Bio Impedance Assesses:
Understanding your body composition gives us insight into how your bone density may be performing, what diet you need in order to lose weight or improve your energy, as well as how inflammation and over acidity may be affecting your overall health.
This reading indicates the overall volume of muscle within your body. The most significant part of your muscle volume is your skeletal muscle. Muscle is the body’s Number One anti-ageing tissue, meaning it is important to maintain or build this body tissue to keep us younger and healthier into later life. Increasing muscle mass boosts metabolism.
This reading indicates the overall volume of fat within your body. Excess fat mass can be a sign of insulin resistance and also contribute to cardiovascular strain, among other health risks.
Body Mass Index is a calculation to assess whether you are a normal weight for your height. It cannot determine whether you have adequate muscle or excess fat, nor does it account for different body shapes, therefore is an unreliable indicator of healthy weight. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kg by height in metres squared i.e. kg / m2.
This represents your biological age based upon fat distribution and fat: muscle ratios and cell health.
A guide to metabolic risk factors including Cardio vascular Disease, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. It is based upon a comparison of waist, height and weight measurements, together with frame size.
The intracellular fluid is found within the cell and a higher reading (50-60%) indicates better health. Possible causes of low intracellular fluid include low magnesium levels, essential fatty acid deficiency, inflammation and stress.
Extracellular fluid is the sodium rich fluid found outside the cell. Higher reference range (40-50%) values indicate excess fluid outside the cell, which may be caused by high levels of toxins, metabolic wastes or infection.
Low muscle mass, excess fluid and extra body fat are all issues we commonly see in clinic. Using the BIA gives us a base line of these areas but it also gives us lots more in terms of information about your health.
For example, if your muscle mass is high and inflammation or fluid retention is low then we know that the best way for you to lose weight is to exercise. Once we have your vitamin D levels and muscle mass we can gain an insight into probable bone density as well.
If your muscle mass is low and inflammation is very high then we know that diet is the first thing to address to improve your weight loss outcomes
Your Practitioner will work with you to develop a dietary and lifestyle plan to improve your health. Bio Impedance Analysis (or BIA), provides you with instant bio feedback on how you are going with your weight loss. It will tell you whether you have lost fat, fluid, or muscle and whether your diet is high enough in macro-nutrients and plant foods.
We love this tool as it helps us to change our client’s lives for good.