> Need my body fat measured by a prefessional in Adelaide SA Where can i
> go and what the best way?
I know of three ways to do this:
(1) Some bathroom scales measure your % body fat by passing a (small)
current through your body (each foot has a separate electrode). They
cost upwards of $100 to buy (Target has them) or some places let you
stand on them for a fee (the squash courts in Lane Cove [Sydney] used to
let you do this for about $2).
(2) You get immersed in a tank of water and your displacement is
measured. Comparing this to your weight on dry land gives your % body fat.
(3) A qualified person pinches you all over with a pair of plastic
calipers. I've had this done and it's only mildly uncomfortable.
Sadly I have no idea how accurate these methods are either in absolute
terms or relative to each other. Maybe the only sure-fire way is to boil
you down into your component parts and skim the fat off the top, but
that's a somewhat invasive procedure.