7 Benefits of an Inbody Scan

Whilst the results can be sometimes confronting, body scans can help to push you forward, to help you strive for better results.

1. Body scans motivate you

Regardless of where you are on your fitness journey, having accurate body fat and muscle numbers can be a great form of motivation. Whilst the results can be sometimes confronting, body scans can help to push you forward, to help you strive for better results. The InBody 770 scans provide scores out of 100 providing a tangible and measurable target for you to benchmark your progress against.

2. The BMI is misleading

The Body Mass Index is still widely used by many health professionals and in the Weight Loss Industry. The BMI is simply an obesity scale based upon a calculation of your height vs your weight. Without any distinction between muscle, water or body fat in your overall scale weight, this often leads to misdiagnosis of obesity or health. Muscular individuals are often classed as overweight or even obese. At the other end of the spectrum many within the healthy BMI range(18-25) still have unhealthy levels of body fat coupled and low levels of muscle.

3. Skinny Fat

Skinny fat is a term for those who fit within their normal BMI range but have an unhealthy level of body fat. Generally they also have less than normal muscular development. It’s often seen in individuals who diet and exercise focused solely on reducing scale weight. This condition can also result from following fad diets and yo-yo dieting. One of the best benefits of body scans is being able to quickly identify if you fall into this category.

4. Your first body scan is a baseline

Many of our clients prefer to have body composition scans after they’ve achieved their goals. This is counter-intuitive. As a result, the most common regret we hear from clients is “I wish I had done a test when I started to see how far I’ve come”. Imagine a marathon runner deciding to start recording his running times after 6 months of training. It follows that by creating a baseline, you have something to compare your fitness and health to in months and years to come. 

5. Checking your weight regularly on scales can do your head in!

Body weight fluctuates. Hourly, daily and weekly. The major reasons for these fluctuations are shifts in body water. This can be influenced by the types of food/drink consumed, hormone levels and even the weather can have an effect. Weighing yourself daily on bathroom scales will pick up on natural fluctuations of weight. Often these fluctuations can trick you into believing that body fat is the culprit when it’s really just water and food. Having your weight increase overnight after a large carbohydrate meal causes your body to draw in more water, thus you become heavier. This can be a real motivation killer to the average bathroom scale watcher. Instead of the daily bathroom scale routine, try body composition scans every 2-3 months. You’ll get a much better appreciation of what is actually going on inside your body.

Constantly weighing yourself on bathroom scales can be ineffective!

6. Body Scans can measure the effectiveness and benefit of your diet and exercise.

Accurately measuring body fat and muscle can help manage daily routines. Body scans let you know if any tweaks to your diet or fitness regime are needed. If your goal is to shed body fat, but you start losing muscle instead, it’s time to make some changes. You may need to reduce the amount of cardio, increase weights or perhaps eat more food. A body composition test enables you to make educated decisions.

7. Understand and identify health risks.

Visceral fat (toxic fat), is an underlying cause of many health issues.  Too much visceral fat can be extremely harmful to your health. It’s linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease and even certain cancers. Ongoing body scans not only identify visceral fat levels but also changes made to toxic fat levels over time.

Humans are living longer than ever before thanks to modern medicine. However this growing ageing population is frailer and more effected by obesity related chronic diseases than ever before.

Visceral fat is toxic fat and can cause may health issues

Body composition scans should become an essential tool in your belt if you’re serious about health and fitness.

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Colin Vale

I'm a part owner in Impact S&F and answer to Coby who answers to Amber! My credentials, I am a qualified Chef first and foremost and then back to school doing accounting and my MBA. I've traveled to many places in the world, climbed Kilimanjaro and Mont Blanc. I like to ride my bike and get to the gym a few times a week. Prior to my life today I was the MD of a large group of companies for many years in PNG and am now settled back on the Sunshine Coast finally doing stuff I really want to do.