If you have a scale and use kilograms or pounds to measure your weight, today you discover you are stuck in the past, and there are better ways to measure your weight. The first thing you need is a digital weight scale manufactured by a company that is known for its quality and accuracy. Stay away from those needle scales, which usually have a warning message that there is a margin of error of up to 2 kilograms. To measure changes in your body intelligently, you need a body composition scale. Instead of just knowing how many kilos you lost in the last week, you will know where you lost or gained kilos. This is important to know because gaining kilos is not always a negative thing. But how do these scales work?
Did you know that your body conducts electricity?
If you’ve stuck your finger in the socket at home, you know that skin is an excellent electrical conductor. The body composition scale gets the information by sending a small electrical charge through your body. Fat, muscle, and bone have different levels of electrical resistance. Some let electricity through better than others. The computer inside the scale analyses these differences in the intensity of the electrical pulse and shows you the results in easy-to-understand numbers. The process takes 20 to 30 seconds, and you won’t feel a thing. It is safe for the human body and has no side effects. The best part is that they can connect some of these scales to your mobile phone, allowing you to keep a more accurate record of every time you use the scale.
Why should you measure more than just your weight?
Imagine that after a week of intense dieting and exercise, the scale tells you that you’ve only lost one kilogram. You’re bound to feel devastated, and your motivation to keep exercising could plummet to the ground. However, when you use a scale that analyses every part of your body, you may discover that you only lost one kilo, because you gained muscle mass. You burned fat and gained muscle at the same time. Besides this, you can adjust what you eat or the exercises you do in the gym because you have more precise control over which areas of your body are changing. Some scales are so advanced that they show you if there have been changes in your legs, arms, and torso. Leave the traditional way of doing things behind and give way to the benefits of modern technology.