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body fat per·cent·age

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  1. Body fat percentage

    The body fat percentage of a human or other living being is the total mass of fat divided by total body mass; body fat includes essential body fat and storage body fat. Essential body fat is necessary to maintain life and reproductive functions. The percentage of essential body fat for women is greater than that for men, due to the demands of childbearing and other hormonal functions. The percentage of essential fat is 3–5% in men, and 8–12% in women. Storage body fat consists of fat accumulation in adipose tissue, part of which protects internal organs in the chest and abdomen. The minimum recommended total body fat percentage exceeds the essential fat percentage value reported above. A number of methods are available for determining body fat percentage, such as measurement with calipers or through the use of bioelectrical impedance analysis. The body fat percentage is a measure of fitness level, since it is the only body measurement which directly calculates a person's relative body composition without regard to height or weight. The widely used body mass index provides a measure that allows the comparison of the adiposity of individuals of different heights and weights.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of body fat percentage in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of body fat percentage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Ariane Hundt:

    When clients come in that did Weight Watchers, they usually have a high body-fat percentage and have lost a lot of muscle due to lack of protein, low calorie intake and lack of strength training, when you lose muscle, your metabolism slows down. Eating less and being active only works for so long.

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