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PS 200 Digital Scale
Convenient “step-on” switch with Four high-precision strain gauge sensors for accurate readings
Convenient “Step-on” switch
Max. capacity: 180 kg
Toggles between kg, lb and st
What is body weight?
Body weight is the total mass of bones, lean muscle, fat, water, internal organs, metabolic waste and everything else in the body. Water accounts for the majority of our body weight, meaning there are a wide range of factors that can affect how much we weigh.
Changes in body weight reflect how our body responds to long-term changes in energy intake and expenditure. As a result, the causes of weight gain vary considerably depending on our age. For example, during childhood body weight increases due to cell growth, while during adulthood, people who are physically inactive gain weight due to an increase in body fat.
For this reason, it’s important to find out more about your body composition before making any changes to your diet or routine. Is your body fat too high? Do you have a high bone or muscle mass? Or is your metabolism on the low side?
Finding out the answers to these questions is the key to devising an effective weight management plan.
What is body weight?
Measuring your body fat percentage is the best way to determine whether you’re a healthy weight
Given two people who share the same height and weight, the person with the lower body fat percentage usually looks more toned. Knowing your body fat percentage is therefore key to determining whether you are overweight.
With body analysis scale, you can measure your body weight, body fat percentage, body water content and other key health indicators.
Health problems associated with being overweight or obese
Obesity can have a serious impact on health, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and hardening of the arteries. It also increases the risk of chronic illnesses such as cardio-cerebrovascular diseases, gout, fatty liver disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Even cancer, which has ranked among the 10 leading causes of death for the past 37 years, is associated with overweight and obesity, including breast, colorectal and esophageal cancer.
Obesity is a silent killer, as the damage it does to the body accumulates over a period of many years. It is therefore essential to keep track of changes in your weight in order to stay in good health and prevent yourself from becoming overweight or obese.
How body analysis scale work
Medisana body analysis scales measure your body composition using a technique called bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA).
Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) works by sending a weak electric current through the body. As the current flows through your body, the scale calculates the resistance (impedance) in your body. As fat doesn’t conduct electricity as well as water, the resistance reading can be used to calculate your body fat percentage.
As fat and lean tissue have different impedances, the body fat scale can calculate your body composition by measuring your body’s resistance to the electric current.
What is body fat?
As the name implies, body fat refers to the fat stored in your body. There are two types of body fat:
Body fat percentage tells you what percentage of your total body weight is fat tissue
Body weight is not an accurate way to diagnose obesity. Body fat percentage is a much better indicator, and can help you to decide whether you need to lose weight.
What is a healthy body fat percentage?
Muscle muss decreases with age and is replaced with fat. As a result, our body fat percentage tends to increase as we age.
If your goal is to build muscle and lose fat, it’s important to ensure that you keep your body fat above the level required for essential bodily functions - there is a limit to how much fat you can lose.
After measuring your body fat percentage, you can devise an appropriate weight loss plan devise an appropriate weight loss plan that will enable you to reduce your body fat to a healthy level.
Devising a weight loss program based on your body fat percentage
Normal body fat
What is body water content?
Water accounts for the largest percentage of our body weight –dehydration or oedema (fluid retention) can cause body weight readings to differ by several kilograms. In addition, a 2% drop in body water levels can cause energy levels to drop by 20%. Your body water percentage can therefore give a good indication as to the effectiveness of your weight loss program.
If you notice a significant drop in your body water percentage, this may indicate that you need to make changes to your weight loss program. Staying hydrated also helps to stimulate your metabolism and flush out toxins from your body.
Percentage of water in your cells, tissues and organs
Water is present in every cell, tissue and organ in the body, and plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy circulatory system and metabolism.
Body water percentage and relationship to body health
Maintaining a healthy body water percentage helps to ensure that your body functions effectively and reduces the risk of associated health problems.
What is muscle mass?
