Why Measure Body Fat?
Body fat is not always visible and it can't be determined by using an
ordinary scale. Until now, getting a body fat reading has been expensive
and time-consuming, usually conducted only through medical and athletic
facilities – or simply left to guesswork.
re-invented BIA (bioelectrical impedance analysis) – one of the most accurate professional methods
of determining body composition
– and made it available for home use.
Electrodes built into Tanita's
patented "foot-pad" sends a
safe, low-level signal through the body. BIA analyzes the speed
at which the signal passes through muscle and fat. The more muscle,
the speed. It factors in gender, height and weight to increase
the accuracy of the reading. Tanita's BIA method is a totally new
that is accurate, convenient and fast.
Medical research tells us
that it's not the amount of weight you have but the amount of body
fat that's potentially dangerous to
Carrying too much body fat can increase your risk of developing
serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes,
Studies show that maintaining a healthy body fat percentage can
reduce your risk
and help prevent the onset of these conditions.
give you a more complete picture of the shape you're in because they
tell if you're losing pounds from fat
or from muscle.
They're essential tools for monitoring the progress of any
exercise and diet program. They provide the facts you need to make the
and, used over time, they can help you take the right steps
a healthier life.