Optimal body composition is when we maintain optimal muscle.

Simply put, body composition refers to our body fat, bone mass, total water and muscle mass percentages.

There are a number of factors that affect our body composition which include;

  • age
  • gender
  • activity levels

When it comes to our diet, a healthy eating plan that includes moderate good fat and complex carbohydrates, with enough protein, and minimal sugars, can help maintain and build lean muscle mass, and keep a healthy weight. A combination of cardiovascular exercise, which helps burn fat mass, and strength training which increases lean body mass, is needed to obtain optimal lean muscle mass and overall body composition.

Acceptable Body Fat Percentage

 

Description                   Female  Male
Essential Fat                    10-12%*  2-4%
Athletes                    14-20%  6-13%
Fitness                    21-24% 14-17%
Acceptable                    25-30% 18-25%
Obese                    31%+ 26%+

* Anything lower can increase the chance of amenorrhea or missed periods, affecting fertility)

 

Tammy provides her clients with a details body composition analysis to help track progress and get the best possible outcomes for weight loss, muscle gain and general health.
Call the clinic now and book in a session with Tammy to get your body composition analysis done, or if you have any nutrition queries!

Call (03) 9570 1552 for an appointment now!