How to treat the data from the side of the body measuring instrument more reasonably
Whether it is a fitness veteran or a young white, they will encounter such equipment as a physical tester. The purpose of this device, as the name suggests, is to help us detect the basic condition of the body through technical means.
Most of the physical measuring instruments in gyms or sports venues touch the 4 electrodes by stepping and grasping, and release micro-currents to the body. According to the resistance of different tissues and components in the body, the bioelectrical impedance method is used to determine the difference in the human body. The content and distribution of the components.
If his data is absolutely “accurate”, it is definitely an excellent thing. However, this method may be affected by various factors such as temperature, time, and even the presence or absence of sweat on the hands, leading to differences in the overall data. Therefore, the data of the physical tester is only used as a reference, not an accurate measurement standard, and there is no need to be overly nervous or frustrated with the data in the physical test.
How should it be used and referenced?
1. Important and accurate data
Weight and BMI
This value is the most accurate value measured by the body measuring instrument. Divide the weight in kilograms by the height in meters squared to determine the obesity index, referred to as the body mass index. Adult BMI values: Too light: less than 18.5; normal: 18.5-24.99; overweight: 25-28; obesity: 28-32; very obese: higher than 32.
What is the use?
In fact, it is mainly because this value is relatively accurate, so it has a certain meaning. In fact, this value cannot be used to judge fat or thin. BMI does not include a person’s fat percentage, so a person with an overweight BMI index may not actually be obese. For example, a long-term weight training leads to a muscular person, and his BMI index will exceed 30 because his body weight has a large proportion of muscles. If their body’s fat percentage is very low, there is no need to lose weight.
2. Important but only need to focus on changing data
The following values are very important for body shape, athletic ability or fitness level. However, the measurement results of these data by physical measuring instruments are usually somewhat variable, depending on how you understand it.
How should that be applied?
It’s not about the value of a certain test. Instead, we should pay attention to taking multiple measurements at intervals over a period of time. By comparing the changing trends of these several data, we should look at the direction of changes in our body as a whole, so as to assess the effect of exercise and health level.
Muscle and fat content
Skeletal muscle is the muscle attached to the bones, while body fat is the sum of subcutaneous fat, visceral fat and fat between muscles. Subcutaneous fat exists under the skin, and visceral fat exists around the internal organs of the abdomen. The greater the ratio of skeletal muscle content to body fat content, the stronger the body, and vice versa.
Many human bodies do not have high fat content, but the body still feels loose and shapeless. One of the main reasons is that the muscle mass is low and the fat cannot be used to help the body highlight the body shape. So the ratio of the two is important, rather than looking at the absolute value of a certain item alone.
Static metabolic rate
The basal metabolic rate is the minimum calories needed to maintain life in a resting state. Basal metabolic rate is directly related to lean body mass (muscle content). If this value is larger, the chance of rebound after weight loss will be reduced, so regular muscle training and HIIT training can significantly increase the basal metabolic rate, thereby better reducing fat and preventing rebound.
This kind of fat accumulation method should be paid special attention, because the accumulation of fat around the internal organs has a greater impact on health than subcutaneous fat and intermuscular fat. Losing visceral fat is the top priority of the fat reduction plan. Excessive visceral fat is a manifestation of the body’s metabolic disorder. Long-term visceral fat can cause complications such as hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and decreased body organ function. In modern society, many people with high visceral fat may appear to be obese on the surface, but it is It is very likely that the body is thin, especially office workers and middle-aged and elderly people, many of whom need to “reduce weight” for their visceral fat!
Body water quality
The human body is composed of approximately 60 trillion uncountable cells. The inside and outside of the cells are immersed in “water” called body fluids. The water or body fluid in the body has three main functions: portability, regulating body temperature and maintaining the balance of the internal environment. Pay attention to this value to keep the body within a reasonable range of water content.
Historical control data
Nowadays, many physical measuring instruments have made this kind of comparison data into tables to facilitate users to compare values, which is more user-friendly.