Three (3) Helpful Tips To Remember When Using A Bathroom Floor Scale

Three (3) Helpful Tips To Remember When Using A Bathroom Floor Scale

Bathroom Floor Scale

Bathroom scales are not given much thought in today’s world. They’re simply an instrument designed for everyday people to weigh themselves and step off. For most of us, we usually step off the scale and disagree with the weight reading results. With that being said, a bathroom scale is still a very sensitive piece of equipment that should be handled with a lot of care. To ensure your bathroom floor scale’s accuracy and repeatability, check out our bathroom floor scale tips below:

  1. Establish Control Of Your Weighing Environment.

First, ensure you are using your bathroom floor scale in the best location possible which will be a flat, stable, and level surface. Next, stand up properly when recording your weighing measurement and stand still in the center of the platform of the scale until all measurements have settled and displayed. For best results, do not use your scale on a carpet and do not move the scale in-between measurements as results may fluctuate.

  1. Weigh Yourself Once A Week When You Wake Up

Way Up Scales strongly suggest you take each bodyweight measurement under similar conditions for consistent and accurate results. There are many factors that affect your body composition such as water intake, sodium ingesting, daily caloric consumption, etc. So being able to identify each variable will allow you to minimize their influence on your weight measurement. 

Weigh yourself on a regular basis (At most twice a week). Will it be once per week, once per month, or every Tuesday and Saturday? Social Activities such as weekend drinks with friends or gym exercises can leave your body dehydrated and affect your measurement on the scale.

Weigh yourself at the same time (Before you eat or drink). When measuring yourself, select a time of day where your weighing variables can be minimalized. The type of food in your stomach, amount of urine in your bladder, and your level of hydration will vary throughout the day and affect body weight readings on the scale. Weighing yourself at similar times will minimize the effect that inevitable fluctuations have on your body measurements.

Measure yourself with little to no-clothing. Whenever weighing yourself, ensure to minimize the amount of clothes you wear on the scale to ensure the most accurate result. Stepping on the scale with a pair of jeans or a sweater will negatively affect the scale to weigh a lot more than if you are to weigh yourself with just underwear on. To minimize the variable of clothes, wear the same amount of clothing for every scale measurement. The less clothing you are wearing the easier it is to collect accurate body weight results.

  1. If Your Goal Is To Lose Weight, Focus On Adaptation Instead Of Individual Measurements.

The journey to weight loss can be a long, never-ending road with ups-and-downs. To increase your chances of being successful with your weight loss, then begin to record your starting weight or body composition measurements. Then with the help of a Way Up Scales Customer Representative or your dietician; set a goal weight and record your body weight measurements over the period of time. Your continued progress over months and years will prove to be more valuable than any single scale measurement. Giving yourself time for the change to occur combined with consistent hard-work in the gym and consuming healthy foods will push the numbers on your health scale down.

  1. For Best Results… (BONUS TIP)

We recommend using a kitchen scale to track and account for your food consumption. You are going to be hard pressed in progressing and seeing the body improvements that you desire. That is why Way Up Scales encourages customers to eat what they want (within reason) but also to control their macronutrient intake in accordance with proper nutritional guidelines.


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