What shape are you in?
A quick non-invasive body composition analysis is recommended:
- As a valuable adjunct to your individualised treatment program.
- To enable the practitioner and client to monitor the impact of changes to your diet and lifestyle.
- To assist your practitioner to assess your risk of developing certain diseases.
- To monitor your weight loss program.
- To people undertaking an exercise, strength training or body building program to track their progress.
- To anyone that is interested in knowing what shape they are in.
A body analysis includes a detailed report of key health indicators including:
Body Fat Percentage:
Body fat percentage is the amount of body fat as a proportion of your body weight. Reducing excess levels of body fat has been shown to reduce the risk of certain conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Visceral Fat Percentage:
Visceral fat is the fat that is in the internal abdominal cavity, surrounding the vital organs of the trunk (abdominal) area. Research shows that even if your weight and body fat remains constant, as you get older the distribution of fat changes and is more likely to shift to the trunk area, especially post menopause. Ensuring you have healthy levels of visceral fat may reduce the risk of certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and the onset of type 2 diabetes.
This indicates the weight of muscle in your body including skeletal muscles, smooth muscles (such as cardiac or digestive) and the water contained in these muscles. Muscles play an important role in weight management, as they act as an engine in consuming energy.
Bone mass indicates the amount of bone (bone mineral level, calcium or other minerals) in the body.
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR):
Your basal metabolic rate is the minimum level of energy your body needs when at rest to function effectively including your respiratory and circulatory organs, neural system, liver, kidney, and other organs. A low basal metabolic rate will make it harder to lose body fat and overall weight. If you’re trying to lose weight, your practitioner can help you to increase your basal metabolic rate.
Total Body Water Percentage:
Total body water percentage is the total amount of fluid in a person’s body expressed as a percentage of their total body weight. Water plays a vital role in many of the body’s processes and is found in every cell, tissue and organ. Maintaining a healthy total body water percentage will ensure the body functions efficiently and will reduce the risk of developing associated health problems.
If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, it is an indication that you need to improve your metabolic rate.
The physique rating is an assessment of your physique according to the ratio of body fat and muscle mass in your body. As you become more active and reduce the amount of body fat, your physique rating will also change accordingly. Even though your weight may not change, your muscle mass and body fat levels may be changing making you healthier and at lower risk of certain diseases.
Body Mass Index (BMI):
BMI is a measure of your general health and is based on your height and weight ratio. If your BMI is high, you may have an increased risk of developing certain diseases.
A measurement of your total weight in kilograms.
Segmental Body Composition Reading (optional):
Segmental readings of body fat percentage and muscle mass including whole body, right arm, left arm, trunk, right leg and left leg can be provided for those requiring a more detailed analysis of their body composition.
A body composition analysis is just part of your overall health assessment. Your practitioner will provide you with a detailed report with explanations of the data and recommendations for improving your overall health status.