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Weighing Scales and 10 Commonest Mistakes to Be Avoided

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Many people harbour a sort of addiction to their weighing scales – stepping way too frequently on them – some doing it daily, others at dawn-&-dusk while several of them stepping on/ off the scales 5-6 times in like fifteen seconds hoping that in a some magical way that arrow would point to a smaller number. No, these people haven’t gone crazy. Several individuals hand over their personal power to the holy scales. Regrettably, their dawn weighing session is a maker or breaker event of the day – mentally & emotionally. Likewise there are other self-proclaimed wise people who deem that if they would be stepping in a light manner on the weighing device the reading may come lesser while others erroneously think that going slightly tip-toed would be yielding a favourable outcome – often these tactics fail miserably and many such people end up in utter grief.

Not-so-healthy relationship with the weighing scales

Undeniably, weighing scales are a beneficial tool in our fit-for-life life mantra but more frequently than not they turn out to be a reason for major nervousness, stresses & aggravation.

Being weighty isn’t awful at all times

Body-composition holds much greater importance as compared to body-weight. There are many weighty individuals who are fairly lean & many light or lighter individuals having higher body fats % that places them at higher risk.

Here are other things that one must bear in mind for weighing oneself prudently and on which situations one must be avoiding the weighing scales.

On majority of the days

In most cases, there is no need to weigh oneself daily as it isn’t healthy and mostly leading to fixated thought process & behaviours. Weighing once a week would suffice majority of the individuals in most scenarios.

When one is at somebody else’s place

It is always better to be weighing oneself on the analogous weighing scales at all times. In this way – despite there being some imperfect calibration of weighing scales – one would be getting a far precise sign of what is really the case with one’s weight.

When weighing scales are the cheaper versions

The accuracy of weighing scales is oftentimes directly proportional to how much they cost. Mostly household bathroom weighing scales are not accurate and generally being on the lighter side. How often does one hear people who complain that the weighing scales in their gyms are giving heavier readings when actually these are correct.

When it is nearly nine at night & you have wolfed down a pig for dinner

In usual scenarios, we tend to weigh more at the concluding part of the day – weighing more not fatter to be more precise. Innate changeability in people’s weight could see fluctuations of an additional couple or so kg. more at dusk hours. Hence, it is always better to being weighing yourself at the analogous time of the day on every instant – ideally the foremost thing after waking up at dawn.

When you’re donning waders

Some clothing could be weighing almost four kg. or so hence weighing oneself in one’s birthday suit is preferable or in case not doable then wearing minimal clothes as doable and wearing those analogous ones on every instant.

Following an arduous exercise session – except when you’re computing pre & post exercise hydration degree.

One could easily be shedding over a kg. Water-weight in a 1-hr perspiration-inducing exercising session hence stop deluding yourself by then shortly stepping on the scales to be pleasantly surprised by the dip in reading. Water is not ‘fat’ and for your information – 1 ltr. water or perspiration is comparable to precisely 1 kg.

When the weighing scales are placed on carpeting

Ensure that the weighing scales are placed on a firm surface (like tiling, wood or concrete) or else one is bound to get imprecise weight readings.

Particular days of the month for girlies

Among females who menstruate, classically anywhere amid 2-7 days on a monthly basis their weight would transitorily inflate because of water being increasingly retained by their bodies. Hence, conceivably it is best to not be weighing yourself.

When just thinking about weighing yourself makes you jittery

Checking one’s weight could be as stress-ridden as you make it or basically just a information collecting tool – it all depends on you. For those who haven’t yet mastered their fears of the weighing scales may try other alternative means of evaluating their weight – like week-by-week measuring the body with tape or month-by-month body composition evaluation & fitness tests are logical substitutes.

When one is content with the way one looks, feels & functions

In case you’re looking and feel good & are in sound health then stop fretting about those readings on the weighing device.

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