Rapid unexplained weight gain can happen to anyone. It can be a sign of an underlying health condition, could link to a change in lifestyle or could be influenced by one of these five unexpected causes.
It should be considered that weight can fluctuate during the day and it is common to experience weight gain over time.
Marsden’s range of stand-on slimming scales are used by some of the best known slimming groups in the UK.
Though the purpose of weight loss scales is the same for each slimming group, the needs of each group may vary. Some would prefer a portable scale they can take anywhere with them, others would prefer a more permanent fixture, while body composition scales benefit some slimming group members who not only want to see changes to their weight, but appreciate that a change in diet and exercise plan can affect a wide range of body health measures.
There is such a thing as your ‘fastest weight’ - if you’re a dedicated runner, you’ll probably already know this.
Speed and endurance depend on how fit and healthy you are, and how hydrated your body is. Regular training will result in losing weight over time - but knowing what your fastest weight is also extremely useful. You need to be light enough but your body needs to be resilient.
Achieving the right body weight - your fastest weight - will help you be both. Three months ago, we gave amateur runner Matt Smith a Marsden M-550 to help him find the perfect weight, tracking his progress as he did so. Here’s Matt’s story...
Body composition scales provide a complete picture of body health - useful in hospitals for medical diagnosis and in gyms to help with achieving fitness goals.
To ensure you get the most out of your body composition scale, this blog post will help you understand the measurements the scales provide - and if you need any more help, get in touch with our team.
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.
Weight gain is typically associated with eating too much and not doing enough exercise - but there have been many studies which suggest there are more factors at work.
Last year, Marsden published this blog post highlighting 10 things your doctor wishes you knew about weight loss. It highlighted the effects stress and a lack of sleep can have on your weight.
But what other things that might not have crossed your mind may be influencing your weight loss efforts? Marsden investigates.
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.”
What scales do slimming groups use?
The Marsden team is asked this question all the time. Sometimes it’s home users, sometimes it’s consultants with their own slimming groups. People ask because they know slimming groups use accurate, robust scales - and they want the same.
The goods news is that Marsden supplies some of the UK’s leading slimming groups with weighing scales. Here’s what they use and why.