Chapter 6 – Body Composition

Test Your Knowledge

1. The key to healthy body composition is to:

a. Emphasize short-term weight loss

b. Focus on lifestyle changes

c. Emphasize diet only

d. Set unrealistic goals

2. The people who tend to gain weight in the hip area have a higher incidence of coronary heart disease than those people who gain weight in the abdominal area.

a. True

b. False

3. The “Bod Pod” estimates percent body fat by using:

a. Low energy x rays

b. Water displacement

c. Air displacement

d. Electrical current

4. Essential body fat is best described as:

a. Fat essential to look good

b. Fat essential for body functioning

c. Fat used as energy storage

d. Fat used to cushion organs

5. Which of the following methods for measuring body composition would be considered most accurate?


b. Skin folds

c. BIA

d. Plethysmography







Answers: 1.B, 2.B, 3.C, 4.B, 5.A


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