Bioscale App Instructions
One of the FREE services we provide our recruits is usage of our “BODY ANALYSER” BIOSCALES!
In time for your next measurement day please download the FREE ACTIV8RLIVES app and register. Then simple bring your phone when you get measured.
Our new scales allow for the measurement of:
- Muscle mass
- Fat %
- Visceral fat
- Body water
Using our bioscales along with the app ALL your measurements can be uploaded to your app direct onto your phone instantly.
So every time you get measured... simply have your phone to hand... put app and bluetooth on... press measure and have all readings automatically recorded to your phone. Loads of detail and no fuss!
When registering much of the information is NOT required to the use the app (for instance your NHS number, so just press ‘next’ if not available).
When deciding the level of information please select ‘SIMPLE’ and when it asks for what equipment, please just choose the ‘BODY ANALYSER.’ If you are not sure of your weight and height at the time please just guess as the bioscales will update your measurements automatically in the future.
For those of you that don't want the use of the bioscales or simply don't have a mobile then the scales will still weigh you as normal. #weleadsootherscanfollow
WHAT IS BIA? Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a commonly used method for estimating body composition, and in particular body fat.
WHAT IS BIOIMPEDANCE? Bioimpedance is a measure of how well the body impedes electric current flow (yes we use a small electric current.. you won’t feel anything). Fat has high resistance, where as other tissues such as muscle, bone etc have different impedes to electric current. By measuring the impedes we can access what the make up of the body is!
ACCURACY? Dehydration is a recognized factor affecting BIA measurements as it causes an increase in the body's electrical resistance. So anything that affect your state of hydration can affect the accuracy of the results…caffeine, medication, exercise, humidity, temperature, illness and alcohol. Such factors are required to be kept ‘constant’ in order to allow constant measurements to be produced.
SAFTEY: As an electrical current is used to measure, people with pacemakers are advised not to use the monitors. Although there are no known health risks, this is a precaution that is advocated by all manufacturers of BIA.
Accuracy is an issue for certain categories of people, but the units may still be used to monitor trends and accurately show degree of change. They include: Pregnant women and professional athletes and bodybuilders… those who are not the norm when it comes to levels of muscle mass.
BODY WATER: The ideal body water percentage varies. It is influenced by different factors. Gender, age and body composition affect this percentage.
In general, women have a lower body water percentage than men. This is because women have more tissue than men. The ideal percentage for adult women will fluctuate between 45 and 60%, while the ideal percentage for adult men will be between 50 and 65% of the total body.
For the real athletic body types it is even recommended to have 5% more body water than the average adult range.
VISCERAL FAT: Visceral Fat Rating: Visceral fat is the body fat that is stored in the abdominal cavity. Carrying excess body fat in the abdominal area places you at greater risk for chronic diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
A rating between 1 and 12 indicates that you have a healthy level of visceral fat. A rating between 13 and 59 indicates that you have an excessive level of visceral fat.
RMR AND BMR: Both BMR and RMR, estimate the number of calories you burn at rest, but RMR takes additional factors into consideration when determining needs.
BMR measures your basal energy expenditure, or BEE. The BEE is a 24 hour estimation of the number of calories you burn maintaining your most basic bodily functions, such as breathing, circulating blood and growing and repairing cells.
RMR measures your resting energy expenditure. REE determines the number of calories you burn in a 24 hour period maintaining basic bodily functions, but also includes the number of calories burned eating and conducting small amounts of activity. RMR should slightly higher than BMR when measuring.
FINALLY, if you wish to record your measurements on the day why not download for FREE the 'MY BODY' app for either iPhone or android.