Body Fat Testing and Analysis
(BMI, Weighing & Measurements included) – R150 for a 30 minute appointment
Body Fat Testing and Analysis - What does the number on the weight scale really mean? In regard to overall health, weight is not nearly as important as the composition of that weight. Stepping on a weight scale simply tells us the combined weight of all our body’s tissues. Body composition reveals the relative proportions of fat and lean mass in the body.
A body composition within the recommended range suggests you have less risk of developing obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even some cancers. In addition, although we face risks when our body composition is too high, we face another set of risks when our body composition is too low. When we drop below the minimal recommended levels of essential fat, we negatively affect the delivery of vitamins to the organs, the ability of the reproductive system to function, and overall well-being.
How can you determine your body composition? Body composition can be estimated through various techniques performed by a trained person. Common methods of exploring the levels of adiposity include body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and skinfolds, and bioelectrical impedance analysis.