Monday, 16 July 2012

My Preferred Body Com

My most preferred body composition method is the 'Bod Pod' method(air displacement). Even though it costs a lot of money, it is relatively easy and less complicated to use such as the "skinfolding" method. It is also very accurate. My last reason is that it can also calculate the body composition of specific age groups such as children and the elderly.

Body Composition Method Karan

I prefer using skinfold measurements because,

Skinfold measurements are widely utilized to assess body composition. It is a lot simpler than hydrostatic weighing and many of the other body composition techniques. After the original outlay for calipers, the daily tests costs are minimal.
Other considerations: some subjects may feel uncomfortable stripping down in front of the tester, therefore every effect should be made to make them feel comfortable. For legal reasons, it is wise to have another person present, and to have females testers for female subjects. The right side measurement is standard, though in some situations you may need to test someone on the left side. If so, you must record this and endeavor to always test on the same side for that person. Reasons for testing on the left side may include injuries, amputation, deformities, or other medical conditions.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Preferred Body Composition Method - Nur Nadiah

My most preferred body composition method is the 'Bod Pod' (air displacement). Although it is rather costly, it is the least troublesome and the most comfortable method as compared to the other methods such as 'skinfolding'. Furthermore, it is relatively accurate and very time-conserving. It is also well-suited for special populations such as the elderly and children. Hence, my most preferred method is the 'Bod Pod'.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Body Composition Method (Ronak)

I prefer the skin fold method to measure the body composition. It might not be as accurate and reliable as other measurement but it still has a region of error or reliability that can be ignored and still get a good measurement. For example, more accurate would give reading up to 5-6 decimal place but for normal people that accurate reading is not required. Plus, it is relatively cheap and can be done at home which is good for people who want to keep track of their body composition regularly so they do not have to go anywhere. Also, the tools necessary are only a measurement tape and a skin fold caliper which are also cheap and easily and readily available. Skin fold is a good and reliable technique

Body composition method [Gwendolyn]

My favorite method is the skin fold method. Though it is not as accurate as the other methods, it is cheap and can be easily done at home, and because of this it is best for people who wants to monitor their body composition regularly. The equipments needed are only a tape measure and a skin fold caliper, both of which is rather cheap and easy to get.

submission of elearning and Body composition homework

for those who have not been listening in class.

Please submit your work via email - if you have not been granted author rights by your class SW reps. in addition, the submit folder for elearning week is closed AFTER the elearning week in Term 2. So, please do not submit your work there. Please email me instead.

Thank you

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Favourite body composition test method [JingYi]

My preferred body composition test method would be the bod pod, as it is not only comfortable, but also accurate. It has an error range of 1-2%, which is around the same as the hydrostatic weighing. Even though this method might be rather expensive, it is the most comfortable and accurate method, thus I think it is worth its price.