Stay on top of your game & track your progress. The full body sensor body composition monitor calculates the estimated values for body fat percentage, skeletal muscle percentage, resting metabolism & visceral fat level using the Bioelectrical Impedance Method. The monitor also calculates the BMI and body age as well as weight. This machine is free to use.
[Understanding Body Mass Index]
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for people. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI correlates to direct measures of body fat. BMI is used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems for adults
[Understanding Body Fat]
Body fat serves a vital role in storing energy and protecting internal organs. We carry two types of fat in our bodies: 1) Essential fat which is stored in small amounts to protect the body and 2) Stored fat which is stocked for energy during physical activity. While too much body fat may be unhealthy, having too little far can be just as unhealthy. Also, the distribution of body fat in men and women is different, so the basis for classifying the body fat percentage is different between the genders.
[Understanding Visceral Fat]
Visceral fat is found in the abdomen and surrounding vital organs. It is different from fat found directly underneath the skin, which is referred to as subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat can go largely unnoticed because it's not visible to the naked eye. One way visceral fat can be seen is through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Too much visceral fat is thought to be closely linked to increased levels of fat in the bloodstream, which may lead to conditions such as high cholesterol, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. In order to prevent or improve these conditions, it is important to try to reduce the amount of visceral fat levels to an acceptable level.
[Understanding Resting Metabolism]
Regardless of your activity level, a minimum level of caloric intake is required to sustain the body's everyday functions. Known as the resting metabolism, this indicates how many calories you need to ingest in order to provide enough energy for your body to function.
[Understanding Skeletal Muscle]
Skeletal muscle is the type of muscle that we can see and feel. When you work out to increase muscle mass, skeletal muscle is being exercised. Skeletal muscles attach to the skeleton and come in pairs -- one muscle to move the bone in one direction and the other to move it back the other way. Increasing skeletal muscle will increase your body's energy requirements. The more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn. Building skeletal muscle can help prevent "rebound" weight gain. The maintenance and increase of skeletal muscle is closely linked to resting metabolism rate.
There are lots of reasons for people to lose weight. To be healthier. To look better. To feel better. To have more energy.
No matter what the reason, successful weight loss and healthy weight management depend on sensible goals and expectations. If you set sensible goals for yourself, chances are you'll be more likely to meet them and have a better chance of keeping the unwanted weight off.
The foundation of a successful weight loss program remains a combination of a healthy diet and exercise customized for you. Simply reducing food intake to lose weight can lead to a decline in muscle mass and bone density. So even though your weight goes down, your resting metabolism is reduced making the body more prone to putting on fat. More skeletal muscle can prevent "rebound" weight gain.
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