In the difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic keeping track of your overall health can be a tough grind. But that is where ActiveX Savvy Body Composition Scale comes to the rescue.
ActiveX Savvy tracks 13 essential body parameters in order to give you insights about your overall health and help you figure out what areas need to be worked on.
Before talking any more about the ActiveX Savvy let’s talk about body composition in general to get a proper idea of its purpose and functionality.
Body composition is the percentage of fat, muscle, bone, and water in the body. It gives in-depth information about your health. If not kept in check, imbalanced body composition can cause a plethora of physical and psychological problems like cardiovascular diseases, obesity, cancer, diabetes, hypertension insulin resistance, sleep apnea, and many more to count.
ActiveX Savvy Body Composition Scale not only gives an insight into your overall health and helps you stay on track by setting a goal but it is soulfully designed to help you provide the utmost accurate measurement of your body composition by the means of Dual Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology.
The BIA technology assesses body fat in relation to lean body mass by sending minute alternating current into the body through feet and measuring how the flow of current is resisted in the body.
Then, ActiveX Savvy tracks 13 essential body parameters and syncs the data in easy-to-read charts and graphs on a feature-loaded free ActiveX app (available on Play store and Apple App Store) so that you can track your progress anytime on the go.
Following are the 13 body parameters ActiveX Savvy Body Composition measures:
1. Body Weight:
Body Weight is an overall measure of your body mass. This measurement includes all the elements of your body: bones, blood, organs, muscles, and fat.
The ActiveX app shows your weight and lets you know whether it is within a healthy range or not. The calculation is done considering multiple factors like age, muscle-fat ratio, height, sex body fat distribution. The weight is displayed directly on the scale without the use of the ActiveX app
Body Mass Index or BMI is one of the most common parameters that is used to decide whether you have an appropriate level of body weight in accordance with your height, weight, and age. It measures a person’s weight to their height.
BMI plays a vital role in considering overall health, as it can be an indicator of your overall body fat. This calculation is also used to screen for specific health conditions that may be related to disproportionate weight.
According to NIH (National Institute of Health), a BMI between 18.5 to 24.9 is ideal.
3. Body Fat Percentage:
Body fat as we mentioned above is an important component of health and wellbeing. Too much body fat is unhealthy and may lead to many health diseases, having too little fat can be just as unhealthy. Hence, it's extremely important to keep it balanced and keep track of it.
Body Fat Percentage tells you the amount of fat you have in your body. The ideal body fat percentage varies for everyone depending on a person’s body type, activity level. It is different for men and women. Men should have at least 5 percent body fat while healthy women need anywhere from 10 to 13 percent for essential bodily functions
4. Fat-Free Body Weight/Lean Mass:
Fat-Free Body Weight or Fat-Free Mass is the calculation of the amount of weight your body carries apart from the fat. It consists of vital tissues, organs, muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments, connective tissues, blood, nerves, and water.
If you are trying to lose weight, you should try to decrease fat mass and maintain/improve fat-free mass like muscle and bones.
5. Subcutaneous fat:
Subcutaneous fat is the jiggly fat stored just beneath your skin. The right level of subcutaneous fat is essential for a healthy lifestyle as they are the energy reservoirs. Hence, it is very essential to keep a track of it.
6. Visceral Fat:
Visceral fat can be described as the body fat that surrounds the waist. It is stored deep under the skin and is generally wrapped around major organs, such as the liver, pancreas, and kidneys.
Compared to subcutaneous fat, Visceral fat is stored deeper in the skin.
Visceral fat ensures that there is an appropriate distance between each organ. But too much visceral fat creates too much space and can lead to an increase in blood pressure and an increased risk of a heart attack.
Hence, it becomes extremely important to keep track of it regularly, as it indicates overall health and your potential to develop several alarming health problems.
7. Skeletal muscle:
The skeletal muscles in our body are attached to the bone and the combination of bones, muscle tissue, blood vessels, tendons, and nerves enables us to move and control that movement. With a healthy level of skeletal muscle, we are capable of effective movement and exercise.
Increasing rather than just maintaining your skeletal muscle, and improving the quality of your muscle, will enable you to not just maintain movement and exercise, but to develop and improve it.
8. Muscle Mass:
Muscle mass plays a very vital role in overall fitness as muscles burn fat and energy all the time. When muscle mass increases, we burn more calories and energy faster, which eventually results in weight loss and fat loss. This leads to an increase in basal metabolic rate (BMR).
Muscle mass is a key measurement of the muscles in the body in pounds or kilograms. Muscle mass includes the measurement of the smooth and skeletal muscles.
9 .Body Water:
Body water is an important physiological measure that can significantly impact overall health. This factor is a measure of the water content in various tissues, blood, bones, and other components of the body. As we know water contributes significantly to the human body both in terms of weight and volume. Maintaining the right amount of water in the body is part of fluid balance and homeostasis. The average adult male is approximately 70 percent water; however, most adults fall somewhere below 65 percent.
10. Bone Mass:
Bone Mass is the predicted weight of bone mineral in your body.While the bone mass is unlikely to undergo noticeable changes in the short term, it’s important to maintain healthy bones by having a balanced diet rich in calcium and by doing plenty of weight-bearing exercises. One should track bone mass from time to time and look for any concerns regarding it.
It measures the weight of protein in the body. Protein is essential for the maintenance of muscle within the body. It is important to check for significant changes over time. One needs to consume 0.8 grams of protein per body weight daily.
The daily minimum level of energy or calories the body requires when at rest (including sleeping) to function effectively.
An increase in muscle mass will speed up basal metabolic rate (BMR). A person with a high BMR burns more calories at rest than a person with a low BMR.
13. Metabolic Age:
It compares the average BMR for your age group. If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, it’s an indication that you need to improve your metabolic rate. Increased exercise will build healthy muscle tissue, which in turn will improve your metabolic age. Stay on track by monitoring regularly.
The calculation for each body parameter is done based on the information you have provided in the ActiveX app, and the calculation is done as per standard guidelines offered by WHO and NIH.
Now that you are powered with all the information, checkout the ActiveX Savvy Body Composition Scale and savor a healthy lifestyle.