Understand your body composition and metabolism. Fitness scale PART2

Your body scale will help you to have a better understanding of your body composition and metabolism gathering data overtime and calculating key indicators

Your body scale will help you to have a better understanding of your body composition and metabolism gathering data overtime and calculating key indicators.
Whereas your weight, your muscles percentage, fat, bones, water percentages and BMI are clear indicators about the current situation of your body. BMR and AMR are indicators that will further help you to have a better understanding of your metabolism.
BMI : Body Mass Index is based on your weight and you height. It s the first to know what is the current situation of your body and if your goal will be to gain weight and muscles or to lose fat and gain muscles.
Body Mass Index is a simple calculation using a person's height and weight. The formula is BMI = kg/m2 where kg is a person's weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in metres squared. For a person that weights 70kg for 1.83m, BMI = 70/(1.83*1.83) =20.9 that is a healthy weight. 

Underweight: BMI = Below 18.5 
Healthy Weight: BMI = 18.5 to 24.9 
Overweight: BMI = 25 to 29.9 
Obese: BMI = Over 30 

This person would be supposed to be healthy as long as its weight stay between 62 to 83kg, if proportion of fat is normal.

Knowing your BMI and your other body indicators as muscles and fat percentages will be the starting point to define your goals. The fitness scale will help you to follow them overtime and keep an eye on your progresses. If there is a day you are feeling bad, just check your records and your long-term improvement to stay motivated and focused on your goals!

BMR: "Basal Metabolic Rate is the number of calories required to keep your body functioning at rest. BMR is also known as your body's metabolism; therefore, any increase to your metabolic weight, such as exercise, will increase your BMR. It depends of height, gender, age and weight below". It is around 1400 for women and 1600 for men.

AMR:  The keyword of Active Metabolic Rate is "active" meaning you are consciously aware of your activity. In average day your body  "burns" more calories than at rest. Your AMR is the total amount of calories you expend through the day, by activities like (walking, dancing, reading, running etc.). These are the calories you need to maintain your body at the same weight
If BMR = 1700, AMR = 800, it means you need to eat 2500 calories per day to maintain your weight. If you eat more, you will have a excess of calories and you will get weight. If your eat less and you will have a calories deficit and you will lose weight.

Isn't it easy?

Lina, Uten's team trainer and new products tester is training in the morning along the sea. She also wears Uten activity tracker on her left wrist and sport earphones from our partner Mbuynow.

And then?
And then, having a better knowledge of your body composition and metabolism will help you to set-up the diet that fit your goals.
You will have to be very cautious about the next 3 elements: 
1/ What you eat and what is your balance between lipid, carbs and proteins.
2/ How and how much you exercise to burn more calories and strengthen your muscles.
3/ How you rest, recuperation and a good sleep being essential for building muscles and absorbing nutrients from your food.
A professional trainer, a nutritionist or a doctor can help you to define what is the best diet for you.
Sharing your data* with them will help then to define the best training and indicators fitting your body, your capacity, your needs and your motivation.
And of course, diligence and tenacity will be key factors of success as you must stick to your program for months if you want to be successfull.

* Data are not sertified to be used as medical datas. They only must be used as indicators. If you have serious doubts or concerns, please, visit your doctor.

Lina training later at the gym, still wearing Uten activity tracker. She is using an elastic band from our outdoor sport product partner, Evoland.

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