At Emerald City Wellness we use Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to measure body composition (fat, muscle, water). This is a more accurate indicator of healthy body make up than Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI simply measures a person’s weight against their height, not taking into account muscle mass, bone structure, and fluid shifts. BIA evaluates body fat percentage and skeletal muscle mass. This allows us to track fat loss while ensuring that muscle mass is remaining stable throughout the weight loss process.
We use an InBody 230 BIA machine at Emerald City Wellness. For more information about how the technology works, visit www.inbodyusa.com/pages/technology.
Body composition testing is recommended monthly during weight loss and included in the price of most Emerald City Wellness Appointments. It is also available as an á la carte service for $20.