Body Composition AnalysisBody Composition Analysis

The Body Composition Analysis is essential for assessing the risk of developing obesity-related medical conditions.

Fresh Vitality uses an FDA cleared method of analyzing your Body Composition. We use this information in conjunction with your medical history to help prevent illness and educate patients about the importance of maintaining healthy body compositions for life-long good health. In addition, we utilize the Body Composition Analysis with our athletic patients to maintain their target composition.

This is an extremely reliable method for body composition analysis. It's fast, consistent, accurate and easy to use. This analysis is more than simple weight or body fat % levels provided by ordinary scales or calipers. Our body composition analyzer provides detailed body composition analysis - weight, impedance, body fat %, body mass index, fat mass, fat-free mass and more, all without the inconvenience of more intrusive traditional measurement methods.

We help patients to understand what is going on inside their bodies by categorizing weight into muscle mass, water, and body fat. This knowledge can help patients with weight-related problems make better-informed decisions about their behavior. It helps them to see the effectiveness of their treatment program.
Our method of analysis and delivery of detailed results and accurate reporting helps our patients follow their program, understand how their body is responding to their efforts, keeps them motivated and improves their health outcomes.

Body Fat Table

Description Women Men
Essential Fat 1013% 25%
Athletes 1420% 613%
Fitness 2124% 1417%
Average 2531% 1824%
Obese 32%+ 25%+

Source: American Council on Exercise
Note: Essential fat is the level below which physical and physiological health would be negatively affected.

What is measured during the Body Composition Analysis?

Weight: Total body weight includes bones, muscle, fat, water, etc.

BMI: Correlates physical stature and body weight with mortality ratios, i.e., diabetes, cardiopulmonary disease, cancer, etc. BMI is recognized as a valid assessment tool in identifying obese individuals. Body Composition Analysis may provide more information regarding actual changes in composition over an extended period of time.

BMR: Basil Metabolic Rate measures the energy expended by the body to maintain normal body functions such as respiration and circulation.

Impedance: Measured in ohms, the impedance value reflects how hard a mild electrical signal has to work to travel through the body. Lean mass (containing water and electrolytes) conducts the current, while fat mass acts as a resistor to the current. A standard range for impedance is 200 - 650 ohms.

Fat Mass: Actual fat mass (in pounds) in the body.

FFM: Fat Free Mass (in pounds) is comprised of muscle, bones, tissue, water and all other fat free mass in the body. A healthy ratio for Fat Free Mass to Fat Mass is approximately 5:1 for females and 7:1 for males. Generally speaking, males carry more muscle than females; therefore they will report a higher FFM.

TBW: Total Body Water (in pounds) reflects the amount of water in the body. To monitor hydration level, use the following formula: TBW/Weight x 100 = % Hydration. According to dialysis standards, women should be approximately 50-60% hydrated, and males should be approximately 60-70% hydrated.

What do the Body Composition Analysis reports look like?