You've heard about it from your friends at the gym. Maybe you came across the term on a health blog and now you are curious. Maybe your physician or personal trainer is suggesting that you get your body composition checked. Maybe you’re hearing other people talk about how they have improved their body fat percentage, but you keep asking yourself “What is body composition?”
If you are asking yourself this question then keep reading!
Why Body Composition?
Body composition allows you to get a good understanding of your health. This is important when you are trying to lose weight, increase muscle or bone mass or improve your lifestyle and overall well-being. When you have a good understanding of your body composition, you will know what is needed to improve or maintain your health and change your life for the better.
Defining Body Composition
So let’s answer the question, what is body composition? The definition of body composition is:
A method of describing what the body is made of. This includes water, fat, protein and minerals. It is a more accurate way to describe weight.
What happens when you take your vehicle into the repair shop? The technician typically does an inspection of your vehicle. The technician may open the hood, check the fluids, inspect the working components and run a diagnostic test. All of these things help tell you the condition of your vehicle.
Body composition analysis is similar. But instead of learning that you need to change your brake fluid or replace an air filter, you learn something different. What if your body fat percentage is higher than you thought, or maybe your muscle mass is lower? What now do you need to work on to bring your body back into balance?
By analyzing your body composition, you can come to understand why you weigh what you weigh. But this is just a start. By keeping track of your body composition and seeing your results change over time, you can build a healthier body and look and feel better.
What’s So Important About Body Composition?
Without knowing what you're actually made of, you can only guess at how much fat and muscle you actually have. Lets face it, guessing can be frustrating. If you are serious about managing your weight and improving your quality of life you've got to know your body composition.
There are several ways to describe your body composition and they all have one thing in common: they provide much more detailed and useful information compared to Body Mass Index (BMI).
Getting Started with Body Composition Analysis
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