Your body is made up of fat mass and fat-free mass. Fat-free mass includes lean muscle, bones, organs, tissue and water. When people refer to body composition, they are generally talking about body fat percent, or the percentage of your body mass that is fat.
You can’t change the part of your body that is bones, tissues and organs but you can change the ratio of fat to muscle with exercise and a good diet.
How Is Body Composition Measured?
There are several different methods used to determine how much fat your body is carrying but a great way to determine how much your body is carrying is through Bio-electrical impedance. BIA devices send an electrical current through the body to measure lean body mass and determine body fat.
Take advantage of our FREE Body composition Tests at our Secret Women’s Business in-store gala day this Saturday.
A normal balance of body fat to lean body mass is associated with good health and longevity. David, a qualified physical education consultant will provide Free Body Composition Tests in-store this Saturday at our annual Secret Women’s Business. This simple but very revealing test takes about 5 minutes and will show not only your body fat and lean muscle percentage but also how hydrated your body is. It will reveal your ideal daily kilo joule intake and serves as an amazing assessment tool for your current state of health. This is strictly a “first in first served” opportunity so come in early and make sure you don’t miss out.
I got in early and got my Body Composition Test done this morning… very enlightening! David’s given me some insight and tips on how I can build up my lean muscle mass (so I burn fat more efficiently) and also calculated what my ideal daily kilojoule intake should be – very empowering and inspiring.
Why Does Body Composition Matter For Weight Loss?
A body with more muscle and less fat is a more efficient calorie-burning machine. But you don’t have to be a body builder to reap the benefits.
- A lean, strong body is a more efficient exerciser. As you become fitter, you are more capable of completing high intensity workouts that burn more calories and create greater improvements in the look and feel of your body.
- Muscles burn more calories than fat. A lean, strong version of your body will burn more calories and have a better metabolism than the version of your body with more fat.
- Studies have shown that particularly in peri-and post-menopausal women those who maintain a very physically active lifestyle tend to gain less weight than those who don’t.
- For aging women in particular, gaining more muscle and maintaining a good body composition is a great way to keep a lean physique and fit shape.
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