Percentage Body Fat Calculation

Body composition testing :: measuring percentage body fat  

Body composition testing services can be your line in the sand or starting point in any fitness, health and wellness program and an accurate method to measure your progress.

Because understanding where you are is so important, we'd like you to know what body composition is and understand why it is fundamental to your long-term fitness, health and wellness plan.

What is body composition?

Percentage Body Fat Testing

Body composition is simply the ratio of lean body mass to fat body mass. Too much fat can lead to health problems like heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and other serious conditions.

Too little body fat can be just as detrimental as too much.

If you can keep your body fat at a reasonable level, you will be healthier, happier and of course look your best.

No fat testing calipers required

This makes monitoring percentage body fat a key component of any weight loss, fitness and/or wellness program. Health and fitness professionals have long recognized the importance of measuring and tracking the percentage body fat of their clients. 

Our Futrex ® System body composition testing services accurately give you much more than just percentage body fat estimates, and without the embarrassment calipers.


Why measure percentage body fat at all?

Percent body fat is known to be a key factor in determining fitness and strong indicator of disease risk. Weight alone is not a reliable indicator of good health. Obesity is a known risk for many serious medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes and even certain forms of cancer.

Weighing in on your scale at home does not distinguish between pounds that come from body fat and those that come from lean body mass or muscle. Most people understand that carrying too much fat is what makes a person overweight and susceptible to a wide range of health issues.

Body composition testing services are a reliable method for people who want to ensure they can achieve optimum results in their existing fitness and wellness programs, or want to get started. Our appointments are quick, easy, not embarrassing in any way, require no special pre-appointment protocol, do not require you to disrobe and are non-invasive. 

Your percentage body fat testing appointment delivers invaluable information about your current state of health relating to percentage body fat, lean mass, body hydration and more.

A personal body composition testing report includes:

  • Percent Body Fat
  • Total Fat Mass
    • Essential Fat
    • Reserve Fat
    • Excess fat
  • Total Lean Mass
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • Total Body Water
  • Body Mass Index

When you book an appointment for our body composition testing services, it's only 30 minutes with a review of the results. If it's a retest to measure progress, just 15 minutes.

If you are looking for a more formal in-depth recommendation, we suggest you consider booking a comprehensive Initial Foundations Appointment with our wellness centre practitioner.


Comprehensive assessments & program recommendations

Holistic Health Practitioner

When you know you need a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of where you are and what you can do about it, we offer our Initial Foundations Appointment that in about 90 minutes, includes the body composition testing, a lifestyle analysis, a nutritional analysis, a medical history review including any medications, a one-on-one dialogue to discuss your concerns and goals and includes a personalized program recommendation.

These appointments are focused on root-cause analysis and completed with our Holistic Health Practitioner who has been helping people address and optimize a wide spectrum of health concerns and wellness needs since 1994.

More about our Holistic Health Practitioner (Diane McLaren) at our clinic website ...


Accurate gold standard results

Whether you think of it as a percentage body fat or body composition testing service, it is, and our patented Futrex ® 6100XL equipment is a professional system that makes it an ideal choice for quick, affordable and accurate gold standard level body composition analysis:

  • Accurate percentage body fat testing could not be easier
  • The Futrex ® Near-Infrared Body Fat Analyzer is a unique tool that uses safe, non-invasive near infrared light to accurately complete the analysis in minutes
  • There is no advance protocol to follow hours or days before your appointment and you do not have to disrobe so you can skip any embarrassment concerns
  • Roll up your sleeve and we'll calculate body fat, lean mass and hydration levels
  • Get your report in minutes and learn exactly what it means to you and your health

You may know there are several body composition testing methods you can consider, but none come close to the accuracy, reproducibility and convenience of a Futrex ® body composition analysis.

Body fat testing methods reviewed ...


A Natural Health & Wellness Centre

As a established natural health & wellness centre, we offer body composition testing services alone or as part of our natural healing, nutrition, weight loss and wellness programs.

Call (905) 855-3000 to ask about Futrex ® body composition testing services or to find out how we can help you address health concerns naturally so you can enjoy the many rewards of optimum health. You can also visit our clinic website to learn more about us The Healthy You Naturally Wellness Centre ...


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