Body Fat Chart
The body fat percentage chart below is based on guidelines by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Use your gender and age range to find out if you have a healthy body fat %.
- The yellow band is considered an acceptable body fat percentage, green is better and rated fit, and blue is athletic
- A body fat percent reading in the orange bar is considered overfat
- A body fat percent result in the red bar is considered obese
- A body fat percentage lower than the blue bar is considered underfat
Healthy body fat percentages in the yellow, green and blue bands imply that your risks for weight-related ailments are lower than the unhealthy body fat percentage bands colored orange and red. If your body fat reading is in the overfat or obese range, losing weight (body fat) will improve your health.
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