Do you really know your body?
Nowadays, people are increasingly concerned about their health and body shape. There are various smart scales on the market that can not only measure weight, but also help users to understand body compositions. Body composition parameters are becoming more and more comprehensive and complex. But do you really understand these parameters?
Body Fat Rate
Body fat percentage is simply the percentage of your body fat weight in your body weight. Too much fat will influence your health, and reducing excess body fat can reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and heart disease. But too little body fat may cause osteoporosis, irregular menstruation and infertility. As time passes, it will cause other health risks, such as bone loss.
Body Muscle Rate
Muscle rate refers to the proportion of your body's muscle weight in body weight. The higher your muscle rate is, the stronger you are. This value is generally an important value for body builders to judge the recent training effect. High muscle mass can reduce the risk of diabetes, due to skeletal muscle helps to absorb and regulate the glucose deposited in the blood, thereby reduce excess fat.
The "body water" refers to body fluids. The main components of body fluid are water and electrolytes. Muscle tissue contains more water (75%-80%), while fat tissue contains less (10%-30%). Usually men's body fat rate is lower than that of women, so the body water rate of adult men is about 60%, while that of adult women accounts for about 50%, newborns can be up to 80%. As they get older, their body fat increases, and after the age of 14, their body water rate is similar to that of adults.
Basal metabolism refers to the body's energy metabolism in the basal state. The basal state means the state when a person is awake and very quiet, unaffected by muscle activity, ambient temperature, food, mental tension or other factors. The basal metabolism per hour is called the basal metabolic rate. The value of basal metabolism is related to gene and body muscle rate. The male's average basal metabolic rate is about 1,600 - 1,800 calories, while the female's average basal metabolic rate is about 1,200 calories.
The basic metabolic rate can be calculated by the following formula:
655 + (9.6 * weight (kg) + 1.9 *height (CM) – 4.7 * age)
BMI (Body Mass Index) is related to height and weight, calculated by: (BMI) = weight (kg) ÷ height ^ 2 (m)
If the value calculated is between 18.5 and 23.9, indicates that you are relatively healthy. This value is more applicable to obese people, to see whether their current weigh is normal or not based on their height. If your value has exceeded a lot, you should be alert some health hazards may happen.
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