A Reference Chart for your Body Fat and Water Percentages

A scale equipped with BIA technology.

 

Here is a great guide you can use to determine target body composition, using age,  body fat percentage and total body water percentage. The top two charts are body fat percentage for men (top) and women (below). The last chart is the total body water percentage.

A great way to monitor your weight, body fat percentage, and water percentage is with a bathroom scale equipped with Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis, which sends a harmless electrical pulse into the body, providing the fat and water percentage estimates. These scales are inexpensive, and a must have if useful information is your thing.

 

 Body Fat Percentage

Rating

Men

Age Age Age Age Age
  20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Low <13 <14 <18 <17 <18
Normal 14-20 15-21 17-23 18-24 19-25
Mod. High 21-23 22-24 24-26 25-27 26-28
High >23 >24 >26 >27 >28

 

Rating

Women

Age Age Age Age Age
  20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Low <19 <20 <21 <22 <23
Normal 20-28 21-29 22-30 23-31 24-32
Mod. High 29-31 30-32 31-33 32-33 33-35
High >31 >32 >33 >34 >35

 

 

 

 

 

Total Body Water Percentage    

% Body Fate Range                              Normal % TBW Range

Men 14 to 14 % 70 to 63 %
  15 to 21 % 63 to 57%
  22 to 24 % 57 to 55 %
  25 and over 55 to 37%
Women 4 to 20 % 70 to 58 %
  21 to 29 % 58 to 52 %
  30 to 32 % 52 to 49 %
  33 and over 49 to 37 %

 

 

 

Source: University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

 


 

 

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