Body Fat 18.7%
Average- 18.7% Body Fat men
Men who exceed the normal body fat range have greater risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, fatty liver disease and some types of cancer.
Athletes- 18.7% Body Fat women
Women with too much body fat range have greater risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, fatty liver disease and some types of cancer.
18.7% Body Fat Men
Body fat percentage is the percentage of fat in our body.
A small percentage of fat is essential for our body to function. We need a certain minimal amount of fat to insulate our tissues and organs and to regulate our body temperature.
Fat is also the way our body stores energy. The necessary amount of fat is called essential fat and the minimum percentage for survival is 3 to 5 percents in men.
In the 18.7% body fat level, the separation between muscles starts to blur, almost no vascularity, or striations can be seen, typically there is a small stomach pouch of fat, the look is “soft” but not very round.
Most men are within the 18-24% body fat range.
18.7% Body Fat Women
Body fat plays a significant role in reproduction. Sex hormones are fat soluble and they are stored in the body’s fat layers. Women that have a low body fat produce a reduced amount of estrogen which can lead to an abnormal menstrual cycle, Amenorrhea, or the lack of a menstrual cycle.
A 18.7% body fat percentage in women is usually in the “fit” category of most body fat charts and is typical of many female athletes.
Some definition in the abs is apparent, there is body fat on the arms and legs, but it’s not too pronounced.
There is minimal, but some separation between muscles.
Calculate your body fat percentage
Percent body fat is the percentage of fat your body contains.
Exact body fat percentage cannot be precisely determined, but multiple methods are used to estimate it. You can use our body fat calculator to estimate your body fat percentage: