Body Fat Analysis
About Body Composition
There is evidence and growing research that demonstrates a connection between your body composition and health risks. Fat loss and not weight loss has been shown to result in improved health and fitness and even increase longevity. Body composition is also very important in athletics and directly affects an individual’s performance.
What is Body Fat Analysis?
A person’s body fat percentage is the total weight of their fat divided by their height. This includes body fat that’s needed for essential functions and for stored body fat. Many consider analysis of body fat percentage to be the best way to evaluate someone’s level of fitness.
How can I get a Body Fat Analysis?
One of the most accurate ways to conduct body fat analysis is through a Dexa Scan, which is offered at Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville. The Dexa measures the percentage of body fat and divides the body into three compartments: fat mass, lean mass and bone mass. Another advantage offered by the Dexa Scan is its ability to separately identify the percentage of fat, fat mass, lean mass and bone mass in the arms, trunk and legs. The Dexa Scan provides optimal results for individuals in a weight-training program because it shows the total increase in muscle mass over time.
What can I expect during a Dexa Scan for Body Fat Analysis?
During a Dexa Scan for body fat analysis, you lie down on a table for approximately 10 minutes while the scan is conducted. It is easy and comfortable and requires no advance preparation.
About BMI Measurement Tools
The Dexa Scan provides the most comprehensive and accurate analysis of body fat. However, to get a quick measurement of body mass index, the United States Department of Health and Human Services offers the following online tool:
|Online Body Mass Index Tool|
Measuring body composition will provide you with important information to manage dietary intake, tailor an appropriate physical activity program and improve your overall health. Contact Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville to schedule your Dexa Scan today!