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Having Too Little Body Fat Can Be Dangerous

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:34pm

Losing body fat, especially abdominal fat, is a good thing. Losing too much body fat is a bad thing! There have been many people who worry so much about weight and body fat that it leads to serious illnesses like anorexia or bulimia. So what is the general standard for body fat? Here it is:

Necessary Body Fat: Women 10-13%, Men 2-5%

Athletes: Women 14-20%, Men 6-13%

Fit: Women 21-24%, Men 14-17%

Acceptable: Women 25-31%, Men 18-25%

Unhealthy: Women 32%+, Men 26%+

A body fat assessment is a part of every FREE fitness assessment that I perform. Have your body fat checked today!

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