Tanita Body Composition Scanner

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The Tanita Body Composition Scanner (BCS) is one of the most powerful tools for health and a must do's in everyones fitness journey. It gives you a snap shot of your current state and a measure of your overall health and wellness.

What is body composition

Body composition is the percentage of the human body's bone, fat, water, and muscle mass. Using these percentages, it gives a broad range of information about the state of your body and how to set up goals to potentially prevent and/or maintain your body balance. With the analysis on the bodies composition it gives an indepth insight into your overall physical wellness through the break down of each segments of the body.

Why is it useful?

Some individuals may be the same weight and size but have different activity levels. Take for example a couch potato and a weekend warrior. A BMI test will show the same scores but the weight may consist of more muscle or fat depending. This shows that they have different:

  • Exercise needs;
  • Nutritional needs;
  • health risks; and
  • fitness goals

If the couch potoato knew their body composition then they can use it for motivation, accountability and/or doing more exercise whilst measuring their body fat percentage and muscle growth.

Understanding the Measurements

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