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Body Composition Testing

 

What is body composition testing?

Most forms of body composition testing are usually aimed at measuring a person’s fat tissue. This can be a very useful tool in guiding fat loss strategies. Some types of body composition testing also assess muscle mass

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What does the InBody Composition Testing Machine Measure?

  • Lean Body Mass
  • Weight
  • Body Fat Mass
  • Total Body Water
  • Dry Lean Mass
  • Body Mass Index(BMI)
  • Percent Body Fat
  • Segmental Lean Mass(Right Arm, Left Arm, Trunk, Right leg, Left Leg)

Benefits of a healthy body fat percentage:
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  • Reduced chance of Type II Diabetes
  • Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Improved circulation
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Reduced joint pain
  • Increased energy
  • Increased metabolism
  • Improved weight management
  • Normal blood pressure level
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Improved mood and self-confidence
Symptoms Associated with unhealthy body composition? (high body fat)
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain forms of cancer
  • Back pain
  • Kidney disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Excess fatigue
  • Depression

Contributing Factors to an Unhealthy Body Composition:

  • A high-fat, high-sugar diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Lack of whole foods in the diet such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes
  • Overeating
  • Excess alcohol intake