Men and women carry fat in different places on their body. Men retain the greatest level of body fat in their abdominal area. Women retain the greatest level of body fat in their hips and thighs.
The recommended body fat levels for men and women are as follows:
It 's considered unhealthy for men to have a body fat percentage below 3 percent and women to have a body fat percentage below 11 percent. A body fat percentage of over 20 percent for men and over 30 percent for women is also considered unhealthy.
Body fat and body weight are affected by the following factors:-
Caluculating your body fat needs to be done by a professional such as a gym instructor, but you can work out the sort of body fat percentage you will have according to a few simple indicators.