|BOD POD pricing||Members||Non-members|
|Set of 3 tests||$90||$120|
Why Body Composition is ImportantBody Composition is a leading indicator of health. Body composition (percent fat and lean) reflects the results of both physical activity and nutritional practices. Body weight alone can be misleading. The scale cannot differentiate between a pound of fat and a pound of muscle. Over time, people tend to gain fat and lose muscle without any obvious change in their weight. While we do need a certain amount of fat in our body for good health, excess body fat is proven to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. On the other hand, too little body fat can also pose a number of serious health risks, especially for women.
Not All Weight is Created EqualOur bodies can be divided into two main components – fat and lean mass. Fat comes in two types. “Essential fat” is necessary for our normal body functions. “Storage fat” is the extra fuel we store under the skin and around organs. Lean mass primarily consists of muscle, the major “metabolic” engine of the body, and skeleton. The more muscle in our body, the more calories we burn, even when we are resting. Although we often make reference to being “overweight”, having excess body weight and excess body fat are two completely different things. Indeed fat and muscle differ in an important way – muscle is much denser than fat. So a pound of fat takes up 18% more volume than a pound of muscle. Therefore, lean and muscular individuals can have high body weight without any excess body fat.
How to Prepare For Your BOD POD• Do not eat or drink 2 hours before the test • Do not exercise 2 hours before the test • You must wear minimal, form fitting clothing such as a lycra or spandex swimsuit (or single layer compression shorts and/or a lightweight jog bra)
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