quite possible for you to look and feel perfectly healthy
and still have a dangerous percentage of body
fat. Man "A" may in fact have a higher body fat
percentage than Man "C".
Body Composition Analyzers
determine body fat using Bio-Electric Impedance Analysis (BIA),
a process by which a small electrical current is sent through
the body to measure the impedance, or resistance to that current.
Biological tissues (muscle, fat, bone, connective tissue)
act either as conductors of, or insulators to, the current.
The current will flow through the path of least resistance.
Muscle tissue, which contains about 80% water, acts as a good
conductor for the current, while adipose tissue (fat), which
contains very little water, acts as an insulator. Therefore,
the current will travel around the adipose tissue, and through
the water in the muscle.
more fat containing adipose tissue in the body, the
harder the current must work to travel around that
fat along the muscular structure. In this case, the resistance
to the current generates a higher impedance value, which in
turn reflects a higher value for body fat.
The impedance value is then inserted into an equation
(along with height, weight, sex, physical stature) which calculates
body density and percent body fat. To ensure a high level
of accuracy, this equation is correlated to DEXA (Dual
Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) and underwater weighing (Hydrodensitometiy).
unique series of BIA instruments employ two foot-pads with
integral electrodes underneath, and a corresponding digital
scale. As you stand on the scale, both body weight and impedance
are measured simultaneously. Within seconds, the digital readout
displays your body fat percentage, total body water, lean
body mass and total body weight.
Using Tanita's new BIA instruments for measuring body fat
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