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Body Fat Percentage - Guidelines

Table 1. Body Fat Guidelines from American Council on Exercise

Classification Women (% Fat) Men (% Fat)
Essential Fat 10-12 percent 2-4 percent
Athletes 14-20 percent 6-13 percent
Fitness 21-24 percent 14-17 percent
Acceptable 25-31 percent 18-25 percent

Table 2. Body Fat Guidelines from American Dietetics Association

  Women Men
Normal 15-25 percent 10-20 percent

Overweight

25.1-29.9 percent 20.1-24.4 percent
Obese Over 30 percent Over 25 percent

Table 3. Age-Related Healthy Body Fat Guidelines

Age Women Men
18-39 years 21-32 percent 8-19 percent
40-59 years 23-33 percent 11-21 percent
60-79 years 24-35 percent 13-24 percent

Body Fat Percentage and Location

Where your excess fat is located is perhaps as important than the amount of body fat you have. Recent studies have shown that if you carry your extra fat around your waist, you are at a higher risk for developing the diseases mentioned above than if you carry the same amount of extra fat around your thighs and buttocks.

 

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