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Body Fat Calculator: One Way to Measure Your Physical Fitness

Your body fat percentage can be a useful way to assess your overall physical fitness, to see if you're at risk for obesity-related diseases, like diabetes or heart disease.

There are better methods of measuring your body fat percentage (such as skinfold calipers) but this basic body fat calculator will give you a quick and easy estimation.

Your Physical Profile

Current Weight:  
Current Waist Size:  
Goal Weight:  
Goal Waist Size:  
Unit of Measure:  
Quick Facts - Body Fat and Physical Fitness:
  • Many feel this is a better way to predict your level of physical fitness and risk of health problems than the BMI value.
  • In reality, it's probably best to check your BMI plus your waist-to-hip ratio as well.
  • There is such as thing as too little body fat. Your body needs some essential body fat to maintain good health.

Results: Body Fat Percentage

Enter your profile information and click Calculate to see results.

Sources and Resources:

  • A formula from the YMCA was used for estimating body fat percentage
  • Obesity and Body Fat Guidelines from the National Institutes of Health
  • Here's a body fat calculator that uses the US Navy forumula (based on body measurements)
  • Also try the body fat calculator at freeweightloss.com
  • "Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance" by McArdle, Katch, and Katch.
  • "Principles & Labs for Physical Fitness and Wellness" by Hoeger and Hoeger
  • "Fitness and Health" by Brain Sharkey
  • "The Complete Book of Fitness" by Fitness Magazine and Karen Andes
  • "Fit and Well" by Fahey, Insel, and Roth


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