Last updated on July 10th, 2017 at 10:15 pm
BF is short for body fat. Body fat is your extra weight in addition to your lean body mass. Lean body mass is your mass without any fat.
Use our tool to calculate your body fat percentage and make sure you check below our body fat percentage chart.
Please note – body fat percentage calculator and body fat percentage chart show / calculate mere approximate values.
Using the tool provided below you can calculate your own body fat percentage. Keep in mind that this tool is not very accurate, but more of a mere approximation of your body fat percentage based on your age, weight and height (BMI). Body fat percentage calculator cannot provide accurate results as it does not take into consideration your body composition. Use this tool just to get an overview of your BF percentage. For more accurate results consult your personal doctor or a trained professional.
How to calculate your body fat percentage
This tool uses your body age and body mass index as input. It calculates your body fat percentage based on assumption that you are of average constitution (meaning you’re not a top-level athlete or very obese). It also takes into account the fact that with age, most people will lose some muscle mass and at the same time gain some body fat (natural process of aging).
Note: this tool will only give you an estimation value. Real percentage may vary!
Body Fat Percentage Calculator / body fat percentage chart
If you want to assess your health it is important to know the composition of your body. Therefore, it is necessary to determine the quality (not the quantity) of your body weight.
Your body weight is divided in two main components:
– Lean body mass: weight of your bones, muscles, water, etc..
– Body fat: weight of extra fat.
Body fat is then divided into two categories. Essential fat, which is needed for different processes in your body, and the extra fat that is stored in your body as a result of excessive calorie intake.
If you want to lose weight in a healthy way you should get rid of that extra fat that your body stored.
Body fat percentage is divided into several categories. Body fat percentage chart is displayed below.
|obese||more than 31%||more than 24%|
Source: American Council on Exercise Guidelines
For men, anything between 5 percent and 20 percent is healthy whereas for women anything between 15 percent and 30 percent is healthy.
Having a very low body fat percentage is as dangerous as having a high body fat percentage.
Women tend to have more body fat than men. This is natural. For visible abs, men should aim for 15 percent of body fat (or lower), women should aim for 20 percent (or lower).
Below image represents different body fat percentages. You can see how different percentages would look like on you in real life.
On this image: body fat percentage chart. See how different body fat percentage would look on you in real life; source: healthiack.com
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