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Posted on 01-11-2018
DO YOU KNOW YOUR BODY COMPOSITION?
Body composition, meaning your relative amounts of lean body mass to body fat, is a powerful way to measure your overall health. There is a strong correlation between higher body fat and negative health outcomes, such as heart disease and stroke. Percentage of body fat says more about your overall fitness than body weight or body mass index (BMI). BMI can be particularly misleading, causing fit bodybuilders to be classified as overweight as it does not take into account the higher weight of muscle compared to fat. Increased visceral fat in particular has been shown to be more strongly associated with heart disease and a variety of chronic diseases.
The most accurate way of measuring this is with the use of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). To measure body impedance, an electrical signal is passed through your body. Impedance is greatest in fat tissue, which contains low amounts of water, while fat-free mass, which contains up to 75 percent water, allows the signal to pass through fairly unimpeded. This measurement, along with other factors such as your height, weight, and body type, is then used to calculate your percentage of body fat, fat-free mass and other body composition values.
Our Inbody technology allows us to measure you body composition, visceral fat, weight distribution in order for us to track your progress and customise our training to your needs.
Next time you visit CWC, ask for an InBody test to learn more about your health!
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