Bathroom Scales Have Come a Long Way
Gone are the days of boring, white, mechanical scales that hated you as much as you hated them. Modern bathroom scales are more fashionable than ever. And having just the right one can motivate you to stay on track with your health and fitness goals. Here, a few guidelines to help you choose the right one.
1. Know Thyself
A straight-forward digital scale may be best, if you only want to monitor your weight. Otherwise the options are endless. Many models can track weight for multiple people and have ranges up to 550 pounds, which can be useful if everyone in your home will weigh in. For those who want additional data, some scales also measure body mass index (BMI), body fat, muscle percentage, bone mass, body water, calorie consumption, and even metabolic age. Connected models, like the FitBit Aria, share weight data with an app that also tracks activity and food-logging. It’s awesome to have these features, if you plan to use them. Be honest about your lifestyle, health goals, and avoid getting more than what you truly need.
2. Choose An Easy Read
Large LCD screens are just one way to boost readability (no squinting please!). You can also choose a model with high-contrast backlighting or one with an electronic voice feature that speaks your weight aloud, as long as you don’t mind sharing that information with passersby.
3. Rock Your Style
Since you’ll view this piece of equipment daily, it’s important to like what you see. Choose a model that suits your bathroom decor or pick one that speaks to your personality. There’s stainless steel, glass, prints, gorgeous landscapes (just look at the one above!). Finally, weighing yourself will actually be fun!