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You may not have heard of the DEXA fat scan before, but trust us when we say that more and more people are now talking about them. DEXA stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry and is a low-volume radiation form of x-ray that can determine the make up of your body between bone, lean tissue such as muscle, and body fat. It is a remarkable use of modern technology where not one, but two sources of radiation are used to create a two-dimensional image of your body, one which provides a very clear indication of just how much body fat you have. As a consequence, we are now able to see our bodies for what they actually are, as opposed to what we thought they were. In a day and age where more and more emphasis is being put on weight and the benefits of exercise, at Bodyscan UK we have found that the DEXA fat scan has proved to be an immense incentive to help people lose weight. The DEXA fat scan doesn’t lie, and unlike a BMI test, the results aren’t vague. A DEXA body scan will show you exactly where there are fatty deposits on your body.

Recent surveys have shown that our perception of what a healthy weight is and what a healthy body looks like has changed, and the news isn’t good. Basically many of us now see someone who is overweight as having a ‘normal’ body shape. If we see the overweight body as being normal and healthy, then what incentive is there to lose weight and exercise? The DEXA body scan is doing its best to redress this imbalance in perception as the scanner doesn’t lie. So, if you are a little confused as to what is a healthy weight and level of body fat, why not contact us and come in to have your own DEXA body fat scan carried out? That way you will know exactly if you are in good shape or not.

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DEXA fat scans – the answer to the bodybuilder’s prayer

The DEXA body composition scanner is proving to have much wider use than was its original intention. While it is revolutionizing how we actually see out bodies in terms of fat levels, this can now be taken a step further to the field of both amateur and professional bodybuilding. Nowhere in the ‘sporting’ or field of competition is body fat such an issue, or rather the lack of it. To be able to rid yourself of all body fat and have the most perfectly toned muscular body is the Holy Grail of all bodybuilders, and now thanks to DEXA technology, bodybuilders no longer have to rely purely on their own eyesight and that of fellow competitors. Now thanks to advancements in technology it is possible to establish very accurately the composition of a bodybuilder’s body in terms of bone, lean tissue (muscle) and fatty tissue. A few days prior to competition what better way to check how your body is looking than to have a DEXA fat scan, giving you just enough time to work on any areas that aren’t quite as you had hoped they were?

Of course it isn’t just bodybuilders who have to watch the levels of body fat. In a number of sports weight levels can be critical, and if you can work on a specific part of your body to help reduce body fat in that area, it is more efficient and more enjoyable than having to adopt a blanket weight loss approach by spending half a morning in the sauna, or simply not eating for two days. Here we are talking about boxers, jockeys and even coxes, sportspersons all who need to keep an extremely close eye on their weight. So if you fall into any of these categories, why not call us at Bodyscan UK and arrange to come in and have your own DEXA fat scan carried out – we have clinics in  London, Manchester, Sidcup, Bury St Edmund’s. 

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