Bioimpedance Scale

At RocklandMD, we have high end equipment enabling the analysis of your body composition!

What is it?
The bioimpedance scale is the ideal tool for anyone wanting to lose weight while caring about maintaining their muscle mass. It will also be very useful for athletes who want an optimal and stable shape.


What is measured?
1. Fat Mass : Total weight of fat in the body
2. Muscle Mass : Amount of muscles in the body
3. Lean Mass : Groups bones, muscles, viscera and liquids

 Why measure?
Measuring the percentage of body fat is important because having too much or not enough can be detrimental to your health. Also, considering where the fat is located in the body is important, as this may be associated with an increased risk of disease.
With age, important changes occur. For example, after age 50, muscle mass in the legs decreases by 1-2% per year and muscle strength drops 1.5-5% per year. The muscle mass can therefore decrease significantly if nothing is done to compensate for this loss and will lead to wasting of muscles and an increase in fat. Lifestyle can have an impact on the evolution of body composition.

Who is this service for ?
Any adult wishing to optimize his or her fitness level can take advantage of this analysis. The device allows a non-invasive, painless and safe test.

Since the goal is to lose excess body fat and not lose lean mass, this analysis is useful during weight loss. A simple scale does not allow us to differentiate the loss or gain of fat or muscle mass. Furthermore, the measurement of body mass index (BMI) is unreliable to differentiate fat from muscle, but the technology of our device allows for this differentiation. In addition, our analysis report will tell you each time if it is water or body fat that you have lost, or muscle you have gained and where.

Taking measurements on a regular basis motivates users over the long term, by assessing the progress and improvements in body composition.

 

   

Why measure?
Measuring the percentage of body fat is important because having too much or not enough can be detrimental to your health. Also, considering where the fat is located in the body is important, as this may be associated with an increased risk of disease.


With age, important changes occur. For example, after age 50, muscle mass in the legs decreases by 1-2% per year and muscle strength drops 1.5-5% per year. The muscle mass can therefore decrease significantly if nothing is done to compensate for this loss and will lead to wasting of muscles and an increase in fat. Lifestyle can have an impact on the evolution of body composition.

Who is this service for ?
Any adult wishing to optimize his or her fitness level can take advantage of this analysis. The device allows a non-invasive, painless and safe test.


Useful in times of weight loss, since the goal is to lose excess body fat and not lose lean mass. A simple scale does not allow us to differentiate the loss or gain of fat or muscle mass. Furthermore, the measurement of body mass index (BMI) is unreliable to differentiate fat from muscle, but the technology of our device allows for this differentiation. In addition, our analysis report will tell you each time if it is water or body fat that you have lost, or muscle you have gained and where.


Taking measurements on a regular basis motivates users over the long term, by assessing the progress and improvements in body composition.


Don't hesitate to call us to book an appointment or to have more information about our 12 week shape-up program. Click here for more detailed information about the scale. 


Frank AP et coll. Determinants of body fat distribution in humans may provide insight about obesity-related health risks. J Lipid Res. 2018 Aug 10.

² Keller K. et Engelhardt M., Strength and muscle mass loss with aging process. Age and strength loss. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2014 Feb 24;3(4):346-50.