There is no question that exercise is good for us. It is a known fact and one which was established a long time ago. There are some of us who exercise because it makes us feel good – the release of endorphins into the system creates that warm glow and sense of achievement, a feeling of well-being throughout. It is part of the reason why exercise is recommended for some people who suffer from depression. Now there are others of us who exercise because we know it is good for us. However that is our only motivation. It is almost a chore, something that has to be done, but under protest! Those of us who are like this envy the exercise junkies who have to go to the gym every day or they get withdrawal symptoms. However these people exercise so much that they have to eat to maintain their weight as opposed to exercising to lose weight. Double the reason to be jealous of them!
Now if you are exercising to lose weight, you want to see the results on the scales, but you also want to see the result when you look in the mirror. Looking good helps you feel good, but what if the exercise you do is helping you lose weight, but not from the right areas, or you aren’t losing much weight despite exercising? Now is the time to have a DEXA body scan. Why? Because a Dexa fat scan can clearly identify exactly where fat is being stored on your body. So how does this help you to lose weight? Well to be blunt, certain types of exercise target certain muscles, and certain areas of the body. Running on a treadmill may help you to lose weight from your legs and thighs, but what about your arms or stomach? Targeting areas thanks to having had a DEXA body composition scan means that you have a greater chance of losing weight more effectively and regaining that body shape you had hoped for. To find out more about DEXA body fat, contact us and we’ll be more than happy to explain in greater detail how DEXA can help you.