DETERMINE YOUR BODY FAT PERCENTAGE
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BODY FAT INDEX
The way to measure and determine one’s fat to lean muscle proportion is to determine body-fat percentage. The body-fat percentage is the percentage of an individual’s weight that is fat. Essential body fat is necessary to maintain life and reproductive functions.
Your BMI is considered overweight. Being overweight may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Consider making lifestyle changes through healthy eating and fitness to improve your health. Our Couch to 5K training plan is a great place to start.
BODY FAT PERCENTAGE CATEGORIES
|CLASSIFICATION||WOMAN (% FAT)||MEN (% FAT)|
|Essential Fat||10-12 %||2-4 %|
|Athletes||14-20 %||6-13 %|
|Fitness||21-24 %||14-17 %|
|Acceptable||25-31 %||18-25 %|
|Obese||32 %||25 %|