How much lean body mass should I have?

Lean body mass (fat free mass) should make up the majority of your body weight.  Typically, the focus is on making sure you do not have too much fat mass.  Women should have less than 30% fat mass, so their lean body mass should make up at least 70% of their body weight.  Men should be less than 25% fat mass and have at least 75% lean body mass.

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Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index, or BMI is the customary method used to measure obesity. It's a calculation of your weight-to-height ratio and can provide insight into risk for diseases. It's been shown that for every five-point increase in BMI, ...

your risk of death increases 31% and while BMI can't be used as a sole indicator for disease risk, it does help. It's one element of your wellness that helps you and your doctors manage your health.

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