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Body Fat Monitoring Equipment

Some amount of "essential fat" is needed for the healthy functioning of the body. However, when there is more calorie intake than the body needs for your routine level of activity and metabolism, much of that excess is stored. Excess levels of stored body fat could end in obesity which is a major health condition, predisposing the individual to various health problems. "Obesity and overweight pose a major risk for chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, and certain forms of cancer." - World Health Organisation (WHO) in Obesity and overweight. Besides outright disease exposure, there is the unappealing physical appearance factor to contend with. Weight management consequently becomes a critical component of your plan for healthy living. Basic weight measurement, however, fails to strike at the root of the fat composition factor in physical fitness. Measuring more than your body weight takes the control process a notch higher. That has given rise, first to the measurement index called Body Mass Index (BMI), and through more recent technology, the use of Bioelectrical Impedence (BI) method to measure body fat percentage.

Body mass index (BMI), is defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in metres (kg/m2 ). "A BMI over 25 kg/m2 is defined as overweight, and a BMI of over 30 kg/m2 as obese." - WHO. Now, expert opinion has gone further to identify the body fat percentage as a better measure of the obesity trend, because of its distinction between the weight of muscle mass and that of the fat mass. The BMI groups all together. The fat percentage gives the body fat composition. The good news is that measuring this body fat percentage has been reduced to a push-button, self-test operation, courtesy of high-tech engineering, using the bioelectrical impedence technology. Omron is a front-runner with its Body Fat Monitors that measure not only body weight, but also the BMI and, yes, the body fat percentage. These bady fat monitors provide exceptional measurement accuracy. Body fat and muscle tissue have different levels of electrical conductivity. That's what the technology works on. The Omron Fat Loss monitors with Scale send a safe, low-level electrical current through your body to calculate the amount of body fat and issue.


Omron BF400 Body Fat Monitor With Scale

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Body Fat Monitor
With Scale - BF400


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Omron BF400 Body Fat Monitor With Scale

Omron provides a handy tool to get all the measurement relating to body fat and weight, giving you a firm control over your weight management program. The Omron BF400 Body Fat Monitor meets that objective:

  • Calculates and displays Body Fat Percentage, using bioelectrical impedence method.
  • Calculates Body Mass Index (BMI).
  • Last measurement memory for each individual profile,for for persons
  • Reads body weight like a normal scale
  • Quick, accurate and easy-to-use device: push-button operation.
  • All values displayed at a glance - after measurement the information will be shown step by step
  • Memory function stores up to 4 personal profiles.
  • Automatically switches off after use.
  • Omron's top quality with extended durability backed with long performance guarantee

The BBC reports that "being significantly overweight is linked to a wide range of health problems, including:

  • Heart disease.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Arthritis.
  • Diabetes.
  • Indigestion.
  • Gallstones.
  • Some cancers (e.g. breast, prostate).
  • Snoring and sleep apnoea. Stress, anxiety, and depression"
- in "Q&A: Obesity". Cick to read it.



Omron BF400 Body Fat Monitor With Scale



Omron BF500 Body Composition Monitor With With Handle

Omrom
BF500 Body Composition Monitor


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Omron BF500 Body Composition Monitor With Handle

OMRON's new Body Composition Monitor, the BF500 marks a breakthrough in body weight and fat management for all health-oriented people as it empowers them to easily take their measurements with the highest accuracy. The monitor's professional 4-point-measurement, covering the hands and feet, is designed to guarantee accurate results. It's a total body analysis tool, yet one that the individual can personally operate at home to gain insight into critical paramenters of his/her fitness state.

  • Measures the Visceral Fat level - the level of fat surrounding the inner organs, a factor for cardiovascular disease.
  • Calculates Resting Metabolism rate
  • Measures the Skeletal Muscle percentage
  • It also measures Body Weight, Body Fat and Body Mass Index (BMI), with range indication
  • It boasts 4 personal memories (+ a guest mode) and the possibility to track your data back up to 90 days.
  • Classified as a medical device
  • An excellent device for total health management

How much fat is good for your body? The American Council on Exercise provides the following ranges for guidance:

WomenMen
Essential fat10-12% 2-4%
Athletes14-20%6-13%
Fitness21-24%14-17%
Acceptable25-31%18-25%
Obese32% plus26% plus



Omron Body Fat Monitor BF500

Omron HBF306 Hand-held Body Fat Analyser

Omron HBF306
Body Fat Analyser


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Omron HBF306 "Body Logic" Handheld Body Fat Analyzer

The Omron HBF306 Body Logic will provide accurate and quick body fat measurement in just 7 seconds, using the bioelectrical impedance technology. It is a clinically tested device and helps you stay in control of your body fat level, taking measurements from the comfort of your home.

  • Easy-to-use homecare device
  • Simply enter some personal data (height, weight, age, gender), hold the grip electrodes, press the start button to activate measurement and you get the results in 7 seconds.
  • Displays body fat percentage (4.0 percent to 50.0 percent); body mass index (7.0 to 90.0); and BMI classification (4 levels)
  • Has athlete mode for accurate results with athletes
  • Use its 9 personal profiles memory to pre-set and save time

Illustration of parts and functions:

Omron BF306 Body Fat Analyser
Omron HBF306 Body Fat Analyser
  • Keep an eye on vital body functions

 

 

 

 

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