Our revolutionary new InnerScan range provides information never before available from a consumer scale. Anyone who is serious about improving their total health and fitness will be able to see their personal progress. The monitors use Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) to monitor multiple components of overall health. The results are analyzed along with gender, age, height and weight for the most accurate and comprehensive at-home reading ever available. Measurements include Weight, Body Fat %, Body Water %, Bone Mass, Muscle Mass, Physique Rating, and exclusive to Tanita Visceral Fat Rating.
The Innerscan range of monitors are covered by a 3-year guarantee and include batteries and full instructions.
Muscles play an important role as they act as the body's engine in consuming energy (calories). As you exercise more, your muscle mass increase, which in turn accelerates the rate of energy or calories consumed. Increasing your muscle mass will raise your metabolic rate helping you reduce excess body fat levels and lose weight the healthy way. Your Tanita Body Composition Monitor will measure the weight of muscle in your body so you can easily see the rewards of your increased activity or exercise plan. You may also find that as you exercise more your weight may stabilise or even increase as your muscle mass grows and your body fat decreases.
Health experts recommend that kids are active for at least an hour every day - walking, cycling, dancing, and kicking a ball around in the back garden all count. Just 20 - 30 minutes a day or regular exercise for adults can have positive benefits on health and fitness levels. Regular exercise will improve balance and muscular strength helping to make heart and lungs more efficient, and can improve physical and mental health - no matter what your age. Eat yourself healthy
Parents who enjoy a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable set a good example for the children. As children grow older they often maintain the eating pattern that has been established at home. Try and open discussions about which foods are healthy and what their vitamin or nutrients are so they become more aware of what they are eating. Try to reduce the number of high fat, high sugar snack foods and drinks consumed on a regular basis. Eat 3 meals a day and turn meal times into an occasion by eating as a family as often as possible (preferably with the TV off!). Encourage your children to participate in the kitchen by letting them help in food preparation and cooking. Think healthy to be healthy
By parents having a positive attitude to eating and exercise, kids are more likely to have a positive attitude too. If you or your child does start to fall outside the healthy body fat ranges make small and gradual lifestyle changes such as increasing activity. Setting Your Baseline for Body Fat %
In order to make sense of your readings, you need to establish a baseline or reference point before you set your goals. It will help you measure your progress realistically over time.
Record your weight and body fat readings every day for a week (a month for women), taking the readings at the same time each day. Use the calculation below to determine your baseline average:
Add up your total weight and body fat readings, then divide by the total number of days you've measured. (this baseline calculation applies to Body Fat % only)
You should also make a note of any information that is relevant to your personal lifestyle such as exercise programmes, stress, alcohol consumption, menstruation, etc. These will also help you to understand the changes occurring to your body.