Tanita UM 073 body fat monitor and weight
On sale $95.00 (RRP $135.00)
A simple accurate
set of scales that measure both weight and body fat percentage
The Tanita bodyfat scales give
you a fast, accurate, reliable, do it yourself body fat analysis using
bio-electrical impedance. So easy – you just stand on the scales
in bare feet and you get an immediate readout of your body fat and weight.
The scales have an adult and athlete mode, and a digital weight only scale.
4- Memory family model with mode for those doing high intensity exercise
Monitors your weight, body fat and body water and muscle mass
Compares your result to the healthy range
Suggests daily caloric intake
Displays current and previous weight and body fat percentage
Fat Loss vs.
To get an accurate feedback of your progress on any weight loss
programme, fat is the issue - not your weight.
Weight lost on a diet is made
up of water, muscle and fat. It is important that any weight lost on the
scales is body fat and muscle. All people are different. Two people can
be exactly the same height and weight and yet one can have a body fat
of extreme risk and the other within the desired healthy range.
tell by your weight if you are healthy - only by your body fat.
Your fat percentage can indicate
how serious your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other degenerative
ailments. If you are an athlete there is a high correlation between your
fat% and fitness level. Also, excess fat affects power to weight ratio,
important in nearly all sports, the difference between first and also
There are also minimum levels of fat % especially important for female
athletes. Too little body fat is unhealthy, even dangerous. Hormonal dysfunction,
amenorrhea, and early onset osteoporosis occurs with too low body fat.
When you are losing weight
it is very important that your fat % is regularly monitored to ensure
that it is fat you are losing and not your muscle.
Many people diet to lose weight,
but you may be horrified to learn that although your weight may reduce,
part of that weight may be muscle and part fat, in fact if your calories
go too low, 50% of the weight lost on the scales may be muscle. That is
you are sacrificing muscle tissue. When muscle tissue is lost, you lose
strength and more importantly your capacity to burn calories. The more
muscle lost, the less calories you require to maintain your weight, so
the more likely you are to gain weight in the long term.
A special note - the Zone Diet
is designed to give you adequate protein so that you don't lose precious
muscle tissue. Standard high carbohydrate diets have been shown in clinical
studies that for every ten kilos you lose, 2 kilos of that is lean body
mass. No wonder you gain weight back so easily if you go off them.
By monitoring your body fat
you can quickly gage whether you are consuming enough protein and getting
enough weight resistant exercise to ensure you are losing only body fat.
The Tanita body fat scales
give you a fast accurate reliable do it yourself body fat analysis using
bio-electrical impedance. This method sends a tiny electric current through
you body, the more this current is impeded the higher your body fat percentage.
The body fat measure tells you exactly how much fat you need to lose to
be within safer desired levels.
The Tanita BF-682W Model with
Healthy Range Indicator plus scales is made by Tanita Corporation, a pioneer
and a world leader in products that measure and track weight and body
fat percentage for both the professional and home-use market. Made in