Body Fat % Calculator:
Body fat measurements are now recognized as superior methods for measuring "weight loss." When a person declares that they want to "lose weight," what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So now that you've had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean?
First, your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat that your body contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, it means that your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else).
A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body's energy storage. The following table describes body fat ranges and their associated categories:
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Calculator:
Your BMR, or basal metabolic rate (metabolism), is the energy (measured in calories) expended by the body at rest to maintain normal bodily functions.
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