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Healthy Body Composition

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) gives these ranges of values for different populations:

ACE Body Fat Percent Norms for Men and Women


Athletes tend to have lower body fat, which may be beneficial for performance in sports such as running and cycling. But having an extremely low body fat percent is a health problem. The female athlete triad increases the risk of injury and health issues. It includes eating disordersamenorrhea and decreased bone mass with an increased risk of stress fractures and osteoporosis.

If you are overweight or obese , you have an excessive amount of body fat and a high body fat percentage. You can improve your body composition by gaining lean body mass through building muscle and bones, and through losing excess body fat.

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