Your body composition scan is performed by sending a safe electrical signal through your body via pressure-contact electrodes. You’ll receive a breakdown of the percentages and weights of the various components of your body.
Includes your total body fat and visceral fat readings. Visceral fat surrounds your vital organs, including your kidneys, liver and pancreas. Even if you are slim elsewhere, high visceral fat can put you at greater risk of becoming ill.
Around 45%-65% of the weight of a healthy person is water. Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions.
Your muscles act as the body’s engine in consuming energy (calories). Muscles burn more calories than fat, so generally speaking the higher your muscle mass, the higher your BMR.
This is an estimated weight of your bone mineral mass, although it is not intended as a substitute for more detailed assessments of bone density.
If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, you can increase the amount you exercise to build muscle mass to help improve your score.
BMR and BMI
Your BMR (basal metabolic rate) is the number of calories your body requires to function normally at rest – it’s useful to know if you’re interested in weight loss, gain, or management. Your BMI (body mass index) is a calculation which can help determine whether you are at a healthy weight for your height.