Electronic Weight Scales
Whether you're trying to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain your current weight, it's important that you have a quality scale to help you keep track of your progress. Luckily, the technology found within household scales has dramatically improved over the last couple decades, as they have become more accurate and gotten a wider array of features. You can find a broad assortment of electronic weight scales here at Walgreens to help you weigh yourself regularly over time.
Digital vs Analog Scale
The advent of electronic weight scales (as opposed to analog bathroom scales featuring a physical dial) has helped improve accuracy in addition to incorporating unique features that may give you more insight into your health. Digital displays can usually give you an easy-to-read measurement that's accurate to one-tenth of a pound. You can use this type of reading to monitor even minor fluctuations in your weight over time. Many digital scales also include features like a body mass index (BMI) calculator or mechanisms to measure your body fat and/or body water percentages. Recording these important measurements may help give you a clearer picture of your overall health.
How to Weigh Yourself
While keeping track of your weight is important in the long run, there are several factors that you need to consider when using a scale.
- Consistency is the most important key to weighing yourself. You should always try to get on the scale at the same time of day, or your results might inaccurately reflect the normal weight fluctuations that go on as a result of meals and water consumption.
- Weighing yourself too often also isn't a good idea because most diet and exercise programs won't actually lead to immediate results. Checking your weight about once a week will give you an idea how you're progressing without being overkill.
- You should also remember that weight isn't the only indicator of health. In fact, more detailed measurements like your body fat percentage will give you a better idea of how much of your weight is muscle mass as opposed to fat.
It's easy to find a scale that has the features you want and fits within your budget when you shop the wide selection of products available here at Walgreens.