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. It’s the best way to get the "whole picture" of what's really going on in your body. Even a small change in body composition can have a significant impact on an athlete. It also allows creating a scientific road map on how to achieve optimal health & performance over a span of years. This is all done in a positive manner.
Bod Pod Testing
The world's gold standard for fast, accurate and safe Body Composition analysis in adults and children.
The BOD POD, a non-invasive technology, is considered a gold standard for measuring body composition by measuring the volume of air a person's body displaces while sitting inside a comfortable chamber. By using air, the BOD POD offers a fast, safe, and easy-to-use tool for measuring body composition, without sacrificing accuracy.
Within less than 10 minutes, the Bod Pod provides personalized body composition analysis - measuring both lean mass (muscle mass) to fat mass ratio. Knowing your body composition can help to optimize your nutrition and training regimen in attaining your maximum potential.