Omron BF508 Body Composition and Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale

Only £29.95

Omron BF508 Body Composition


choose a Body Composition Monitor?

The Omron BF508 Body Composition Monitor

offers you much more than a traditional weighing scale. While it is important to

monitor your weight, there are other internal factors that give you a better idea of

your overall health. Using its sensor technology the BF508 will give you accurate

readings for your body fat percentage and visceral fat level. The BF508 is simple to

use and offers accurate results, making it a perfect fitness tool to use any time in

the comfort of your own home.

Chewing the fat--what you need to know What is

body fat?
Our bodies need a certain amount of fat to function effectively but too

much fat can have a detrimental effect to your overall health. Studies have shown

that a high level of fat in the body, in particular visceral fat, increases the risk

of developing more serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart

disease and diabetes. The level of body fat you should have will vary depending on

age and sex, this chart indicates what level band you should be in depending on these


Above: cross-section of the chest
What is visceral

Visceral fat, or "central obesity", is used to describe the fat that’s

located inside the peritoneal cavity--that is, your midsection around your waist.

Rather than being located directly under the skin as subcutaneous fat, this "visceral

fat" can be found inbetween your internal organs, many of which are situated in this

cavity. Studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between high levels of

visceral fat and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as well as other

medical conditions. The BF508 will give you a reading between 30 levels, to indicate

your level of visceral fat; a normal reading would be between 1 and 9, with a reading

higher than 15 being very high.

What is subcutaneous fat?


fat not only accumulates around the stomach but also around the upper arms, hips and

thighs, and can cause a distortion of the body’s proportions. Although not directly

linked to increased risk of disease, it is thought to increase pressure on the heart

and lead to other complications. The BF508 does not display subcutaneous fat

uniquely, but it is included in the body fat percentage reading as a whole.

How can you reduce your body fat?

The best way to reduce your overall

body fat percentage is to take regular exercise and eat healthily. Using a body

composition monitor such as the BF508 will give you accurate results, so you can

monitor your progress on a fitness regime--or simply keep a check on your general


The science bit…

Body fat has low electricity conductivity.

The BF508 measures the body fat percentage by using the Bioelectrical Impedance (BI)

method. Muscles, blood vessels and bones are body tissues with higher water content

that conducts electricity easily. Body fat is tissue that has little electric

conductivity. The BF508 sends an extremely weak electrical current of 50 kHz through

your body to determine the amount of fat tissue. This weak electrical current is NOT

felt while operating the BF508. In order for the scale to determine body composition,

it uses the electrical impedance, along with your height, weight, age and gender

information, to generate results based on pre-determined data of body composition.

And finally….

In short, owning an Omron BF508 is an easy and

practical way to monitor your health at home. Using an Omron means affordability,

reliability and accuracy--whenever you need it--from the world's leading

healthcare-at-home provider.

Product Description
The Omron BF508 Body

Composition Monitor provides full body analyzing - a comprehensive understanding of

your body composition to help you reaching your fitness or diet goals. Only a full

body analyzing like BF508 will provide clinically validated results. See your success

how your body composition has been changed. It will display your individual body fat

and visceral fat to keep you motivating day by day and assist you to reach your


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