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## What is meant by body fat?

Body fat is better known as BFP or the body fat percentage & this is the total mass of the fat which is divided by the total body mass of the human or the other living being. This body fat is inclusive of the essential body fat along with the storage body fat. When it comes to the essential body fat, it tends to be a mandatory aspect for leading a healthy life. This is also one of the reasons that the essential body fat percentage is higher in women when compared to men.

## Body Fat Calculator

As per the reports, essential body fat in women is about 10 to 13 % while in men it is 2 to 5 %. On the other hand, the storage body fat is made up of the fat which is accumulated in the adipose tissue & part of it protects the internal organs both in the abdomen & the chest. Hence, this body fat percentage becomes a measure to check the fitness level so that one can know as to how healthy they are.

## Use of body fat percentage calculator

In order to get to know the body fat, this body fat calculator will come handy as it would be able to give the results in a very short time.

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## How to use a body fat calculator?

When using a body fat percentage calculator, one has to enter the weight followed by the waist circumference, height, neck. Wrist, hip as well as forearm circumference is generally mandatory for women. And when you have listed out all the details, click on the calculate tab to get to know as to what is your body fat percentage. All this is done in a very simple manner which is quite effortless as well.

## Body fat calculator formula for both women & men

**Body fat formula for Women**

\(Factor\quad 1\quad is\quad (\quad Total\quad body\quad weight \quad \times \quad 0.732\quad ) \quad+\quad 8.987\)

\(Factor\quad 2 \quad is \quad \frac{Wrist\quad measurement\quad (at\quad the\quad fullest\quad point)}{ \quad 3.140 \quad }\)

\(Factor\quad 3\quad is\quad Waist\quad measurement\quad (\quad at\quad naval\quad )\quad \times \quad 0.157\)

\(Factor\quad 4\quad is\quad Hip\quad measurement\quad (\quad at\quad the\quad fullest\quad point\quad )\quad \times \quad 0.249\)

\(Factor\quad 5\quad is\quad Forearm\quad measurement\quad (\quad at\quad the\quad fullest\quad point\quad )\quad \times \quad 0.434\)

\(Lean\quad Body\quad Mass\quad happens\quad to\quad be\quad Factor\quad 1\quad +\quad Factor\quad 2\quad -\quad Factor\quad 3\quad -\quad Factor\quad 4\quad +\quad Factor\quad 5\)

\(Body\quad Fat\quad Weight\quad is\quad Total\quad body\quad weight\quad -\quad Lean\quad Body\quad Mass\)

\(Body\quad Fat\quad Percentage\quad is\quad \frac{(Body\quad Fat\quad Weight\quad \times \quad 100)}{total\quad body\quad weight}\)

**Body fat formula for Men**

\(Factor\quad 1\quad is\quad (\quad Total\quad body\quad weight \quad \times \quad 1.082\quad ) \quad+\quad 94.42\)

\(Factor\quad 2\quad is\quad Waist\quad measurement\quad \times \quad 4.15 \)

\(Lean\quad Body\quad Mass\quad happens\quad to\quad be\quad Factor\quad 1\quad -\quad Factor\quad 2\)

\(Body\quad Fat\quad Weight\quad is\quad as\quad follows\quad Total\quad body\quad weight\quad -\quad Lean\quad Body\quad Mass\)

\(Body\quad Fat\quad Percentage\quad is\quad \frac{(Body\quad Fat\quad Weight\quad \times \quad 100)}{total\quad body\quad weight}\)

With the formulae listed above, an individual will be able to figure out as to what will be the result of the body fat calculator apart from knowing as to how a body fat calculator or the body fat percentage calculator works in a very simple manner.

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