Body Composition - one of the best indicators of health
Body composition (percent fat and lean) reflects the results of both physical activity and nutritional practices. Body weight alone can be very misleading. The scale cannot tell the difference between a pound of fat and a pound of muscle. Over time, people tend to gain fat and lose muscle without an obvious change in their weight. And, even though we need a certain amount of fat in our bodies to insure good health, excess body fat has been found to increase the risk of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now declared obesity an epidemic, with 61% of adult Americans either overweight or obese (having excess body fat). On the other hand, too little body fat can also pose a number of health risks, especially for women.
Only by accurately measuring body composition will you learn the amount of fat and lean tissue that makes up your weight, enabling sensible decisions regarding nutrition, sports nutrition and exercise programs. Its the best way to get the "whole picture" of what's really going on in your body.
The BOD POD S/T technology is fundamentally the same as underwater (hydrostatic) weighing, but uses air instead of water. The BOD POD measures the volume of air a person's body displaces while sitting inside a comfortable chamber, rather than measuring how much water their body displaces when dunked in a tank. By using air instead of water, the BOD POD offers a fast, safe, and easy-to-use tool for measuring body composition, without sacrificing accuracy.
Statistics show that 61% of American adults are now considered overweight or obese (having excess body fat). Many of these people suffer from "creeping obesity", the slow increase of body fat along with a loss of muscle over time.
Just monitoring weight alone, wont help. In fact, its downright misleading, since creeping obesity can often occurs without any actually change in weight. Its not a persons weight, but what makes up the weight figure thats really important. Only by carefully and accurately measuring body composition can healthy weight loss be achieved.
Until now, methods of measuring body composition have either been invasive, inaccurate, difficult to perform, or unsuitable for certain populations. The BOD POD has overcome all of these hurdles to offer body composition measurements that are accurate, quick, easy to obtain, and safe. The high-quality information provided by the BOD POD allows for problem areas to be identified, and exercise and nutrition programs to be implemented for safely meeting client goals
Peak performance is crucial. Every edge counts. Even a small change in body composition can have a significant impact on an athlete. Thats why monitoring body composition is so important - it provides the valuable information needed to fine-tune nutritional and training programs, while at the same time offering positive feedback and motivation.
Until now, measuring the body fat and lean mass of athletes has been a challenge. Many methods are inaccurate when used with highly muscular individuals. Others are just too time consuming or difficult. With the BOD POD, fast and highly accurate results are available in about 5 minutes. Without getting wet! Its the perfect tool for tracking the effectiveness of training and nutritional programs.
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