What is optimal body fat percentage

How high should the fat percentage really be? And is there a difference in the average fat percentage in men and women? What is the optimal body fat percentage?

Here you get the answer, and you can also read how to measure the fat percentage – and what it does to you if the fat percentage is too high or low.

The official recommendations for a healthy and normal fat rate vary with regard to both gender and age. Depending on age, women’s fat percentage should preferably be 21-36 percent and men’s 8-25 percent.

In the fat percentage form on this page, you can see precisely where your fat percentage should be. You get answers on how to measure the fat rate, what a high or low-fat percentage does to the body – and why women need to have more body fat than men.

Measure the fat percentage with the fat percentage calculator

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