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Research has found that being obese doubles the risk of needing hospital treatment for coronavirus, and while the most important thing is self-care and looking after our physical and mental health during lockdown, some people might want to keep track of their weight on the scales.

It’s to be expected that many of us will gain weight during this time, but if you want to avoid doing so while you’re stuck at home, it might be wise to invest in some good bathroom scales to keep you on track and feeling healthy. 

Of course, it’s important not to focus too much on the number on the scales - but a good set will help you know what’s normal for you, and keep an eye on whether you’re losing or gaining weight. It’s recommended that you weigh yourself once a week, at the same time. Doing this will ensure you get an accurate measurement, and hopefully encourage you not to stress too much about the number that comes up.

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When it comes to buying scales, accuracy is key. Some cheaper models can fluctuate, and it’s important to make sure you get the same reading every time. Which is where we come in! We've found the game-changing scales that do it all - from telling you your BMI to tracking your progress. 

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Salter digital bathroom scales, was £29.99 now £16.49, Amazon

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These incredibly affordable scales - they are currently on offer for 45% off at £16.49 - have been given thousands of five-star ratings from shoppers thanks to the precision measuring, sleek design and high visibility display Shoppers rave about them in the reviews. One wrote: "These scales are very accurate and give totally consistent readings which is obviously ideal. In addition, they are very smart and with the large number display I don't need my glasses on!"

Another added: "So easy to use. Brilliant."

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Fitbit Aria Air Scale, £49.99, Amazon

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They may be pricier, but these scales pack a hell of a punch. The Aria Air scale racks your weights and syncs your stats via Bluetooth to the Fitbit app via where you can see your BMI and track your progress. Multiple users can use the scale – all you need to do is open the Fitbit app and step onto the scale. One reviewer says: "Before getting this scale I was using a normal scale and writing my weight down on my notepad app on my phone. Putting in the date, weight etc. I have been doing this for years. I have found these scales amazing, they sync straight to my Fitbit app on my phone and log my weight, Fat level, and BMI."

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Withings Body+ - Wi-Fi Body Composition Smart Scale, £79.95, Amazon

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This scale connects to an app on your phone so you can keep track of how you're getting on, and isn't just about weight loss or gain - it also tells you your blood pressure and sleep quality. One shopper loved it so much that they wrote: "It's a simple thing, not cheap but in the grand scheme of things I can honestly say I wouldn't have lost 2st+ (and continuing) without them."

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Salter Doctor Style Mechanical Bathroom Scales, £29.99, Amazon

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These scales are classics for a reason. They measure weight accurately and are extremely reliable. Shoppers love the vintage style, too, with one writing: "Very sturdy and easy to read, I much prefer them to digital ones. Excellent value too."

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Salter Mechanical Bathroom Scales, £12.99, Amazon

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 The budget version of the classic no-batteries, step-on bathroom scales features an easy-read magnified display. One satisfied customer writes: "Brilliant, no fiddly batteries or having to set things, just use the wheel to make sure it is on zero, step on the scales and that is it. Easy to read and it has both stones and kilos so no having to calculate things."

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Tanita RD-953S Connect Body Composition Monitor Scale, £163.99, John Lewis

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Billed as the "world’s most extensive smart scale", this design offers Bluetooth connectivity and over 10 body composition readings, including a unique muscle quality assessment. It not only tells muscle mass, but quality too - making it ideal for keen gym-goers. 

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