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I am a 52 year old woman with a body fat of 21.6%. Is this a good place for me to be or should I try to get the body fat lower? Thank you.


According to ACE (American Council on Exercise, 2003), an "Average" body-fat percentage category for women is 24-31%. Your 21% body-fat falls into a "Fitness" category, which is good.

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Carolyn   Nickol, RD, MEd Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati