What are the normal ranges for body composition?
It is a good question. Before our answers, it is important to point out that Arboleaf Smart Scales should not be used for treating or diagnosing any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or health professional to determine what is suited for you.
Many factors will affect the normal ranges for body compositions: age, gender, weight, height, etc. So typically, it is not easy to have a simple answer. For example, Body Mass Index (BMI) is widely used to categorize if a person is overweight. Still the index is too simple because it only considers weight and height, not include many other important factors. It just gives an example that normal ranges may be useful, but it could be misleading too if other factors are neglected.
With these precautions, we now can introduce body composition normal ranges. In the Arboleaf app, we use a color code scheme for your measurements. In general, the color green indicates your reading is in the “normal range” or “good,” while color red represents something much less optimized. We recommend you pay more attention to the red color readings and discuss with your doctors if necessary. The color yellow is something in between.
Please keep in mind that the range is for you only, it may or may not apply to someone else. For example, a 150 lb weight may be normal for you, but it could be overweight for a much shorter person or underweight for a much taller person. Different people may have different “normal ranges.”