(Women’s Series)

Don’t Fixate on
"The Number on the Scale"

The Body Composition Analyzer installed at the Amway Experience Centre collected body composition data from some 10,000 individuals aged between 18 and 65 over the past four years (excluding those taking part in the weight management competition). The analysis showed that 37.5% of women were overweight* based on their body mass index (BMI) calculation.

Referring to this specific data point, women’s weight problems are relatively mild compared to men, 59.2% of whom were overweight based on their BMI. However, 69% of women have a body fat percentage higher than the normal level (27%) and are considered as obese. Among women deemed to be obese, 77% were aged between 41 and 50 while 87% were aged between 51 and 65. It is observed that as women age, their metabolic rate decreases while the body fat percentage increases.

There is a significant difference between BMI and body fat percentage.

The calculation method for BMI only requires a person’s height and weight, but other data is also needed to determine whether someone is overweight. A survey^ conducted by the University of Hong Kong pointed out that 40% of Hong Kong people chose to lose weight because they wanted to look better, and they believed that weight was the indicator that best reflected their outlook. The truth is that weight alone doesn’t fully reflect your physical condition.

If one has a higher muscle mass she will be heavier, but her body fat percentage is at a low level, so she is determined as healthy. If she was assessed on BMI alone, she might be judged to be “overweight”, which cannot reflect the real condition.

Overweight* (%)

Obesity Index for Women# (%)

*‬According to standards set by the Hong Kong Dietitians Association, a BMI greater than 23 refers to being overweight
#‬A female whose body fat percentage is higher than 27% is categorized as obese
^The University of Hong Kong, Survey on Obesity and Weight Management 2015

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Increase Muscle Mass

Focusing only on body fat loss may not be an effective way to reduce your weight. You should also take note of your muscle mass because a low muscle mass and poor exercise performance will make it harder to burn body fat – and you may even suffer a body fat rebound in a short period of time. To maintain a good body fat percentage over the long term, it is recommended to do more weight training and core training to increase your muscle mass. As muscle mass increases, the body’s basal metabolism will also increase.

Relieve Stress and
Get Sufficient Sleep

Too much stress and a lack of sleep are two of the main reasons behind an increase in weight and body fat percentage. A busy working life and pressure from the daily grind can easily lead to mood swings, which in turn can lead to irregular meal timings and overeating. When you sleep, your body not only maintains normal operation but also consumes calories. A lack of sleep may lead to emotional instability which can lead to obesity as a result.

Increase Your Activity

Office workers who sit for a whole day at work are more prone to accumulate body fat due to insufficient activity, and it should also be noted that our body fat percentage increases as we age. The activity required doesn’t need to be strenuous aerobic exercise or weight training – simply going for a walk after 30 minutes of finishing a meal will help. Try walking for transportation is also a good way to maintain your daily activity as well.

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