Benefits of body composition for children
TANITA exclusively offers body composition measurements for children aged 5 years and older, so healthy habits can start early.
Measuring a child’s body composition beyond just weight and BMI will help you with:
Early Detection of Health Issues, such as obesity or malnutrition
Development of Personalised Nutrition and Exercise plans
Motivation and accountability for both the child and the parents/ caregivers.
In addition it provides you with information that conveys a more positive message and a more positive body image: Muscle mass!
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- Body mass index
- Metabolische leeftijd
- Basaal metabolisme (BMR) kcal
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Why body composition for children?
Controle van de lichaamssamenstelling kan een schat aan informatie over je lichaam opleveren die verder gaat dan alleen je gewicht. Hier zijn enkele van de voordelen:
Early Detection of Health Issues, such as obesity or malnutrition. By regularly assessing their body composition, you can identify any abnormalities or imbalances in muscle mass, fat distribution, or overall body weight. This early detection enables timely interventions and appropriate treatments, minimising the risk of long-term health complications.
Personalised Nutrition and Exercise Guidance: Body composition monitoring provides valuable insights into a child's specific nutritional needs and physical activity requirements. By analysing factors like muscle mass, body fat percentage, and body water, healthcare providers can develop personalised nutrition and exercise plans tailored to the child's unique needs. This approach promotes healthy growth and development, helps maintain an optimal weight, and reduces the risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Motivation and Accountability: Monitoring body composition can serve as a motivational tool for children and their families. Tracking changes in body composition over time, such as improvements in muscle mass or reduction in body fat, can provide visible evidence of progress and serve as a source of encouragement. Additionally, regular body composition assessments create a sense of accountability, promoting adherence to healthy habits and lifestyle modifications, leading to better overall health outcomes.
As body composition monitoring should be conducted in a supportive and sensitive manner, ensuring the child's well-being and privacy, the TANITA MC-780MA offers the option of turning the monitor screen facing the professional when the child is being measured.
TANITA is the founder of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) and the first to bring a so-called body fat analyser to the market. By continuing to innovate and develop, we have become the world leader in creating new health insights. We work hard every day to do our bit for a healthier and happier world. We want to motivate people to take control of their own health. We do this through innovative technologies, development of new measurements and innovative products. TANITA exclusively offers measurements for children aged 5 and up, so healthy habits can start early!