The InBody570 is a medical-grade body composition device that measures the core components of your weight:
Body composition more accurately describes your overall health compared to BMI and weight.
It provides a snapshot of your health and shows changes in fat mass, lean muscle mass, and body fat percentage.
Measuring your body composition will accurately describe your body’s current makeup and identify areas to work on to live a happier and healthier life.
Measuring your body composition removes the guesswork of determining what your weight fluctuations mean. We can directly measure changes in muscle mass, body fat, and body fat percentage.
The data provided by InBody can provide you with insightful information about your health regardless if you are a “healthy” and lean individual, or if you are overweight and seeking to lose weight.
Being skinny does not necessarily mean that you are healthy. “Skinny fat” people can have the same elevated health risks as obese people. People that are “skinny fat” may look thin and healthy, but they could carry an elevated amount of visceral fat and not have enough muscle mass. Since visceral fat cannot be measured with BMI and scales, it is important to use a body composition device to fully understand your current level of health.
Fit individuals stand to benefit from using a body composition device, such as InBody as well. If you are already at a healthy level of body fat and you have above-average dry lean mass (muscle mass), then you will want to ensure that you are maintaining that. Tracking your muscle mass over time will give you the confidence and reassurance that your work in the gym is paying off.
“Having sufficient muscle mass helps bolster the immune system to fight off illnesses, support good posture, enhance mobility, and prevent frailty in old age” (InBody). Additionally, maintaining a low body fat percentage will reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and even some cancers.
This can constitute a healthy or unhealthy body depending on your body fat percentage. Muscle mass and body fat will be within the same range.
This individual is at a healthy weight but their body fat percentage is high and they have low muscle mass
This individual’s weight may be high for their height, but that is usually because of a high level of muscle mass. Their body fat percentage will most likely be low.