Body Fat Analysis

InBody Testing 

Results Provide an Accurate Picture of Your Health and can be Used to Create a Personalized Weight-loss Plan

body fat analysis machineBody composition tells you how much of your weight is made up of fat, how much is muscle, and how much is fluid. A high percentage of body fat increases your risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and other illnesses.

The body is composed of water, protein, minerals and fat. A two-component model of body composition divides the body into a fat component and fat-free component. Body fat is the most variable constituent of the body. The total amount of body fat consists of essential fat and storage fat.

We use bioelectrical impedance to assess body composition and make recommendations on how to achieve optimal body weight and muscle and fat mass. We recommend semi-annual measurements be done, and often quarterly measurements when clients are involved in fat loss or muscle building programs.

Minimum body fat recommendations:

Men: 3-6%
Women: 12-15%

Average body fat:

Men: 15-20 %
Women: 24-28%

Extra fat around the abdomen and waist is associated with higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and hyperlipidemia, and form what is commonly known as “metabolic syndrome” or “dysmetabolic syndrome X”. Overweight individuals also have a higher incidence of arthritis, autoimmne disease, respiratory problems, sleep apnea, and cancers, and typically die earlier than normal weight individuals.

Individuals who accumulate a lot of fat around the waist (apple-shaped) are worse off than those who tend to accumulate fat in the thighs and buttocks (pear-shaped). The apple-shaped pattern of fat deposition is more commonly seen in men; whereas women tend to be pear-shaped.

What is the InBody Test?

What does your weight really represent? When you step on a scale, you can’t see how much muscle or fat you have. All you see is how heavy you weigh.

Go beyond the scale with the InBody Test, a non-invasive body composition analysis that provides a detailed breakdown of your weight in terms of muscle, fat, and water on an InBody Result Sheet. An InBody Test is less than one minute.

No more pinching. No more dunking. Get results you can trust so you can reach your health and fitness goals with precision and actionable objectives. The test is most accurate in the morning, with nothing to eat or drink for four hours prior and with empty bowels and bladder.

 

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