BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis)
Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) estimates body composition by measuring the body’s electrical current.
Scale weight is not an indicator of an individual’s fat, lean or health.
Body composition is the amount of lean tissue compared to fat. Body composition data can form the basis for a wide variety of therapeutic health and fitness prescriptions. In clinical applications body composition analysis along with non-pharmacologic nutrition and exercise prescriptions provide the foundation upon which further treatment is based. Only body composition analysis can determine how much muscle and fat are lost or gained as the result of any nutrition, exercise, or pharmaceutical prescription.
How am I tested?
The process is very simple. With you lying down on our table, we attach two electrodes and patient cables to your right hand and right foot. We record your measurements from the analyzer and your part is done. After that, we enter these measurements along with your height, weight, and age into our software to determine your body composition.
I’ve done this before at my gym. How are the results different?
1) If you’re standing, like at a gym, your bodily fluids can’t be properly analyzed. Our machine analyzes you lying down, which insures your bodily fluids are settled and you are relaxed. 2) Your body’s electrical current isn’t as accurate if you’re holding onto something like at the gym due to metal conductivity. 3) If you’re standing on something or holding something, you’re only getting a read on that part of the body instead of all of it.
What are the long-term benefits of a good body composition subscription?
The ability to (1) analyze body composition data interactively, (2) create prescriptions for change and (3) visualize the effectiveness of those prescriptions and professional recommendations with projected and historical graphs helps increase motivation for positive change. The ultimate outcome is improved health and increased longevity!