Adore measures 9 metrics: weight, visceral fat, muscle mass, BMI, body fat, protein, bone mass, body water, and BMR.
Weight, defined as total body mass in unit of kilograms(kg) or pounds (lbs.), is critical for an overall health assessment. Maintaining ideal body weight can protect from a variety of illnesses, improve energy level, and enhance mental wellbeing, which are essential to a healthy outcome.
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is an estimated measurement of the level of fat in the body. It is a function of weight and height that provides a decimal index number. Knowing your BMI allows you to get alerts of potential weight and chronic health problems. However, BMI by itself cannot be a reliable measure of body fat. Other parameters measured by Adore, such as Visceral Fat, Bone Mass, and Body Fat Percentage, should be used collectively to evaluate body fat level.
Basal Metabolic Rate, or BMR, is the amount of energy (calories you need to eat) the body needs to survive in a resting state, i.e., meaning without consideration for exercise. It is the number of calories that organs require to function if you remained still all day - Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) must also account for the energy required for your daily functions and planned exercise. You need to account for those calories burned during exercise as well.
Visceral Fat is expressed as a number between 1 and 50 as an index measuring your body fat surrounding the waist. It is the fat located inside the abdominal cavity – packed between organs – rather than underneath the skin. It is normal to have some visceral fat, and it tends to increase by age, especially in men.
Body Fat expressed as a percentage of Total Body Mass (weight) is a measure of lean to fat ratio. Fat plays an important role in body temperature regulation, proper vitamin storage, reduction of inflammation, blood clotting, brain development, and lubricating joints. Sports with high levels of cardio and joint movement are further encouraged to keep body fat level in check.
Body Water expressed as a percentage of total body mass (weight) is a measurement of water in the body found inside (intracellular) and surrounding (extracellular) of all cells in the body. Water plays a critical role in all vital processes inside the body. A properly hydrated body helps with many aspects of staying in good health by improving: (i) digestion, (ii) brain functions like concentration, (iii) moisture for healthy skin and cell tissues, (iv) metabolism, (v) regulating body temperature, (vi) carrying nutrients, oxygen, enzymes, glucose, and (vii) toxin and metabolic waste removal. Sports enthusiasts are further required to keep well-hydrated to reach their maximum performance and to reduce fatigue and stress. Adore will adjust the target based on your profile setting.
Muscle Mass is a measurement of the weight of muscles in the body, in kilograms or pounds, including smooth muscles, skeletal muscles, and water in the muscles. Skeletal muscles are most visible and associated with strength and power. Sports enthusiasts are recommended to build higher muscle mass to avoid injuries.
Bone Mass indicates the weight of bone mineral, including calcium and other high-density minerals in the body. Bone mass is unlikely to undergo noticeable changes in the short term. Tracking bone mass over time is critical to maintain strong body skeleton structures that promote agility and strength, especially in aging or during pregnancy.
Protein provides the building blocks for the body's tissues, organs, hormones, and enzymes. This macronutrient is also crucial in building and maintaining muscle mass. Protein increases satiety (feeling full), which is why it’s important to get enough protein when limiting your calories to meet a fat-loss regimen.