Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

This morning Jeanne and I are off to have our weekly measurements done.  These constitute our weight and our body fat percentage using the Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis.

I’ll be posting the results once I’ve collected the kids from school and settled them into some or other activity :-)

I came across the Top End Sports site which gave a concise description of what Jeanne and I do every week:

“Bioelectrical impedance measures the resistance of body tissues to the flow of a small, harmless electrical signal. The proportion of body fat can be calculated as the current flows more easily through the parts of the body that are composed mostly of water (such as blood, urine & muscle) than it does through bone, fat or air. It is possible to predict how much body fat a person has by combining the bioelectric impendence measure with other factors such as height, weight, gender, fitness level and age.”

Click on the image below to go to Top End Sports.Com for more on how the BIA method works.


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