General body measurements

Fat (%) Women Men
Essential 10-12% 2-5%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fit 21-24% 14-17%
Acceptable 25-31% 18-24%
Obese >32% >25%

 

Recommended Body Fat Levels for men and women:

Males age range

Too Little

Healthy range

Overweight

Obese

20-30yrs

Below  8%

8 – 19%

19 – 25%

over 25%

31-40yrs

Below  8%

8 – 19%

19 – 25%

over 25%

41-50yrs

Below  11%

11 – 22%

22 – 27%

over 27%

51-60yrs

Below  11%

11 – 22%

22 – 27%

over 27%

61-70yrs

Below  13%

13 – 25%

25 – 30%

over 30%

71-80yrs

Below  13%

13 – 25%

25 – 30%

over 30%

Females age range

Too Little

Healthy range

Overweight

Obese

20-30yrs

Below  21%

21 – 33%

33 – 39%

over 39%

31-40yrs

Below  21%

21 – 33%

33 – 39%

over 39%

41-50yrs

Below  23%

23 – 35%

35 – 40%

over 40%

51-60yrs

Below  23%

23 – 35%

35 – 40%

over 40%

61-70yrs

Below  24%

24 – 36%

36 – 42%

over 42%

71-80yrs

Below  24%

24 – 36%

36 – 42%

over 42%

 

Visceral Fat:
– fat encompassing internal organs
Level 1-9 – good
Level 10-30 – bad

Muscles %:
Average Women 28%
Average Men 37%

BMI:
<18 – underweight
>25 – overweight
>30 obese

Basal metabolic rate:
– the minimum energy level required to maintain vital functions
– represents 60-70% of the daily calories received by the human body
– there are more formulas to calculate this:

Cholesterol:

2 DL <100 normal
100-129 almost normal
130-156 superior limit
160-189 high
>190 very high
2DL + HDL <200 good
200-239 to the superior limit
>240 high
HDL <40 low
>60 high

Blood Pressure:

Systolic Diastolic Comments
230 135 very much
heart attack preventing medicines
simptome:
225 130
220 130
215 125
210 125
205 120
200 120
195 115 Heart Attack Risk
190 115
185 110
180 110 needs medication
175 105
170 105
165 100
160 100
155 95 some doctors prescribe medicines
150 95
145 90
140 90
135 85
130 85 good
130 85
125 80
120 80 very good
115 75 excellent
110 70
105 70
100 65 children, athletes
95 65
90 60
85 55 too low, requires medication
80 55
75 50
70 50
65 45 very low, requires medication
simptoms:

  • weakness
  • lethargy
  • dizziness
  • stroke
  • coma
60 45
55 40
50 35