What’s the best way to measure fat loss and progress when we begin exercising or a new diet?
This week’s blog from www.thebodycamp.com in Ibiza is about weighing scales!
For many years governments, doctors and medical professionals around the world have used measurement tools such as BMI (body mass index) and weighing scales. These have helped many people receive a very basic measurement and simple picture of their health.
Here is one thing to understand……
Weighing scales and BMI measurements are NOT GOOD, for people who are healthy, exercise regularly and are strong!
This is because when you exercise regularly, you build up dense muscles, stronger organs/ligaments/tendons and the skeletal system becomes heavier, which means your weight may increase even though you have lost body fat, inches and dropped in clothes size.
With recent advances in technology in regard to measuring health, it’s important to understand the much improved options available these days to track our health or monitor losing fat from various areas on our body. Fat loss can be measured in several better ways – not just BMI or the weighing scales!
As you can see, the “old school” style of just using weighing scales is NOT the best way to go about measuring your progress. Remember – the healthier you are – the less your weight matters!
Strategic Intervention Coach