10924 FM 1960 W. Houston 77070      281-469-7665

Body Composition Assessement

Body Composition Analysis

With the number of people who are overweight or obese continuing to grow, body composition analysis is gaining popularity.

What is it:

One of the most accurate methods of measuring and assessing health based on the size of the body. Unlike simply weighing oneself or calculating body mass index (BMI), a body composition analysis takes into account the total percentage of fat mass and fat-free mass in an individual’s body. A body composition analysis then shows what percent of this fat is stored fat, how the fat is distributed throughout the body and how these factors relate to certain markers of risk for cardiovascular disease and other illnesses.

By simply taking the test, you will discover whether or not you are classified in the underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese category.

 We need to understand the following:

Body CompositionBody Weight:

Is the most commonly used assessment of body size because it is easy to measure and track. Almost everyone uses a bathroom scale, however, body weight is not the best predictor of health. It only provides a measure of how gravity works on a mass.

The estimate of weight can be affected by hydration, menstrual cycles, food intake and much more… body weight alone does not provide information about what’s going on inside the body. It is a general guideline, but it is not a true indicator of one’s health.

Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI):

This is a little better assessment of health. It is used to predict “Normalcy” based on height and weight. While it is used to correlate with body fat percentage and markers of diseases, its benefit is to remove the perception of the normal public in their mindset to depend on the weight information that is gathered through the scale. You can easily calculate BMI by simply using your height in meters and your weight in kilograms:

Calculation: BMI=Body Mass(KG)/ Height (Meters)squared

Unfortunately, BMI still does not provide the real information about body fat percentage or body fat distribution. This can definitely lead to many problems. It is very possible for a person with a healthy body fat percentage to be considered overweight or obese, based on BMI only. It is also possible for a person with an unhealthy body fat percentage to be considered to have a normal weight, based on BMI alone.

The real benefit of looking to body composition analysis rather than weight or BMI is that it will take into account the percentage of body fat and body distribution.

Nature’s Market Body Composition Analysis

Introducing “Nature’s Market” Body Composition Analysis

We provide the State of the Art method of body composition assessment called Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA).

Bio Impedance is measured when a safe, low electrical signal is passed through the body. Carried by your body’s water and fluids, fat is approximately 10-15% water whereas, muscle is normally between 50-70%.

This impedance or opposition information is then used to calculate the amount of lean and fat tissue within the body. The analysis will consist of the following:

  • Weight
  • Body Mass Index(BMI)
  • Body Fat%
  • Body Fat Mass
  • Body Fat Range
  • Fat Free Mass
  • Visceral Fat Rating
  • Body Water %
  • Body Water Mass
  • Muscle Mass
  • Bone Mass
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • Metabolic Age
  • Daily Calorie intake
  • Physique Rating

 The cost is only $6

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 10924 FM 1960 W. Houston 77070      281-469-7665