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10/30/17 7:27 A

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Ageing things here. My body fat has remained pretty consistent but my shape has not. I look like I'm fatter than I actually am.

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10/30/17 12:41 A

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i do not know. have you ever checked out using google.com. it should help.

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10/29/17 7:13 P

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Lin,

Just on the ageing thing, it is worth remembering that it is a percentage of the whole, and that we all tend to lose some lean mass as we age.

So if someone weighs 150 lbs and have a body fat % of 30%, that implies 45 lbs of body fat and 105 lbs of lean mass. But if over a decade they lose 5 lbs of lean mass, that same 45 lbs will now be 31% body fat (45/145). Even though they aren't actually any fatter.

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Edited by: MOTIVATED@LAST at: 10/29/2017 (19:17)
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10/29/17 6:50 P

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I have looked at other charts as well as the one mentioned. I do not agree that women 40-59 should be 25-35%. I do not think because you older you should be fatter. I am 54 & my body fat % is 26% & in the good range, 25-31%. A fit persons range is 21-24% & that is where I prefer to be. Some sites suggest the athletes range of 20% & below is unhealthy & the minimum should be 21%. I agree with that!

I have pleurisy, 3 types of anemia from Iron,folic acid,other vitamins not working,chronic pneumonia,chronic kidney disease and low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years..I am 55 years old. I had 6 operations recently. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 3 years as well.


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10/29/17 1:27 P

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Does anyone know what a healthy body fat percentage is for women. Does it matter what age you are?

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