If you are planning not only to train muscles but also to keep or low your weight, than you need to get scales at home. There are a huge variety of scales: analytical/lab, baby scales, bariatric scales, bathroom scales, blood pressure monitors, body fat monitors, pro body composition analyzers, calibration weights, counting scales, retail scales, crane scales, fishing/game, floor scales, food/deli scales, force gauges, heart rate monitors, height measurement, industrial scales, jewelry scales, kitchen scales, legal for trade, luggage scale, medical scales, education scales, moisture analyzers, pallet jack scales, shipping scales, specialty medical scales, veterinary scales. So, before making a purchase look study the market offerings and select the type you really need.
Pay special attention to the nutrition scale – a weighing instrument that output precise nutritional information for foods or liquids. The majority of scales calculate calories, carbohydrates and fats, with more sophisticated scales calculating additional nutrients such as Vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, and sodium.
Nowadays, it seems like more and more people are interested in measuring body fat. It is much more useful to know the body fat percentage than just going by the scale weight.
|Body Fat Categories for: || Woman||Man |
| - Essential Fat || 10-12% || 2-4% |
| - Athletic Fat Levels|| 14-20%|| 6-13%|
| - Fitness Fat Levels|| 21-24%|| 14-17%|
| - Acceptable Fat Levels|| 25-31%|| 18-25%|
| - Obese || >32%|| >26%|
When it comes to tracking weight loss, most people rely on the scale to find whether they've lost or gained weight. Actually, this isn't the best way to keep track of the weight. Scales measure everything including muscle, fat, bones and what person ate or drank that day. It doesn't tell what is really important to know: how much fat do you have.
Body composition is simply the ratio of lean body mass to fat body mass. Keeping the body fat within a reasonable level, you'll be healthier and of course, slimmer.