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BODY COMPOSITION

Body composition refers to the relative percentages of body weight comprised of fat and fat-free body tissue. Body fat percentage refers to the percentage of your body weight that is fat tissue. Your genetic make-up and lifestyle behavior largely determine your body fat and body composition. Excess body fat has been associated with many chronic diseases. A low body fat percentage, however, is also not necessarily healthy and may have implications for normal body functioning, specifically for women.

It is important to remember that the methods that are used to assess body fat are not 100% accurate as the calculations that are used based on a large number of assumptions. This measurement is therefore used more as a screening tool to identify body composition as a possible risk factor for cardiac related disease.
Body Composition is related to the amount of exercise you do, click here to read more about the benefits of regular physical activity

Normal Values for Percentage Body Fat

Age Excellent

Good

Acceptable Fair Poor
Males .
16 - 29 < 12 12 - 15 16 - 20 21 - 26 > 26
30 - 39 < 14 14 - 17 18 - 22 23 - 28 > 28
40 - 49 < 15 15 - 18 19 - 23 24 - 29 > 29
50 - 59 < 16 16 - 19 20 - 24 25 - 30 > 30
60+ < 18 18 - 20 21 - 25 26 - 30 > 30
Females .
16 - 29

< 18

18 - 19 20 - 24 25 - 32 > 32
30 - 39 < 19 19 - 22 23 - 27 28 - 33 > 33
40 - 49 < 21 21 - 23 24 - 28 29 - 34 > 34
50 - 59 < 23 23 - 25 26 - 30 31 - 36 > 36
60+ < 24 24 - 26 27 - 31 32 - 38 > 38

Mark's Body Composition Measurements

Measurement
Percentage Body Fat
Pre-flight week 1 .
Pre-flight week 2 .
Pre-flight week 3 .
Pre-flight week 4 .
Post-flight .


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Mark Shuttleworth
Dale Cupido
Karen Sharwood
Lara Keytel
Danie Barry
Freddy Khan
Vaughan Oosthuizen
Ravi Naidoo
Vuyo Dwane
Richard Mills
Nicolette Cronje
Wayne Derman
Peter Ribton
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Summary
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