When it comes to losing weight most of us just pick an arbitrary number. Although it may be a good starting point when considering goals, the figure we see on the scale does not tell us the whole story. Maintaining a healthy weight considers a lot more than just reaching a number on a scale. Rather, we should consider our overall body composition.
Body composition refers to the overall percentage of our body fat, bone mass water and lean muscle mass levels. Our fat-free mass includes our bodily tissues, muscles and body water while our fat-mass refers to the fat located within and around our bodies.
Factors Affecting Our Compositions
There are a number of factors that affect our compositions:
For the purpose of this article non-essential fats are being considered. Having excessive non-essential fat amounts is usually attributed to unhealthy lifestyles factors such as consuming excess calories. Non-essential fats accumulate within fat cells and adipose tissue. Just underneath our skin and around major organs.
Compositions are analysed with an inbody scale. These analyses send electrical currents throughout our bodies. It is a quick, effective and non invasive method. The analysis creates a generalised body shape that helps to determine our body compositions.
Disclaimer: Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss. Consult with your health care processional before beginning any diet or exercise regime.