Why Body Composition is the Key to Winning This Winter

Why Body Composition is the Key to Winning This Winter

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Winter poses many challenges to your health and fitness goals. The inclement weather can wreak havoc on even the most careful and regimented fitness schedules and erode accountability to your health.

While the warmer summer months make it easier and more appealing to get into a normal exercise routine, it’s important to understand that winning the winter when it comes to your health goals doesn’t have to be impossible. In fact, with a keen understanding of body composition you can be ready to face the cold and the wet with confidence and motivation.


Get Winter-Ready With A Tanita Body Composition Monitor

Here at Tanita, we sell affordable and accurate Body Composition Monitors. These handy devices are your best friend when it comes to measuring your health and fitness during the colder months.

While keeping on top of your body’s metrics is important all year round, during the season when you’re less likely to head to the gym on a regular basis or go outdoors to do some exercise, it’s even more vital.


Understanding Body Measurements

The term ‘body composition’ refers to the overall make-up of your body. Fat, bone, muscle and even water are all measured as a percentage and provide a more accurate and comprehensive overview of your body’s health status.

A Body Composition Monitor allows you to measure these important factors. To help you understand, we’ve included a summary of the main body measurements below.


Fat vs Mass

One big mistake that is often made is confusing fat for mass and vice versa. Simply measuring your body’s weight does not indicate how much of that mass is actually fat and how much is muscle or bone. A Body Composition Monitor allows you to distinguish fat versus mass in a helpful and informative way.

Visceral Fat

Visceral fat is located deep within the body around the abdominal area. Body Composition Monitoring enables you to keep a tab on the development of your visceral fat levels. This way you’ll be best positioned to make changes to your exercise routine and diet.

Muscle Mass

Muscle mass is a very important factor to measure. The higher your level of muscle mass the more energy you’ll burn and the more calories you’ll need to consume. Without understanding your own body’s composition, you’ll find it harder to lose weight and gain fitness in a healthy, sustainable way.

Segmental Muscle Mass and Body Fat

Knowing your muscle mass and body fat percentage is really just half the battle. Your muscle and fat are both spread out over five segments of the body: core abdominal area, arms and legs. Knowing the precise segmental mass of your muscle and fat will arm you with better information with which to attack your fitness and health goals.


The human body is composed of a surprisingly high amount of water. When you use a Body Composition Monitor, you’re able to express the total amount of water in your body in the form of a percentage. In addition to ensuring your exercise performance is maximised, understanding your total body water measurement will improve your general wellbeing, concentration ability and more.

Bone Mass

While bone mass doesn’t really change over the short term, keeping track over the weight of your body’s bone mineral through a Body Composition Monitor is very important. You can improve and maintain healthy bones by ensuring you consume a balanced and calcium-rich diet as well as engaging in weight-bearing exercises.

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

Do you know how many calories your body needs to consume each day to function effectively? The Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) helps you understand exactly that. Without keeping on top of your BMR–which can be affected by muscle mass–it’s much harder to know how to best consume calories for optimal wellbeing and performance.

In fact, using your BMR you can calculate your metabolic age as well. This allows you to compare your rate with the average of your age group and make smart changes accordingly.


It should come as no surprise that everyone’s body is different. A Body Composition Monitor will highlight your particular physique which is essential for informing you as to what exercise routines and diets will work best to achieve your health goals in a sustainable and effective way.


Why You Need a Body Composition Monitor

Having access to a reliable, accurate and fast Body Composition Monitor allows you to easily keep on top of all the different metrics and measurements you need.

The Tanita Body Composition Monitor, for example, is designed with the latest bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology. It’s among the most advanced monitors on the consumer market and will ensure you truly understand your inner health and body’s wellbeing.

While Body Composition Analysis is important during every month of the year, during the winter when we typically slow down and move less, it’s even more essential than ever. The key to any fitness program or weight loss schedule is data, and the best way to achieve that is with a reliable Monitor.


Exercise Tips for Winter

Once you have your Monitor and are ready to start grabbing the cold season with both hands, here are some handy tips to help keep you engaged and motivated with your exercise routine.

  • Get moving even if you’re not ready for a strenuous workout. Any exercise is a good start.
  • Find a workout balance and vary up your activities. Flexible routines allow for optimal physical and mental engagement.
  • Train smarter and not harder, or else you’ll burn out and struggle to reach your health and fitness goals.
  • Portion control your food intake and engage in meal prepping this winter when you’re normally prone to indulge in more food.
  • Make sure you get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.

Why Choose Tanita?

The Tanita Body Composition Monitors are the essential tool for comprehensive body monitoring and measuring. We’re the experts in this field and with over 30 million units sold around the world, we are confident that we know a thing or two about Body Composition Analysis. 

So, if you’re ready to win this winter, talk to the industry experts and give the Tanita team a call today on 1800 656 444 or email info@tanitaaustralia.com.


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