InBody – What you need to know to understand your results

Okay – below you’ll find a link to a page that’ll walk you through how to interpret your results.  There is an example of the results sheet below and  definitions of the different values you find in the body composition and body composition analysis charts on the results sheet.

To understand your own results – click on this link –

Body Composition:

Total Body Water – your total body water amounts to 50-70% of the total body weight.  The majority of TBW is in cells of the muscle mass.  A healthy person’s muscle mass contains over 70% water, dry lean mass and body fat contain very little water.  Since  most of the TBW is in the muscle mass – the difference of people’s TBW is significant.  People with excess amounts of body fat have their TBW at about 50% of their weight, but athletes with developed muscle mass have TBW of up to 70% of their weight.

Dry Lean Mass – here they are referring to the sum of protein and minerals in the muscle.

Body Fat mass – this indicates the total amount of lipids that can be extracted from fat and other cells.  Body Fat Mass is not directly measured using the BIA method – it is the  remaining value after subtracting Lean Body Mass from the total body weight.  Body fat mass is found under the skin, in visceral area and between muscles.  On your assessment – if the bar reaches beyond the normal range, then we want to address this asap.

Lean Body mass refers to the entire body weight with the exception of body fat mass.  When I’d pinch you – and would give you your fat mass and lean mass amounts – this is the same thing.

Weight – weight is separated into 3 components the TBW, dry lean mass and body fat mass and the weight is the total of all three of these components

Body Composition Analysis Chart:

This bar graph helps you understand your body composition state compared to standard values.  The length on the bar graph indicates where you fall in relationship to the given range.  When you control your exercise and nutrition as part of weight management – the body fat mass and skeletal muscle mass change.

Weight – standard weight indicates the ideal value in accordance with your height.  This is based on the BMI (standard weight index).

Skeletal Muscle Mass – there are 3 types of muscle – cardiac muscle, visceral muscle and skeletal muscle – the muscle attached to the skeleton.  It’s the skeletal muscle that changes the most through exercise. By comparing the percentage of body fat mass and skeletal muscle mass found in each body component, the level of obesity can be estimated in a more pro-active and exact manner.  Look at your graph to compare length in the skeletal muscle mass and body fat mass.  If the bar of the skeletal muscle mass is shorter and under the standard value, lean body mass is too low.  100% signifies ideal lean body mass when your weight is normal.   Ideally, the skeletal muscle bar should be longer than 100% – if not, a weight control program is recommended.

Body Fat mass – The normal range of Body Fat mass is determined by calculating your body fat mass as compared to the standard weight and standard body fat mass.

Refer to the letter shapes that are based on the length of the weight, skeletal muscle mass, and body fat mass graphs to provide explanations regarding your overall health, in the link at the beginning of this post.

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