It may be an obvious fitness indicator, but body weight alone doesn’t tell you everything. Measuring your weight in conjunction with other readings gives you a clearer picture of what’s going on with your body.
Body Fat Percentage
If you’re losing weight, tracking your body fat percentage lets you know you’re trimming the fat as opposed to losing other kinds of weight.
Body Mass Index (BDI)
This indicator is calculated from your height and weight and is a measure of overall body fat. The higher the BMI, the greater the chance for possible health risks.
Skeletal muscle burns 22% of all calories, so it’s important to build and maintain. It’s also beneficial to your diet and exercise routine, helping to prevent rebound weight gain and avoid injury.
Visceral fat surrounds the vital organs in the abdomen. Since it cannot be seen from the outside, it often goes undetected. Excessive visceral fat may lead to high cholesterol, heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
Regardless of activity level, a minimum level of caloric intake is required to sustain your body’s everyday functions. Knowing your resting metabolism helps you plan your diet according to your weight loss or maintenance needs.
This indicator is calculated using your weight, body fat percentage and skeletal muscle percentage. The resulting number reflects your body age in relation to your calendar age. You want to keep it lower if possible.
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