Hermina's Friends, Don't Believe Weight!
Everyone, especially women believe that the greater the weight, the fatter. Though not necessarily a fat body if you have a large body weight. It could be that you have a muscular body. Considering that muscle has a heavier mass than fat, it is natural that the body gets heavier due to the addition of muscle mass in the body. In general, Indonesian people often only evaluate their health or fitness by measuring their weight or Body Mass Index. Though body composition is more important to know. Why is it important to measure body composition and how do you measure it? This article will help Hermina's Companions to understand it.
What is Body Composition?
Body composition is used to describe the percentage of fat, bone, fluid, and muscle in the human body. Two people of the same sex and weight may look very different from each other because they have different body compositions. Body composition and growth are the main components of health for everyone. The ongoing epidemic of obesity in both children and adults has highlighted the importance of understanding body fat levels for short- and long-term health. However, other components of body composition also influence health outcomes, and their measurement is increasingly valuable in clinical practice.
Why is it necessary to differentiate between muscle and fat?
Health practitioners universally agree that too much fat is a serious health risk. Problems like hypertension, elevated blood fats (fats and cholesterol), diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, respiratory dysfunction, gallbladder disease, and a myriad of other health problems are all linked to obesity.
The ongoing epidemic of obesity in both children and adults has highlighted the importance of knowing one's body fat for both short and long term health. An important part of understanding user health is distinguishing between what is healthy and what is not, especially when it comes to fat.
It is common to assume that having as little fat as possible is healthy. However, being thin does not automatically reduce a person's health risks. Being thin refers to weighing less than the recommended value in the age-height-weight chart. Muscular body, however, refers to the muscle, bone, and fat composition of a person's body weight. Being intrinsically muscular indicates the development of greater muscle mass than being lean.
So how can Sahabat Hermina measure health?
Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is a tool used to measure body composition. This tool is an evolution of a weight scale that works as an electrode to measure electrical signals in the body, so that the value of muscle mass, body fat, body water content, visceral fat (fat in organs), Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and bone mass can be known. . In addition, BIA also has several advantages such as: easy to use, quite accurate, and does not require special skills. A healthy balance of fat and muscle is essential for health and well-being throughout life. Scientific evidence shows that a healthy body composition will increase the lifespan of Sahabat Hermina; reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, insulin resistance, etc. Friends of Hermina can do a BIA examination at Hermina Pandanaram Hospital and consult directly with a specialist in Clinical Nutrition with dr. Etisa Adi M, Msi, Sp.GK(K).