What does your weight really represent? When you step on a scale, you can’t see how much muscle or fat you have. All you see is how heavy you weigh. Go beyond the scale with the InBody test, a non-invasive body composition analysis that provides a detailed breakdown of your weight in terms of muscle, fat, and water on an InBody Result Sheet. Get results you can trust so you can reach your health and fitness goals with precision and actionable objectives.
What is Body Composition?
Body composition is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone, water, and muscle in human bodies. Because muscular tissue takes up less space in the body than fat tissue, body composition, as well as weight, determines leanness. Two people of the same gender and body weight may look completely different because they have a different body composition.
What is body composition video.
Why should I care about my body composition?
If you are serious in any way about managing your weight and/or overall quality of life, body composition allows you to better understand what you are “made of” and is one of the best indicators of overall health. Without knowing what you are made of, you can only guess at how much muscle and fat you have and in turn guessing your health level. Looking in the mirror can’t tell you what you need to know.
Why do I need to differentiate between muscle and fat?
Losing weight means nothing if you don’t know what that weight is made of. For example, someone can lose 30lbs but if 25 of those pounds are muscle then you are in no healthier of a spot than you started. A healthy balance between fat and muscle is vital for health and wellness throughout life. Scientific evidence shows that a healthy body composition will increase your lifespan; reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, insulin resistance, etc.; increase energy levels, and improve self-esteem.
How long does it take to perform the test?
The actual test takes just 45-seconds, however, each appointment is 10-minutes which includes a thorough interpretation of the results.
What do I need to know before I test?
For best results, follow these recommended guidelines:
- Maintain normal fluid intake the day before your test
- If you feel dehydrated, drink 16-20 oz. of water at least 45-minutes before your test
- Stand upright for at least 5-minutes before the test
- Use the bathroom before testing
- Don’t eat or exercise for at least 3-hours before the test
- Don’t consume alcohol or caffeine for at least 24-hours prior to the test
- Avoid putting lotion on your hands and feet
- This can be hard so most important is to try to maintain similar testing conditions each time you test to exclude external factor from data changes
Watch this video to learn what steps you should take and why to prepare for the InBody test.
Who is not recommended to take the InBody test?
- People with artificial electrical implants such as a defibrillator or pacemaker.
- Women who are on their menstrual cycle may not obtain accurate results due to subtle changes in their hydration and body water levels.
- Women who are pregnant should discuss with their doctor before testing.
How often should I be tested?
Testing recommendations really vary on a person’s goal. Retesting could be anywhere from monthly to annually depending on what you are trying to accomplish.
How can I get tested?
We offer testing in two ways:
- Individual tests can be scheduled with Mission Wellness. Reach out to us today!
- Schedule body composition testing with the InBody 570 BIA through Mission Wellness for your next business event. We go to various local businesses like gyms, doctors offices, schools, competitions etc.
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