InBody

September 30, 2020
InBody lab equipment

Written by Tatiana Baier and Walker Condon

Imagine: You walk into the Wellness Center, you are greeted by our professional team and invited to our innovative lab to stand on the InBody device and hold hand electrodes. In just 45 seconds, you get a results sheet detailing the muscle, fat, and water values in your body. No pinching. No discomfort. The results provide you with lean mass and fat values in each segment of the body to give you proper assessment of body composition. 

Our staff goes over the received data, explains what every number on your result sheet means. How much muscle do you have? How many pounds of lean mass are in each body segment - arms, legs, upper body? How balanced are your right and left sides? If you had a surgery or you are struggling with muscle pain, we can see it right away and create a plan towards balancing your numbers. You can also identify and track inflammation, swelling, and even joint injuries with ECW/TBW analysis (Ratio of Extracellular Water to Total Body Water).

Once you have done your first test and a consultation, the machine will save your results so you can monitor changes over time in the Body Composition History chart. We recommend getting the "before and after" test and coming back in 3-6 months to analyze changes with our consultant. 

The most important InBody number for overall health and chronic disease prevention is total % body fat and visceral fat level. These are the numbers you can't track with your normal scale, but it is very important to be in control to prevent risk for developing serious long-term, life-threatening medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke, cancer.

We always say to our members: knowledge is power! We will help you with working on your goals knowing everything going on in your body. NACA, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic , CIA, Army Rangers, Navy Seals, Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Cirque du Soleil, and other companies and institutions all over the World use the InBody in everyday practice. The MUSC Wellness Center is among these leading names proudly offering the InBody services. We are looking forward to seeing you in our lab for the InBody test and results explanation. You will be amazed with everything you can track with this innovative tool!

Please, click here for more information on scheduling your InBody test and fees.

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InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer - InBody USA