For millions of American, weight-management is a real struggle. Even catching sight of the bathroom scales can instill a shake a shudder. Not to mention the overwhelming desire to avoid stepping on it. But what has doctors more concerned than ever before is the way in which far too many are basing their decisions and opinions on inaccurate, incapable scales in the first place.
If you know your body is unhealthy, you’re likely to at least want to do something about it. But even when the readout seems to be heading in the right direction, this doesn’t tell you enough about what’s happening. It’s all about BMI and full body composition. Bone mass, water, muscle and fat – weight-loss and weight-gain are about for more than just unwanted/unsightly fat alone.
Even when your weight is heading the way you want it to, this doesn’t mean it’s doing your health any favors. Given how BMI is so closely linked with metabolic and cardiovascular disease, it’s no surprise experts would like more people to take an active interest in theirs.
One of the ways this is just beginning to happen is with devices like the QardioBase. One example of a new-generation wave of smart products for the home, the QardioBase takes the basic principles of the bathroom scale and develops them significantly. All you need to do is stand on the scale as normal, in order to produce an accurate and reliable readout of what really matters. Are you really gaining weight, or is it just water-retention? Is your weight-loss attribute to the burning of fat or muscle?
Once you know what’s going on inside, it becomes so much easier to make the necessary adjustments outside. Plus, being able to track your progress and goals along the way with an accompanying mobile app makes the process simpler and more enjoyable from day-one.
It might be some time before your household scale can replace your family doctor. But in the meantime, all you need to do to gain a better understanding of your BMI and body composition is upgrade your bathroom scale…to something a little smarter.