InBody Composition Analysis￼
A deeper analysis of your weight by differentiating the proportions of fat and muscle mass.
InBody Composition Analysis
InBody composition provides you a deeper analysis of your weight by differentiating proportions of fat and muscle mass. These measurements go beyond your bathroom scale weight and can help monitor your progress as you set out on making dietary and lifestyle goals to shift body composition and improve your health.
What is InBody Composition Analysis
What if your scale weight doesn’t tell the whole story? Many people use the weight on the scale to guide very important decisions on how they eat, how they move, and how they feel about themselves. But what if the number on that bathroom scale is limited or even worse, not telling you the most important actionable information.
InBody composition analysis helps to measure a more complete picture of your body. In addition to your overall weight, it helps quantify your composition of muscle mass, fat mass, and body fat percentage.
It also measures the fat stored around your organs called “visceral fat” which is the type of fat that creates the most metabolic and inflammatory chaos in your body.
Knowing more about what you are made of, helps to set personalized action plans in dietary, exercise, and lifestyle plans to support your goals.
Some people need to work on increasing muscle mass and others need to work on reducing body fat. Some people have been considered thin their whole life only to realize on their InBody that their percentage body fat or visceral fat scores are high, and they are “skinny fat.”
There are different actionable strategies for all these body types. The best news? The InBody helps quantify your progress along the way. So, as you implement changes in your movement and eating routines, you don’t have to guess if your body is responding.
InBody can track your progress keeping you motivated and informed on your way to a healthier you!
Benefits of InBody
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Measure your baseline so you know where you are starting from. This can help you set goals to lose, gain, or maintain regarding your overall weight, fat, and muscle mass
- Understand your percent body fat (PBF) so you can focus not just on weight loss, but more importantly fat loss
- Be more efficient with dietary changes directed at your InBody analysis
- Maximize your exercise efficiency to focus on your unique health and fitness goals
- Accurately monitor progress to help you stay motivated
- Help you make more informed decisions to help improve your health and body composition
Many people mistake skinny for equaling healthy. This is not always the case.
Think of all the thin diabetics out there! Being thin does not automatically reduce your health risk.
People who appear thin on the outside but who have a lower muscle mass, higher percentage body fat, and higher amounts of visceral body fat carry the same elevated health risks as an obese person.
Even worse, those classified as “skinny fat” are usually unaware of these potential health risks since this information is not measured with BMI or traditional scales.
A healthy balance of fat and muscle mass is critical for long-term health.
Muscle mass becomes an even more crucial resource as we age due to its contributions to healthy immune function, supporting dynamic posture and mobility, and reducing fragility injuries.
- Percent body fat (PBF)
- Percent body fat tells you how much fat makes up your total body weight
- Average healthy PBF would be 10-20% for males and 18-28% for females
- Skeletal muscle mass (SMM)
- Shows you precisely how much skeletal muscle mass you have in each body segment (ie: arms vs legs)
- This helps focus on building more muscle in specific compartments or correct imbalances to create a healthy muscle mass balance
- Body water (TBW)
- TBW is divided into the water inside your cells (ICW) and water outside your cells (ECW)
- A healthy balance of body water is critical for ideal human function
InBody uses bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) which is a method of measuring impedance by applying alternating electrical currents to measure the person’s volume of water through impedance values.
This is a non-invasive method involving a person placing their feet and hands on electrodes. A low-level electrical current is sent through the body, and the flow of the current is affected by the amount of water in the body.
As BIA determines the resistance to flow of the current as it passes through the body, it provides estimates of body water from which body fat is calculated