Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)
Nutrition for Sports Performance Initial Consultation
Track body composition or monitor weight loss, BIA is an effective method of assessing your body composition. Provides you with an accurate reading and complete breakdown and helps monitor multiple components of health.
What is Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)?
A body composition analysis can be the perfect way to stop guessing about how your body works and start assessing how you can improve your health! BIA is a Body Composition Monitor that calculates your body composition using Dual Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). Safe, low level electrical signals are passed through the body which flow easily through fluids in muscles and other body tissue but meets resistance as it passes through body fat. This resistance is called impedance. The impedance readings are then used to calculate your body composition. This BIA technology incorporates medical trade Dual Frequency BIA technology, allowing two different bioelectrical impedance frequencies provides essential data of intracellular and extracellular status giving accuracy in calculating body composition measurements.
Why get a BIA scan?
- Monitor weight (fat) loss
- Track body composition changes with training
- Assess body water balance and hydration levels
- Track visceral fat levels and risk of chronic disease
- Monitor response to injury treatment
What will the results tell me?
Your personalised report will include;
- Muscle Mass includes skeletal muscle, smooth muscle (such as cardiac and digestive muscle) and the water contained in these muscles.
- Muscle Quality Score indicates the “quality (state) of muscle” which changes according to factors such as age and fitness.
- Body Fat % is the amount of body fat as a proportion of your body weight.
- Physique Rating assesses your physique according to the ratio of body fat and muscle mass in your body.
- Visceral fat (fat in the internal abdominal cavity, healthy levels reduce the risk of certain diseases)
- Metabolic Age calculates your BMR and indicates the average age associated with the type of metabolism.
If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, it is an indication that you need to improve your metabolic rate. Increased exercise builds healthy muscle tissue, which improves your metabolic age.
- Basal Metabolic Rate (minimum level of energy your body needs when at rest to function. This includes the functioning of your respiratory and circulatory organs, neural system, liver, kidneys, and other organs. You continue to burn calories even when sleeping).
- Bone Mass indicates the amount of bone (bone mineral level, calcium or other minerals) in the body.
- Body Water % is the total amount of fluid in a person’s body expressed as a percentage of their total weight.
- Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates the relationship between height and weight.