Muscle is a lean tissue and has two major functions:
The body regulates its temperature by expending energy. People with less muscle mass burn fewer calories, and are therefore more likely to be overweight. By measuring your muscle mass, you can monitor trends in your body composition and adjust your training plan accordingly.
Your muscle mass is the weight of the lean tissue that makes your heart beat and helps you to maintain your posture (skeletal muscle, smooth muscle and water, including your organs). Your muscles also help to support your bones, tendons and ligaments. As a result, strong muscles can make everyday tasks seem easier.
Muscle mass decreases naturally with age - after age 40, people typically lose approximately one pound of muscle per year. Adequate consumption of protein is therefore essential for maintaining muscle mass as you age.
Muscle mass chart
1 kg of lean muscle burns around 75-125 calories
1 kg of fat only burns 4-10 calories
What is bone mass?
Bone mass is the total mass of bone tissue in the body (including bone mineral content, calcium and other minerals), and is a good indicator of bone health.
Just like the other cells in your body, metabolism also occurs in your bone cells. In addition, the bones also act as a storage site for calcium and other minerals. When there is insufficient calcium in your bloodstream, the bones release calcium into the blood. Over the long term, this can lead to weak bones and osteoporosis. In order to prevent these conditions, it is important to ensure that you maintain a healthy bone mass.
How can I increase my bone mass?
Increased bone mass
Decreased bone mass
Obesity High body fat
Unhealthy weight loss programs
Excess sun exposure
What is body mass index (BMI)?
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight, and indicates your risk of obesity-related health problems.
Your BMI is based on your overall body weight, and does not distinguish between fat and lean tissue.
BMI reference guide
|UNDER- WEIGHT||IDEAL||OVER- WEIGHT||OBESITY|
|Problem||Having too little body fat impairs normal bodily functions and weakens the immune system.||/||Increases your risk of weight-related chronic health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.||Significantly increases your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, diabetes, infertility, depression, fatty liver disease and a wide range of cancers including prostate, colorectal, cervical, breast and uterine cancer.|
|Advice||Do more exercise, eat a nutritious diet and increase your body weight to within a healthy range.||Eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle.||Consider losing weight||Consult a doctor or medical professional as soon as possible and devise a suitable weight loss plan.|
Reference values vary between countries and regions; BMI is not a suitable measure of weight for athletes, bodybuilders, adolescents and the elderly.
Athletes have a higher muscle mass, and are likely to be misclassified as overweight when BMI is used to assess body weight. Due to differences in body composition, BMI is not an accurate indicator of weight for teenagers and older adults.
BMI is an international standard for measuring obesity. In general, BMI levels are lower in Asia than in Europe.
What is basal metabolic rate (BMR)?
Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories your body needs to maintain vital functions during a 24-hour period of rest.
These calories are required for the following functions: Breathing, heart function, delivery of oxygen, glandular secretion, kidney function and excretion of toxins, muscle contractions, and cellular function.
Put simply, if your basal metabolic rate is 1200 calories and you sleep for the whole day without doing any activities, you will burn 1200 calories.
Your BMR accounts for the majority of calories you burn, so it has a big impact on how fast you can lose weight.
By monitoring changes in your BMR and adjusting your diet and activity levels, you can effectively lose weight:
Daily energy expenditure
Daily calorie intake
Your BMR decreases with age.
People with a higher muscle mass also have a higher BMR and therefore burn more calories when at rest.
People with a lower muscle mass have a lower BMR and are therefore more susceptible to gaining weight.
How can I increase my BMR?
Fasting leads to muscle loss and will only decrease your BMR even further. Exercise helps to prevent muscle loss and increase the amount of lean tissue, and is the best way to boost your BMR. Strength training can increase your BMR and boost energy expenditure.
Consume plenty of high-protein foods, as protein requires more energy to digest than carbohydrates or fat.
BMR levels for different age groups
Factors which affect your BMR
Body fat percentage
Overview of 7 key health indicators