Some Cool Calculators from the US Military


Soldier Workout (CC)I stumbled across a website that had a bunch of calculators and just had to share it with you guys, dear readers, all 12 of you who are actually reading this blog.

It is www.healthstatus.com and I found it on a Google Search.  I didn’t try all the Health Calculators they have but I did try out three of them:

Army Body Fat Calculator (www.healthstatus.com)

I filled in the little blanks and this calculator gave me a figure of 41.85 %.  Today, my daily average was 41.38 using electrical impedance method.  Not too far off and well within the 1-3% disclaimer on the webpage with the calculator.

Navy Body Fat Calculator (www.healthstatus.com)

This one gave me a figure of 41.37 %.  My daily average today was 41.38.  Wow!

Marine Body Fat Calculator (www.healthstatus.com)

This one gave me a figure of 41.75 % My daily average today was 41.38. Pretty close!

Curious as to what the formula looked like I did some web searching and found an article at About.com:  United States Military Body Fat Standards.  Check it out.  It is worth a read.

Here (brace yourself friends and neighbors) is the formula:

For males:

% body fat = 86.010 x log10(abdomen – neck) – 70.041 x log10(height) + 36.76.

For females:

% body fat = 163.205 x log10(waist + hip – neck) – 97.684 x log10(height) – 78.387.

I also found another set of calculators over at http://www.bizcalcs.com/#HealthCalculator  Check them out as well!

Enjoy!

See ya on the dance floor!

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About TxCowboyDancer

Eight time Country Dance World Champion. I love to dance. In the middle of a journey, transforming myself from "unemployed and out-of-shape" to "in-shape and full time dance instructor, writer and graphic artist."

Posted on Tue, Dec 13, 2011, in Misc and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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