Body Fat 26%
26% Body Fat men - Obese
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.
26% Body Fat women - Average
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.
26% Body Fat Men
Body weight consists of muscle, bone, fluids and fat.
Excess body fat places a load on the body and can be a health risk for men, depending on the percentage of body fat.
Men tend to gain body fat in the belly region, and this places them at a higher risk for heart disease.
Knowing what is the normal fat percentage and staying within that range will promote overall health and lower the risk of disease.
With a body fat percentage of 26, 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% Body Fat Women
To know our body fat percentage, as well as the minimum essential fat percentage can be useful if we are trying to lose weight.
Since our goal is usually losing fat, monitoring our body fat percentage shows us how successful we are.
If most our weight loss efforts are through increased exercise, just checking our weight might not be useful. We might actually gain weight, as muscles are heavier than fat.
A body fat percentage of 26 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: