Saturday, January 11, 2014
Ok most people may not like the idea of their husband getting them a new scale for their birthday. But he actually let me pick out the one that I want. It came via Amazon earlier this week. I finally had time today to open it and read through the information.
I programed it and got down to business. I was pleasantly surprised to see, that although I had gained some weight, all the other numbers, and that on too, were good.
Besides the standard weight and Body Fat%, it lets you know your hydration level (as a runner this is important to me). It also tells you how much of you is bone mass (as an over 50, that's important to me too). Then it has some other neat features like rating your physique, telling you how much your muscle mass weighs, and rates your visceral fat (that stuff around the middle).
Of course it has a margin of error but it gives you a good idea where you're at. Sometimes I let myself fall in the trap of judging my overall health and fitness by the weight on the scale (something I would not have someone else do as a personal trainer). This gives me some other food for thought (oh and it lets you know what your average calorie burn is per day for existing).
Anyway, just thought I'd share. The scale is the Tanita Iron Girl Body Composition Monitor