WHAT ARE YOU REALLY MADE OF?
Your internal health as well as how you fit in your jeans is about MORE THAN just the weight you lose or gain. Let me tell you what is REALLY going on inside.
Body composition testing is the process of measuring the components of your body, in short what you're made of. Weight alone is not a clear indication of good health because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many pounds are lean body mass. By regularly monitoring your body fat and muscle mass, or muscular development, you can understand how your diet, lifestyle and exercise regime are influencing your body composition. Knowing what's working for you can hep you target and reach your wellness, appearance and longevity goals.
It's about SO much more than just a number on your scale. After we do a scan, I can give you a detailed nutrition plan tailored JUST for you. I can even tell you how many weeks it will take to achieve your goal. How's that for motivating?
Here's what you can expect to learn about your body composition from receiving a scan:
An Accurate Weight
Total Body Water
Skeletal Muscle Mass, in pounds
Body Fat Mass, in pounds
Body Mass Index
A calculation based on your height and weight. A BMI over the normal range can indicate a weight problem, or a degree of obesity. Individuals with large amounts of muscle mass for their height may also have a large BMI over the normal range.
Body Fat Percent
The percentage of your total weight that isn't muscle, bone, or excess fluid. Body fat percent is a more accurate means of assessing degrees of obesity or degrees of fitness.
Segmental Lean Analysis
How much muscle you have in each arm, each leg, and truck. This helps you understand how your muscle mass is distributed throughout your body. Your segmental distribution could indicate that you have maintained or developed muscle mass proportionately.
Body Fat & Lean Body Mass recommendations
How much fat & muscle you should gain or lose to be at your optimal health.
Basal Metabolic Rate
How many calories you need to eat to sustain your systems. This is the minimal number of calories needed to sustain life at a resting state. BMR is directly correlated with Lean Body Mass. With age muscle depletes and BMR steadily decreases.
how to prepare for a scan:
For an optimal reading, please consider the following guidelines:
-No strenuous activity or exercise for 3 hours prior to scan.
-No eating 2 hours prior to scan.
-No drinking liquid 1 hour prior to scan.
-Use the restroom and try to empty your bladder and bowel prior to scan.
-Please wear light weight clothing.
-You will be asked to remove your socks, shoes, jewelry, watches, glasses, and empty your pockets as you begin your scan.
The scan takes approximately 60 seconds to complete. It's a standing device which sends electrical impedance signals through your feet and hands. However, you won't feel a thing!