How do you assess your health? Is by through checking your weight or body mass index (BMI) measurement? Unfortunately, the weighing scale is not the sole indicator of good health. Not all who weigh less are guaranteed to be of good health.
Moreover, the BMI is not accurate in the sense that it doesn’t really give insight into the breakdown of fat and lean tissue such as bones, muscles, organs, and water rentention. You may have a higher BMI due to a heavier bones or muscles, for example.
If you want to really make headway with your health goals, consider understanding your body composition. It provides a better picture of your overall health.
Testing Your Body Composition
A body composition test will provide exact figures on how much of your weight is comprised of fat and lean tissue. The results will also reveal your fat, mineral, and water percentage.
Testing your body composition helps with accurately assess your disease risk. The higher the fat percentage you have, the higher your risk for developing a number of diseases. This is particularly useful if heart disease and diabetes run in your family.
Moreover, disease prevention is not the only benefit of testing your body composition. The results can also give you insight about your body and help you set realistic goals. For instance, you might have a higher muscle percentage that adds to your weight, which can help you deduce a healthier weight goal.
Benefits of Testing Your Body Composition
Testing your body composition provides you important information you need in order to make health-based decisions about diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices. Through body composition testing, you can:
- Improve body composition
- Achieve healthy blood pressure
- Blood sugar level regulation
- Achieve a healthy weight appropriate to your body type
- Improved lung function
- Disease prevention
- Extending your lifespan
- Improving your quality of life
- Better sleep
- Better mood
- Increased energy and endurance
- Relieve pain felt in joints
- Better fertility
The only way to test your body composition is through a DXA body composition scan and analysis. Talk to a doctor today about getting it done.
Find Out What Your Body is Made Of
Testing and understanding your body composition makes your meetings with your health care providers and wellness providers more useful. The results provide valuable insight into the type of diet and exercise you need and will benefit the most from.
The DXA body composition and analysis scale is a quick and painless procedure. At DFW Anti-Aging and Wellness Centers, we offer the DXA body composition scan to our patients to help them better understand their body composition and empower them to make changes that will benefit their overall health.
If you are interested in what the body composition test can do for you, schedule a consultation with DFW Anti-Aging and Wellness Centers by calling (469) 389-5251. You can also send us an appointment request now.