DEXA is a highly accurate, medical-grade technology that uses a very low dose of ionising radiation (X-ray) to give the most precise measurement of your body composition in less than 7 minutes. As well as accuracy, DEXA is incredibly reliable and reproducible, unlike bio-impedance scales, BodPod, skin fold calipers and underwater weighing.
Therefore you can be sure that changes in your body fat and muscle are real and not the result of hydration, moisture, poor calibration or human error.
How much fat do you have exactly? DEXA is the best way to get a highly accurate baseline measurement of body fat today and then track fat loss overtime.
Usually referred to as 'bad' fat, visceral fat surrounds your internal organs and increases your risk of type-2 diabetes, heart disease, colon cancer and stroke. It increases rapidly with age but you can have dangerous amounts even in your twenties.
DEXA measures lean body mass and shows if your muscle is evenly balanced on both sides and across arms, legs and trunk. Bodyscan will track how much muscle you gain, which is a slower and more variable process than fat loss.
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