1.Body Fat – Body fat percentage gives you a better measure of fitness than weight alone – the composition of your weight loss could mean you are losing muscle mass rather than fat. Body fat also differs from individuals based on their age and gender.
2.Muscle Mass – As your muscle mass increases, the ability of burning calories increases which accelerates your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and helps you reduce excess body fat and lose weight in a healthy way.
3.Total Body Water – Useful in estimating an individual’s hydration level. Being well-hydrated helps concentration levels, sports performance and general well-being.*
4.Bone Mass – Useful indicator for your overall bone health. The lower the bone mass, the higher the risk of having bone fractures.
5.Body Mass Index (BMI) – An indication of risks related to the respective weight classifications (e.g. if you are underweight, you have risk of osteoporosis in the later life). However, BMI is just a number and does not take into account the composition of an individual’s body weight. Therefore, Actxa Sense helps to identify the different body composition components for health and fitness purposes.
*Your hydration level may fluctuate based on external factors (e.g. exercise, illness, consumption of caffeine/alcohol, menstruation). Kids and babies may also have a larger body water percentage than adults.
(Adapted by Heyward, V. H., & Wagner, D. R. (2004). Applied body composition assessment (2nd ed))