The body analysis gives you a true indicator of your inner health and, when monitored over time, can show you the impact of any fitness regime or nutrition programme.
The definition of body composition is 'the percentages of bone, fat, water and muscle in human bodies'. All these factors can be measured and then used in many different ways to improve your health, fitness or weight. This is a short explanation of how the different areas of data and measurements could impact you.
Body Fat Percentage is the proportion of fat to the total body weight. Body Fat Mass is the actual weight of fat in your body.
Body fat is essential for maintaining body temperature, cushioning joints and protecting internal organs. Body fat scales can help you keep track of your body fat.
Although you need healthy body fat, too much fat can damage your long-term health. Reducing excess levels of body fat has been shown to directly reduce the risk of certain conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.
Too little body fat may lead to osteoporosis in later years, irregular periods in women and possible infertility.It is good idea to keep track of your body fat with a body fat scale or appointment with our fitness team.
Metabolic Age compares your BMR to an average for your age group.
This is calculated by comparing your basal metabolic rate (BMR) to the BMR average of your chronological age group. If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, it’s an indication that you need to improve your metabolic rate. Increased exercise will build healthy muscle tissue, which in turn will improve your metabolic age.
Stay on track by monitoring regularly.
The Physique Rating Assesses muscle and body fat levels and rates the result as one of nine body types.
As your activity level changes, the balance of body fat and muscle mass will gradually change, which in affects your overall physique. The physique rating which our Body Composition monitors provide gives you an insight into what body type you currently have.
The predicted weight of bone mineral in your body.
While your bone mass is unlikely to undergo noticeable changes in the short term, it’s important to maintain healthy bones by having a balanced diet rich in calcium and by doing plenty of weight-bearing exercise.
You should track your bone mass over time and look for any long term changes.
Visceral fat is located deep in the core abdominal area, surrounding and protecting the vital organs.
Even if your weight and body fat remains constant, as you get older the distribution of fat changes and is more likely to shift to the abdominal area. Ensuring you have a healthy level of visceral fat directly reduces the risk of certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and may delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Measuring your visceral fat helps you keep track of potential problems and test the effectiveness of your diet or training.
The predicted weight of muscle in your body.
Muscle mass includes the skeletal muscles, smooth muscles such as cardiac and digestive muscles and the water contained in these muscles. Muscles act as an engine in consuming energy.
If you are exercising hard your muscle mass will increase and may increase your total body weight too. That’s why it’s important to monitor your measurements regularly to see the impact of your training programme on your muscle mass.
Total Body Water is the total amount of fluid in the body expressed as a percentage of total weight.
Body water is an essential part of staying healthy. Over half the body consists of water. It regulates body temperature and helps eliminate waste. You lose water continuously through urine, sweat and breathing, so it’s important to keep replacing it.
The amount of fluid needed every day varies from person to person and is affected by climatic conditions and how much physical activity you undertake. Being well hydrated helps concentration levels, sports performance and general wellbeing.
The average TBW% ranges for a healthy person are:
Female 45 to 60% Male 50 to 65%
The measurements and readings are based on standardised ratios of weight to height and other factors. They can be used as a general indicator of health.
As a baseline they can give you clues as to your general well-being. To make the most of the report you can have regular check-ups to see how areas of concern have improved.
Many people start an exercise program after completing the body composition analysis. This was they have the perfect benchmark of their current fitness and know exactly what they need to work on!
Our advanced health check for women includes tests for thyroid function, female hormones as well as vitamins and minerals for energy and long-term health.
It looks at everything from your risk of heart disease and diabetes to how your major organs are functioning. We include some vital tests for energy, like thyroid function, iron and essential vitamins and minerals, and we take a look at your hormone balance to make sure your levels are where they should be for your stage of life. You can take our Well Woman UltraVit at any age, and help to understand your own personal risk factors which you can manage and monitor over time. And with advice from a qualified doctor included with every test, you'll know what to do next to stay on top of your health.
Our most advanced health check for men covers tests for liver and kidney function, diabetes risk and cholesterol levels. Includes tests for key nutrients as well as the male hormone testosterone.
Designed for men of all ages, this test focuses on many areas of your health that you may be able to improve through lifestyle changes. You will get a comprehensive personalised report from a qualified doctor outlining what your results mean and what you can do to improve them.
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Our best-selling thyroid blood test which includes thyroid hormones and thyroid antibodies for an in-depth picture of your thyroid function.
Many people begin their investigation into a potential thyroid condition with our Thyroid Check Plus. It offers a comprehensive investigation into the main thyroid hormones (TSH, FT4 and FT3) as well as thyroglobulin antibodies and thyroid peroxidase antibodies.
Many thyroid disorders are caused by an autoimmune disease and your risk for this is raised if you or a family member has a history of autoimmune disease. This test looks for specific thyroid antibodies which can indicate that your thyroid is under attack from your immune system.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas in response to the food that we eat.
One of its main roles is to remove sugar from the blood and store it in the cells for future energy use. Raised insulin levels can be a sign of insulin resistance which occurs when the cells fail to respond to the normal actions of insulin. Insulin resistance often remains undetected but can be a sign of type 2 diabetes.
A simple, at-home finger-prick blood test which checks your liver and kidney function, heart health and key nutrients too.
Your health is influenced by many factors including your age, your lifestyle and your family history. Knowing your own personal risks will help you to be proactive about your health. And with advice from a qualified doctor included, we will help you pinpoint the areas of your health you need to focus on.