It is the proportion of the weight of body fat to the body weight.
The obesity classification value advocated by Lohman (in 1986) & Nagamine (in 1972) is used as reference.
|Body Fat Percentage||Classification|
|5.0 to 9.9%||5.0 to 19.9%||-(Low)|
|10.0 to 19.9%||20.0 to 29.9%||0(Normal)|
|20.0 to 24.9%||30.0 to 34.9%||+(High)|
|25.0% to||35.0% to||++(Very High)|
Visceral fat is body fat that is stored within the abdominal cavity and is therefore stored around a number of important internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines.
Visceral fat is sometimes referred to as ‘active fat’ because research has shown that this type of fat plays a distinctive and potentially dangerous role affecting how our hormones function and is associated with increased risks of a number of health problems such as diabetes.
At times, the body fat percentage can be low while the visceral fat level is high.
|Visceral fat level||Level Classification|
|1 to 9||0(Normal)|
|10 to 14||+(High)|
|15 to 30||++(Very High)|
Based on the proprietary data from Omron
|Skeletal Muscle Percentage||Classification|
|5.0 to 32.8%||5.0 to 25.8%||-(Low)|
|32.9 to 35.97||25.9 to 37.9%||0(Normal)|
|35.8 to 37.3%||28.0 to 29.0%||+(High)|
|37.4 to 60.0%||29.1 to 60.0%||++(Very High)|
60-70% of daily energy use is for basal metabolism, 20-30% is for daily activity and 10% for diet-induced thermogenisis.
Know your RM to avoid over-eating and to increase muscle mass.
ody Age indication is based on one’s RM and is used as a guide to one’s metabolic age.
To know ones’s Body Age is useful to improve one’s wellbeing.
In accordance with the international index to judge obesity, an ideal body weight is at BMI “22”.
|Normal Weight||= 18.5-24.9|
|Obesity||BMI of 30 or greater|
The recommended time to monitor body composition is in the morning before you exercise, eat, drink or take a shower. Measuring it at the same time everyday will give you an opportunity to develop a comparable trend and track your progress.