Body Fat calculator

Body Fat calculator

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Your body fat is ......

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



There are several methods for calculating body fat percentage, and the accuracy of the calculation can vary depending on the method used. Here are some common methods for calculating body fat percentage:

Skinfold thickness measurement: This method involves using calipers to measure the thickness of a pinch of skin and fat at specific points on the body, such as the chest, abdomen, and thighs. The results are then plugged into an equation to estimate body fat percentage.

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA): In this method, a small electrical current is passed through the body to measure body composition. Current resistance is used to estimate body fat percentage.

Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA): This method uses low-dose X-rays to measure body composition. It is considered the most accurate method for measuring body fat percentage, but it is the most expensive and may not be readily available.

Waist-to-hip ratio: This method involves measuring waist and hip circumferences and dividing the waist measurement by the hip measurement. A higher ratio may indicate a higher body fat percentage.

To use the body fat calculator, you need to collect the necessary measurements or test results and enter them into the calculator. Keep in mind that body fat calculators aren’t always accurate, and it’s best to use them as a general guide rather than relying on them for accurate measurements. If you have concerns about your body fat percentage or are interested in losing weight, it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional.