Body Fat Calipers With Manual & Charts
Doctors, personal trainers, and nutritionists recommend the periodic measurement of body fat for maintaining proper health status.
These body fat tester / measurement calipers also include charts and instructions.
Why Measure Body-Fat?
The amount of body-fat a person carries can make a tremendous difference to their body shape and health. Because muscle tissue is more compact than fat, any deposition of fat, due to its tendency to balloon out, will cover a greater area than that of muscle. Fat also tends to congregate in specific places (primarily on the stomach in men and around the hips and buttocks in women). These factors affect overall body shape in a negative way, thus contributing to a disproportionate physique and unhealthy look.
In terms of health effects, excess fat can add stress to the joints, and cause postural problems. It is also linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Measuring body-fat is important for several reasons. To gain an indication of how much fat ones body is composed of serves as a starting point for a weight-loss program. Having a tangible result in the form of skin-fold measurements and/or percentages can help one to chart their progress over the duration of their weight-loss program. In fact, measuring body-fat regularly can serve to motivate and help an individual make any necessary modifications to their program.