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How DEXA body fat scans can help you get fit for summer

If your new year’s resolution is to get fit and you’re hoping to get that summer bod back by July, there’s good news: DEXA body fat scans can help you get there. Eating salads and spending time in the gym will help, of course, but losing weight isn’t enough if you’re not sure what you’re losing.

Make a plan

A DEXA body composition scan will give you an accurate body fat measurement, showing how much fat you’ve got, how much you want to lose, and how you can go about losing it. It’ll give you the information you need to make a realistic weight loss plan, including what your calorie budget should be over the next few months and even how long it’ll take to shed the extra pounds – which might help you to decide when to book that holiday for.

Track fat loss

Losing weight doesn’t always mean burning fat. If you’re very sedentary and don’t eat enough protein, chances are some of what you’re losing is actually muscle, too. What a body fat scan can do for you is help you track how much fat you’re actually losing, so that you can make changes to minimise muscle loss while maximising fat loss.

Tone up

Finally, a DEXA scan can also give you an idea of how much muscle, or ‘lean mass’, you’re packing. Even for women, increasing muscle mass is a great way to tone the body and look better in a swimsuit without necessarily having to shed pounds. For men, of course, increasing muscle mass is the best way to BUFF.

For more advice and information about body fat scans and how they work, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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