Scales: WEIGH IN

Stop letting your scale affect you so much. I know, sounds a lot easier than it actually is. The truth is, the scale doesn’t tell us anything about where we are health wise. We assume weight is the tell all answer of whether or not you are underweight or overweight or where you land on the range. We assume if you’re a certain weight you are a certain type. The BMI chart apparently tells us if we are underweight, healthy, overweight, obese or extremely obese. This is NOT true and never will be true.  The scale and BMI chart are missing something seriously important. Body Composition.  

Our body composition tells us the percentage of fat and muscle in our bodies. This is the real indicator of where we are health wise. Someone, especially in the fitness industry can be considered overweight according to the BMI chart, but realistically have a low body fat percentage. The body fat can range from essential, athletic, fitness, average, and obese. There are many ways to measure our body fat, from skin fold methods to underwater weighing. These are a little harder to obtain, but there are simpler options, such as certain scales. They are usually pricier, but it’s beneficial. They are certainly not 100% accurate, but they are a good estimate of where you are. The scale made by Fitbit called Aria connects to your Fitbit account giving you your results of your weight, body fat percentages, and BMI giving you the full background of where you are. 

Do not let your weight control you into thinking you aren’t good enough, skinny enough, and so on. Your body composition matters and is the indicator of where you are fitness and health wise.