Body Fat 39%

39% 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.

39% Body Fat women - Obese

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.

39% 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.

As men get heavier and heavier gaining more fat, most of the fat is funneled right in the stomach.

The 39% level is characterized by more significant protrusion of stomach fat over the waist. This is the beer gut kind of look.

Waist circumferences can be 40+ inches for a man with 35% body fat.

39% 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.

When having a 39 percentage of body fat, the hips become even wider and the face and neck will appear rounder and more full.

Hip circumference can start approaching 40+ inches and waist circumference of 32+ inches.

Some belly fat may start protruding over the waist as well.

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:

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