State University found that college athletes can, in some cases, have a much higher than normal BMI without being overfat. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, May 14, 2007 7:49 am | [0] comments

Thursday, May 10, 2007

BODY FAT

85% of fat is under the skin, 15% is belly fat

Eight-five percent of body fat is located under the skin, whereas 15 percent is belly fat according to one study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 10, 2007 2:06 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

People lose 3 lbs of muscle, gain 3 lbs of fat every 10 years

People lose an average of 3.3 pounds of muscle per decade and gain an equal amount of fat if they maintain their weight according to a study of 15 men and 5 women who worked for a university who were followed for 21 to 38 years. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 20, 2004 6:01 am | [0] comments

Friday, June 11, 2004

Exercise intensity affects fat loss

HIGH-INTENSITY EXERCISE reduces body fat in women better than low-intensity exercise according a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jun 11, 2004 11:12 am | [0] comments

Friday, June 04, 2004

Moderate-intensity exercise causes weight loss, fat loss in men, weight maintenance in women

Moderate-intensity exercise causes men to lose bodyweight and bodyfat, and helps women prevent weight gain according to a study from the University of Kansas. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jun 04, 2004 3:34 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Exercise lowers body fat in female twins

Female twins who reported engaging in vigorous exercise had 12.3 pounds less body fat on average than their non-vigorously-exercising twin, however, only 1 pound less belly fat. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 31, 2004 11:10 am | [0] comments
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