Roch’s Body Fat is at 34.5%

Our office launched a challenge for its employees called the FQ challenge.  This is aimed to give us a better work-life balance.  Ofcourse, It is an exciting way for us to be more determined and also a great way to inspire us to aim for better fitness quotient.

Last week was our weigh-in for baseline measurements.  I was totally shocked and became a bit (okay, really very!) worried about my result.  Would you believe my body fat is 34.5%????!?

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That just means that my body is composed of 34.5% fat!  It just proves that I’m overweight or obese!! Wow!  Am I really that fat?  I may not look fat but having that big fat percentage is a signal that I should start working on my health as it shows that I’m not healthy with the rate I’m going.

I made a bit of research and found out that body fat are dependent of age & gender. It also depends on how we live our life.  Some people do exercise regularly that result to better health.  Here is a table developed for ideal body fat percentages:

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Our health team used Omron Body Fat monitor to check our measurements.  We just have to hold it with our hands stressed for a few seconds then we’ll be able to see the ff.:

  • Body Fat Measure
  • BMI
  • Body Type
  • BMR

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The other usual checking was done as well.  Weight, height measurement, age & gender.  I don’t know what my FQ (fitness quotient) is as our HR team will need to compute it for everyone.  I guess we’ll be able to view our result very soon.

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With that in mind, I vow to already start one of my new year’s resolution — to be better fit.  Things that I’m planning to do are:

  • Jog at least 5k every saturday & sunday mornings.
  • limit cravings for comfort food like Wendy’s Iced Tea & KFC Hot & Crispy Chicken.
  • Eat healthy: more fruits, less junk food.
  • learn to swim.  Take lessons within 2010.
  • I also learned that we need to exercise at least 30minutes a day.  That I have to think what to do.  I’m thinking to do those video workouts in my room whenever I wake up or jog around the village every morning.

So you should expect more fitness-related posts in HeaRty’s Haven.  Join me in my journey to better health! :)

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  • cocoy

    :O i wonder if science lies? :o

  • http://rochellesychua.com Roch

    I believe it. And I can feel my health is taking a toll on me. So have to work on it already :D

  • cesarleonesjr

    that's ok you are still gorgeous :D

  • http://bagongmedia.blogspot.com/ Jonas Diego

    Good for you! :)

  • http://blitzmacalma.blogspot.com Blitz

    for me i do the exercising before i go to be at night, i get to sleep immediately whenever i'm tired from a workout xD

  • http://rochellesychua.com Roch

    is that better than exercising in the morning? I'm thinking that if I really dont get to wake up early for a workout, I'll do it at night.

  • http://rochellesychua.com Roch

    thanks! I really hope this time around I'd be able to follow my resolution :P

  • http://rochellesychua.com Roch

    thanks Cesar! :)

  • http://blitzmacalma.blogspot.com Blitz

    well i prefer getting Tired before going to bed rather than getting tired before going to work haha..

  • http://rochellesychua.com Roch

    hahahahahahaha! but aren't you already tired from work, how can you still have energy to exercise? wow impressive!

  • kikat_jasi

    you should eat an apple every morning… works wonders… I found out that you'll feel full for hours so you end up eating less. :-)

  • http://rochellesychua.com Roch

    I'll keep that in mind, thanks Kikat! :)

  • precious

    you should eat an apple ever morning… works wonders… found out you'll feel full for hours so you end up eating less, this fact is also backed up by science :-)

    “Apples are rich in pectin, a soluble fiber that slows the digestive process, so you'll feel full on less food.The result: You'll eat just enough food to make you happy, reducing calorie intake.”

    Just a tip for you :

    Prevent hibernation fat by sipping Green Tea. To counter act a binge, keep your body’s fat-burning furnace running on full blast by drinking green tea. Green tea contains caffeine and the antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is proven to boost metabolic rate. In fact, in a recent 3 month study, participants who took green tea extract lost 4.6% of their body weight without changing their diet. To get the benefit, drink at leat 3 cups a day.

    hehe good luck roch :-)

  • http://rochellesychua.com Roch

    Green Tea & Apple, noted! Thanks so much precious.

    Now I'm going to head to the supermarket and find myself some green tea! :D

  • http://www.ryanyam.com ryanyam

    and mine was 18% :-s unbelievable. I going to start running as well.

  • http://rochellesychua.com Roch

    18% that's good! It's acceptable :)