You can use this body fat calculator for estimating the total fat in your body depending on particular measurements that you have to provide as input.
Scientifically speaking, body fat is referred to as 'adipose tissue'. There are quite a few important functions that this tissue has to serve. The primary purpose, however, is storing lipids using which energy is created by the body. Furthermore, the tissue secretes several important hormones in the body and also offers insulation and cushioning as well.
When we say body fat, it refers to both storage and essential body fat. Essential fat is the base level which is present in most of the body parts. It's the necessary fat which maintains reproductive and life functions. Men and women have different amounts of this essential fat and usually it is somewhere around 2% to 5% in men while in women it is around 10% to 13%. As for the body fat, healthy range in men is around 8% to 19% whereas in women it is anywhere between 21% and 33%. While excessive body fat may lead to some detrimental effects for the person's health, if you have insufficient amount of body fat then it may affect your health negatively as well.
In order to make sure that this body fat calculator works fine, make sure that you select the right unit system first. After selecting the appropriate unit system, select your gender and then enter all the measurements including your height, next girth, waist and hips. Once you have accurately entered these measurements click on the submit button and the calculator will do the calculations and show you the percentage of body fat you have in your body.
So, use this body fat calculator and determine how healthy you are. If the percentage shows deviation from the normal values then start taking appropriate measures to bring things back to normal.