It's been ages since I calculated my body fat percentage. I started P90X this week so as part of the BEFORE stage I figured out what mine was. I also found some great information on the subject from HERE.
Your body fat percentage is simply what portion of your body is made up of fat. A certain amount of fat is NECESSARY!! It helps with body function, insulates & cushions organs and tissues. And it's the body's main storage of energy. It's IMPORTANT to know what your body fat percentage is so you know a REALISTIC weight loss/gain.
|AGE (Years)||HEALTHY RANGE OF BODY FAT FOR FEMALES||HEALTHY RANGE OF BODY FAT FOR MALES|
|18 - 39||21 - 33%||8 - 20%|
|40 - 59||23 - 34%||11 - 22%|
|60 - 79||24 - 36%||13 - 25%|
Have you taken the time to determine your body fat percentage? I found a cool little website that makes it easy cheesy!! All you need to do is measure your waist, figure your height & weight. Click on Male or Female & enter you age & you're set! Go HERE and check yours today!