Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

BMI can't measure up to Bioscan!

by Jessica D (follow)
Natural Cures & Prevention (139)      Natural Weight Loss (36)     
Technology designed for the medical industry is allowing everyday people to better understand their body composition.

In recent years, the body mass index (BMI) has come under scrutiny for failing to be an accurate measure of the body fat that a person carries.

BMI divides a person's body mass by the square of their height, however critics argue that this measurement does not distinguish between fat and muscle.

As muscle is heavier than fat, BMI often places more toned individuals into the overweight category, even if their fat levels are low.

"Unfortunately, a lot of people still measure health and fitness based on weight by a scale," says Kyle Murison of Rapid Bioscan.

A bioscan is fast and pain-free, taking just ten minutes


Repurposed medical grade technology may offer people a clearer health and fitness analysis.

Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) was originally designed for the medical industry, and uses electrical currents to measure total body water, and in turn, total body fat.

BIA technologies have been adopted for commercial use in recent years, offering 'bioscans' for everyday people to measure their lean muscle mass and body fat percentages.

Bioscans allow individuals to better understand how lifestyle factors, such as exercise and nutrition, actually impact their body composition.

Optimal body composition increases energy, circulation and quality of sleep, whilst reducing blood pressure, muscle strain; and thereby the risks of disease and stroke.

"Our equipment also breaks down muscle and fat into segments," says Murison.

"That way we can see any imbalances between the left and right side."

Bioscans also allow individuals to track changes in their body composition, with each scan costing as little as $20.

Knowledge is power, so next time the scales beckon, consider a bioscan instead!

Categories
#Natural Cures & Prevention
#Natural Weight Loss
I like this Article - 10
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jessica D
Next time you're packing your gym bag, be sure to include your iPod and headphones! A recent stud...
7 likes
With champagne bottles drained and hangovers nursed, thoughts are turning to the New Year, and resol...
7 likes
Food cravings can be a major challenge for anyone attempting a diet overhaul, with chips, coffee and...
15 likes
Half of the Australian population will experience poor eye health throughout their lifetime, and yet...
9 likes
Many supermarket juices are laden with added sugars and hidden preservatives
9 likes
With Christmas wrapped for another season, the thoughts of many Australians now turn to the New Year...
8 likes
view all articles by Jessica D
ID: 7030
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
There is sufficient evidence to show the positive effects that pets have on our health including **r...
10 likes
These wickedly delicious, easy, healthy snacks are perfect for school, work lunch boxes and parties...
10 likes
These deodorising hacks use common household ingredients, are inexpensive, **environmentally friendl...
7 likes
Physical activity is really good for a host of issues from enhancing your mood to giving a boost to ...
6 likes
This quick, light and fluffy banana bread is delicious, healthy and not as dense as other banana bre...
5 likes
We constantly hear of the dangers of caffeine and all the reasons we should stop drinking coffee, bu...
5 likes
Mulberries are full of nutrients and powerful antioxidants, and they taste delicious and sweet
5 likes
With summer bearing down upon us here in Australia, it's time to up the skin care ante to protect ou...
5 likes
To get the most out of any meal there are a few simple tips you can follow which will enhance digest...
5 likes
This easy method with 3 ingredients is a great way to clean drains naturally
5 likes
Categories
Nutrition (252)
Vegan (120)
How To (62)
Lists (60)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version