Tanita BC 543 Body Fat Monitor and Scale - Features Explained

Tanita Innerscan Body Fat Composition Monitor

Body Fat %

Too much or too little body fat can put your health at risk. This highly accurate monitoring technique of the Tanita BC 543 shows you in seconds if you are in the healthy range based on your age, sex and height. Use regularly to see the effect of your diet and exercise programme. This will motivate you to follow a healthy lifestyle and keep within the healthy range.

Body Water %

Helps you understand how your body's composition changes as your hydration levels change. It is important to drink plenty of water a day to stay healthy (minimum of 2 litres / 3 1/2 pints per day). Every individual varies but as guide the average total body water percentage for healthy adults are Female: 45- 60% and Male: 50-65%

Visceral Fat Rating

Visceral fat surrounds the internal organs in the stomach/trunk area of your body. High levels of visceral fat increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Monitoring your results can help you adjust your lifestyle to stay in the low risk range. The Visceral Fat Healthy Range shows if the amount of visceral fat you have is healthy.  Rating -1-12, indicates you have a healthy level of visceral fat. Rating 13-59 indicates you have an excess level of visceral fat.

Muscle Mass

Displays the amount of muscle in the body. For every extra pound of muscle gained the body uses approximately 50 extra calories a day. Any user who experiences a change in their muscle mass should monitor and adapt their calorie intake accordingly. Because muscle is denser than fat, monitoring muscle mass gives a more accurate understanding of a person's overall composition and changes in their total body weight. More details

Physique Rating

Describes your overall physique or body shape by examining the balance between the amounts of body fat and muscle in your body. More detail

Basal Metabolic Rate

Indicates the number of calories your body burns when at rest. Unlike other methods of calculating BMR, Innerscan Fitness takes the amount of muscle in your body into account, giving a more accurate picture of your dietary requirements. Your BMR will tend to decrease as you get older you can help prevent this through a regular routine of cardiovascular exercise and increased activity. Having a higher (or increasing)basal metabolism will increase the number of calories used and help to decrease the amount off body fat.

Metabolic Age

If your Basal Metabolic Age is higher than your actual age, it is an indication that you need to improve your metabolic rate. Increased exercise will build healthy muscle tissue together with feeding your muscle with the right amount of protein so that your muscles act as fat furnaces. And not skipping meals which has the effect of  slowing your metabolism down. All these actions will improve your metabolic age. You will obtain a reading between 12 and 50. Under 12 will be displayed as 12 and over 50 displayed as 50.

Athlete Mode

For people who do more than 10 hours a week intense exercise and who have a resting heart rate of under 60 beats per minute.

Children's Body Fat % Healthy Range -

The first ever monitors to show if children aged 7 - 18 are within healthy ranges for body fat recommended by doctors.


What's up and whats down?
If you are looking to lose weight and change your shape then you are looking for bodyfat%, visceral fat, metabolic age to fall and weight of course. And for your BMR and % body water and muscle mass to improve. If one week weight your remains static due to lean muscle gain, then you will still be able to review your progress with this additional data.

My Results Sheet  - for recording measurements (word document)

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