Learn How Ground-Breaking DEXA Scan Assesses Your True Fitness Level
How does DEXA scan work?
What information does a DEXA scan give?
Knowing your ratio of lean tissue to fat tissue helps in determining your true fitness level. You may have a normal weight, but if much of that weight is made up of fat, you’re slower and weaker and have a lower resting metabolism.
A DEXA scan can also measure your visceral — or deep— internal fat levels.
A high amount of visceral fat also indicates a less-than-fit body. Visceral fat is found deep inside your belly and wraps around your internal organs. The presence of significant amounts of visceral fat raises your risk of developing chronic disease, including heart disease and diabetes.
Why choose the DEXA scan for body composition analysis?
A DEXA scan is considered the gold standard when it comes to measuring your body fat percentage. It’s incredibly accurate, unlike body fat scales or calipers, which have a notable error rate due to inferior technology or human error.
How does body composition knowledge help improve fitness?
If you want to look lean and sculpted, a lower body fat percentage is essential, too. The less fat you have covering up muscles you work hard for, the more they pop with definition.
Lean mass is also more metabolically active than fat tissue. It takes calories to run your active bodily systems such as your muscles, organs, and brain. When you have a lower body fat level, you burn more calories at rest. Fat is storage tissue, so it doesn’t require a lot of calories to support. A lean body makes it easier to maintain or achieve your ideal weight.
Set appropriate fitness goals and know exactly how to diet and exercise to reach them with the analysis you get from a DEXA scan. The team at My Fit Body 360 can help you in this process so you become as fit as possible.