Bonus Blog - ReJoining the Maintenance Team
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
If you read my WholeHearted Living blog you may have guessed following treatment I continued to exercise, but more sporadically and with less joy, and found myself becoming less ‘connected’ with making my body as healthy as possible…
I am re-joining the Maintenance Team as a way to become ‘Wholely’ accountable for improving body composition, since without intervention, body fat increases and water content decreases with age. www.ext.colostate.edu/pu
And of course, I couldn’t resist researching how to measure composition. (Yes WATERMELLEN, this is a brog…)
Per a chart recommended by www.sparkpeople.com/reso
it appears I ‘should’ aim for less than 30%, although I could not find any supporting documentation for the posted Body Fat Guidelines from the American Dietetics Association, and given the US Army considers 30% a baseline www.apft-standards.com/f
I’d say there’s room for confusion…
offers several ways to measure fat/lean % including the formula: Body fat percentage = 1.2 x BMI + 0.23 x age - 5.4 - 10.8 x gender (0 for women and 1 for men)
Or you can use a calculator from www.linear-software.com/
I plan to use my Aria (consistent with my couch potato behavior) www.fitbit.com/aria
but post my fat/lean % ticker.
I also plan to continue 'practicing' BEcoming "AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS"