A New Way to Monitor Your Weight
Adapted from Reader’s Digest

You can now monitor your body fat, and muscle mass, which according to research is more critical than how much you weigh: body fat is measured as a percentage of your weight. One needs to have body fat go down and muscle mass go up. A pear-shaped body is better than an apple-shaped body, as too much "belly fat" has been linked to disease, according to the Reader’s Digest.

Professional body composition analyzers/scales are available for home use. Check with your doctor to find out more about purchasing these new devices.