When you measure your body fat, you are getting a more precise and accurate picture of your overall total fitness. Succeeding in long-term weight management and overall better health is losing body fat and building lean muscle. Do not be confused. Just because a person is skinny, does not mean that they are fit or healthy. A thin person can have an excess of body fat and a person who appears to be stocky or fat can have not enough body fat and in fact may be, perfectly fit and in perfect health. So, do not ever think that the person’s appearance is the inclination of what their body fat and fitness level is. A person with a lot of muscles may still technically be overweight but be perfectly healthy.
To get the accurate picture of your total fitness, you will need to measure your estimated body fat and weight together. As part of a fitness regiment, it will help you to set more realistic goals and will help you to reach a positive overall healthy goal in your total body composition.
Be reminded that everyone needs body fat. Essential body fat helps cushion and insulate the joints, organs and tissues in your body. The body temperature is regulated, vitamins are stored, and energy is stored. Lean mass is protected. Overall good health is reached by the appropriate amount of a necessary amount of body fat. Consult your doctor to help you reach the amount of body fat that your body requires to ward off heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes, certain types of cancer, stroke, respiratory disorders and other serious health problems.