Body composition testing is the process of measuring the components of your body, in short, what you’re made of. Weight alone is not a clear indication of good health because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many pounds are lean body mass. By regularly monitoring your body fat and muscle mass or muscular development, you can understand how your diet, lifestyle and exercise regime are influencing your body composition. Knowing what’s working for you can help you target and reach your wellness, appearance and longevity goals.
Body composition analysis– What we’re made of impacts our health, appearance and our capabilities. Too much body fat increases our risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Carrying too much weight places undo strain on our joints, heart and vital organs.
Obesity analysis- Body mass index isn’t a measurement but a calculation based on your height and weight. A BMI over the normal range can indicate a weight problem or a degree of obesity. Individuals with large amounts of muscle mass for their height may also have a BMI over the normal ranges, this is NOT an indication of obesity or a health risk. Percentage of body fat is a measured component of your actual body composition, PDB is the percentage of your total weight that isn’t muscle, bone or excess fluid. PBF is a more accurate means of assessing degreees of obesity or degrees of fitness.