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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

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calories for energy or stores them as fat), amount of activity, and musculature.


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