Body Water Percentage

Water – The Vital Fluid

Water is found in every cell of your body and plays an important role in all its vital processes. Being properly hydrated helps to:

  • Enhance digestion and metabolism
  • Boost brain function
  • Regulate body temperature
  • Carry nutrients, oxygen, enzymes and glucose to the cells
  • Remove toxins and other metabolic waste from the body
  • Cushion joints and strengthen muscles
  • Provide natural moisture to skin and other tissues

Feel Your Best

Staying properly hydrated will help keep your body feeling great and performing at its best. Proper hydration increases energy levels, makes you more alert and can even help reduce stress. Common signs of dehydration include achy joints and muscles, fatigue, headaches and dry skin. More series dehydration can lead to dizziness and nausea, and in more extreme cases, death.

Why You Should Monitor Body Water %

If you’re like most people, you’re not drinking enough water. If you wait until you feel thirsty, your body is already suffering from the effects of mild dehydration. You continually lose water during the day through sweat, urine and breathing. The amount varies due to physical activity level, climactic conditions, illness, medications, hormone changes and poor nutrition.

Monitoring your body water % allows you to quickly compensate if your levels are low. Your body will function more efficiently, you’ll feel healthier and you’ll reduce your risk of developing series health problems.

Tips for Staying Properly Hydrated

  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of fluid every day – more if you are very active. Drink a variety of fluids, but watch out for beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol, as these substances act as diuretics, causing the body to lose fluids.
  • Don’t wait until you feel thirsty before drinking, as you will already be mildly dehydrated.
  • Carry a bottle of water around with you, keep a bottle in the car and one at your desk.
  • Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after physical activity.
  • Increase your fluid intake during warmer weather and at higher altitudes.
  • Check your urine. It should be clear to pale yellow in color. If your urine is dark yellow, you probably need to increase your water intake. You should be urinating every 2 to 3 hours during the day.

Tanita and Monitoring Your Body Water %

Tanita's body water monitor scales use Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA), the same accurate technology used for body fat monitoring. BIA passes freely through the fluids contained in muscle tissue and in blood, but it encounters difficulty when passing through fat tissue, which contains little water. By using the impedance reading, gender, height, and weight, the scale can quickly and reliably calculate body fat and total body water percentages. Proper hydration is essential for life. Maintaining a healthy body water % improves all overall health and keeps you feeling energized and operating at a peak performance.

Tanita’s BF-679W Body Fat / Body Water Monitor can help you in monitoring your hydration levels/body water %. The BF-679W features a weight capacity of 300 pounds (136 kilograms), includes a weight-only feature, and has a memory function for 2 adults. As a general guideline the average total body water % ranges for a healthy adult are: Female 45% to 60% Male 50% to 65%.

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