Beyond BMI: The Power of InBody Scans and Understanding Your Body Composition

Beyond BMI: The Power of InBody Scans and Understanding Your Body Composition

Measuring body composition is crucial for understanding the makeup of your body, including the percentage of body fat, lean muscle mass, and water weight. This information is essential for women's health as it provides a detailed picture of your body's composition, allowing you to identify any areas of concern and track changes over time.

At Sky Women's Health, our InBody Scan uses advanced technology to provide a comprehensive analysis of your body composition, including your visceral fat level, skeletal muscle mass, and body fat percentage. This information is then used to create a personalized plan to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Midlife can be a challenging time for women, with hormonal changes and lifestyle factors impacting their weight and health. Stated directly from the NAMS Position Statement, "The menopause transition is associated with an increase in body fat and a decrease in lean body mass, which results in an increase in the fat-to-lean ratio and decreased basal metabolic rate. After controlling for body size and ethnicity, the average weight gain during midlife and the menopause transition is 1.5 lb per year."

The InBody Scan is an invaluable tool for managing weight in midlife, as it provides a detailed understanding of your body's composition and helps you make informed decisions about your diet and exercise routines.

Both DEXA scan and InBody Scan are widely used methods for measuring body composition. DEXA scan is considered the gold standard for measuring body composition, as it is highly accurate and reliable. However, it has some drawbacks, such as exposure to ionizing radiation, high cost, and limited availability. In comparison, InBody Scan is a non-invasive, cost-effective, and widely available method for measuring body composition. It uses bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology, which sends a safe, low-level electrical current through the body to measure resistance and impedance. This information is then used to calculate body fat percentage, muscle mass, and other body composition metrics.

The InBody 570 accurately measures your body composition in less than 45 seconds, prints out a results sheet and tracks your progress over time.

  • Skeletal Muscle Mass
  • Percent Body Fat
  • Body Fat Mass 
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • Visceral Fat Level
  • And more!

You can track progress every 4 weeks to improve weight loss.

Our team at Sky Women's Health is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness. If you're looking to take control of your health and wellness journey, contact us today to schedule an InBody Scan at Sky Women's Health. We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your health and wellness goals!