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Question: How do I measure my body fat?

Answer: You can find out your percentage of body fat by being weighed under water (hydrostatic weighing) or by using skinfold calipers.  Since most households don't have an underwater scale you are probably going to want to go with the calipers.  Most hospitals, sports medicine clinics and many health clubs perform skinfold caliper body fat testing in which the skin is 'pinched' between calipers and measured.  It is very important, however, that the technician using the calipers knows what he or she is doing.  It is easy to get a misreading.  You might want to have your caliper test done twice by two different people.  Hydrostatic weighing, where your underwater weight is compared to your dry-land weight to determine body density, is a more accurate method of measuring body fat. 

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