Many people use the Body Mass Index or BMI as a guide to their weight and use it to monitor progress when following a weight loss or even muscle gain programme.
Here at Anatomy Manchester in Chorlton, we prefer to look at body composition, which is the breakdown of how your body weight is actually made up: what percentage of you is fat and what percentage of you is lean tissue (bones, muscles, water, connective tissue and organ tissues). It is this balance of fat and lean tissue that tells you what shape you’re in, not weight, which is why regular body composition tests are essential for people serious about changing their shape.
Whether you are a novice at exercise or an elite athlete, we can assess your body composition using the Bodystat®1500. It is a lightweight, hand-held, battery operated Bio-impedance Analyser. It is a non-invasive device, which measures the impedance value of the body providing quick and effective analysis of body composition. Whole Body analysis, rather than partial body analysis of arms or legs only, is measured for greater accuracy.
The Bodystat®1500 works by passing a safe battery generated signal through the body and measuring the impedance at a fixed frequency of 50 kHz.
The Bodystat®1500 measures / calculates:
- Body Fat % and Fat Weight*
- Lean Mass % and Body Lean Mass*
- Total Weight
- Body Water % and Body Water*
- Plus Normal Levels
- Basal Metabolic Rate [BMR]*
- BMR / Body Weight
- Average Daily Calorie Requirement*
- Body Mass Index – Plus Normal Range
- Impedance Values at 50kHz
Following your evaluation, you will receive your results in a detailed wellness report that clearly explains the meaning of all the various test results and their significance to your health and fitness. You will then be armed with invaluable information for helping you succeed with your weight loss or fitness goals.
The convenience and accuracy of the Bodystat® 1500 unit has made it the body fat analysis method of choice among sports professionals and celebrities around the world. Make your appointment today.