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Why should I check my weight regularly?

One in three Germans are not happy with their weight. Being overweight or underweight can cause or speed up the onset of certain diseases. It is important not only to know your body weight, but also to know your personal body values such as body fat, body water and muscle percentage. This allows both progress and setbacks to be recognised early and counterbalanced by the right training or healthy eating regime.

It is also a way of gaining useful information, for example, whether your body weight has increased through a build-up of body fat or more muscle tissue. As body values do not change immediately after a training session, monthly measurements of body values are sufficient. However, taking measurements too frequently can quickly lead to a loss of motivation.