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20 Facts About Obesity

5. Body Fat Percent.

In light of the BMI being a flawed calculation, there is fortunately better ways to accurately assess obesity. This method requires trained individuals such as qualified doctors, nurses, and exercise physiologists, but your body fat percent should range for 25-31 % for women and 18-24% for men. Obese levels for women are any fat percent above 32% and 25% for men. There is slight variation because women need to have a more body fat as part of mother-bearing duties. If your body fat percent is above these thresholds, consider lifestyle changes to decrease your fat content on your body.