InBody Body Composition analysers measure over 40 different parameters within the body.
One of these parameters which you cannot measure doing skin folds, is the visceral fat, which is the fat surrounding your organs.
Looks can be deceiving
Visceral fat becomes quite problematic when there is a high level and unfortunately, people that may appear quite skinny can sometimes still have high levels of visceral fat.
Having high levels of visceral fat can potentially increase ones health risk for certain conditions, leading onto a host of potential problems that are not idealistic. Out of all the different types of fat, visceral fat is considered an extremely important one to measure and InBody is a brilliant tool to do exactly that.
While it’s important to see what you look like on the outside, it’s just as important to see what’s on the inside. With visceral fat being potentially problematic when we have too much, it is an extremely important parameter to measure, especially given that it can sometimes still be higher in those who would be perceived as being skinny, underweight or even average weight individuals. Visceral fat should be monitored regularly, and over time you will see how diet and exercise can affect it.
How you can keep track
Visceral fat is measured on many InBody devices, however it may be displayed differently on the results sheet, depending on the model. For example, on our 570 model, the machine displays a number score, whereas the 770 displays cm2 in decimal points. The 570 gives a whole number such as 9 and this would indicate that an individual could have visceral fat anywhere between 90-99.9cm2. With the 770 model, the visceral fat is shown on a graph and it displays that amount, to .1 of a decimal point eg. 93.2cm2.
You can never be too safe
You can never be too safe when it comes to your health, or the health of your clients or patients. As we say at InBody, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” InBody provides a precise and easy way to measure your visceral fat, among many other parameters, to ensure that you can take the steps to help decrease the risk of potentially succumbing to unfavourable health conditions.
As always, at InBody we strongly recommend a health professional is consulted to assist you.