Friday, June 07, 2013
I went to the Health Promotion Dept of my local hospital this morning and had a body fat analysis done. They put a little suction cup on my bicep which sent infrared lasers (or something) through my body to figure out how much fat I have. It also can tell how much water I have in my system.
And the results are...
Body fat percentage: 24%
**This has me in the upper range of "appropriate for fitness" (21-24%). "Acceptable" is 25-31%. The machine has a +/- 3% accuracy, so I could be in the "acceptable" range.
Total body water: 57%
**The optimal range for women is 55-60%. I hadn't had too much to drink this morning before going in.
They also told me my BMI based on my reported height/weight. I paid $15 for this test (which took 2 seconds), so the least they could have done was weigh me on an accurate scale! (Regular readers know of my frustration with scales!)
I have no idea the accuracy of the test... There's nothing official on SP but quite a few who have blogged about it or asked about it on the message boards. Here are the FAQs of the company who made the machine I used: www.futrex.com/faq.html