Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis or BIA is one way of measuring your lean muscle mass. Muscle is the powerhouse of your body where almost all your energy is created burning carbohydrates, protein and fat. Low energy diets and lots of aerobic exercise will strip muscle as well as fat from your body. Weight-bearing exercise is vital to maintaining your muscle with many health benefits including an increased ability to burn fat, while reducing your risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. The human body is composed of a variety of different tissue types. The so-called 'lean' tissues, such as muscle, bone, and organs are metabolically active, while adipose, or fat tissue, is not.
Because scales can't determine the lean to fat ratio of that weight. An individual can be "over-weight" and not "over-fat." Bodybuilders for example, may be only 8% body fat, yet at 100kg may be considered "over-weight" by a typical height-weight chart. Therefore, these charts are not a good indicator of a person's ideal body weight for optimal health, or for athletic performance.
How much lean muscle mass do you have? Ditch the scales and have your body composition measured using BIA. It will measure your percentage body fat, body water and cell health. For an accurate analysis there are some important procedures to follow before your visit. Allow 20 mins for your test and interpretation. It's simple and painless.
You are advised not to have a BIA if you have a cardiac pacemaker.