Body Composition Analysis: Show Exactly What You’re Made Of
If you want to optimize your health, an important first step is to optimize your body weight. Most people think that by stepping on a scale, the number tells them whether they are overweight, underweight or just right. In reality, your real fitness level takes into account a range of different elements in your body, not one specific number.
Body composition is a method of analyzing what the body is made of. It includes fat, protein, minerals and body water. It also describes weight more accurately than the scale, or even your BMI (Body Mass Index). At DXP Imaging, our body composition analysis techniques are designed to show changes in your fat mass, muscle mass, and body fat percentage. This can help in structuring the most effective fitness plan for you.
It’s widely known that obesity comes with a host of health risks, including reduced life expectancy, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, some cancers, gallbladder disease, gout, sleep apnea, infertility, and joint damage. It can also put limitations on your everyday activities, enjoyment and overall quality of life.
Being overweight or obese are indeed serious health issues but they can be managed and overcome with a good weight-loss plan and fitness regime. Even a modest weight loss of five to 10 percent has been shown to produce such benefits as lowering blood pressure, and lowering the risks of heart disease and diabetes.
At DXP Imaging, we can start you on your way to better health. We utilize DEXA scans, which are essentially the “Gold Standard” for measuring body fat percentage. Unlike other forms of body composition analysis, DEXA scans have the ability to measure the body segmentally — scanning each body part separately in order to accurately measure percentages of fat mass, soft lean mass and bone density. Find out just what you’re made of! For more information about body composition analysis, give us a call today.