Body Composition

Waist Circumference

  OUTLINE Fat located inside the abdominal wall contributes more to the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes than does fat located in other areas. Therefore it is a great health risk to carry excess fat around the abdomen. Equipment Measuring tape Procedure Using a tape measure record the circumference of the waist at approximately […]

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Body Mass Index

OUTLINE Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Equipment Devices designed to measure weight and height (e.g. measuring tape/scales) Procedure Take shoes and any heavy clothing off Stand on scales and record weight in Kilograms Measure height in metres Utilise

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