Your body composition gives an important understanding of how much fat you’re carrying on your body. At KairWell Weight and Wellness, Charan Donkor, MD and Sean Bannister, PA-C, help you change your body composition so you achieve a healthy ratio of fat to lean tissue and promote ultimate body tone. Call the Stuart or Davie, Florida office or use the online tool to set up an appointment and get your body composition measured and improved.
Your body composition is the ratio of fat to lean tissue on your body. Lean tissue includes connective tissue, organs, and muscle.
A healthy body isn’t just skinny. It’s a body with reduced levels of fat and optimal lean body mass. Through body composition analysis, the team at KairWell Weight and Wellness monitor your body composition while you lose pounds to make sure you’re losing weight in a healthy way and promote optimal health and muscle tone.
BMI, or body mass index, is a general measure of your fatness based on your height and weight. BMI has a lot of inaccuracies, however, as many people who register as “overweight” according to BMI are actually healthy because they have a lot of muscle (or lean) mass.
Others who qualify as healthy with the BMI measurement are actually overfat; they have an abundance of fat tissue that doesn’t promote good health. BMI fails to take into account waist circumference and other ways in which fat is distributed.
Having a large midsection indicates you have a lot of belly fat that can put you at a greater risk of developing serious health concerns like heart disease and diabetes.
Body composition analysis accurately measures your fat mass, fat-free mass, and bodywater. This is a far more useful understanding of your weight and helps the team at KairWell Weight and Wellness develop an appropriate diet and exercise plan for you.
Your body composition is easily measured using a specialized scale. Regular body composition measurements help you and your weight-loss team understand how changes in your weight are reflected in your body.
If you’ve been diligently following an exercise plan prescribed by Sean, you may get frustrated because your weight doesn't change quickly. But, body composition measurements can show a decrease in body fat levels and an increase in lean mass, resulting in a more toned and firmer body.
Body composition targets fat loss as the priority, not just total weight. Too much fat is undesirable as it is inflammatory and puts you at risk of chronic health problems. A body with a lot of fat is soft and untoned, too.
If you’re ready to start changing your body composition for the better, contact KairWell Weight and Wellness today. Call the nearest location or use the online tool to book your appointment.