The preferred choice for the most dedicated fitness fanatics this advanced digital body analysis bathroom scale from Salter can measure your weight, body fat and body water percentages plus muscle mass, bone mass, BMI and BMR. With a ten-user memory you can also monitor the change in these figures to easily track the success of your fitness regime. Touch controls and a contemporary design make this Salter bathroom scale practical and stylish too.
- Measures Weight, plus Body Fat %, Body Water %, Muscle Mass, Bone Mass, Body Mass Index and Basel Metabolic Rate
- 10 user memory
- Athlete mode
- Touch controls
- Supersize easy to read backlit LCD display
- Large toughened safety glass platform
- Easy to read backlit display
- Step on for instant weight reading
- Display size 78 x 95 mm
- Max weight x resolutions: 250kg x 0.1kg, 39st 6lb x 1/4lb, 550lb x 1/4lb
- Size: 32 x 32 x 1.8 cm
- Includes 3xAAA batteries
- 15 year guarantee
BODY FAT -WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
The human body is made up of, amongst other things, a percentage of fat. This is vital for a healthy, functioning body - it cushions joints and protects vital organs, helps regulate body temperature, stores vitamins and helps the body sustain itself when food is scarce. However, too much body fat or indeed too little body fat can be damaging to your health. It is difficult to gauge how much body fat we have in our bodies simply by looking at ourselves in the mirror. This is why it is important to measure and monitor your body fat percentage. Body fat percentage gives you a better measure of fitness than weight alone – the composition of your weight loss could mean you are losing muscle mass rather than fat - you could still have a high percentage of fat even when a scale indicates ‘normal weight’.
BODY WATER -WHY MEASURE IT?
Body water is the single most important component of body weight. It represents over half of your total weight and almost two thirds of your lean body mass (predominantly muscle). Water performs a number of important roles in the body: All the cells in the body, whether in the skin, glands, muscles, brain or anywhere else, can only function properly if they have enough water. Water also plays a vital part in regulating the body’s temperature balance, particularly through perspiration. The combination of your weight and fat measurement could appear to be ‘normal’ but your body hydration level could be insufficient for healthy living.
WHY SHOULD I KNOW MY MUSCLE MASS?According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM), lean muscle mass may decrease by nearly 50 percent between the ages of 20 and 90. If you don’t do anything to replace that loss you’re losing muscle and increasing fat. It is also important to know your muscle mass % during weight reduction. At rest, the body burns approximately 110 additional calories for each kilo of muscle gained. Some advantages of gaining muscle mass include:
- Reversing the decline in strength, bone density and muscle mass that accompanies age
- Maintenance of flexible joints
- Guide weight reduction when combined with a healthy diet.
This product is for domestic use only. Pregnant women should only use the weight function.
CAUTION : Do not use this product if you have a pacemaker or other medical device fitted. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
WHAT DOES MY BMI VALUE MEAN?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is an index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults. This scale calculates your BMI value for you. The BMI categories shown in the chart and table below are recognised by the WHO (World Health Organisation) and can be used to interpret your BMI value.
BASAL METABOLIC RATE (BMR) - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is an estimation of the energy (measured in calories) expended by the body, at rest, to maintain normal body functions. This continual work makes up about 60-70% of the calories the body uses, and includes the beating of your heart, respiration, and the maintenance of body temperature. Your BMR is influenced by a number of factors, including age, weight, height, gender, dieting and exercise habits.
BONE MASS -WHY MEASURE IT?
Regular exercise and a balanced diet can help maintain healthy bones. Like muscle, bone is a living tissue that can respond to exercise by becoming stronger. For most people, bone mass peaks during their thirties. After that time, we can begin to lose bone. Regular exercise can help prevent that loss. Calcium and vitamin D contribute to healthy bones. Good sources of these are dairy products, green leafy vegetables and fish. The bone mass readings given by this product are an estimation of the amount of bone in your body. Those with osteoporosis or low bone densities may not get accurate estimations. If you have concerns regarding your bones you should always consult your doctor.