13 Best (and Worst) Ways to Measure Body Fat

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Keeping track

by Jessica Migala

Sure, a bathroom scale tells you how much you weigh, but that number doesn’t always tell the whole story. A thin person can still have an unhealthy amount of body fat lurking beneath their skin. Likewise, a muscular athlete with a low body fat percentage may weigh more than traditional height-weight charts deem healthy. Here are 13 other tests—some common, some trendy, some you’ll remember from gym class—that measure body fat, and how accurately they can tell you whether you’re carrying around too much fat.

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