Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis or BioImpedance Analysis (BIA) is a method of assessing your “body composition” the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass. Research has shown that your body composition is directly related to your health. A normal balance of body fat is associated with good health, vitality and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass, being overweight or obese, can greatly increase your risks to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more. The BIA allows us to monitor and detect imbalances in your body composition, which allows for earlier intervention and prevention. The BIA also serves to measure your progress as you work to improve your health and correct your body composition.
VLA gives you:
Body Fat – kg and %
Lean Muscle Mass – kg and %
Ideal weight, Fat mass and Muscle Mass
Cellular Phase Angle – Cellular Vitality/Nutritional Uptake
Daily Dietary Requirements
Daily Water Requirements
Fluid & hydration Status
Intracellular and Extracellular Fluid Levels
Fluid Retention and Toxicity Levels
Biological Age - the rate at which your cells are ageing!
This information allows our health care professionals to create an individualised dietary program which can be tailored to your specific needs!
How Does BIA work?
The BIA is much more sophisticated than your bathroom scales, but just as painless and almost as quick. The BIA uses a small electrical signal that is circulated through your body. The BIA measures the impedance or resistance to the electrical signal as it travels through the water that is found in your muscle and fat. The more muscle a person has, the more water their body can hold. The greater the amount of water in a person's body, the easier it is for the current to pass through it. The more fat, the more resistance to the current. The BIA is safe and it does not hurt.
What Happens During the BIA Test?
Your practitioner will measure your height and weight as well as take your wrist and waist measurements. Then while you are lying down, electrodes are attached to various parts of your body and a small electric signal is circulated. This information along with your height, weight and measurements are fed into a sophisticated computer system, which will then deliver a comprehensive report detailing vital information on your body composition, cellular age, muscle and fat ratios, hydration levels and more. From this valuable information your naturopath or nutritionist can recommend a personalized dietary plan, nutritional supplements, and exercise to help you support optimal health and well being for a lifetime.
Who can benefit from Bioimedance Analysis?
Those who want to:
Manage their weight more effectively
Increase muscle tone and fitness -
Improve energy levels
Support the nutrition and health of their cells
Record the success of your gym sessions and exercise program – are you gaining healthy muscle?
Are you losing fat or fluid & valuable muscle?
Is your diet and antioxidant intake meeting your cell’s requirements to maintain healthy lifestyle?
Are you drinking enough water?
Are your cells aging quicker than they should?
What will I receive?
Your Practitioner Kate, will assess your health, perform a quick VLA test and explain the results. They will then design a strategy to improve key areas. They will also monitor your results over time, so that you can see how your health is improving. It is recommeded you do another test to measure your progress every 4-6 weeks.
Your health is your greatest asset – discuss what you can do to optimise this with your Practitioner today. Contact us to make your appointment to start achieving vitality now. 8942 1920