Wednesday, I went the the campus recreation center and had my body fat percentage measured using calipers. The guy took my weight, some measurements and drew ink crosses on three spots: back of my tricep, right above my hip on the side, and about the middle of my thigh. Then, he used the caliper on those three spots twice for consistency. The results were better than I thought they would be. I had it in my head that I would be over 20% because I have a fat measurement thing as part of my bathroom scale and it often gives me 20-25% readings. Also, I learned:
- that women should avoid going any lower than 12% for health reasons,
- muscles hold a lot of water, and
- about 50-65% of your body weight is water.
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