Saturday, 26 March 2011

Gadgets

This is a new gadget to me - Body Composition Monitor. It works by using BIA (Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis) which is an electrical signal through the body. As the current encounters different kinds of fluids and tissues, it will determine how much of it is fat (fat is harder to get through) and how much is muscle (the current will pass easily through muscle, which is made up of mostly water).

This high-tech monitor comes in the form of a bathroom weighing scale that monitors everything from weight and body fat to body water and visceral fat %.


Body composition is simply the ratio of lean body mass to fat body mass. Too much fat can lean to health problems like heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and other serious conditions. If you keep your body fat within a reasonable level, you'll be healthier and, of course, slimmer.


Body Fat Categories for Women
  • 10-12% - Essential Fat
  • 14-20% - Athletic Fat Levels
  • 21-24% - Fitess Fat Levels
  • 25-31% - Acceptable Fat Levels
  • >32% - Obese

Body Fat Categories for Men
  • 2-4% - Essential Fat
  • 6-13% - Athletic Fat Levels
  • 14-17% - Fitess Fat Levels
  • 18-25% - Acceptable Fat Levels
  • >26% - Obese



BIA (Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis) is a simple method of assessing body fat percentage. It is a body composition and body fat analyzer and scale that provides more than just total weight measurements. It determines total weight, the percent and amount of body fat, muscle mass, water and even bone mass.

Sounds cool, eh?




Saturday, 12 March 2011

What's that?

I had doubts too initially, wondered if it really works, or, if it's even safe?!

Herbalife's product range include protein shakes and snacks, vitamins & dietary suppliments, energy and fitness drinks, etc that helps to lead a healthy & active lifestyle. Their products have been in the market since 1980, and were approved and on sale in 74 countries, including USA (where it came from) & Europe where I believe must have those most stringent safety measures on food control.

For a company first went puplic on NASDAQ in 1984, then on NYSE (US$79+) since 2004, I guess the food it sells is pretty safe too?

Guess it's good enough if these mega sports stars think it's safe?

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Introduction

Working life is taxing to both the body and mind; I spend 10 - 12 hours away from home each workday, and the stress is not helping at all... my time at home, after work, is spent mostly 'resting', trying to recover the energy and zest that I've lost, but I don't feel any better... worst, I think it's effecting my health :(

This is when I'm introduced to Herbalife -

video

This is the kind of ENERGY I'm talking about!