The Best Body Fat Analyzers

Although a living person’s body fat cannot be exactly determined, it can be estimated using a variety of methods, such as:

Body fat analyzers are commercial devices made available to the general public, used to measure body fat. There are a number of reasons why one should monitor body fat

It is also useful to monitor body fat during a weight loss program in order to check whether the diet or exercise is appropriate or adequate for one’s needs.

Although there are a number of body fat analysers on the market, made by brands such as Tanita and Omron, it is not possible to get a precise measurement of body fat.

The alternative is to calculate your body fat based on your height and weight using the Body Mass Index The amount of body fat you should have depends on whether you are a man or a woman. If you are a woman, you should have higher percentage of body fat than a man.

The American Council on Exercise1 suggests the following classification of body fat:

ClassificationWomen (fat%)Men (fat%)
Essential fat10-13%2-5%

Anything below the essential fat classification and the body is negatively affected, both physically and physiologically. A normal person should aim to have average levels of body fat.

1Guidelines for percentage of body fat

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