The InBody Scale accurately measures an individual’s body composition through bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and is able to determine a breakdown of muscle mass, body fat percentage, water content, and other factors. The valuable information obtained by an InBody Test can assist in overall health and fitness management. This is a non-invasive process that takes only a few minutes to produce results. Learn more about what to expect with an InBody Scan below.
Who can get an InBody scan?
InBody is designed for a wide range of individuals, and can be used for different purposes. Testing ranges vary depending on the model of the scale, based on weight, height, and age. More details can be found here.
Who should not get an InBody scan?
Individuals with a defibrillator or pacemaker are not recommended for an InBody test due to disruption functionality of the electrical implants. Women who are pregnant or menstruating are also not recommended to get an InBody scan due to subtle fluctuations in body water levels, which can cause inaccurate results.
What should I do before an InBody scan?
To prepare for an InBody scan, and to ensure the most accurate results, you should do the following:
- Maintain a normal fluid intake the day before.
- Stand up for at least five minutes prior to the scan.
- Remove socks, pantyhose, jewelry, watches, and jackets.
- Warm your body for about 20 minutes if you have just been in cold weather.
- Have clean hands and feet (no lotion or ointment on them).
- Empty your bladder.
What should I avoid before an InBody scan?
Avoid the following before getting an InBody scan, to ensure results are the most accurate:
- Eat or exercise at least three hours prior.
- Have alcohol or large quantities of caffeine within a 24 hour window of the scan.
- Shower or use a sauna.
What are some of the benefits of an InBody scan?
Preventive Health Monitoring
Regular body composition assessments can be a proactive approach to monitoring overall health. Changes in body composition, such as an increase in body fat percentage or a decrease in muscle mass, may serve as early indicators of potential health issues or imbalances that need attention.
Users can set specific health and fitness goals, and InBody helps track progress over time. Whether the goal is to lose fat, gain muscle, or improve overall body composition, regular measurements with InBody can provide feedback on the effectiveness of lifestyle changes and exercise routines.
Customized Fitness Plans
With accurate body composition data, fitness professionals, healthcare providers, and nutritionists can create personalized fitness and nutrition plans tailored to an individual’s specific needs. This can lead to more effective and targeted interventions for weight management and overall health improvement.
Fitness Program Optimization
For athletes and fitness enthusiasts, InBody can help optimize training programs by providing insights into muscle imbalances, asymmetries, and areas that may require specific attention. This can contribute to enhanced performance and reduced risk of injuries.
InBody at Regenerative Medical Institute
We now have an InBody analyzer at our office! Learn more about your body composition, unique hormone needs, and achieve your health goals through a customized weight loss and nutrition program with Dr. Orbeck and our in-house nutritionist, Lauren Kroeger. We’re hosting an event at our new training center on January 10th beginning at 6 pm, where participants will gain valuable body composition feedback through InBody.
Visit our website to RSVP for our event or to schedule a free consultation.