Body Fat %
Too much or too little body fat can put your
health at risk. This highly accurate monitoring technique
of the Tanita BC 543
shows you in seconds if you are in the healthy range
based on your age, sex and height. Use regularly to
see the effect of your diet and exercise programme.
This will motivate you to follow a healthy lifestyle
and keep within the
Body Water %
Helps you understand how your body's composition
changes as your hydration levels change. It is important
to drink plenty of water a day to stay healthy (minimum
of 2 litres / 3 1/2 pints per day). Every individual varies but as guide the
average total body water percentage for healthy
adults are Female: 45- 60% and Male: 50-65%
Visceral fat surrounds the
internal organs in the stomach/trunk area of your
body. High levels of visceral fat increase the risk
of high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2
diabetes. Monitoring your results can help you
adjust your lifestyle to stay in the low risk range.
The Visceral Fat Healthy Range shows if the amount
of visceral fat you have is healthy.
Rating -1-12, indicates you have a healthy level of
visceral fat. Rating 13-59 indicates you have an
excess level of visceral fat.
Displays the amount of muscle in the body.
For every extra pound of muscle gained the body uses
approximately 50 extra calories a day. Any user who
experiences a change in their muscle mass should monitor
and adapt their calorie intake accordingly. Because
muscle is denser than fat, monitoring muscle mass gives
a more accurate understanding of a person's overall
composition and changes in their total body weight.
Describes your overall physique or body shape by
examining the balance between the amounts of body
fat and muscle in your body.
Basal Metabolic Rate
Indicates the number of calories
your body burns when at rest. Unlike other methods of
calculating BMR, Innerscan Fitness takes the amount
of muscle in your body into account, giving a more accurate
picture of your dietary requirements. Your BMR will
tend to decrease as you get older – you can help prevent
this through a regular routine of cardiovascular exercise
and increased activity. Having a higher (or
increasing)basal metabolism will increase the number
of calories used and help to decrease the amount off
If your Basal Metabolic Age is higher than your
actual age, it is an indication that you need to
improve your metabolic rate. Increased exercise will
build healthy muscle tissue together with feeding
your muscle with the right amount of protein so that
your muscles act as fat furnaces. And not skipping
meals which has the effect of
slowing your metabolism down. All these actions will improve your
metabolic age. You will obtain a reading
between 12 and 50. Under 12 will be displayed as 12
and over 50 displayed as 50.
For people who do more than 10 hours a week
intense exercise and who have a resting heart rate
of under 60 beats per minute.