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DEXA body fat scans – helping you micro-manage your body

If you are a fitness fanatic, then clearly your health is very important to you. In addition, with advancements in modern science, it is now possible to become more involved on a personal level with our own physiology. We can establish the perfect diet for our health and lifestyle and regulate our weight to within an ounce or two of what we feel is optimum for us. However we tend to rely on two things to assess whether we are in tip-top shape. Scales and a mirror. That’s right. We still depend very heavily on scales (excuse the pun!) and ultimately our eyes to gauge how we appear in the mirror – if our body is looking sufficiently lean and ‘ripped’. However our eyes and the scales can’t tell us everything we need to know, and the revolutionizing of x-rays now seeing the emergence of the DEXA body fat scan provides us with an exceptionally accurate tool to help us keep track of exactly what is happening with our body’s composition.

 The beauty of a DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) body fat scan is its ability to not only measure, but accurately show the composition of our body between bone, lean tissue and fatty tissue. Now if you are very conscious about your BMI, then you are going to want to know exactly where you stand as far as body fat is concerned, and calculating BMI is not a science, and nor is it accurate. As a consequence, a check-up every few months with a DEXA fat scan can enable you to accurately see exactly how much body fat you have, and therefore give you an idea of the type of exercises you need to do to reduce it. We have DEXA fat scan facilities in London, Manchester, Sidcup and Bury St Edmund’s, so if you really want to know how much body fat you have, contact us and arrange for your own personal DEXA fat scan.

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