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What is a healthy weight?

What is a healthy weight?

A weight with a healthy body fat %

A healthy weight is a weight at which you have a healthy body fat percent (%).

    • Men: A healthy body fat percent is 14% – 24%
    • Women: A healthy body fat percent is 21% – 31%

Two women can be the same height and weight; however only one woman might be at a healthy weight based on their body fat percentages.

Some professionals use BMI (body mass index) to determine a healthy weight; however BMI does not take into account body fat%.
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