Monitor your body for a more effective sport. You do not know why your muscles do not develop, why do not you get any sports results? Determining body weight composition with Tanita professional answers these questions
Accurate analysis of body mass composition helps to understand what is happening within our body. The data in kg and percent provide a clear picture of body fat, muscle mass, total body water, and through these data we can get a picture of the user’s health and fitness status.
Knowing these values can help you solve weight problems, create a personalized workout plan and lifestyle program. Segmental measurement provides detailed information about the limbs separately and the strain. Full body analysis is performed within 30s. The measurement uses the latest multi-frequency BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) technology. It is based on the following: Electricity less than 100 kHz can not pass through the cell membrane, except for extracellular fluid volume (ECW).
A current with a frequency greater than 100 kHz penetrates the cell membrane and flows through the cell, so it is suitable for measuring the total body water (TBW). The difference between the two data can be determined by the actual fluid content (ICW) of the cells, which can help to determine, for example, the presence of edema in a given limb. The motivation and the effectiveness of your exercise program can be increased if you can track/ follow your body fat and muscle mass during your training.
What are we measuring?
Body fat content:
- One of the most important indicators of a healthy body. At a diet, pounds are down when the percentage of body fat increases. In this case, the decrease in kg on the room balance will only have a loss in muscle mass.
- Of course, the fat content of the body should be thought not just as an enemy. It has several important functions such as: it protects the internal organs, takes part in body temperature regulation and stores vitamins. Therefore We should set a goal ourselves to reduce fact content to the healthy level, rather than completely eliminating it.
- Optimally 13-24% for men and 22 to 31% for women.
- For sportsmen, the “American College of Sport Medicine” recommends the optimal body fat ratio for men: 11 to 17%, and 19 to 22% for women. Lower than 3% for males and below 11% for women is unhealthy as well as over 20% and above 30%.
- Muscle can account for up to 40% of the weight of the body, but may reach 50% for athletes. Its task is to move the body, operate organs, protect tissues and bones.
- Regular exercise is essential for maintaining muscle mass. With this measurement, you can observe that the amount and intensity of your chosen form of exercise is adequate to achieve our goals, whether it is sports or dieting.
Test fluid content:
- Two thirds of our body weight is the water content of our body. Water plays an important role in our body’s function: it supplies nutrients to the cells and removes excess metabolism, plays a role in maintaining optimal physical and mental performance.
- 72% of a newborn, 60% of an adult and 50% of an elderly body contain water. The fluid content of a man’s body is a few percent higher than that of a female body. These values are divided as follows: 2/3 part of cells (ICW), 1/3 of cells outside the cells (ECW), in the form of blood and lymphatic fluid.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
- This is a statistical measure that compares body mass with body height.
- This is not the percentage of our actual body fat, but it helps to determine the degree of obesity and health impact.
- Limits depend on age, gender, and activity level. Therefore, values should always be viewed individually, the general tables only help you with the guidelines.
Visceral fat – Stomach fat
- Visceral fat surrounds vital organs in our abdominal cavity and plays an active role in metabolism and organ protection, but can also cause excessive health problems.
- Increased visceral fat is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, thrombosis, stroke), Type 2 diabetes, and may cause inflammation of the colon and arteries wall.
- By reducing body weight and developing a proper diet, we can also reduce the amount of this hidden fat reservoir. However, our diet is taken with great care to keep our results lasting. Professor David Haslam, MD, chairman of the United Kingdom’s National Forum on Obesity, draws attention to the following: “We put the weight back on and off again, and part of the fat returned is put on a visceral fat.” So do not choose slimming, but choose new healthy lifestyle!
Energy demand for basic nutrient (BMR):
- Basic metabolic rate is the amount of energy that the body uses in a resting state during one day to maintain vital functions (respiration, circulation, body temperature, digestion, excretion).
- There are several factors that influence the energy needs of the base material such as age, gender, fat-free body weight, height, training habits, body temperature (fever), sleep, hormonal changes.
- This value is a great guide to choosing an individualized workout and diet method.