Oct 21

3 Primary Benefits You Gain from a Body Composition Scan

A Body Composition Scan, or Body Composition Analysis, is one of the best possible tests to determine an individual’s health and predict long-term health outcomes. The scan will reveal the percentage of body fat compared to muscle tissue. While this sounds like it might only be interesting to fitness or medical professionals, it’s increasingly important that all people understand their body composition.

Here are three primary reasons why a body composition scan might make sense for you.

1. You Will Better Understand Your Risk for Chronic Illnesses

A body composition analysis is one of the most reliable indicators of chronic illness and can potentially reveal health concerns such as, but not limited to:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Gall Stones
  • Cancer
  • High Cholesterol
  • Depression
  • Hormonal imbalances

If you are currently suffering symptoms of any of the above conditions, a body composition analysis can help shed light on your risk and overall wellness.

2. You Can Better Craft Your Diet and Exercise Routines

Because overall health is so closely tied to body composition, you will have a better sense of what exercises and diet habits to adopt or change. It’s important to note that weight and body composition don’t always tell the same story, especially if you begin and see progress in a resistance training routine.

Since body composition is the ratio of muscle and fat, understanding where you can best build new muscle and simultaneously reduce fat will help you set short and long-term targets.

3. Gain Insight Into Your Metabolic Rate

Metabolism changes as individuals age and this can (and does) affect body composition. While ideal body composition targets are adjusted by age groups and gender, you will come away from the scan with a better overall understanding of how much energy you’re burning passively (before exercise or strenuous activity).

Schedule a Body Composition Scan

Ready to sign up for your body composition analysis with Advanced Body Scan of Tulsa? Learn more about the scan by clicking here or schedule your scan by calling us directly at (918) 879-6161.

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