Body Composition Monitoring the Key to
Weight loss and Weight Stabilisation.
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composition of my body
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dear to my heart.
I would like to introduce you to a "secret" that I came across after a
long search for aids to maintain my health.
I found out that it is not enough for someone who wants to reduce his
weight, or keep it, to know his weight, but that it is much more
important for him to know his weight.
He needs to know how high the fat content is and how high the muscle
content of his body is.
But you can't tell with a normal scale.
To achieve this you need a body fat analysis scale such as the
Tanita Composition Monitor
How would you rather tell your readers whether a sporting activity
simply sweats out water or actually breaks down fat?
How do you know whether a change in your eating habits really reduces
fat, or whether you have lost valuable muscles?
If you really intend to change your figure for the better, then it is
necessary to determine exactly where you stand right now.
This is the first step.
This scale shows what other scales do not.
So much is muscle and so much is fat.
BC, personal scale non-invasively shows what your body
is made of.
A body analysis device shows you the actual success of your body when
you have trained or changed your diet...
Body fat measurements, are
the key to treatment and prophylaxis
of type II diabetes.
The onset of type II diabetes can be aggravated.
2. lack of movement
For the treatment and prophylaxis of type II diabetes it is from
of great importance,
1 to reach the normal weight and maintain it.
2 to stay in motion
3 learn how to relax.
Strictly speaking, the body fat percentage and not the body weight is
the yardstick for assessing the fitness and performance of the person.
The body fat percentage can be used as a yardstick for a person's state
With the help of body fat measurement, the success of a fitness program
and a particular diet can be monitored precisely and objectively.
It is important that the trainer generously rewards any progress that
he can accurately determine with the method of body fat measurement,
i.e. that he does not save with recognition in comparison to those who
try to bring his body fat percentage to a healthy level. Any progress
in the right direction is worth generous recognition.
Generously expressed praise, based on accurate readings, can motivate
the user to continue with the training program and reach normal body
tissue fat levels.
The technology that has helped competitive athletes to victory in
competition can be used for prophylaxis and treatment of type II
Just a few years ago, determining a person's body fat content was a
very complicated procedure. Today this can be made much easier with the
help of near infrared technology.
But how can the body fat content be determined with the help of light?
The easiest way to explain near infrared technology is to refer to a
game that some of us played in our childhood. You know what happens
when you hold a flash in the palm of your hand in a darkened room. When
the flash lights up, the back of the hand glows bright red.
Experts call this a non-invasive examination. The person who sent the
light through his or her hand can see the colour of the blood without
having to prick his or her hand. If our blood were green, the back of
the hand would shimmer green in this experiment.
The example with the flashlight shows the red glow with the naked eye.
But we can also replace the eye with an electronic device that is
sensitive to the incidence of light. Such a device converts light into
electrical energy - just as the solar cells on the surface of a
spaceship can convert sunlight into electrical energy.
Near infrared light is used to measure body fat. Why?
The human eye is able to recognize light, which is generally referred
to as "visible light". Visible light ranges from violet to blue, from
green to yellow to red. The visible light covers only a part of the
The violet light has very short wavelengths. If you go up the spectrum
to green light, the wavelengths become longer. Finally you arrive at
the red light. It has the largest wavelengths that the human eye can
If the wavelength becomes a little bit longer than that of the red
light, then the human eye can no longer perceive this light. The
wavelengths in this range are called near-infrared wavelengths. It
reaches us much more
near-infrared light as visible light from the sun. But we don't notice
that because you can't see it. You can only feel this light as heat
You know the principle of the infrared transmitter and infrared
receiver from the remote control of your television. Every time you
press a button on the remote control of your television, a beam of
invisible near-infrared light flashes. The receiver built into your TV
set reacts to this near-infrared light and changes the channel or
A particularly important discovery by the researchers was that several
different types of glow can emanate from an object when you send light
through it. For example, the presence of fat in the human body causes a
unique glow in a certain part of the near-infrared light spectrum. You
can't see this glow this time, but you can measure it with optical
instruments. The researchers say: fat has a very specific "optical
I was inspired to write this article:
(Brindley D N, Rolland J.: Possible connections between stress,
diabetes obesity, hypertension and altered lipoprotein metabolism that
may result in atherosclerosis. Clin. Sci. 77 (1989) 453-46)
2nd The Dream Beam; information booklet of the company Futrex Inc. USA
for persons who participated in the screening of the non-invasive blood
glucose meter Dream Beam.
3. the brochure of the exclusive distributor of Futrex Germany.
4. the brochure of the Bodymed - Center in Homburg which uses body fat
measurements according to the described principle for success control
in its nutrition and fitness program.
My special thanks go to the listed companies for the
Provision of the information material and their friendly cooperation in
the preparation of this article.
I myself currently use a
Tanita Innerscan Dual to determine the composition of my
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Regards Hugo R. Vogel
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