Friday, 6 July 2012

Preferred method of body composition test - Teo Yi Lin (08) S3-06

My preferred method of measuring body fats is using the Bioelectric Impedance Analysis, also known as BIA.

The BIA scale estimates both fat-free body and body fat percentage at the same time using the strength of impedance along with the height and weight metrics based on the different water content and conductivity of fats and muscle.

Even though it is not as accurate as compared to hydrostatic weighing, it is comparatively cheaper and also easier to administer. This is also another cheaper method other than the skin fold caliper method.

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