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How to Find Your Body Fat Percentage

The following body fat calculator uses the U.S. Navy Circumference Method where three or four body measurements are fed into a formula to estimate the percentage of your body that is made up of fat. Many thanks to Stephen Chapman, About's Guide to Javascript.

The measurements need to be accurate to within 0.5cm or 0. 25 inches (centimeters tends to produce the most accurate results) and should be taken as follows:

  • Height: taken without shoes
  • Neck: taken below the larynx sloping slightly downward at the front
  • Waist: for men at navel height, for women at the smallest point
  • Hips: (women only) at the largest point

After figuring your body fat percentage, go to these charts to find out your category.

Body Fat Calculator

More > Charts For Men and Women - What is a Healthy Body Fat Percentage?

More > Are You Losing Fat, or Just Losing Weight? - Information about Body Fat Percentage

Note: Body Fat Percentage is not the same thing has BMI (Body Mass Index). There is an online BMI calculator here.

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