Inbody Body Composition Testing

Track your well-being. Measure what matters.

An InBody Analyzer offers a non-invasive, quick, and comprehensive analysis of your body’s composition. This analysis includes your body fat percentage, muscle mass, water content, and bone mineral density. An InBody Analyzer uses bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology to compute an individual’s body composition. This analysis provides a detailed picture of their overall health and fitness levels.

Inbody Body Composition Testing

Track your well-being. Measure what matters.

An InBody Analyzer offers a non-invasive, quick and comprehensive analysis of your body’s composition — which includes body fat percentage, muscle mass, water content and bone mineral density. They use bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology to compute an individual’s body composition, providing a detailed picture of their overall health and fitness levels.

Go beyond the scale. Get to the root of it.

Body composition tells you the proportion of fat relative to everything else in the body that is not fat (Fat-free Mass, or FFM). FFM includes bone, muscle, organs and other tissues. It can help you understand how much of your weight comes from fat and how much comes from muscle. A weighing scale cannot make this distinction for you. Knowing where your weight is coming from, can you help you take the right fitness measures to meet your health goals.

Go beyond the scale. Get to the root of it.

Body composition tells you the proportion of fat relative to everything else in the body that is not fat (Fat-free Mass, or FFM). FFM includes bone, muscle, organs and other tissues. It can help you understand how much of your weight comes from fat and how much comes from muscle. A weighing scale cannot make this distinction for you. Knowing where your weight is coming from, can you help you take the right fitness measures to meet your health goals.

Why is testing important?

Preventive Health

 Excessive body fat poses a risk for chronic health conditions such as: heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Athletic Performance

Athletes and other physically active people may need to have a certain body composition in order to perform at their best.

Appearance

It’s also common for people to alter their body composition for aesthetic reasons.

What happens during an InBody Analysis?

To begin the analysis, you will remove anything from your pockets and remove your shoes and socks. You can also remove heavy jewelry, watches, or other accessories. Then, you will wipe down your hands and feet.
You will step on the scanner, ensuring your feet align with the electrodes. The machine will measure your weight. After you input your age and height, you will hold the buttons on the handles. Then, you will stretch your arms and hold the handles away from your body at a 45-degree angle.

The InBody Analysis can take under a minute to complete. For the best results, do not eat three hours before your test. Do not exercise six to twelve hours before your analysis. Avoid lotion on your hands and feet, and do not wear tights or nylons that cover your feet. Additionally, do not consume alcohol 24 hours before your analysis. Consume as much caffeine and water as you usually do before your test.

What do we measure during body composition?

The InBody test measures your weight, muscle mass, and fat by breaking down multiple components:

Percent Body Fat (PBF)

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) does not measure if fat or muscle contributes to your weight. That’s why body fat percentage gets a better picture of your body. Your body fat percentage shows how much of your body weight is fat. Measuring body fat with Inbody also measures visceral fat, which is not measurable with BMI. Visceral fat is the fat within the body that wraps around the organs.

Skeletal Muscle Mass (SMM)

Your skeletal muscle is about 30 to 40 percent of your weight. The term “Muscle mass” refers to your skeletal muscle mass. This is part of your lean muscle mass. When you lose fat, you must also maintain proper muscle mass.

Body Water (TBW)

This measures the amount of water in and out of your cells. If you have too much water outside of your cells, you can experience inflammation. The normal range is between 45 to 60 percent. Knowing where and how much water you have in your body can help measure

Segmental Lean Analysis

This component analyzes fat-free mass in pounds. A segmental lean analysis can pinpoint muscle imbalances in different body parts. If you have an imbalance in the upper or lower body, you can see which areas you can work on to improve your muscle mass.

Measuring your body composition gives a professional analysis to help you reach your goals. Working with InBody can give you specific metrics to improve your health. Improving your bone and muscle mass can give you better peace of mind.

What can I do to improve my body composition?

There are a number of measures you can take to improve your body composition, including:

Eat a healthy diet: Ensure you regularly eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limir processed foods, sugary drinks and unhealthy fats.

Exercise regularly: Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise most days of the week. Movement can also improve your mood, too.

Get enough sleep: Most adults need around seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Sleeping too much or too little can increase the risk of heart problems and chronic diseases.

Manage stress: Stress can lead to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, yoga, or meditation. Changing your routine can also help calm stress.

Avoid excess alcohol consumption: Drinking too much alcohol can stop your body from burning fat. Alcohol can also increase body fat in the abdominal region.

Balance hormones: Some hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, can influence the amount of muscle and fat in your body. We provide hormone replacement therapy for men and women in Carmel, IN, to help balance these hormones.

Improve gut health: Gut bacteria help to metabolize nutrients. The gut microbiota helps to break down food and absorb nutrients. This can affect the amount of energy that is available to the body, which can in turn affect the body composition.

Try peptide therapy: Peptides can increase muscle mass and reduce body fat. They also improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation. Peptides also help promote weight loss.

What can I do to improve my body composition?

There are a number of measures you can take to improve your body composition, including:

Eat a healthy diet: This means eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It also means limiting processed foods, sugary drinks and unhealthy fats.
Exercise regularly: Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise most days of the week.
Get enough sleep: Most adults need around 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
Manage stress: Stress can lead to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, yoga, or meditation.
Balance hormones: Some hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, can influence the amount of muscle and fat you have.
Improve gut health: Gut bacteria help to metabolize nutrients. The gut microbiota helps to break down food and absorb nutrients. This can affect the amount of energy that is available to the body, which can in turn affect the body composition.
Try peptide therapy: Peptides can help to increase muscle mass and reduce body fat. They also improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation. They help improve health, well-being and help promote weight loss.

Am I a good candidate for an Inbody Test?

Who isn’t?! It’s impossible to see how far you have come if you don’t know where you started. There is no better way to track your progress than continued InBody Testing on your journey to being a better you. Schedule a consultation with the Defy Team today!

Am I a good candidate for an Inbody Test?

Who isn’t?! It’s impossible to see how far you have come if you don’t know where you started. There is no better way to track your progress than continued InBody Testing on your journey to being a better you. Schedule a consultation with the Defy Team today!