An accurate measurement of body composition can provide valuable information for assessing and monitoring the progress of nutrition, exercise, and overall fitness goals. DEXA looks beyond weight, the traditional body mass index (BMI), impedance devices, and fat calipers to accurately determine body fat. It is a proven method to accurately determine how fat is distributed.
Monitoring weight alone is, at best, a crude and imprecise way to monitor progress. Many people lose as much or more muscle than fat when trying to lose weight, especially if resistance training is not part of their routine. DEXA can accurately determine the fat and muscle changes that occur with weight loss interventions, allowing for modifications in nutrient ratios and exercise routines.
As we age, balance and mobility almost always become an issue. In addition, our bones go from thick and strong to thinning and fragile, which makes injuries all the more likely. Anyone entering the 60-year-old age bracket knows that a hip fracture can be life threatening.
We have the ability to scan specific areas as well as the entire body. DEXA involves the use of X-ray beams, sent through the body at different energy levels. This helps to determine the risk and progression of osteoporosis-- early detection is especially important for those in their 40s and 50s.
Utilizing the DEXA scan we can get an accurate reading of your total overall fat mass vs your lean mass. We can also identify areas where you have the most fat accumulation, which will play a big part in designing a specific plan based around your body.
Although it is necessary to have some body fat for optimal health, too much is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even many cancers.
Cenegenics® testing was designed to help you reach optimal levels of body fat and lower your risk of many diseases.
Working closely with your Cenegenics® physician, you will gain a clear picture of your body composition and how it is currently related to your overall health. Your physician will make sure that you understand the “what” and “why” of your personalized results. Our aim is to teach and empower you to take control of your health.
There has never been a better way to uncover your true risk factors than with a Cenegenics® full body composition scan. A fully customized program will be designed around your results to help you achieve a more youthful, fit, and strong body.
With over 35,000 successful patient transformations, it’s clear that our science-backed approach to wellness is the answer.
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