What is BIA

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What is Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BAI)?

It is a noninvasive method used to  estimate body composition.

   

Why is body composition important?

    Scale weight is not an indicator of an individual’s fat, lean muscle or overall health. Body composition is the amount of lean tissue compared to fat. Body composition data can form the basis for a wide variety of therapeutic health and fitness recommendations. In clinical applications body composition analysis serves as powerful objective reflection of individuals eating habits, level of physical activity as well as overall health status. Only body composition analysis can determine how much muscle and fat are lost or gained as the result of any nutrition, exercise, or pharmaceutical intervention.


    Why Do I need BIA ?

   The BIA can measure and track changes in the amounts of body fluids, fat, and lean body mass, which includes your muscles and organs. If you have had any recent weight changes, getting a BIA done can help you find out what is going on inside your body. A BIA is also a good way to make sure you are staying as healthy as possible. BIA can help measure your total fat and muscle stores. This is important so that you can develop a plan with your nutritionist/dietitian and physician to reach your health goals.   

 

The long term benefits of body composition 

 The ability to

· Analyze body composition data interactively

· Create dietary and exercise plan for change 

· Visualize the effectiveness of these prescriptions and professional recommendations with  projected and historical graphs helps increase motivation for positive change.

Watch CBS News video "Fatter then they look"  New research finds that over half of Americans considered to be normal weight have a high percentage of body fat. Dr. Jonathan Whiteson discusses Lori Butler's case with Maggie Rodriguez