Body Composition Testing at Atlas Health Care Center

Body composition testing determines how much of your body is and isn't fat. The non-fat part of your body is called lean tissue, which includes your muscle, water, bone and organs. Lean tissue is known as metabolically active tissue, the tissue that burns calories all day.

Body composition testing is used to determine the percentage of fat on your body. Our Encino nutritionist administers body composition tests here at Atlas Health Care Center to determine if you are at risk for any serious illness’. Typically those with a high body composition are at higher risk for diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, infertility, heart disease and more.

Being at an unhealthy body composition can be caused by being at an excessively high or low body fat percentage. Being at a healthy body composition can increase ones metabolism and support overall health.

It’s best to maintain a healthy body composition through proper diet and exercise. You can improve your body composition by weight training which can add both muscle mass and bone density. Those with a high body fat percentage are much more likely to develop type 2 diabites or high cholesterol.

A healthy body fat percentage can vary by age, if you are curious to know where your body fat percentage should fall please reference the chart below.

ritionist administers body composition tests here at Atlas Health Care Center to determine if you are at risk for any serious illness’. Typically those with a high body composition are at higher risk for diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, infertility, heart disease and more.

Being at an unhealthy body composition can be caused by being at an excessively high or low body fat percentage. Being at a healthy body composition can increase ones metabolism and support overall health.

It’s best to maintain a healthy body composition through proper diet and exercise. You can improve your body composition by weight training which can add both muscle mass and bone density. Those with a high body fat percentage are much more likely to develop type 2 diabites or high cholesterol.

A healthy body fat percentage can vary by age, if you are curious to know where your body fat percentage should fall please reference the chart below.

BMI

If you would like to schedule a consult with our Encino nutritionist to discover your body fat percentage and understand your health concerns and needs please contact our reception at Atlas Health Care Center at (818)995-4488.