An average scale only measures a person's weight without taking into consideration what portion of that weight is fat, muscle, water, etc. That's where the InBody machine comes in. The InBody scan takes measurements of: total body weight, skeletal muscle mass, fat free mass(tissues and organs), total body water, and body fat. The BIA scan goes even further by providing breakdowns of segmental muscle mass, showing the difference between each arm and leg and your "trunk" or midsection along with body fat percentages. Additionally, a visceral fat score is given. Visceral fat is the fat deep inside your body around your vital organs.
Early identification is the key to longevity and overall well-being. Having regular InBody tests can provide you with the information you need to track your progress and keep you accountable throughout your health and fitness journey. The above mentioned values provide data that can be interpreted to assist in the following areas:
- Monitor muscle, fat, and visceral fat to provide an accurate measure of health risk.
- Assess muscle distribution to determine your health risks related to disease and frailty.
- Identify fluid imbalances related to specific diseases.
- Track changes for more effective long-term risk identification and reduction.
The modern American lifestyle lacks regular movement/mobility and promotes poor diets that often contribute to muscle imbalances and low levels of dry lean mass. Thankfully, the InBody can help prevent and correct any imbalances by measuring lean body mass in each segment of the body separately, allowing identification of insufficient development or muscular imbalances. This data is extremely useful to the doctor as they are able to hone in on very specific areas of your health and are easily able to monitor progress.
BIA monitoring can aid you in all areas of your health, fitness, and longevity goals. These numbers go far beyond the surface and can provide extensive information so that you may stay on top of your healthy lifestyle.