Body composition


Body composition refers to the make up of:

  • lean tissue (muscle)
  • and fat tissue

in the body.


Lean tissue

Lean tissue is composed of:

  • muscle,
  • bone
  • and organs.

Fat tissue

Fat tissue is composed of three different categories::

  • essential fat,
  • storage fat
  • and non-essential fat.

Essential and storage fat are both necessary for the body to function, while non-essential fat serves no real purpose.

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