Charts for age, height and weight are used to provide a rough reference to determine how a child or teenager is developing, specifically whether he is underweight or overweight. Height/weight charts can be found online, or a doctor can consult one to provide a professio...
High capacity, or bariatric scales, can be bought online at a number of stores including Walmart.com, OldWillKnottScales.com and itinscale.com. Scales of this type come in a variety of maximum capacities, from 400 pounds to 1,000 pounds.
A high-capacity weight scale offers users a higher-capacity read-out, typically measuring up to 550 pounds, while standard at-home scales only measure up to 330 to 400 pounds, explains ConsumerSearch.com. Users who purchase a high-capacity weight scale often do so to av...
To read weight on a balance scale, slide the sliders on the number bar to the far left and then step on the scale. Balance weight evenly on both feet. Slide the first slider to the right on the bar with numbered increments of five until the bar balances evenly.
According to a study, most home scales provide an accurate reading, within 0.9 kilogram of weight. Scales vary by type, with digital scales proving to be more accurate than dial scales.
Weight scales for women, or body-fat scales, are often inaccurate, says BerkeleyWellness.com. Results depend on a number of factors, such as how hydrated the body is, how recently a meal was consumed, or how long ago exercise was taken, so does highly-calloused or even ...
As of 2015, the top-rated scales are the EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale, the Healthometer 402KL Beam Scale, and the Tanita BC554 Ironman Body Composition Monitor. All three scales have an minimum user rating of 4.5 out of five stars on Amazon.com.