What is Bioimpedance Analysis?
(And why is it important for you?)
Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is a valuable tool for body composition testing—the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass. It is an important part of our health and nutrition assessment.
Why is body composition important to YOUR health?
A normal balance of body fat to lean body mass is associated with good health and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass, can greatly increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more. BIA enables early detection of an improper balance in your body composition, which allows for earlier intervention and prevention. BIA also provides the measurement of fluid and body mass that can be a critical assessment tool for your current state of health.
BIA can be used as a regular monitoring tool, watching your progression, will motivate you further and enabling us to ensure your individualized nutritional plan is meeting your ever-changing needs.
How does BIA work?
BIA is much more sophisticated than your bathroom scale, but just as painless-and almost as quick. BIA is a simple procedure performed in our clinic in a matter of minutes with the help of a sophisticated computerized analysis. The analyzer calculates your tissue and fluid compartments using an imperceptible electrical current passed through pads placed on one hand and foot as you lie comfortably on a treatment couch. Lean tissue, which is over 70% water, is a good conductor of electrical current. Fatty tissue, which is low in water, is not. Thus, the resistance to the flow of electrical current measured by the analyzer can be used to calculate the body composition. Optimal body fat ranges from 15% to 25% for women and 10% to 20% for men.
New Healthy Aging Test
Are you worried about the effect of stress on your health? Are you worried about your true biological age? Are you worried your aging beyond your years? Are you worried that 1 in 3 of us will suffer a stroke or heart attack?
This is your chance to Turn Back time
For many years the medical community has accepted that many of the problems associated with aging, heart attacks and strokes are because our arteries stiffen and narrow and restrict the blood flow and oxygen supply to the skin, heart and other vital organs.
Did you know that ongoing stress and poor diet can damage your arteries, thus increasing your risk of heart attacks and stress?
We are now offering a unique medical test (using class II medical equipment) that can determine and track arterial stiffness. Through this test we can calculate your REAL biological age. Jo Gamble is trained and registered by the company Turn Back Time to use this medical device. The equipment together with specialist computer software can accurately determine and track your biological age.
For just £30 you can find out how quickly your cardiovascular system is ageing and then be supported to take steps to improve this functioning.
Anyone can benefit from knowing the health of their arteries. Arterial stiffness can damage the amount of oxygen circulating which can accelerate the symptoms associated with aging. If you are worried about any of the following, call today for a test:
- Stressful work or home life
- Family history of cardio-vascular disease
- High blood pressure
- Raised cholesterol
- Poor memory
- Wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity
- Decreased libido
- Weight gain
- Lack of energy
- Shortness of breath
- Reduced physical performance
Once the condition of the arteries is known, Jo will then suggest certain lifestyle, diet and supplemental changes, a retest can then confirm the progression of your arterial health.
This is a non-invasive test. The specialist equipment is mounted inside an arm cuff.
Take action today.
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