Your body fat percentage is essential to know when evaluating your health. It divides your total weight in two categories: fat mass and everything else. You need fat to keep you warm and to protect your organs and joints. However, it is not healthy to have too much or too little fat.
If your body fat percentage is too low, your resistance to diseases and energy levels are lower, and you are at at risk of health issues. If your body fat percentage is too high, you have a higher risk of diabetes and other health problems. It is therefore important to measure your body fat percentage, and stay in the healthy range.
In this article, first the usefulness of BMI as a measurement is explained. Then it is described how you can accurately measure your body fat percentage. Finally, you will be able to find out if you have a healthy body fat percentage and will receive tips on losing or gaining weight.