ActiveX Savvy Body Fat Scale comes with a free ActiveX application which helps you track 13 important body parameters.
Before we dig further, let us first tell you what important role they play in your fitness journey. Most of us are familiar with the concept of body weight and other body statistics. But we often overlook body composition as an important metric for monitoring health.
Body composition is nothing but what your body is made of, which is proteins, fat, minerals and body water. And to know where you stand exactly from the health point of view, apart from your body weight, you also need to know the measurement of the ratio of mat mass versus lean tissue, including muscle, bone, ligaments, tendon and other organs.
A higher overall body fat percentage is linked to various diseases. And that’s not it. It’s also important to know the distribution of Body Fat Percentage. A high level of fat in the abdominal area tends to increase one’s risk for heart disease and cancer compared to the fat that is evenly distributed throughout the entire body.
ActiveX app helps you measure these important parameters. It would be helpful to achieve your fitness goal if you know these parameters in detail and why these 13 parameters are essential to track.
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
ActiveX app shows your weight and lets you 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. ActiveX Savvy app shows you your weight by taking all these parameters into consideration.
BMI or Body Mass Index is one of the most common parameters used to decide whether you have appropriate body weight. It measures a person’s weight in relation to their height.
BMI plays a very important factor 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.
- Body Fat Percentage:
Body fat as we mentioned above is a very important component of your health and wellbeing. Too much body fat is unhealthy and may lead to lifestyle-related diseases, having too little fat can be just as unhealthy. Hence, it's extremely important to keep a track on it.
Body Fat Percentage tells you the amount of fat you have in your body. The ideal body fat percentage depends on a person’s body type or activity level and is different for men and women. Generally speaking, men should have at least 2 to 5 per cent body fat while healthy women need anywhere from 10 to 13 per cent for essential bodily functions.
- Fat-Free Body Weight/Lean Mass:
Fat-Free Body Weight or Fat-Free Mass includes your body’s vital tissues and cells like organs, muscles, tendons, bones, ligament, Connective tissue, blood, nerves and water.
It’s basically a calculation of the amount of weight your body carries that isn’t fat.
If you are trying to lose weight, you should try to decrease fat mass and maintain/improve important fat-free mass like muscle and bones.
- Subcutaneous fat:
Subcutaneous fat is the jiggly fat stored just beneath your skin. A right level of subcutaneous fat is essential for a healthy lifestyle as they are the energy stores. Hence, it is very essential to keep a track on it.
- 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 your liver, pancreas, and kidneys.
Compare to subcutaneous fat, Visceral fat is stored deeper in the skin.
Visceral fat is a very important component of your body, as it ensures 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 a track on it on a regular basis, as it gives an indication of overall health and your potential to develop a number of alarming health conditions.
- 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, you 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.
- Muscle Mass:
Muscle mass plays a very vital role in your overall fitness as muscles burn the fat and energy all the time. As your muscle mass increases, you burn more calories and energy faster, which eventually results in weight loss. This leads to an increase in your basal metabolic rate (BMR)
Muscle mass is a key measurement of the muscles in your body in pounds or kilograms. Muscle mass includes the measurement of the smooth and skeletal muscles.
- 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 the various tissues, blood, bones, and other components of your body. This water contributes significantly to the human body both in terms of weight and volume. Maintaining the right amount of water in your body is part of fluid balance and homeostasis. The average adult male is approximately 70 per cent water; however, most adults fall somewhere below 65 per cent.
- Bone Mass:
Bone Mass is the predicted weight of bone mineral in your body.
While your 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. You should track your bone mass over time and look for any long term changes.
It measures the weight of protein in the body. Protein is essential for the maintenance of muscle within the body. You need to check for significant changes over time.
The daily minimum level of energy or calories your body requires when at rest (including sleeping) in order to function effectively.
Increasing muscle mass will speed up your 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 your BMR to an average 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.
Keeping track of each one of those measures can be quite a task, especially as you are using it to monitor your overall health. With our ActiveX Savvy App, you can not only keep a track on all these 13 parameters but you also get this information in easy charts and graphs, so its easier for you to understand.
ActiveX app would let you know whether you are in the normal range or not for each of these 13 Parameters. The calculation for each parameter is done based on the information you have provided and calculating it as per standard guidelines offered by WHO and NIH.
Now that you are empowered with all the information, go ahead and use ActiveX Savvy Body Fat Scale to achieve your fitness goal.