Body Fat calculator

Body fat calculator

Body Fat calculator

The essential body fat a basic level of fat located in the majority within the human body.  Essential fat varies between females and males generally about 2-5% for men and 10-13% for women. The ideal range of body fat for males is usually described as 8-19 percentage for men, while the ideal range for women is between 21 and 33 percent.

Body Fat calculator

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DescriptionWomenMen
Recommended amount:20-25%8-14%
Adults in United States, average :22-25%15-19%
Obese :30+%25+%

Understanding the results

There are many possible reasons why some body fat levels are higher than desired. One of the main reasons is excess visceral fat.

The excess visceral fat accounts for almost a quarter of the entire body fat level. The excessive amount of fat in the abdominal area, hips, thighs, and buttocks makes people appear overweight, older, or even obese. These unattractive aspects can greatly reduce one’s self-confidence.

While body fat measurement provides an important sign of overall health, it is not a precise indicator of cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

It does, however, provide a possible diagnosis for many health problems and provide information to a practitioner about the percentage of a person’s body fat that is composed of body fat. Therefore, body fat percentages can often be correlated with other measures of overall health, such as cholesterol levels.

When a physician sees a high body fat percentage, he or she may consider a checkup or other medical evaluation of the heart, lungs, or kidneys.

While body fat measurement provides an important sign of overall health, it is not a precise indicator of cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

It does, however, provide a possible diagnosis for many health problems and provide information to a practitioner about the percentage of a person’s body fat that is composed of body fat. Therefore, body fat percentages can often be correlated with other measures of overall health, such as cholesterol levels.

When a physician sees a high body fat percentage, he or she may consider a checkup or other medical evaluation of the heart, lungs, or kidneys.