Body fat percentage - How is a healthy level decided?

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  1. Sez

    Sez has started again!!

    Following on from Mrs Lards thread about BMI/Body fat percentage, I am now curious as to what the numbers mean.

    My BMI is now between 30-31 (dependingon the calculation used), however my fat level is 43%. I have looked this up on the WWW and this seems to be incredibly high still, despite losing over 100lbs! :cry:

    I cannot see that it will be in the suggested "healthy" range even once I reach my target, which is BMI 24. (see my ticker)

    Does anyone have any better links for me to follow or any ideas as to this odd anomaly? I did begin to feel quite low at the thought that I will always be unhealthy, despite my best efforts!!!

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. SandraEG

    SandraEG Full Member

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    My best advice would be to do weight-bearing exercise and try to build some muscle. More muscle equals less fat!:D
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