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Bio-impedance Body Composition Analysis - BIA
How would you love to see the HEALTHY changes to your body composition taking place right before your eyes as a
result of Bio-Impedance Body Composition Analysis (BIA).
Many Weight Management / Loss programs cause clients to lose fat and muscle at the same time. This results in a
lower Basal Metabolic Rate and the rapid regain of fat weight once the diet is stopped.
The HealthQuest BIA system allows you to accurately monitor and control your body composition during weight
management enabling you to ensure that you lose fat and not your all important muscle.
With the HealthQuest Segmental Bio-Impedance Analysis system …
- You get a much more accurate assessment of your patient's body composition.
- You can set achievable targets for fat loss, muscle gain and desired physique rating.
- You and your patient can monitor their body composition changes over time.
- Having accurate information of a patient’s body composition allows you to fine tune their weight management
program and in turn produce for better long-term results.
- Being able to monitor the patient’s visceral and abdominal fat levels is vital, as they are important risks factors
for cardiovascular disease and stroke.
- The program also calculates waist to hip and waist to height ratios and tracks them over time as they are also
very important risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Your body's composition is measured with a state-of-the-art Tanita InnerScan Bio-Impedance Monitor.
The results are entered into the HealthQuest BIA computer program which are then interpreted and presented in a very
colourful and easy to understand format. A full colour report together with detailed explanations can then be printed for
You are given healthy ranges for your body composition in a BIA report.. The ranges vary according to your age, sex
If the readings are within the correct range a green colour bar appears behind the text result. If the readings are out of
range a yellow or red colour bar appears behind the text depending on your test results.
Measurements provided by the HealthQuest BIA include -
- Fat Mass - total body and segmental body fat measurement of each arm, each leg and trunk area
- Visceral Fat - the amount of fat around the organs - Increased Visceral Fat levels greatly increase the risk of
metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Muscle Mass - total body and segmental muscle mass rmeasurement of each arm, each leg and trunk area
- Hydration percentage, total body water
With the HealthQuest Bio-Impedance Analysis System you get to see your body's real state of health and as
a result your motivation will get a great big boost!
Determining Protein and Calorie Requirements
Ensuring the correct level of protein intake for an individual is essential for a Weight Control program to be successful in
both the short and the long-term. The HealthQuest BIA system calculates the correct amount of Protein in grams based
on Lean Body Mass (body weight without the fat).
Good levels of protein in a diet will make sure that muscle mass (and even more importantly organ mass) is not lost
when dieting. A loss of muscle mass slows down metabolic rate and slows weight loss.
Increasing Protein has another advantage, it stimulates the process of burning off fat and reducing weight. It causes the
some of the fat released from the body's fat stores to be converted directly into heat.
A minimum of 1.5 gm of protein per pound of lean body mass (LBM) is essential for a weight loss program to be
successful. HealthQuest actually recommends a higher level of protein than the 1.5 gm per pound of LBM in order to
improve the ratio of Protein to Carbohydrate. This helps to reduce problems with insulin resistance, triglycerides and
HealthQuest calculates a person’s current daily calorie intake based on their measured Basal Metabolic Rate and
chosen level of activity. You can choose to apply a 10% - 15% - 20% or 25% calorie reduction and HealthQuest will then
automatically calculate the reduced calorie level required.
When you reduce the calories in a weight loss program, the BIA system maintains the suggested Protein levels (based
upon Lean Body Mass and Activity level) and reduces the Carbohydrate and Fat levels.
As the correct quantity of Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat in grams is automatically calculated, it is much easier to
successfully follow an individually designed program.
Especially as there is also a web-link facility to over 100,000 healthy, high-quality, tasty and easy to prepare recipes
that include the breakdown of a serving of a particular meal in grams of protein, carbohydrate, fat and total calories.
This is an invaluable resource!
Diets for Weight Gain and Weight Maintenance can be planned with the HealthQuest BIA system.
