I’m astounded that an article fretting about body composition didn’t mention tests of physical fitness, such as Army Physical Fitness Tests. As long as you can perform up to par, does it really matter what is your percentage of body fat?
From Military Times:
“For the first time in 14 years, the military is rewriting its body composition standards and the methods used to determine whether troops are too fat to serve.
Pentagon officials intend to publish a new policy later this year, a document expected to have sweeping effects on how the military defines and measures health and fitness. The review comes amid rising concern about obesity. Among civilians, it is shrinking the pool of qualified prospective recruits. And in the active-duty force, a rising number of overweight troops poses risks to readiness and health care costs.”
PS: If your your body fat percentage is too high, check out my books.