Body Fat 40%

40% 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.

40% 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.

40% 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 of 40, basic every day activities like walking up stairs, or bending over to pick something up becomes increasingly difficult.

This body fat level is approaching morbidly obese, which is characterized by a BMI over 35.

40% 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.

The hips and thighs grow larger so that hip circumference can reach 42+ inches, waist of 35 inches, and thighs over 25 inches.

The skin may begin to lose its smooth appearance as more and more fat accumulates.

Hip Circumference can may reach 45+ inches and waist circumference 35+ inches.

The hips may become noticeably wider than the shoulders.

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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