Body Fat percentage, Importance And Measurements

Body composition is what decides a person’s whole body look and fitness. Anyone, who wants to look on a beach or wants to live longer, will have to understand the importance of body composition. Body fat percentage is not only important in fitness and health it is also important in the development of many chronic conditions including diabetes and hypertension. It is not only the amount of body fat percentage that is to be concerned about, but the distribution of body fat is also an important aspect in measuring health risk or a healthy body. Researchers have found out to be that central obesity is linked with higher risk of heart diseases and cancers.

The question arises about the measurement of body fat that how a person can measure his body fat and find out about the health and fitness of his body. There are dozens of methods available over the internet for the measurement of body fat percentage, with accuracy ranging from decimals and also a lot of erroneous methods are available.

To save you the trouble of finding out methods over the internet, we have brought you top methods to measure body fat with their benefits and disadvantages.

1. DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry)

Until recently, X-Ray was only used to detect broken bones, but now it has become more than that. X-Rays are now being used to detect body fat percentage and composition in the human body. In DEXA scan people are put under X-rays of different intensities. The technician gathers the readings by measuring the absorption of X-rays into the body. It collects the data about bone mineral density as well as lean body mass and fat body mass.

Benefits: It is a highly accurate technique to measure body composition.  

Cons: It is costly and also time taking as you have to take an appointment to go to a medical professional to get DEXA scan done.

2. Air-Displacement Plethysmography

It is not that complicated and can easily be done by simply making the person sitting in a small machine, and the air displacement in the person is measured. The displacement of air in the person’s body will calculate body density, and the body density will eventually be used to measure body composition.

Benefits: The machine used in this method is comfortable, and people mostly found the method comfortable and accommodating for every age, height, and physique.  

Cons: The method mostly cost around $45 and $60 per reading and it also not easily available. The method is costly and time-consuming.

3. 3D Body Scan

This option is becoming more fans favorite and easily available day by day. Many brands are offering 3D Body Scanner for at home usage. These scanners are easy to use as they will scan your body, will measure the circumference of different parts of your body and will allow you track your body composition by using a simple app.

Benefits: It is easy to use due to ever advancing technology corresponding app. If you bring the scanner home, it will be easier, and privacy will be kept.

Disadvantages: The machine will get a more accurate reading while you are not wearing anything. However, if you want to wear something, wear tight pants and a top but always use the same outfit while taking readings.


New Weight Loss Research By Cornell University Student

Most of the people in this world are suffering from obesity and extra weight gain problems. Extra weight gain is not good for health and causes many types of problems related to physical as well as mental performance. But now they need not to worry anymore as the student of Cornell University has made the history by researching and manufacturing the ultimate weight loss formula which has helped her drop 37 pounds of her weight from her body. Amanda Haughman is the name of that brilliant student who has done the discovery. She has tested the formula on herself and succeeded at it. Amanda is currently studying nutritional science in the University and has used the university resources to manufacture the formula. She had an interview with the CNN news channel in which she said that being a nutritional science student; it was not easy for her to go to gym or fitness centre so that she can lose some of her weight. She also didn’t have much time left with her as she had to study for longer hours. She was working on her research project, when she first thought of creating an effective weight loss treatment for herself and succeeded in it. The CNN Cornell student weight loss treatment includes the natural extracts of Garcinia Cambogia and Apple cider vinegar. Amanda has used a combination of both these extracts to lose her weight at a faster rate.

Garcinia Cambogia: Garcinia Cambogia is the extract of the fruit which grows on the Garcinia plant. This extract is very effective in losing the weight at a faster rate. Many celebrities have also used the pure extract to lose the weight. Many weight loss supplements as well as pills use this extracts for weight loss. This extracts when goes inside your body and blocks the deposition of fat cells around your belly region. This extract also breaks the stored fat cells and burns them to generate the energy of the body. The body burns the fat and generates the much needed energy to do various daily workings and operations. People need to repeat this cycle on a daily basis if they want to lose the weight quickly. This natural extract provides them many other benefits apart from weight loss such as it improves the bowel movement, boosts the physical performance of the body and many other benefits.

Apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is one of the oldest therapies that is being used to lose extra weight from your body. People have been using this treatment since ages. Apple cider vinegar is also a natural ingredient that is very much effective at weight loss. Apple cider vinegar is rich in pectin which is a kind of acetic acid and reduces your daily appetite so that you feel much fuller. The deficiency of food will cause deficiency in fat and energy of the body. So, the body will utilize the stored fat so that energy can be generated. In this way, the person loses his obesity and generates the energy at the same time.