Why You Should Use a BMI Scale for Monitoring Your Weight
Living a healthy lifestyle is a main concern for most people on a daily basis and is maintained through regular exercise and eating healthy. Whilst we often use weighing scales as a measure of health, the weight value from a scale does not mean much on its own, it has to be placed in relation to other weight values. Moreover, simply losing or gaining weight does not mean you are healthier than you were before, it is important to consider your weight in relation to your height, age and body type; a process often referred to as BMI.
This article shall explore the importance of BMI and how accurate BMI scales can help you maintain a healthy weight in relation to your body type.
What is BMI?
BMI or Body Mass Index is a measurement system designed by healthcare professionals to determine a user's weight in relation to their height. The measurement is then categorised into underweight, of normal weight or overweight based on their BMI result.
Who Can Use a BMI scale?
Fitness centres, gyms, health clubs, spas and hotels are just some of the businesses that use high-quality body fat scales with BMI calculation. BMI scales with ultrasonic technology allow measurements to be taken with ease and can be monitored to show positive improvements from when a user begins their fitness routine to present, allowing fitness instructors to record a user’s progress at regular intervals within their training programme.
Do BMI scales need to be trade approved for medical use?
Yes, BMI scales need to have Class III medical directive approvals for use in medical diagnostics. Medical professionals can use approved BMI scales in hospitals, doctor’s surgeries and care homes. Inscale supply approved medical scales with BMI calculation manufactured by Kern.
Why we recommend Adam Equipment’s MUW for Measuring BMI*
The MUW 300L uses ultrasonic features and cutting edge design in order to break away from its competitors in the fitness and medical scale market. These body composition scales calculate height from 80cm-210cm by means of ultrasonic detection, meaning that the patient or user needs to simply stand on the scale and let it take all measurements and calculations including weight, height and BMI value. - "The MUW does everything for you"
The MUW 300L can be used by doctors and other healthcare professionals as a high quality BMI scale for monitoring patients weight over an extended period of time. The MUW is a medical scale that has been customised to output patient and physician identification information without breaching confidentiality. An RS-232 interface allows for speedy connection to computers and thermal printers.
The MUW 300L carries an overall capacity of 300000g, a 50g readability and a 375mm x 375mm pan size. The MUW design features a back-lit LCD that is easily visible in any lighting conditions and shows height, weight and BMI on one screen, eliminating the need to scroll through readings.
Constructed with the user in mind, the MUW BMI body scales feature:
- An anti-slip platform for user safety
- Colour-coded keys for quick recognition,
- Built in rechargeable battery
- Integrated wheels that permit easy movement.
- Weight conversion values: g, kg, lb, lb:oz
- Height conversion from cm to inches
Adam Equipment's MUW scales are becoming increasingly popular within the fitness and medical weighing scale markets. Its ultrasonic features make it stand out from the competition whilst retaining complete structural integrity and reliability. Whether you are after a BMI scale for professional use or a high-quality body scale for casual weight reference, the MUW can be relied upon to provide the precision and accuracy needed for all of your weighing needs.
Inscale’s selection of BMI scales
MUW ultrasonic BMI scale
Adam Equipment's most advanced BMI scale, the MUW uses ultrasonic technology to accurately calculate a user's BMI through height and weight readings. This product has also been customised to output patient and physician identification information without breaching confidentiality.
A high-quality digital gym scale manufactured by Adam Equipment, the MDW features manually adjustable height rods for precise height readings of adults or children. BMI calculation available on MDW 300L models only!
An approved BMI scale perfect for use in hospitals and doctor's surgeries for medical diagnostics. MPE scales are well-constructed column type scales with anti-wear and anti-slip plastic weighing pans to provide additional comfort for patients. Non-slip rubber feet and level indicators increase stability, while integrated wheels allow operators to transport the scale between locations.
The MCW chair weighing scale is designed for patients with limited mobility in care homes, spas and fitness centres. The scale has built-in BMI calculation, 4 wheels (two of which are lockable for added stability) and a rechargeable battery.
*As of 2023 the Adam MUW is no longer available