Do you truly understand your measurements? I’ve been wanting to get a new scale for a while now. I thought it would be a good idea to upgrade my scale with one that had all the bells and whistles. In order too accurately track my progress. A few weeks ago, I picked up a new scale and it measures EVERYTHING!!! I will link it here.
I had to program the scale before I could use it. It asked for my sex, age, and height. Honestly, I didn’t know what all the measurements meant. I took a picture of my results and did some research. I was happy with what I concluded. That for my age, weight and height my measurements were in line with where they should be. Listed below are the measurements that my new scale tracks and what they mean.
Understand Your Measurements
Body Weight: Most people are familiar with this measurement. Body weight is the weight or mass of an organism. As you can see from the photo above my body weight is 107 lbs.
Body Fat: Body fat percentage is the percentage of your weight that is fat. According to my scale I have 19% body fat. If I times 107 lbs by 19% that comes out to roughly 20 lbs. That means 20 lbs of my body weight contains fat. Your body fat will change as you gain and lose weight.
Body Water: Is the water content your body contains. The average adult contains 60% body water. Mines is 57.3 %, not bad.
Muscle Percentage: Is the percentage of your body mass that is muscle. Also known as your lean body mass.
Bone Mass: Is the amount of bone in the body. I have 4.4 lbs of bone mass.
Calorie Consumption: Also known as Active Metabolic Rate (AMR). It is the amount of energy (calories) required daily by the body in its active state. In order for me to maintain my current state I need to consume roughly 2187 calories a day.
Body Mass Index: Is measured by dividing your weight times the square of your height. Body mass index is used to see if you are at a healthy weight.
I hope this was useful in helping you to understand your measuements. If you have any questions feel free to comment down below.