Subcutaneous Fat

March 1, 2017

Tracking your Progress with BIA

Tracking your results effectively are key to keeping you motivated and ensuring you are on the right track. We are fortunate enough to now have access to bioelectrical impedance (BIA) which is basically an electrical current that moves throughout the cells in your body (via electrodes touching your hands and feet) determining the value of muscle mass, body fat, mineral content, fluid levels, muscular imbalances and visceral fat.  This information is invaluable when it comes to giving you a starting point and sometimes a good “kick in the pants” to make the changes necessary to improve your health. A number on the scales cannot determine anything other than a total body weight and therefore a considerably archaic assessment of body composition when we have the latest technology available to us. Professional Athletes, Sporting Teams as well as Universities and Sports testing facilities around the world are now utilizing BIA to […]
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 […]