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BodyStat ®

Ezfit is one of the very first and very few Personal Trainers in Singapore who used Bodystat ® for Weight Management and Weight Loss

Common misconception for weight loss.
People who are slimming frequently weigh themselves to determine what shape they're in. But your weight doesn't tell you much about the size and shape of your body. This is because a person with a lot of fat can have exactly the same weight as someone who is much leaner. For example, it is possible for a person who has too much fat to weigh exactly the same as a bodybuilder of equal height.

So, what should we measure to find out how much fat a person carries?
The answer is body composition.

Why need to measure Body Composition?

  • In case of over weight people, it is important to ensure that lean body mass is not lost during a weight reducing diet. It is lean mass that burns the kilocalories and is rich in potassium which is vital in maintaining a healthy well-nourished body.
  • Doctors use BODYSTAT for screening purposes for general preventive health checks. It is important to remember that it is FAT WEIGHT and NOT BODY WEIGHT that determines health risk. Obesity is the cause of so many health problems.
  • As people grow older, particularly over the ages of 55 to 60 years, the body becomes more susceptible to disease due to the natural loss of lean muscle mass. This process may be accelerated unless the person exercises regularly and eats a healthy and balanced diet.
  • It is important to ensure that patients in hospitals/clinics are well nourished before and after operations to reduce complication rate and their length of stay. By regularly measuring and monitoring of the Impedance readings and lean body mass, the trend can indicate whether or not the body is responding to intake of nutritional supplements.
  • Sports people are always concerned about being over-fat when trying to achieve peak performance and in training they need to ensure that they reach and maintain their desired fat and hydration levels.

What is body composition?
Body composition is a breakdown of how your body weight is actually made up: how much of you is fat and how much of you is lean tissue (bones, muscles, water, connective tissue and organ tissues). It is this balance of fat and lean tissue that tells you what shape you're in, not weight, which is why regular body composition tests are essential for people serious about slimming.

How is body composition measured?
During the evaluation, your body composition will be measured using the Bodystat? 1500 unit. This is the same device used by medical researchers and sports scientists around the world. Now here comes the science bit! The unit employs a non-invasive and painless process called Bio-Impedance Analysis (BIA). This involves sending a tiny electrical signal through your body via electrodes placed on your right hand and ankle. The principle behind this method is that the body's lean compartment, comprising approximately 60-75% electrolytic water, conducts electricity far better than the body's fat compartment which is very low in body water content (between 5-10%). These two compartments have, therefore, very different impedance (or resistance) values to a high-frequency electrical signal. The single impedance measurement reflects the degree of resistance to the flow of current in the body, water being a good conductor, but fat a bad conductor.

What information does the evaluation provide?
The Bodystat? Body Composition and wellness evaluation presents you with the following results which is essential in helping you succeed with your Weight Loss Program or other fitness goals

  • Body Fat % and Fat Weight*
  • Lean Mass % and Body Lean Mass *
  • Total Weight
  • Body Water % and Body Water*
  • Plus Normal Levels
  • Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)*
  • BMR/Body Weight
  • Average Daily Calorie Requirement*
  • Body Mass Index - Plus Normal Range
  • Impedance Values at 50kHz
  • BMI
  • Waist-Hip Ratio
  • Blood pressure and Resting Heart Rate
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
Total Wt Total Body weight
Lean Weight of muscles and bones plus water
Dry Lean Weight of muscles and bones excluding water
Water Volume of Body Water (lt)
BMR Basal Metabolic Rate is the estimated minimum energy requirement of the body at rest. (cal or kJ)
BMR/Weight This is the amount of calories (cal) or kilojoules (kJ) per kg or Lb of Total Body Weight: 1 cal=4.186 kJ)
EAR Estimated Average Requirement is the energy requirement relating to the activity level selected by the subject. i.e. the Activity Metabolic rate (cal or kJ)
Impedance This value relates to the impedance or resistance to the flow of the current in the body at 50 kHz
 
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