AccuMeasure FitKid™ Caliper for Children
Get Your Children's Health on Track
Worried about your child being a little too chunky? Scared about your kid developing heart disease early in life? Nervous about your pride and joy becoming obese? Concerned about a premature onset of diabetes?
Take the first step in monitoring your child’s health status at home. With the Accu-Measure® FitKid™ Caliper, it’s your tool to get your children on a healthy track along with a great self-image. Doctors, trainers, and health and nutrition experts recommend the periodic measurement of your children’s body composition for improving their physical fitness.
The Accu-Measure® FitKid™ Caliper is easy-to-use, totally private, clinically accurate, safe for your children, monitors children’s body fat in seconds. All you need to do is measure in 2 places: back of the arm (triceps) and side of the calf. Then add up the measurements and look up the % body fat on a table included in the package. The FitKid product is used to measure children’s % body fat from ages 6-17.
The Accu-Measure® FitKid™ Caliper package includes:
|"Assesing your child's risk for developing diabetes and heart disease involves more than just weighing your child! Measuring body fat regularly with this simple tool allows parents and pediatricians to accurately combat the sedentary effects of too much "screen time" (tv, computer, video games) and not enough "green time" (soccer and other outdoor activities). Diet and exercise can be customized regularly and more prescriptively, based on your child's individual measurements."
-- Larry Wolk, MD, Pediatrician and founder of Rocky Mountain Youth, a non-profit medical group providing health care to children in need.
A Positive Experience for Your Child
Body fat testing is a great way to help you evaluate your child’s health status. We know that fatter children have a stronger tendency to be obese as adults, and to have a greater risk of heart disease. These children could also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, also leading to the development of cardiovascular disease. In addition, diabetes becomes a great risk to a child with too much body fat.
We recommend that children be taught about the benefits of physical exercise and nutrition and how these can aid in the achievement and maintenance of healthy body fat %. Changes in body fat as well as shape, especially in girls, occur during puberty. This is normal and should be conveyed to your aging child.
Children should first be made aware of the purpose and methods of the measuring body fat. You should maintain records over time of the body fat % results, but also track their growth, diet, and physical activity. Keep the results private between you and your child. Ensure that these measurements are as private as visiting the family doctor. Do not be negative, or label, criticize, or berate. Self-esteem and self-image is very important to your child. There should be no negative effects by performing these tests, as long as you take the time to educate your child. Your relationship and motivation is very important if your child needs to improve personal body fat results.
Make the entire experience positive and your whole family will be motivated toward a fitness oriented lifestyle
AccuFitness Price: $19.99
Additional Savings with Bundled Packages:
Accu-Measure® FitKid™ - Body Fat Caliper for Children with MyoTape Body Tape Measure
Individually Priced: $29.98
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