What Body Fat Weight Scales Measure In A Person’s Body

The body fat weight scale has thrived in the 1990’s in an effort by health experts to address the connection between body weight and internal or external factors that affect it. Obviously, it is not enough that we monitor our health by focusing on our body weight. Accurate health analysis is achieved  when you put other factors that compose our total body weight into consideration.

Body Weight. This refers to the overall mass  of the human body. Whatever the result is that you get from a regular bathroom scale, a negative result doesn’t automatically mean an increase in fats. People generally associate their body weight with fats, which is incorrect.

Body Water Percentage. This is the measure of a person’s body weight  that is made up of water. The average human body is 60 to 70 percent water.

Muscle Mass. This refers to the weight of muscle in your body.

Physique Rating. This is an assessment of your physique or body frame according to the ratio of body fat and muscle mass in your body.

Basal Metabolic Rate. This is the amount of energy released when you are at rest. Using this feature may require you to fast for twelve hours to get the most accurate basal metabolic rate.

Daily Caloric Intake. Calories have been used today in all nutritional information labels required in food packaging. They refer to the amount of food energy in food available for digestion.

Metabolic Age. It is a reflection of physical health through a calculation based on the base metabolic rate (BMR). If someone’s metabolic age is lower than his or her actual age, it signals that the body is in good condition. A metabolic age higher than his or her actual age suggests that he may be experiencing some health problems.

Bone Mass. It refers to the amount of minerals, most generally calcium, that a specific volume of bone contains. A person with a low bone mass, or bone density, is at higher risks of bone fractures or osteoporosis.

Visceral Fat. It refers to the amount of fat in the abdominal area that surrounds the body’s internal organs.

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