BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS
 Look beyond the number on the scales and really get to know your body with a body composition test using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology.

Measuring weight alone or even relying on BMI is not an accurate assessment of health or fitness, because it doesn’t distinguish kilograms that come from fat and kilograms that come from lean muscle mass. Muscle is much denser and heavier than fat and only takes up around ¼ of the space per kilogram, so a lean, muscular person can weigh more than someone with a higher amount of body fat.

Muscle is also much more metabolically active than fat, so the more muscle you have the higher your daily calorie requirements and vice versa. Body composition analysis provides valuable information to tailor nutritional plans precisely to your individual needs.

HOW IT CAN HELP
  • Track changes toward body composition goals ie. building muscle mass or reducing body fat
  • Assess and tracking level of visceral fat (fat around organs) which places you at a very high risk of developing serious chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Assess if you are losing weight the healthy way ie losing body fat and preserving muscle mass
  • Assess metabolic rate to enable more accurate prediction on daily calorie requirements
  • Helping to determine reasons for weight plateaus if they occur

HOW IT WORKS
The Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) operates by passing safe low level electrical signals through the body via the foot and hand touch points. The signal is conducted through the water contained in the body.  Muscles, blood, bones and body tissues have a high water content which allows the signal to pass easily. On the other hand, body fat contains very little water and causes impedance or resistance to the signal.

The Body Composition Analyser provides a detailed report which includes:
  • Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Fat % and Fat Mass
  • Muscle Mass
  • Total Body Water (Hydration levels)
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • Metabolic Age
  • Physique Rating
  • Visceral Fat Rating

Body composition testing is included in all relevant nutrition programs including the weight loss, healthy eating and sports nutrition programs. If you are not undertaking a program, but come in for an individual consultation the cost is an additional $20.  Coming in for the body composition analysis alone costs $40.  This includes the BIA test, electronic report and discussion with dietitian about your results.