Body Fat Percent

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What is body fat percent?

Body Fat Percent

When you measure body fat you are really measuring you body fat percentage. This is what percent of you is fat, versus lean tissue, which is muscle plus bone, organs, skin, etc. A fitness range is considered to be 12-18% body fat for men and 17-25% for women. Over 25% for men and over 30% for women is considered obese. Very low body fat is only advantageous for certain athletes, like bodybuilders and distance runners, and can be dangerous for women.

   

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