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 describes 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 calculating their BMI when visiting the gym, a doctor's office, or 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 a 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. It can measure segmental lean mass as well.
The InBody 570 is convenient, quick, and easy to use. Simply remove 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 painless exam, which typically takes no more than 45 seconds, you stand still and breathe 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.