Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) supports optimal body composition balance, which encourages earlier intervention and prevention of acute and chronic ailments. BIA measures the comparative difference between bodily fluid and muscle mass and can be a beneficial assessment tool for your current state of health.

Ideal body fat composition is associated with good health and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass can increase your risks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, a BIA allows for early detection of an improper balance in your body composition, which fosters earlier intervention and prevention. BIA also provides a measurement of fluid and body mass that can be a critical assessment tool for your current state of health.

Since fat loss is the goal when people set out to lose weight, and muscle gain is the goal when people set out to gain weight, I monitor body composition changes (fat weight vs. muscle mass) in conjunction with weigh-ins. Thus, health-conscious individuals can monitor their progress via a printout of their BIA results. This is used in conjunction with an individualised treatment plan to address your health goals. 

BIA can also be used to assess muscle composition in older adults and support interventions to increase muscle mass and prevent sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass and function).

BIA scales send a weak electrical impulse through the body. The impulse encounters varying levels of resistance or “impedance” from the different tissues and substances within the body. Therefore, assessing the body’s tissue and fluid composition, via the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass.