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Body composition scales.

Reviews — Posted 12/10/12

To help you navigate through the sea of emerging health products, Medibank Members Nathan and Marcele road test body composition scales and share their insight into how they might be beneficial for you

Body Composition Scales

Tanita BC541 RRP $199.95

How did you use the product?

Nathan: I followed the set up instructions for the product and started by entering all of my basic information such as height, gender, age etc and then I recorded my baseline weight measurement.

Marcele: I used the scales first thing in the morning and before I went to bed at night.

What did you like about it?

Nathan: It gave me more than just the weight measurement; it also provided readings of body fat, bone density and metabolic age.

Marcele: Showing more than one basic indication of the results of exercise was helpful - it's sophisticated in the information it provides. Aesthetically, the scales look great too.

What features did you use the most and why?

Nathan: I used the weight loss indicator and body fat percentage features the most. I felt that being able to assess my body fat was helpful to better achieve my goals in weight loss.

Marcele: It's easy to think that the best results are if I'm losing weight, but making sure that my body fat isn't getting too high is a really important indication.

Did it contribute to better health?

Nathan: Yes, I am now much more aware of where my body is at compared to what it should be for someone my age.

Marcele: Yes, the information provided by the scales is multidimensional and gives you far more insight into your body than traditional scales.

Any tips to people who use this product?

Nathan: I would suggest recording your weight and statistics so you can monitor it weekly or monthly and see changes over time in the data collected.

Marcele: Like anything related to health and well-being, you need to make sure you do it regularly and link it into an exercise program so the results are relevant.

For more information visit Tanita Australia

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