Body composition scales
A body composition scale tells you more about your body health than a standard weighing scale: it provides information on individual elements such as water, fat and your metabolism.
Marsden body composition scales, when tested, were within 3% of the DEXA ‘gold standard’ of body composition. Their highly useful readings - like body fat percentage, fat mass, fat free mass, basal metabolic rate and total body water - to give you a complete picture of your body. You can read what each reading tells you here.
This month, we have updated our body composition scales, and they now provide more body composition readings than ever. But what are they and what do they mean? This blog post explains.
A third of us started this year with the New Year’s resolution of losing weight, but as many resolutions are now beginning to fall by the wayside (or waist-side) it may be time to reassess your fitness goals. Of the 63% of UK adults that failed to keep a New Year’s resolution, around four in five were broken within 3 months.
Dietician Abigail Wilson, chief executive of ISOShealth.com, said: “These diets are just that, they are diets, but they are not behavioural change and do not last for very long. They need to be something that is realistic. It’s taken 10 years to get where you are with your weight, you’re not going to be able to fix it in five weeks.”
Last year, Marsden partnered with Lewes FC: One of the UK’s most forward-thinking football clubs. This weekend, six months on, we caught up with them to see how they were getting on with their Marsden MBF-6010 Body Composition Scale.
The occasion was Lewes’ home game against Greenwich Borough. Prior to the match, three Lewes players and one of the club’s physios spoke to us about how and why they use the MBF-6010. Watch the video below to hear what they said.
Marsden revealed last week that 33% of New Year’s Resolutions are to lose weight.
As we are keen to help you lose weight this blog post will look at another piece of advice: why you shouldn’t lose weight too quickly. Here’s why:
In boxing clubs, keeping track of weight is crucial in reaching optimal performance and maintaining the desired weight class.
Marsden’s scales for boxing clubs are highly accurate and are used by boxing clubs throughout the UK.
But not all suitable scales for boxing clubs are the same. Each individual boxer is different and so is the need of each boxing club. We’ve put together this buyers’ guide to help you choose the right scale for your needs.
Last week, Marsden met with one of the most forward-thinking football clubs in the UK.
The men’s team are based in the Isthmian League South Division, the eighth level of English football - three promotions from the Football League.
Body composition scales are used by hospitals, gyms, sports clubs and slimming groups to provide a complete picture of body health. So to ensure their patients are being provided with the correct advice and treatment, a dietetic will use a body composition scale to complete a true assessment of the patient.
Obesity is currently affecting 25% of the UK adult population, but your knowledge of body composition can go a long way to helping your patients or members stay in shape.
Whether your gym or sports club’s members are striving to lose fats or gain muscle, they will all be united when it comes to tracking the changes in their weight or BMI with a professional gym scale.
At Marsden, we appreciate that not all gym-goers are the same, and so we’ve put together a range of gym scales to try to suit every member’s needs.
But we also appreciate that sometimes you may need a help in choosing the right gym scale for you and your club - and this blog post is here to help.