Body Composition Analysis
People are born with an inherited body type based on their skeletal frame and body composition. Most people are unique combinations of the three body types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph. The 4-component (4C) model, which divides body weight into fat, water, mineral, and protein, can overcome these limitations.
The InBody 570 goes beyond the traditional body composition analysis. It not only analyzes how much fat and muscle you have, but it also measures the weight of your Total Body Water and divides it into Intracellular Water and Extracellular Water; these values are important for understanding a user’s fluid distribution in medical, wellness, and fitness contexts.
The InBody 570 is a more thorough body composition test than you may be used to, utilizing various components to give a detailed overview of your body. Combined with the InBody 570 results and a consultation with the doctors at Elite Chiropractic and Sport, you can create, modify, and put into practice the most efficient exercise and diet programmed tailored to the needs and workings of your body.
Body Composition Testing in Towson & Columbia
The Benefits of a Body Composition Test Analysis
A body composition analysis is a test that breaks down what specific components your body is made of. This analysis includes fat, muscles, water, protein, minerals, and more.
The uses of a body composition test are to aid you in understanding the specifics of your body, and what areas you specifically need to focus on with diet and exercise.
Body Composition vs BMI
A body composition test differs from the standard BMI because BMI is a suggestion based on age, height, weight, and gender about what is healthy for you and what risks your body may be facing.
Body composition tests go beyond that to look at your specifics on an individualized level, which you can use alongside the recommendations of your doctor to make healthier, more informed choices about your lifestyle habits.
How the Body Composition Test Works
Breaking Down the InBody Body Composition Results
Muscle Fat Analysis
Segment Lean Analysis
Total Body Water
Body Composition History
Body Fat Mass-Lean Mass Control
Basal Metabolic Rate
How Our Doctors Use Body Composition Results
We use these results to help understand your segmental fat and lean mass analysis. By using body composition analysis we identify how many pounds of lean mass and fat are in each body segment, and this can be utilized to determine how specific diets and exercises are affecting the body composition and we can use these results to help suggest changes and alterations over time.
Injury identification is also a result of us analyzing your body composition test. We can identify and track inflammation, swelling, and even injuries with ECW/TBW Analysis. We will monitor how this ratio changes over time under the Body Composition History chart and make recommended changes to avoid injuries you may be at risk of incurring.
Overall, a body composition analysis has a ton of benefits for less than sixty seconds of your time. Talk with our doctors about scheduling an appointment today to take the body composition test and create a healthier lifestyle regimen today to achieve your goals, avoid injury, and improve your health.