Body Fat Percentage

Health Plus
September 27, 2011

Why do I need to know my body fat percentage? Because weight alone does not predict the level of body fat we have in our bodies. Knowing what your body fat percentage is and knowing whether you are in the recommended range for your age and gender can help you make lifestyle choices to be as healthy as possible. The National Institutes of Health has stated that a high percentage of body fat can put one at risk for hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.