Shaping a good body is a challenge for human with obesity or overweight but it is just not challenge but also beneficial step to get healthy body. The first step to improve your body weight is measure body fat percentage. There are some ways to know your body fat percentage, one of them is using percent body fat calculator. Using this calculator you can know the fat in your body and you can decide how much fat you should cut.
Using calculator to measure body fat is not complicated because you just need to fill some forms and click to know the result. Here are some forms that you should fill to know the percentage of body fat;
- Age; you type your age on the form
- Gender; are you men or women?
- Weight; you can fill in kilos or pounds scale
- Waist circumference (Inches or Centimeters)
- Wrist circumference (Inches or Centimeters)
- Hip circumference (Inches or Centimeters)
- Forearm circumference (Inches or Centimeters)
After you know how much fat you have, you should check ideal fat that you should have based on the chart below;
|Classification||Women (% Fat)||Men (% Fat)|
|Obese||32% +||25% +|
The chart of body fat percentage above shows the ideal body fat percentage after you use percent body fat calculator. In addition, people have different ideal body fat because there are some factors influence it. Men and women have different ideal body fat percentage, men is in good health when they have less body fat percentage than women. It is because women need more fat to support their female reproductive system and also physical development. Then, woman at 20 – 40 and 40 – 60 more have different scale for ideal body fat percentage.
The different body fat percentage in each group of age or gender shows that if the scale is higher or lower, the result relate to health condition. For example higher level of body fat relates to serious health problems like diabetes, heart problem and high blood pressure. It is essential for both men and women who have lower body fat percentage to check their condition. Those are benefits of using percent body fat calculator for your health and it is not tricky to use it even you are not an expert.