March 1, 2017

The Hidden Dangers of Visceral Fat

  When we embark on our Fat Loss Journey, we often do it for aesthetic reasons.  We all want to look great at our wedding, special event, bikini season, impress someone etc etc. Whilst many of us use the mirror as a guide or bathroom scales, neither can identify the difference between the fat you see (subcutaneous fat under the skin that we don’t like!) and the fat you can’t see (Visceral fat around our organs).  Likewise, skin caliper measurements will only identify an approximation of your subcutaneous fat. Unfortunately, it is the fat that you can’t see (visceral fat) which is the most dangerous fat.  Excessive visceral fat can be linked to nasty diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes as well as hormonal dysfunction and many other disorders as reported by Diabetes UK.  Read the full article here http://www.diabetes.co.uk/body/visceral-fat.html So how can you obtain a full report […]
March 1, 2017


Getting a Body Composition Report can be daunting for some people. However, one of the most important aspects to scan results are finding out how well your metabolism is firing. If your goal is to lose body fat, then not knowing this important information can set you back with your goals. It is the same as running your Turbo charged car with 91% unleaded fuel, it’s not designed to run on anything less than 98% unleaded fuel so will not function how it should. Your body is no different!! Don’t waste anymore time guessing whether you are functioning at optimal level. Get your full Body Composition Report today with Bio Scan Canada Today.  
March 1, 2017

Macronutrients, Metabolism & Calories

There is a lot of detailed information about macronutrients and calories available through easily accessible sources, however for the purpose of this guide, we are going to provide you with simple explanations that are easy enough to help you to build your own meals and to meet your fat loss goals. Fundamentally, our metabolism refers to physical and chemical processes that occur in the body that enable the body to function normally in order to stay alive, such as breathing, blood circulation and nerve function. To carry out these processes, our body converts the food we eat into energy. Our digestive system breaks down food into fuel which is then used by the body to carry out normal bodily functions or stored in the body’s tissues. One of the key considerations that influences our metabolism is the thermic effect of food. The thermic effect of food simply means that it […]
March 1, 2017

Goal Setting with the Evolt 360

One of the biggest challenges with Goal Setting is that people have a tendency to be too broad with their goals, such as “I want to lose 10kg”, not how they are going to do or it or a mapped guide with a process of assessing whether your goals are being reached. The great news for you is that, you can now do a full body composition assessment in less than 60 seconds using the latest Evolt 360 BIA machine, which will measure over 40 different measurement parameters, giving you tangible statistics to re-assess throughout your transformation journey. The beauty of measuring with the Evolt 360, is that it is fully connected to an online platform which gives you access via an app on your smart phone, unlike any other body composition measuring method on the market today. Statistics show that the most successful transformations have the basic 5 points […]
March 1, 2017

Get Moving for Beginners

Most people are daunted by the prospect of starting an exercise program.  Generally the thought of going to a commercial gym or getting out of bed early, is just too much for some people. Research shows that people are more successful commencing and maintaining an exercise program if they choose activities they enjoy, buddy up with a friend or hire a PT or participate in group outdoor boot camps. Ultimately, the secret to changing body composition is to choose resistance training activities as well as various forms of cardiovascular activity.  That doesn’t mean you necessarily have to train in a commercial gym. There are a number of different training protocols that you can utilize such as – Circuit style training such as Orange Theory or F45 Crossfit training platforms Boxing or Muay Thai style training Outdoor Bootcamps Social Group Sports such as Indoor Soccer, Basketball etc. Swimming, Surfing, Paddle Boarding […]
March 1, 2017

The Benefits of Body Composition Scanning

People often associate body composition testing solely with establishing a body fat percentage. The truth is that there is far more information to be aware of, especially if fat loss or overall better health is your goal. Having an understanding of these important components can often be the ‘key trigger’ to learning how your body functions individually and therefore being able to reach that goal easier. What sets a leaner, healthier individual apart from an individual who carries excessive body fat is mostly due to the leaner individual carrying more skeletal muscle mass and protein mass. A strong metabolism is driven by an individual carrying more skeletal muscle mass and holding a high level of protein which repairs and nourishes muscle cells as they break down (as well as assist in a host of other very important roles within the body). In very simplistic terms, high skeletal muscle mass produces […]
February 10, 2017

Bio Scan Canada Goes Online

We feel it’s important to commemorate the little milestones. While our web developers work hastily on achieving a palatable web presence for our budding Calgary clinic – we find ourselves in the midst of a very busy period. How so?, we hear you ask. Setting up new businesses is an absolute task and a half! This being said – we wouldn’t have it any other way. But there are so, so many choices to be made. Everything has to be perfect however each decision made in record breaking time. Our favicon (the tiny icon on the browser tab of sites, and also the App icon on smartphones) had almost 8 iterations! For a picture less than the size of a ladybug when on screen – it’s an amazing idea. All we can say is this: All good things take time, and consideration. And we say this in earnest as that […]