Fat tissue is essential for health but having too much fat relative to your muscle mass can be unhealthy. Health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea are all related to obesity.
Body composition is used to describe the relative percentages of fat, muscle, minerals and water in your body. It is a more accurate method of defining your weight than BMI (Body Mass Index) which cannot identify if changes in your weight are from muscle or fat.
Most people are used to stepping on a scale or having their BMI calculated when visiting the gym, a doctor's office, or their home. Monitoring weight or BMI alone is helpful but it is a crude and imprecise way to assess your health. By regularly monitoring body fat and muscle development, you can understand how your diet, lifestyle, and fitness program influence your body composition. Knowing what's working for you can help you target and reach your health and fitness goals.
Our InBody 570 is medical grade body composition analyzer that uses bioelectrical impedance to precisely measure body composition by sending multiple electrical voltages through the inner body, resulting in up to six different impedance readings for the trunk and four limbs. The innovative in-depth analysis of the InBody exam yields accurate results for body composition outputs, such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass and percent body fat, and is able to measure segmental lean mass as well.
The InBody 570 is convenient, quick and easy to use. Simply take off your shoes and socks, empty your pockets, and stand on the footpads. Your name, age, height and gender will be taken before the test. You will be asked to stand still while the device captures your weight, at which point you will place your hands around the handgrips. During the exam, which is painless and typically takes no more than 45 seconds, you stand still and breath normally.
Your results are immediate and our staff will review them with you in detail.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Mallory Lefler at 501-450-9292, ext. 309.