The HealthQuest BIA system makes meeting protein, carbohydrate, fat and caloric requirements very easy
The HealthQuest BIA system allows you to track your progress in terms of centimeters and kilograms lost during the
course of your treatment program. The program not only calculates the total cm’s and kg’s lost but also the average
loss of each per week. These results are highly motivating for your patients and help spur them on to further success.
Cardiovascular and Stroke Risk Assessment
The ratios of waist to hip and waist to height measurements have been shown in scientific studies to be a very good
predictors of the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. HealthQuest does these calculations for you and presents
the risk level for these ratios.
This rating assesses your physique according to the ratio of body fat and muscle mass in your body. As you become
more active and reduce the amount of body fat, your physique rating will also change accordingly.
Even though your weight may not change, your muscle mass and body fat levels may be changing making you healthier
and at lower risk of certain diseases. You should set your own goal as to what type of physique you would like to have
and your diet and fitness programme will then be designed to meet that goal.
How do the Monitors Work?
You stand on four foot plates on the platform of the scale and hold the hand electrodes that are conveniently housed in
the base using retractable connecting cables. The monitor will then send a safe low dual frequency electrical signal from
the 8 hand and footplate electrodes through the body.
The results of the measurements (known as Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis or BIA) are then fed into a very advanced
computer within the monitor which then provides accurate and personalised body composition reading.
This method enables the user to obtain more in-depth information regarding their body composition such as muscle
mass, fat mass, visceral (abdominal) fat level, bone mass, metabolic rate and physique rating.
How Accurate are our Monitors?
The current model's Bio-Impedance measuring system and the inbuilt computer's calculation program is based on the
result of over 50,000 client tests conducted in centers throughout Japan.
Its accuracy is unsurpassed by any other currently available system. This system is highly accurate - it is the only
system on the market that has been independently tested in comparison to DEXA (dual-energy x-ray absorbiometry)
which is generally considered the gold standard due to its reliability and precision. The BIA monitor was found to be
within 4% of DEXA’s readings. .
In comparison to other competing products, independent research has shown that as your full weight presses down on
the four foot pads ensuring better contact, more accurate results are obtained than by the wrists and ankle strap
contacts used by other systems.
Unlike other systems, they measure the weight of the patient, visceral fat and provide bone mass readings as well.
Because you don't have to lie down, tests can be performed very quickly and its very convenient.
Measure vital in-depth information:
- Body fat % – Too much or not enough fat?
- Segmental Body Fat % Measurement of each arm, each leg and trunk area
- Body Fat Healthy Range Indicators for Adults & Children Age 5+
- Visceral Fat Rating Visceral fat surrounds the internal organs in the stomach/trunk area of your body. Ensuring
you have healthy levels of visceral fat reduces the risk of certain diseases such as heart disease and high blood
pressure and delays the onset of type 2 diabetes. Monitoring your results can help you adjust your lifestyle to
stay in the low risk range.
- Total body water % – Are you drinking enough water? (Almost all people who live to a hundred report drinking a
lot of water)
- Bone mass Indicates the weight of bone mineral in the body. The development of muscle tissue has been shown
to encourage stronger, healthier bones. It is important to develop and maintain healthy bones through plenty of
exercise along with a range of bone building nutrients.
- Basal Metabolic Rate Indicates the number of calories your body burns when at rest. Unlike other methods of
calculating BMR, InnerScan takes the amount of muscle in your body into account, giving a more accurate picture
of your dietary requirements. Your BMR will tend to decrease as you get older - you can help prevent this through
a regular routine of cardiovascular exercise and increased activity.
- Metabolism Age Your BMR starts to decrease after the age of 17 and the metabolic age rating indicates what age
level your body is currently rated at. Aim to keep young!
- Muscle Mass Calculates the weight of muscle in your body. Do you have too much or not enough muscle?
- Segmental Muscle Mass Measurement of each arm, each leg and trunk area
- Physique Rating Describes your overall physique or body shape by examining the balance between the amounts
of body fat and muscle in your body.
- Athlete Mode For people who do more than 10 hours a week intense exercise and who have a resting heart rate
of fewer than 60 beats per minute.
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