What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror Essay

821 Words Nov 13th, 2014 4 Pages
Student: Diana Young
Course: 21st Century Skills: Information and Communication Literacy
Date: 7 September 2013
Professor: Colin Witherspoon

What Do You See in The Mirror? Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and were proud of what you saw, just to step on the scale and feel like someone is playing a trick on you? Weight is a funny thing when you are looking at the aspect of being healthy and having a productive life. Being considered a healthy person has less to do with your weight on the scale and more to do with an accurate body fat percentage. Even people who exercise and look physically fit could be considered obese when it comes down to looking at the average weight/height chart. When looking at the
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The Gynaeoid body type refers to people who are curvy. They have small to medium shoulders and have a slim waist with wider hips; this body type gains more weight in the lower body commonly collecting cellulite around the upper thigh and buttocks region (Body Types, 2013). The Thyroid body type pertains to people with more of a slim bone structure. They tend to have long limbs; this body type has some difficulty gaining weight and when it does it usually happens in the lower part of the body, known as the ectomorph body type (Body Types, 2013). The Lymphatic body type is someone who gains weight around their entire body and they seem to have more of cuddly doll appearance, these people have a low metabolism and gain weight pretty fat, sometimes called the endomorph body type (Body Types, 2013). A true key when it comes to weight is understanding BMI and Body Fat Percentage. BMI stands for Body Mass Index). BMI is typically used to determine if someone is over or under weight however, you work-out body fat percentage is more what you should be looking at (Hillis, 2013). Body fat percentage is literally the measure of how much fat you have in your body (What Is Body Fat Percentage?, 2013). There are special devices you can purchase and that your doctor have so that you can get an accurate reading of your body fat percentage. When looking at BMI and body fat percentage, you can be skinny and still be considered overweight or you could have a what seems

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