August 14, 2022

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How To Calculate Your Body Fat Percentage – And Why It Matters

Numbers are tempting. They are convincing. They seem so sure of themselves. But they don’t always tell the full story, so when it comes to your body fat percentage, it’s wise to look not just at the obtuse number, but also at your fitness level, age, body type, diet, and general health. †

That said, it’s important to keep your body fat percentage in a healthy range. Having too much body fat puts you at risk of developing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. It also leads to high blood pressure, puts extra pressure on your bones and joints, affects your sleep and can increase the risk of mental health problems such as depression.