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Step(1): Select your gender
Step(2): Enter your weight
Enter your waist size
Note: Information marked with (*)  for female
Enter your wrist size
Enter your hip size
Enter your forearm circuference
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Classification of Body Fat Percentage:

Category of body fat Male female
Necessary Fat 2-4% 10-12%
Athletes 6-13% 14-20%
Fitness 14-17% 21-24%
Satisfactory Fat 18-25% 25-31%
Over Fat 25% or more 32% or more


 Fat is one of the basic components that make up the structure of your body. The other components include muscle, water, bone and your organs - the brain, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, pancreas, and intestines. etc. All are necessary for normal, healthy functioning.

Body fat can be divided into two categories: Essential fat and storage fat.

As its name implies, essential fat is necessary for normal, healthy functioning. It is stored in small amounts in your bone marrow, organs, central nervous system and muscles.

In men, essential fat is approximately 3 percent of body weight. Women, however, have a higher percentage of essential fat - about 12 percent. This is because their essential fat also includes some sex-specific fat found in the breasts, pelvis, hips and thighs. This sex-specific fat is believed to be critical for normal reproductive function.

Storage fat is the other type of body fat. This is the fat you accumulate beneath your skin, in certain specific areas inside your body, and in your muscles. It also includes the deep fat that protects your internal organs from injury. Men and women have similar amounts of storage fat.

It is desirable to have some storage fat due to the protective role it plays in your body. However, most storage fat is considered to be "expendable". Storage fat:

How to Measure Waist Circumference?

Locate the upper hip bone and the top of the right iliac crest. Place a measuring tape in a horizontal plane around the abdomen at the level of the iliac crest. Before reading the tape measure, make sure the tape is secure, but not too tight and is parallel to the floor. The reading should be taken at the end of an expiration.


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