Monday, April 22, 2013

Stay Healthy Effectively | Body Analytics Scales {Giveaway}

Since we had so much fun at the Singapore Safari Zoo Run 2013,  we'll be joining the Energizer Night Trail in early May. This time the boy and I have to race {not a fun run like before!!} for 6km so we've been training more for the past few weeks. I'll be honest and say that it's tough because I've never been much of a runner. Swimming, no problem, but running was never my strong point. However, I'm excited to complete my first night race and it may be the start to many others to come as I've discovered a lot of interesting races and routes in Singapore! There seems to be one every month haha
Anyway the good thing about exercising more is not just that you feel more energised, but it helps me lose some weight too. I've a goal to lose 5kg in my 30 before 30 List and if I keep up with my running, I think I might actually be able to make it! To help me monitor this more effectively, I've been using Re Lifestyle's Body Analytics Scale.

A body analytics scale is similar to a regular bathroom scale in that you step on it and get a reading. However, in addition to your weight reading, it also measures your bone mass, BMI as well as body fat, body water and muscle mass!
It's pretty interesting to track, especially if you are on a healthy weight management program. It can be frustrating when the number of the scale doesn't budge but you're exercising your butt off and eating healthily... however, it may be that your body composition is changing even if your body weight stays the same!

A regular bathroom scale won't be able to tell you this, but a body analytics scale is able to tell you when you are losing body fat and gaining muscle. Muscle is heavier than fat but a kilo of fat does take up more volume than a kilo of muscle. So, even if your overall body weight doesn't change, if you are gaining muscle you are leaner, stronger and your resting metabolic rate is raised so that you actually burn fat even when sleeping. Sounds too good to be true, but it is ;p If you understand your body composition better, you can tailor your health programs to your needs better.

Body analytics scales use Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis {BIA} to work. Simply put, a very small, harmless electrical current passes through your body tissues and resistance is measured. The current passes through fat slower, and quicker through muscles. The scale than takes this reading and uses a formula to give the different readings.

Re Lifestyle's Body Analytics Scales are very easy to use, and comes with a user-friendly manual with charts to help you understand the readings. Slim and light, they are easy to store too. There are 3 designs to choose from to suit your personal home style, but all work the same way. My fave is the zen Bamboo since I like wooden furniture. So rustic and charming. The boy prefers the sleek black Noir which has a high quality tempered-glass platform and modern design with makes it safe and fashionable. The metallic Carbon is a little smaller than the rest, and seems kinda futuristic.

By the way body analytics scales are useful for monitoring your weight trend or health program progress, but we shouldn't get too obsessive which what numbers come out and comparing it to charts of what we should be "ideally". Health isn't all about what the scales tell us, and is never an accurate reflection of our fitness level.  Staying healthy is also about keeping our minds, body and souls happy :)

Thanks to Re Lifestyle, I'm giving away THREE Body Analytics Scale {worth S$130 each} to my special readers! The winners can choose their preferred design {Carbon, Noir or Bamboo}, and are chosen from a random draw.

Giveaway Method: Random Draw

1. Be a Sakura Haruka Facebook page fan

2. Be a Re Lifestyle Facebook page fan

3. Share this post link on your Facebook wall and tag our pages. Make sure your post is public so we can view it!

4. Leave me a blog comment telling me your preferred design + name of your FB account that you used to like the page + email add. For those unsure of how to comment, choose "Name/URL" option then add your name and comment.

THREE random winners will be chosen. Just complete all 4 simple steps!

* Open to Singapore residents only.
* Ends Sunday, 5 May 13 2359hrs {Singapore time} 
* Incomplete or inappropriate entries will be deemed invalid and will not be included.
* All winners will be announced on Thursday, 9 May 13 on this blog post and notified via email. Winners have 5 days to reply, or the prizes will be redrawn.
* Sakura Haruka is not responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or misplaced in the mail.

UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. The winners are Leonora Koh, Melvin Lee and Jay Jay. Stay tuned for more blog giveaways on Sakura Haruka! Check out my current readers promos too. Thanks for your support!

* Disclosure: Re Lifestyle provided the Body Care Analytics Scales for review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.



nil said...

Teo Yan Teng

Mamamie said...

Hope to win the carbon design :)
Name: Amie
FB account:

EPL said...

Would love to win the Noir design!
Name:Valentine Low Low)

mabel :) said...

ooh, the Noir design looks pretty sleek and chic! me likey likey! :D

Preferred design: Noir
Name of FB Account: Mabel Lee


Love the Bamboo desigh!
Name: Madeline Soh

Edmund said...

Noir for me!
Name: Edmund Tay
Fb: https://www,

Chuyan Kwek said...

Like the carbon design!

Irene Soh said...

We would love to win the carbon design!!!
Name: Irene Soh

Connie Huang Low said...

Noir for me!
Connie Huang Low

Unknown said...

Very useful scale, would love to win a carbon please :)

Name: Angie. S
Email: angelinesim(at)yahoo(dot)com

Leonora said...

Preferred design: Bamboo
Name: Leonora Koh

Jay said...

Preferred design: bamboo
FB: Jay Jay

Evelyn said...

Will like a carbon design!
FB: Evelyn Neo

Thanks! :)

Unknown said...

I would like Bamboo design
facebook name:Arsheitha Ganesan

Unknown said...

Carbon Design
FB: ArhTer Weng

Adeline said...

Wow, this is a really good giveaway! Thanks for always having such great giveaways.

I like the Carbon design. :)
FB: Adeline Tan

Isaiah Kuan said...

Carbon please!
Name: Isaiah

Theresa Mahoney said...

Darn, wish I was in Singapore! These look like fabulous scales!

Carol Mei Mei said...

Hope to win the bamboo design! Tks for hosting this giveaway!

FB Name: Carol Lim Mei Mei

Caroline said...

Hope to win BAMBOO too!

FB name: Caroline ALee

Anonymous said...

Carbon for me
Name: Vincent Lee
email :

Vincent Lee said...

Carbon please

recommenting please i forgot to include my FB account
Name: Vincent Lee

Anonymous said...

Noir please
FB Name: Elizabeth De Cruz

Unknown said...

The Carbon design looks cool!
Name: Eric Ko

Unknown said...

Preferred Design: Noir
Name of FB Account: Melvin Lee that Email Add:

Thanks for organising this giveaway! :)

calvintimo said...

Love the Bamboo design because it matches the design of my blog! It represents zen and i believe the key to healthy lifestyle is to find balance and moderation.

Calvin Timothy Leong

Ting said...


I love the carbon design!

FB Acct: Cen Lin Ting

Pingerrain said...

I want.. Carbon!
FB: pingerrain01

SHENNY said...

preferred design :Noir
name of your FB account : MrsShenny
email add:

CHIN OI LIN said...

chin oi lin

xavvy said...

Great giveaway ! Hope to win this for my hubby who always need to monitor his BMI !

Preferred design : Noir
Facebook name : Serene Seah

Elaine73 said...

Carbon Design please! <3
name : Elaine Woo
email :

Verlyn said...

Preferred design: Noir
FB account name: 劉函如
Email add: