Are you curious as to how much of your body is fat mass vs. lean mass? Wondering where the water is stored in your cells? Are you loosing weight from the “proper compartments”?
At Healthy Steps Bariatric and Metabolic Center, you can get a reading of your body’s specific composition through a Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. It is a method of assessing your “internal body composition”- the measurement of body fat in relation to lean mass.
This simple and painless test sends an electrical current through the body and gives a computer reading which discerns the body’s tissue and fluid compartments.
Why is body composition important to my health? Metagenics sums that up by stating, “Research has shown that body composition is directly related to health. A normal balance of body fat is associated with good health and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass, known as altered body composition, can greatly increase your risks to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more. BIA fosters early detection of an improper balance in your body composition, which allows for earlier intervention and prevention. BIA provides a measurement of fluid and body mass that can be critical assessment tool for your current state of health.”
Now see for yourself what Dr. Woodbury has to say regarding the importance of your BIA!