How to measure body fat percentage

To maintain body fat percentage on a normal level is of vital importance for the whole organism. Having too much of fat is harmful, while having less than 3% of fat is dangerous.

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How to measure body fat percentage

What is body fat percentage

If you have excessive weight and want to lose it, you should know what body fat percentage is. It’s the quantity of fat in your body in comparison to other liquids and tissues.
To maintain body fat percentage on a normal level is of vital importance for the whole organism. Having too much of fat is harmful, while having less than 3% of fat is dangerous. Too much body fat may worsen various health troubles such as heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes etc.
Fat is not only something that makes you not as slim as you want to be, but it’s also the basic store of energy that helps your body to function properly.
So if you want to lose weight, it means that you should burn the fat. The first step to slender and attractive body is to measure the amount of fat in your body and then consult the doctor what percentage of fat can be lost without any harm to your body.

How to measure body fat percentage

It’s not a problem to measure body fat percentage, if you have a proper instrument. Modern fitness&health industry suggests a great variety of different tools for measuring fat: body fat analyzers, body tape measures, body fat&water scales, personal body fat testers etc. All these devices have simple instructions and are easy to use.

Is there any difference between Body Fat Percentage and Body Mass Index?

These are not two similar things: Body Fat Percentage shows the amount of fat, while Body Mass Index is found taking into consideration your height and weight. It’s interesting, that, for example, people with the same weight and similar height have different body formation: one can have 180 pounds of well trained muscles, while another – 180 pounds of “Hot dogs’.
Also it can depend on the amount of water in the body or if a person has heavy bones.

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