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SonoRoo 06-17-2010 05:43 PM

Tanita Printouts from Clinic
I found this on the Tanita website and thought it might be helpful for those who want to know what some of the stuff means.

BMI - Body Mass Index is a height to weight ratio, and is calculated by the following formula: Weight (kg)/Height (m2)
Desirable Range 18.5 - 24.9

BMR - Basal Metabolic Rate represents the total energy expended by the body to maintain normal functions at rest such as respiration and circulation.

Impedance - Impedance reflects the body’s inherent resistance to an electrical current. Muscle acts as a conductor of the electrical current, adipose tissue acts as a resistor.

Fat% - Percentage of fat as a part of your total body weight.

Fat Mass - Total weight of fat mass (in kg, lb) in the body.

FFM (Fat Free Mass) - Fat Free Mass is comprised of muscle, bone, tissue, water, and all other fat free mass in the body.

TBW (Total Body Water) - Total Body Water is the amount of water (expressed as lb, kg, or st.lb) retained in the body. TBW is said to comprise between 50% - 70% of total body weight. Generally, men tend to have higher water weight than women due to a greater amount of muscle.

Desert-Rose7 06-17-2010 07:48 PM

Good info, and here is a thread with more info for those who wish it:



SonoRoo 06-17-2010 08:22 PM

OOOH Thanks Jo. I should have used the search feature. :o

Ortal 06-18-2010 05:43 AM

thats actually really helpful, broken down simply like that. The girl that weighed me in one week (granted she was new) couldnt explain it all to me.

As for impedance, I use Ohms at work to measure the impedance of the radio frequency connectors we design, always wondered what it had to do with our weight :)

Fit2010 06-23-2010 12:04 PM

Just noticed this thread and looks like it will be helpful as I get closer to goal ranges. Thanks for posting it!

SonoRoo 02-24-2011 02:38 PM


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