Body Fat 26.8%
26.8% Body Fat men - Obese
Men who maintain a healthy body fat range have an overall better quality of health and fitness.
Men with normal body fat have more toned muscles and this improves their appearance.
26.8% Body Fat women - Average
For females, body fat percentages below 15-20 percent are considered dangerous. A low body fat percentage can cause a hormonal imbalance, your menstrual cycle might stop and this can lead to infertility.
26.8% Body Fat Men
Knowing your body fat percentage, as well as the minimum essential fat percentage can be useful if you are trying to lose weight.
Besides knowing how much essential fat you absolutely have to have, you also need to know our lean body mass, the weight of your bones and organs, which is calculated using our height, weight and sex.
Adding lean body mass and essential fat, you can find how much extra fat you have and how much weight you can lose without endangering your health.
With a body fat percentage of 26.8, there is little to no separation of muscles, no vascularity, or muscle striations, waist begins to increase quite substantially with a waist to hip ratio as high as 0.9 (waist circumference/hip circumference).
Over 25% body fat for a man is considered obese, and over a 40 inch waist is considered abdominal obesity.
26.8% Body Fat Women
Some body fat is required for overall health. It plays an important role in protecting internal organs, providing energy, and regulating hormones. Excess body fat is linked to an increased risk for diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. To lower your body fat, you must eat fewer calories than you use.
The human body is made to store fat so that it maintains reserves of energy. If you take in fewer calories, your body will burn these fat reserves.
A body fat percentage of 26.8 is on the low end of what’s average for most women and is characterized by a shape that is neither too slim, nor overweight.
Curves in the hips are usually more apparent along with more fat in the buttocks and thighs.
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: