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Percentage body fat



Body Fat Percentage Categories

Classification Women (% 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% +

The Body Fat Calculator allows you to determine the percentage of body fat in your body depending on your body type, and the number of calories you need to burn to lose one percent of your fat.

Body fat percent (BFP) refers to the overall amount of fat, divided by the total body mass.

Body fat is comprised of the body’s essential fat and stored body fat. Essential body fat is required to sustain life and for reproductive purposes.

The amount of essential body fat in women is higher than for males because of the demands of having children as well as other hormone-related functions.

Estimating the body fat you’ll have to shed is the initial step of any effective weight loss plan. The body fat percentage (BFP) is an excellent gauge of your body’s composition and reveals what amount of fat in your body.

Two people of identical height and weight might have the same Body Mass Index (BMI) however, they have different body types.

This is due to the different amounts and the distribution of fat within their bodies.

It is essential to maintain an appropriate amount of fat in order to regulate body temperature, shield organs, and keep them healthy.

However, having an excess of the required proportion of body fat could result in serious health issues like diabetes, obesity high blood pressure, and heart ailments.

If you’d like to feel healthy and fit, make sure that you’ve got less body fat and greater muscle mass.

This calculator employs the formula Hodgdon-Beckett which is employed by the U.S. Navy, to determine the percentage of body fat by measuring tape.

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