Body Composition Equipment
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 regimen are influencing your body composition. Knowing what’s working for you can help you target and reach your wellness goals.
What we’re made of impacts our health, appearance and capabilities. Too much Body Fat increases our risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, heart-disease and cancer. Carrying too much weight places strain on our joints, heart and vital organs. Ideally, the Skeletal Muscle Mass graph should reach, or surpass, the normal range, and the Body Fat Mass graph should be falling within the normal range, as well.
BMI isn’t a measurement, it is a calculation based on height and weight. A BMI over the normal range can indicate a weight problem. Individuals with large amount of muscle mass may also have a BMI over the normal range—this is not indicative of obesity or a health risk. Percentage of Body Fat is a measured component of your actual body-composition, PBF is the percentage of your total weight that isn’t muscle, bone or excess fluid.
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