What is body fat ?

Body fat is the amount of fat present in the body as compared to other things such as muscles, bones, organs, water and so on). The certain amount of fat is essential for the body called as essential fat. Body Fat Percentage Calculator is a simple online tool for calculating the amount of fat present in your body. It uses US Navy Formula for calculating the body fat percentage.

Calculate the Fat Percentage in your Body

Your Body Fat Percentage


How much fat is good for your body ?

After you calculate your body fat, you should use this table for further analysis. The essential fat (minimal fat %) is necessary for the survival. Obese level of fat may cause lots of health problems. So, for a healthy body, the recommended fat zone is - from Athletes to Acceptable.

Fat Level Women Men
Essential Fat 10-12% 2-4%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21-24% 14-17%
Acceptable 25-31% 18-25%
Obese 32% + 26% +

Note : It does not represent an accurate measure of your total body fat. It is an estimation only and it can be wrong some times. You should consult a doctor for a more accurate estimation.