Q. My fitness club recently measured my body fat at 14%. What are the normal ranges for older men, and is body fat percentage a good way to determine a healthy weight?
A. A 14% body fat is considered excellent for a healthy male, but it may not indicate a “healthy” weight. Body fat percentage, just like weight, depends on multiple factors that can vary per person, such as overall health, metabolism (how your body burns excess
calories for energy or stores them as fat), amount of activity, and musculature.