Body 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
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?
Total body weight includes bones, muscle, fat, water, etc.
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.
Metabolic Rate measures the energy expended by the body to
maintain normal body functions such as respiration and
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?