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Understanding your Weight Measurements

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2017 04:45PM PST
Body Fat %
Body Fat percentage is calculated by dividing the total mass of fat by total body mass. The total mass of fat is made up of essential fat (necessary for life and reproduction) and storage fat. Below is a chart from the American Council on Exercise on different levels of body fat percentage.
 
Description Women Men
Essential Fat 10-13% 2-5%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21–24% 14–17%
Acceptable 25–31% 18–24%
Obesity >32% >25%

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BMI - Body Mass Index
Body mass index is calculated by dividing your weight in kg by the square of your height in meters. (KG/M2) BMI scores are used to categorize a person as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese based on their calculated score. Although BMI's are helpful for rough categorization it should not be used as a diagnostic of body fatness or health.

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% Muscle Mass
Percent Muscle mass is the proportion of your total body mass made up of muscle tissue.



% Bones Mass
Percent Bone mass is the proportion of your total body mass that is made up of bone.



Water Percentage
Percent water can help you understand your current hydration level and fluid retention. In general, the normal range for men is between 50-65%, and for women is between 45-60%. 

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% Visceral Fat
% Visceral fat is body fat is calculated by dividing the mass of visceral body fat by total body mass. Visceral fat is fat stored in the abdominal cavity and is located around many important internal organs. Having some visceral fat is normal, however higher levels of visceral fat can lead to elevated risk for various health issues.

Learn more about visceral fat

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