Nutrition in Motion

Body Composition Analysis

Moving toward a Healthier you!

Body Composition Analysis

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The Tanita® MC780U Multi Frequency Segmental Body Composition Analyzer is an FDA Cleared device that provides an instant analysis of your health and fitness status and monitors individual progress over time.

Weight is simply a measurement of the heaviness of your body. It does not account for the composition of your body, i.e. the proportion of fat, muscle, water, bone, etc. One person may weigh 150 pounds and have 9% body fat, while another may weigh 150 pounds and have 35% body fat. The scale will say the same thing, but their bodies are metabolizing and functioning on completely different levels. Understanding your body composition is far more important to your health than weight or BMI.

Whole Body Composition Measurements:

  • Weight
  • Body fat %
  • Fat mass
  • Fat free mass
  • Muscle mass
  • Total Body Water (TBW)
  • Extra Cellular Water (ECW)
  • Intra Cellular Water
  • ECW/TBW ratio
  • Body mass index
  • Bone mass
  • Physique rating
  • Visceral fat rating
  • Muscle mass balance

Segmental readings for each leg, arm and trunk:

  • Fat %
  • Fat mass
  • Fat rating
  • Muscle mass
  • Muscle mass rating

The Tanita® full body composition analysis is performed in less than 20 seconds and provides immediate results.

Tanita® testing is good for evaluating the following

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Weight Loss

Weight loss is not synonymous with fat loss. As you set and work toward your weight loss goals it is important to simultaneously maintain or improve your muscle mass, bone mass, and fluid balance. The goal is not simply to get lighter, it is to improve overall health. The scale will only tell you how much you weigh, a Tanita® body composition analysis will give you the whole picture.

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Athletic Performance

As an athlete it is important to understand your unique body composition to maximize your training, recovery and performance. Over-training and under-nourishing is a challenge many athletes face due to demanding training schedules and inadequate tools to understand baselines and measure progress. An appropriate nutrition plan combined with regular body composition measurement can ensure you are adequately nourishing your body for the demands of your training.

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Disease Management

Research has shown that excess fat in relation to lean body mass can greatly increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other health concerns. Understanding your unique body proportions and measuring change over time can help you set goals and make informed decisions about your long term health.