MEASUREMENTS


LINK TO MEASUREMENT FORM


TIPS
FOR MEASURING

  • Use the locations for measuring as seen on the graphic in the MEASUREMENT FORM.
  • Be sure to stand in the same position each time you measure.
  • Be sure to measure around the same area on your body each time.
  • Relax the muscles and use the same tension on the tape measure.
  • Measure multiple times to be sure to get consistent readings.
  • Take arm and leg measurements on BOTH SIDES of your body.
  • Avoid measuring after working out or showering, when your body is hot.


TIPS
FOR WEIGHING

  • Be sure to use the same scale each time you weigh.
  • Be sure to weigh at the same time each day, preferably in the morning, without clothes on.
  • Avoid weighing after working out or showering, when your body is hot and/or wet.


TIPS FOR BODY FAT MEASUREMENT

First, calculate your BMI by dividing your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared, and then multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. For example: For a 150-pound person who is five feet five inches (or 65 inches), the calculation would look like this: [150 ÷ (65)²] x 703 = 24.96.

Next, take your BMI result from above and plug it into the formula below to calculate your body fat percentage.

(1.20 x BMI) + (0.23 x Age) – 5.4 = Body Fat Percentage

Lastly, compare that number with the numbers below to give you an indication of how close or how far you may be from your ideal body fat percentage.

Body Fat recommendations for women:
20-40 yrs old: Underfat: under 21 percent, Healthy: 21-33 percent, Overweight: 33-39 percent, Obese: Over 39 percent.
41-60 yrs old: Underfat: under 23 percent, Healthy: 23-35 percent, Overweight : 35-40 percent Obese: over 40 percent.
61-79 yrs old and over: Underfat: under 24 percent, Healthy: 36-42 percent, Overweight: 36-42 percent, Obese: over 42 percent.

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