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Body Fat Calculator


Body fat percentage (BFP) is a good indicator of your body composition and indicates the amount of fat you have in your body. Body Fat Calculator helps you to find out your body fat percentage, your body type and the number of calories you have to burn, to lose 1% of your body fat.

Body fat percentage (BFP) is the total mass of fat divided by total body mass. The total body fat includes essential body fat and stored body fat.

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Essential body fat is needed for life and reproductive functions. The percentage of essential body fat for women is greater than that for men, due to the demands of childbearing and other hormonal functions. Sored body fat is the fat that is accumulated from the extra calories that are not burnt by the due to sedentary life style and lack of exercise.

Two persons of same height and weight may have the same Body Mass Index (BMI) but different body composition. This is due to the difference in the amount and distribution of fat they have in their body.

It is important to have a healthy amount of body fat to regulate body temperature, protect organs and stay energetic. But having more than the required percentage of body fat can lead to serious health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart diseases. If you want to feel fit and look fit; make sure you have less body fat and more muscle mass.

An estimate of the amount of body fat that you need to lose is the first step in any successful weight loss program.

This calculator uses Hodgdon-Beckett formula, which is used by U.S. Navy, to calculate body fat percentage using tape measurements.

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If you are not sure of your Neck size but know your hip circumference, use our Body Fat Percentage Calculator
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References

  • Hodgson, J.A. and M.B. Beckett (1984) Prediction of percent body fat for U.S. Navy men from body circumferences and height. Report no. 84-11 and 84-29, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA.
  • J.Hodgdon. and M.Beckett: Development of the DoD body composition estimation equations. Report No. 99-2B. Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, Cal. 1999.

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boden-vess

This gave me 5% body fat even though I would say I'm 9-10% bodyfat.

barry_allen

i have 21kg bf how to reduce it while doing nothing pls help

arzoo-pathania

my fat is 28 how can I reduce it.... suggest me...i m also doing excercise in evening for 30 min

shivani03, India

hi. this post is great.. a person need to be fit, he/she should do exercise daily.. but their are so many peoples who are very very thin and they want to become fat..kindly post some blog for those peoples also who want to become fat.

Kalyan43, India

It is an excellent site know about the Diabetics.Thank you, K Barman



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