Health Screening – What is your body composition?


At  SK- Life Fitness all my clients receive a health screening on a regular basis; which involves checking blood pressure levels and monitoring your body composition in order to establish each individual’s total health and fitness. Your body is comprised of two major components: lean mass and fat tissue. Lean body mass represents the weight of bones, muscles, organs and connective tissue. Fat tissue is necessary for protection, thermoregulation, insulation and the transfer of fat-soluble vitamins. With composition scales I monitor an individual’s body fat percentage, BMI, total water levels, visceral fat (bad fat laying around internal organs), muscle mass and physique rating, bone mass reading and base metabolic rate (how many calories their body burns in a day.) I then take the clients blood pressure to check that the systolic and diastolic readings are within the correct range and they are safe to exercise. Systolic blood pressure (the top number) measures the amount of pressure that blood exerts on vessels while the heart is beating. Diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) measures the pressure in your vessels between heartbeats. If systolic and diastolic blood pressures are too high, you have hypertension. Regular exercise and a healthy diet however, can help to lower your blood pressure.  If you are overweight you are putting yourself at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.

When you are trying to loose weight and get fit it is important to not eat into muscle tissue and just lose fluid, and therefore you need to monitor your body composition regularly. The good news is that you can now buy yourself this equipment at an affordable price as the ‘Wellness Connected Monitoring System’ has just been launched!

A & D Instruments Ltd. (A&D), in partnership with Microsoft Healthvault,have announced the launch of their complete “Wellness Connected” Health and Fitness monitoring system. A&D’s suite of high-accuracy professional body monitoring equipment includes a blood pressure monitor, weighing scale, an activity monitor and thermometer, all designed to exacting professional standards. Furthermore, all of these devices are also equipped with the latest Near Field Communication (NFC) data system, allowing users to store daily readings and analyse trends with no wires and no frustrating connection problems! A&D in conjunction with Microsoft, have developed an Android application to work with the latest generation of NFC enabled Smartphone’s including the Samsung Galaxy S3.  Simply download the Free A&D Wellness App from Google Play and everything else is automatic – plus your personal information is safe in Microsoft’s business-grade security datacentre.

The Wellness Connected monitoring system, accurately tracks the progress of your fitness programme. This advanced technology precisely monitors the effectiveness of individual fitness programmes and is the key component that has not traditionally been on offer to all committed enthusiasts and those who aspire to long-term peak performance! Continuous accurate tracking of metrics like heart rate, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and calorie burn can make the difference between above-average performance and exceptional performance in a fitness and weight management regime.  Now, thanks to advances in technology, everyone can benefit from peak performance – affordably, and in the home.

A&D’s “Wellness Connected” Health and Fitness monitoring system is an essential kit for advanced fitness enthusiasts, yet easy enough even for those taking their first steps towards physical fitness to use!!

Available for £200, you can purchase the Wellness Connected Monitoring System from the A&D website at and click on the Wellness Connected Webshop tab. On receipt of your Health and Fitness Kit, follow the simple instructions to download the free A&D Wellness App from Google Play.