According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, there are healthy body fat percentages based on your age. For people aged 20 to 39, women should aim for 21% to 32% of body fat. Men should have 8% to 19%. For people 40 to 59, women should fall between 23% to 33% and men should fall around 11% to 21%.
Body mass composition testing offers a more comprehensive assessment of your weight-loss success than traditional methods, such as weighing yourself regularly or using the body mass index (BMI) calculation based on height and weight.
Using the Seca BCA, a state-of-the-art technology offered by Internal & Bariatric Medicine, Dr. Saradih measures weight, body fat, body water, muscle mass, and bone density. BCA allows him to create a personalized plan of care to support your ongoing weight-loss efforts.
Traditionally, practitioners use BMI to determine if youâ€™re within a healthy weight range and to establish an appropriate treatment plan.
Your BMI reflects an estimated amount of body fat you may have based only on your weight and height. According to this measure, a BMI of over 29 indicates youâ€™re overweight, and over 30 indicates obesity.
Your BMI, however, doesnâ€™t reflect where your fat is stored or your ratio of fat to muscle. Because of this, BMI is not an entirely accurate measurement for tracking weight-loss progress.
Body mass composition testing, in contrast, is a more detailed, comprehensive approach to evaluating your weight and body mass because as it takes into account much more than just your weight and height.
Body mass composition testing allows Dr. Saradih to collect valuable information about your weight and how it impacts your overall health and wellness. This information enables him to create an entirely customized plan of care for you.
The BCA offers personalized information such as:
Dr. Saradih identifies your risk factors and early signs of disease. He establishes a health maintenance plan that helps to prevent and treat any men’s health issues you may have.
The BCA offers personalized information of other benefits, which include the ability to:
The ultimate goal of your customized treatment plan is to lose as much fat as possible while retaining and increasing your muscle mass. BCA is a valuable part of supporting healthy weight loss, especially after you’ve had bariatric surgery and are losing significant amounts of weight.
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