BODY FAT CALCULATOR

Fat, body fat and fat burning are different and complex elements that impact your health. LEVL will make it easier to manage what is really going on in your body. Bodies are composed of more than fat and muscle, they also include bones, water and other things that make you unique! Body fat is the ratio of fat compared to everything else.

The first step in understanding your body fat percentage is learning how to calculate and monitor your percentage. Men’s and women’s bodies are built differently and the body fat calculations have some unique factors.  You’ll notice we aren’t checking weight or fitness, just overall body fat.  This is an important difference as you seek to make changes to your health and wellness experience.

A benefit of monitoring and maintaining an ideal body fat percentage is that it can help reduce body weight, reduce obesity-related health complications, and increase wellness. Body fat percentage can be measured using multiple techniques, including scales, calipers and body measurements.  The calculator below uses simple body measurements to approximate your body fat percentage.

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Men

Height

Measured without shoes

Weight

Taken in the morning without clothes after going to the bathroom and before eating or drinking anything

Neck

Measure below the larynx (Adam's Apple). One way to find it is to put two fingers on your throat and swallow. That bump you feel move is your larynx.

Waist

Measure around the waist at the level of the belly button

All Values Measured In Inches

Height

Waist

Neck

Calculate

Body Fat %

Women

Height

Measured without shoes

Weight

Taken in the morning without clothes after going to the bathroom and before eating or drinking anything

Neck

Measure below the larynx. One way to find it is to put two fingers on your throat and swallow. That bump you feel move is your larynx.

Waist

Measure around the waist at the level of the belly button

Hips

Largest horizontal circumference around the hips

All Values Measured In Inches

Height

Waist

Neck

Hips

Calculate

Body Fat %

These measurements were developed by the United States Naval Health Research Center.

This is an approximation based on the general population, for a more accurate reading consult your healthcare professional.

REFERENCES

1. Kujawa K, Hodgdon JA. Comparison of Circumference-and Skinfold-Based Body Fat Estimation Equations. Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, 1998, p 17.

2.Hodgdon JA, Beckett MB. Prediction of Percent Body Fat for US Navy Women from Body Circumferences and Height. Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, 1984, p 26.

3.Hodgdon JA, Beckett MB. Prediction of Percent Body Fat for US Navy Men from Body Circumferences and Height. Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, 1984, p 22.