Before we lay out the pros and cons of both the scales, let take a step back and understand what would you first do if you have to assess your health?
The answer is you would first take your weight and calculate your BMI. But in reality, both methods do not give you an accurate picture in terms of your overall health. We all have our different health goals and this one standard method does not fit everyone’s individual goals.
When you embark on your fitness journey, you are either trying to burn fat or build muscles.
Now let’s understand in detail about Body Composition and BMI
Body composition is nothing but a method of describing what your body is made up of. Your body is made up of multiple things including Fat, Protein, Water, and Muscles. These four components play a very important role in your health and wellbeing and have to be maintained within a normal range to avoid any health complications.
Out of the four elements that we discussed, keeping track of your Body Fat is extremely important as too much fat is a serious health risk and make a person vulnerable to problem hypertension, elevated blood lipids (fats and cholesterol), diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, respiratory dysfunction, gallbladder disease, and a myriad of other health problems are all related to obesity.
BMI is a common method used by everyone to access their health. BMI is calculated by comparing the amount of weight they carry to the height of the individual. Although BMI is useful to identify whether you are at increased health risk as a result of excess fat accumulation, it does not give you a clear picture regarding your body compositions like Fat, Protein, Muscles, and Water.
Once you start your fitness journey, there is absolutely no way for you to figure out whether the changes in your weight are due to fat loss or muscle loss or vice versa. However, with Body Composition Scale, you would accurately analyse the changes in your Body Fat Percentage, Protein, and Water components, thus guiding you in the right direction in your fitness goals.
Remember, you can improve only what you can measure.
ActiveX Savvy Body Composition Scale comes with a free ActiveX app that helps you track 13 important body parameters. Click here to know more about these parameters.