Body composition

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Body composition

  1. 1. Body Composition<br />The relative proportion of body fat to lean body mass.<br />
  2. 2. Factors that influence body comp<br />Genetics<br />Growth and development<br />Diet <br />Exercise<br />
  3. 3. Essential Body Fat<br />Helps the body adapt to heat and cold<br />Protects bones and organs from injury<br />Works as stored energy<br />
  4. 4. % Essential Fat <br />Teen girls should have between 17% and 32% body fat.<br />Teen boys should have between 10% and 25% body fat.<br />
  5. 5. Healthy Body Comp = <br />Healthy body image<br />More lean body mass<br />Increased predicted longevity<br />Higher HDL Cholesterol (good cholesterol)<br />Improved personal appearance<br />Less likely to develop atherosclerosis <br />
  6. 6. High % of body fat= high risk for<br />Cardiovascular disease<br />Diabetes<br />Osteoporosis<br />Certain cancers<br />High blood pressure<br />Tiring more easily and quickly<br />

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