Are you at a healthy weight?
Healthy Body Fat Percentages
So, what should your body fat percentage be? A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the following information based on your sex and age:
|Body Fat Guidelines|
|Age||Healthy Body Fat % (Women)||Healthy Body Fat % (Men)|
As you can see, women naturally have a higher body fat to lean tissue ratio than men, and body fat naturally increases with age.
These Body fat scales are super easy to use. Simply step on the scale, and they measure both your body weight and your estimated fat percentage.
So how do they work? With the help of sensors underneath your feet that use bioelectrical impedance. When you step on the scale, a small harmless electrical current runs up through your leg and across your pelvis, measuring the amount of resistance from body fat.
Then, the sensors in the scale measure the level of resistance that the current met as it travels back through your other leg.
You can also link up and track this information on your smartphone with the free downloadable app, as well as any fitness apps you might have.
As a rule of thumb, greater body resistance means a higher fat percentage. This is due to the fact that fat contains less water than muscle, so it’s denser than muscle and more difficult for a current to travel through.
Material: Toughened Glass
Scale Type: Digital
Maximum Weight Recommendation: 180KG
Function: Body Fat and Water Content Testing
Battery: 2*AAA batteries (not included)
Note: tear off the sticker on the scale