What is an InBody Scan?
The body composition test describes your weight very accurately and provides an excellent overview of your overall health; often it is more accurate than traditional methods. It’s a 15-second test that quickly measures fat mass, muscle mass, and body water. Auto-calibrated, user-friendly, and non-invasive, testing is fast and easy—stand on the device and hold the hand electrodes.
At Fitnello we provide a free body composition scan using the InBody270 or InBody570 machines (based on the location).
As mentioned above, this test is very accurate and it’s conducted on proven technology. The InBody scanner gives no vague estimations, only verified results. No empirical estimations based on age, sex, ethnicity, or body type. Instead, our world-renowned InBody270 Scanner measures Direct Segmental Multi-Frequency BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) technology and measures body segments separately for an accurate analysis based on your unique body.
The data InBody270 produces is also very detailed. It gets the essential outputs for evaluating overall health and wellness. Identifies changes in body composition, tracks progress, validates programs, and delivers actionable advice based on trustworthy data.
How can you benefit from a body scan?
Body composition can accurately show changes in fat mass, muscle mass, and body fat percentage. It’s always a good idea to conduct a body composition test before you start working on your fitness goals, as it gives you a good understanding of your fitness base. So whether you are embarking on a new fitness journey, starting a fitness challenge, or simply trying to improve your overall health it’s always good to know where you are starting from.
Do you need to prepare for the body scan?
The things that can influence your test reading are:
The time during which it is taken. Try to take it at the same time every month (menstrual cycles) So in an ideal scenario for a woman, you would do the scan when you’re in the follicular phase of your follicular phase of menstrual cycle.
Taking the test when not feeling well (fever, fatigue, stress, etc.)
Not following the recommendations listed below
Things we recommend before the test is taken:
Stand upright for about 5 minutes before the test
Make sure you are well hydrated (but do not drink more water than you usually do before the test)
Assure it’s conducted before the meal
Make sure to use the bathroom before the test
Do not exercise before the test
Avoid contacting or touching other objects during the 15-second test
Why do we offer InBody Scan for free?
This test typically costs $50 each time you take it. On top of the high operational cost, the machine we use for this test - InBody270 - costs over $7,000. We have decided to provide a free test for every woman in Rocklin, Roseville, Lincoln, and nearby areas regardless of whether you are Fitnello's client. We do this because we believe in the power of knowledge and because Fitnello wants to equip you with the best information about your body, so you could start making meaningful progress, without losing any precious time guessing what you need to do to achieve your fitness goal. Fitnello views this offer as an investment into our women's community!
So, our body is made up of various components, and understanding the composition can play a pivotal role in maintaining optimal health. This is where a body composition scan comes into play. But what is it exactly and why should women in particular pay attention to it?
Understanding Body Composition
What is Body Composition?
Body composition refers to the percentages of fat, bone, water, and muscle in human bodies. It's not just about how much you weigh, but rather where that weight comes from. This holistic perspective allows for a more nuanced understanding of one's health.
Importance of Body Composition in Health
Knowing your body composition can help you evaluate your overall health status. It's a superior indicator to the traditional Body Mass Index (BMI) because it accounts for muscle mass and fat distribution, thus offering a comprehensive view of one's health.
How It Works
A body composition scan utilizes advanced technology to provide an accurate breakdown of fat mass, lean mass, and bone mass in the body. It's a non-invasive procedure that typically takes just a few minutes.
Accuracy of Body Composition Scans
These scans are highly accurate, using bioelectrical impedance or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) to get precise measurements. They are considered the gold standard in understanding one's body composition.
Benefits of Regular InBody Composition Scans:
By understanding where fat is distributed in the body, women can target specific areas for improvement, leading to effective weight management strategies.
Disease Risk Assessment
Regular scans can help identify risks for diseases like osteoporosis or heart disease early by examining the fat distribution and bone density.
Muscle Mass Evaluation
These scans are essential for women involved in strength training as they allow for accurate tracking of muscle growth and progress.
Tracking Fitness Progress
Regular body composition scans provide concrete data to track progress toward fitness goals, making them an invaluable tool in any fitness journey.
Bone Density Evaluation
For women, especially those in post-menopause, regular body composition scans can help monitor bone health and assess the risk of osteoporosis.
How Often Should Women Get a Body Composition Scan?
Generally, getting a scan every month is considered adequate for most women. However, athletes or individuals on specific fitness or weight loss programs may benefit from more frequent scans.
Regular body composition scans offer women a unique opportunity to understand their bodies better. From managing weight to tracking fitness progress, these scans can become a crucial part of every woman's health regime.
1. Are InBody composition scans safe?
Yes, InBody composition scans are safe and non-invasive.
2. How long does a body composition scan take?
A scan usually takes just a few minutes.
3. Can body composition scans help me lose weight?
While the scans themselves don't cause weight loss, they provide valuable information that can aid in personalized weight loss strategies.
4. Can pregnant women undergo body composition scans?
It's best for pregnant women to consult with their healthcare provider before undergoing any new health assessments.
5. Are body composition scans expensive?
The cost can vary, but many fitness centers and health clinics offer these scans at affordable prices.