Body Composition Analysis
What is Body Composition?
Your body contains mainly water also fat, protein, carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals. We can measure this for you by using our professional Tanita scales. This gives a report of what your body is made of, and includes the following
Body Mass Index
Body Fat percentage
Visceral fat measurement
Body water percentage
Why is Body Composition analysis necessary?
If you have too much body fat, especially at your waist, you might be at risk of other health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes which can also increase your risk of heart disease or stroke.
Also when trying to lose weight or improve fitness, this information is much more useful than a standard bathroom scales because you could be doing harm by losing muscle or think you’re doing well when you’ve only lost water.
We’ll explain at your first appointment, what all the measurements mean and you will be given a booklet for your reference.
What do I need to do?
You’ll stand on the scales for a few moments barefoot and asked for the following information
- Name & Address
- Height (we can measure this if you do not know)
Can anyone have a Body Composition Check?
We only perform the test on adults who are neither pregnant or have a pacemaker, as the Body Composition Analysis involves a very slight electric impulse.
What happens next?
After everything has been explained, you’ll be asked if you want to make a follow-up visit. On subsequent sessions, you will be given a printed receipt with your figures for ongoing adjustment to your fitness programme or diet.