Determine your body fat percentage
Use a tape measure to determine your waist, hip and neck circumference. Then input your gender and measurements below to receive a body fat index based on average values. The body fat index is not an indicator of fitness level since the calculation is made with no regard to height or weight.
Should I know my percentage of body fat?
Body fat percentage does provide information about your overall risk for diseases like heart disease and diabetes at the bare minimum we should have an idea to keep us in check and compare to the average healthy human being.
Body Fat Percentage Categories
|Classification||Woman (% Fat)||Men (% Fat)|
|Essential Fat||10-12 %||2-4 %|
|Athletes||14-20 %||6-13 %|
|Fitness||21-24 %||14-17 %|
|Acceptable||25-31 %||18-25 %|
|Obese||32 %||25 %|
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