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September 2, 2021

What is body composition?


Body composition is a physical fitness term that encompasses a human´┐Ż??s percentage of fat, water, bones, and muscles. Ultimately, a composition determines the leanness and appearance of a body.

The differences in the weight and mass differences of fat and muscle tissue, two people of the same gender and weight may look a couple of sizes different. Measuring your body composition is a task a bit harder than only using a measuring tape. Body composition estimates are made via a variety of scientific and technological approaches, including body density equations, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, air displacement plethysmography, and body volume indicator technology.

Why Is Body Composition Important?
Learning the details of your body composition gives you a better outlook on your health goals and fitness approach. Knowing how much of your body is fat makes you see a clear picture of how healthy you are and what you should target.

Visit this site to learn more about BMI and why body composition is important.
Posted by      Candy M. at 9:38 PM CDT




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