Does anybody know how to calculate a body fat percentage please? I'm in my second month of weight training and would be interested to know what percentage of me is muscle and what is fat etc...and not be fixated on the scale all the time.
I'm 5'5, 9st 7, 27 inch waist- if that helps. But I'm happy to calcuate it myself if anybody knows a formula.
Just wondering whether anybody can give me advice. I'm a keen runner...not doing much at the min but usually run 15-20 miles a week and more when training for a half-marathon. I'm running my first marathon in October and I also try and get to the gym at least 3 times a week to do weight/sprint training. I also play hockey.
I've recently had blood tests for various issues but twice my blood sugar has come back 3.4...I'm confused as some things I've read is that the level should be between 4-7 and other's I've read 3.5-7.5?
When I had the blood test I had eaten 3 weetabix, skimmed milk, 1 banana, 1 pot of fruit yoghurt and 2 quality streets (it was Christmas) so I wasn't having a blood test on an empty stomach.
I do feel dizzy and slightly faint when it's more than say 4 hours and I haven't eaten or drunk anything. I'm always without fail starving in the mornings and I sometimes wake at 8 am on a weekend just to have breakfast as I can't get back to sleep again if I'm hungry...
I'm going to go the GP again but just wondering if anyone has the same thing/or knows anything regarding this?
Well done on your half marathon. I did my first one in March in 2hrs 16 and felt the same as you. I'm better now but haven't done longer than a 6 mile run. When I went to give blood they refused me and after certain tests told me that I was extremely anaemic which definitely explains the tiredness. Now I'm on iron tablets its slightly getting better but I still feel shattered before I head out to run.