Excess body fat and your body fat percentage (sometimes called the body fat index) rather than excess weight is a major indicator or index for weight-related health problems. We have a number different online and free body fat percentage calculators to estimate your body fat percentage. Use these calculators to monitor, measure and lose body fat:

The American Council of exercise recommend the following body fat percentage index.

Body Fat Index from American Council on Exercise

  Classification  Women (% 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 > 31 > 25

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