There Are 4 Numbers That Can Save Your Life… Do You Know Your Numbers?
Your likely here because your were interested in or reasearching topics such as “BMI”, “Body Fat Testing”, “Body Fat”, etc. but did you know that it isn’t any one of those measurements alone that can give you real insight into your personal health?
There are actually 4 numbers you need to know to properly assess your health and in the case of being overweight or obese your health risks.
The 4 numbers you need to know are;
- Body Weight
- Body Mass Index
- Body Composition
- Waist To Hip Ratio
1. Body Weight
The first number in assessing your health risk is your body weight.
The term body weight is used to refer to a person’s mass or weight. Body weight is measured in pounds in the United States. Strictly speaking, the body weight is the weight of the person without any items on, but practically body weight is taken with clothes on but often without the shoes and heavy accessories like mobile phones and wallets.
2. Body Mass Index (BMI)
The second number in assessing your health risk is your BMI or body mass index.
BMI is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. It is calculated from your height and weight. BMI does not actually measure the percentage of body fat but it is a good gauge of your risk for diseases that can occur with more body fat.
The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases such as;
- Breathing Problems
- Certain Cancers
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Type 2 Diabetes
3. Body Composition
The third number in assessing your health risk is your body composition.
Body composition is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone and muscle in human bodies. Because muscular tissue takes up less space in our body than fat tissue, our body composition, as well as our weight, determines leanness.
Two people of equal height and body weight may look completely different from each other because they have a different body composition.
Hydrostatic Weighing or Hydrostatic Body Fat Testing also known as “underwater weighing,” or as we like to call it a ‘dunk’ is universally considered “The Gold Standard” of body fat testing, to which all other methods still compare.
We are the only provider of Hydrostatic Body Fat Testing in San Diego area.
4. Waist To Hip Ratio (WHR)
The fourth and final number is assessing your health rist is Waist–Hip Ratio or Waist-To-Hip Ratio (WHR)
This is the ratio of the circumference of the waist to that of the hips. The WHR has been used as an indicator or measure of the health of a person, and the risk of developing serious health conditions. WHR is used as a measurement of obesity, which in turn is a possible indicator of other more serious health conditions.
So, Do You Know Your Numbers?
If you don’t you know your numbers you are not alone. Most people do not know them.
Now that you have been made aware of them don’t you think you should?
If you are serious about your health we encourage you to get off the internet and get in here. The process is simple and it only takes about 20 minutes.
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