Health Glossary

Physique Rating

This rating assesses your muscle and body fat composition and rates the result as one of nine body types. As your activity level changes, the balance of body fat and muscle mass will gradually change, which in turn affects your overall physique.
Author Dr. Jacky Lio
Date 2021-07-16
Updated on 2021-07-29
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Body Type classification according to Physique Ratings

Physique Rating Measurements

Rating 1: Hidden Obese

The person looks average from the outside but has higher fat levels, as compared to muscle mass; eventually leading to full-blown obesity, if it is not regularly monitored. A healthy diet and exercise regime can lower the risks.

Rating 2: Obesity

A person with obesity has higher than normal levels of body fat, with a standard level of muscle mass. Higher levels of body fat put one at risk for a number of heart diseases and even diabetes

Rating 3: Solid Built

One may look bigger on the outside but have a solid musculature underneath. There may be a high body fat percentage and also a high muscle mass level.

Rating 4: Under-exercised

A lower muscle mass level and an average amount of body fat level make up an under-exercised individual!

Rating 5: Standard

These individuals have ideal average levels of muscle mass and body fat.  They can achieve a lot by working out on a regular basis.

Rating 6: Standard Muscular

Most of the athletes have this rating. An individual with this rating has an average body fat percentage with higher muscle mass levels.

Rating 7: Thin

Low body fat and low muscle mass levels make up this rating.

Rating 8: Thin and Muscular

These individuals have standard muscle mass levels with lower amounts of body fat!

Rating 9: Very Muscular

These individuals are generally bodybuilders. They have higher levels of muscle mass with a low amount of body fat.

Factors affecting your body composition inturn alters your Physique Rating

Your body composition can also be influenced by factors you can’t control:

Age

People lose muscle mass as they age if they don’t maintain it with sufficient weight training. This results in a slower metabolism.

Genes

These play a role in whether you are naturally lean or have a tendency to retain fat, including where you store it.

Hormones

These can influence water retention, fat deposition, and body composition.

Sex

Women have more body fat than men as nature’s way of preparing for pregnancy and nursing.

What are my risks of having altered Physique Rating?

High body fat could lead to potential health risks like obesity-related diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Alternatively, with low fat, one could be susceptible to diseases, fertility issues, low energy levels causing fatigue, weak muscles, etc.

How to maintain an ideal Physique Rating?

As you become more active and reduce the amount of body fat, your physique rating will also change accordingly. Even though your weight may not change, your muscle mass and body fat levels may be making you healthier and at lower risk of certain diseases.

Make Appointment for Medical Services

Bowtie & JP Health provides a full range of medical services, including body composition analysis services. Call 3169 2269 or click here to make an appointment!

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