How Understanding Your Body Composition Helps You Your Health & Fitness Goals

How Understanding Your Body Composition Helps You Your Health & Fitness Goals

Understanding your body composition can have a significant impact on your overall health and well-being. Body composition refers to the ratio of fat, muscle, bone, and other tissues in your body. 

Why is knowing your Body Composition important?

By knowing your body fat percentage, muscle mass, and bone density, you can take steps to make informed decisions about your diet and exercise routine. For example, if your body fat percentage is too high, you may need to adjust your diet to include more fruits and vegetables, and increase your physical activity to burn more calories.

In addition, knowing your body composition can help you set realistic goals for weight loss or muscle gain. By tracking changes in your body composition over time, you can determine whether your diet and exercise routine are effective, and make adjustments as needed. This can help you avoid the frustration and disappointment that often comes with unrealistic expectations.

Understanding your body composition can also help you prevent certain health conditions. For example, a high body fat percentage has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses. By monitoring your body composition and taking steps to maintain a healthy weight, you can reduce your risk of these conditions and improve your overall health and well-being. 

How does a Tanita Body Composition Monitor work?

With a Tanita Body Composition Monitor, you can get access to this information and track changes in these measurements over time, all from the comfort of your home. 

When you stand on a Tanita monitor, a very low, safe electrical signal is sent from four metal electrodes through your feet to your legs and abdomen. In segmental models, the four hand-held electrodes will provide extra readings for each leg, arm and abdominal area. The muscle, fat, bone and water in your body conduct electricity at different rates. These rates of resistance are measured by the monitor. Tanita Body Composition Monitors process this information combined with formulas and data such as your gender, height, activity level and age. This provides you with a wealth of measurements that give you a deeper understanding into your body composition and health.

Our Body Composition Monitors track key body composition readings such as weight, body fat percentage, muscle mass, body water percentage, bone mass, and visceral fat rating. Some of the more advanced Tanita Body Composition Monitors also track your metabolic age, and your physique rating, as well as segmental measurements. 


Overall, understanding your body composition is a key step in achieving your health and fitness goals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


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