Body Composition Analysis
What is Body Composition Analysis?
You probably know or have a rough idea of your weight, but do you know what your body is made up of? Our trained healthcare assistants using professional scales can give you a report of your body’s composition and includes the following:
– Body Mass Index
– Body Fat percentage
– Visceral fat measurement
– Body water percentage
– Muscle Mass
How will a Body Composition analysis help me?
If you’re trying to lose weight it’s much more useful than a standard bathroom scales. When dieting you can often weigh the same week to week despite your best efforts. We understand this can be discouraging and tempt you to give up, but it could be (especially if exercising), that you are actually burning fat and your body weight is made up of more muscle and water – a great thing in the longer term as this will also help to burn further fat deposits. It’s also possible 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.
If you have too much body fat, especially at your waist, you might also 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. We can advise on how to help prevent these happening.
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.