The Benefits of a Bodyscan body scan!
Just starting out?
If you’re just beginning a diet or fitness programme, this is the perfect time for a DEXA scan, the best way to measure body fat. It’ll tell you to the gram how much fat and lean mass you're carrying on your arms, legs and trunk region.
If you think you want to lose weight, think again! What you really want to lose is fat. But if you don’t know how much fat and muscle you have now, you’ll have no idea of what to aim for or how to get there.
Numbers you can work with
Standing on a set of scales tells you nothing more than your relationship with gravity, while your BMI (body mass index) gives no information about body composition.
In contrast, a Bodyscan DEXA report gives you meaningful data based purely on the amount and distribution of fat and lean mass in your body. For example, if your A/G (android/gynoid) fat is too high it means you're potentially carrying too much fat in your trunk and around your organs, which is a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes.
Another important number is your Lean Mass Index (LMI). This gives us a very good indication of how much muscle you're carrying. An LMI above 19 for men and 14 for women is a good number.
Your Bodyscan DEXA report will also rank your fat and lean results against nearly 4000 Bodyscan clients. An FMI percentile ranking of 72, for example, means you have more fat for your height than 72% of people your sex.
It's better to have low rankings on fat indices and high rankings on lean ones.