What is InBody?
Developed in the early 1990s at Harvard Medical School, the FDA-approved InBody scale allows us to measure body composition—a more accurate measure of health and predictor of health risks compared to the traditional body-mass index (BMI).
How does it work?
The InBody technology works by an electrical current to measure levels of muscle and fat on the body.
What does it measure?
The InBody helps to measure the proportion of body fat to lean muscle and also organ fat, which is linked to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. In many cases, BMI alone does not offer a complete picture.
Come in and try it out!
Using the InBody machine is quick and easy! Each patient has a unique patient ID number to enter each time you step on the InBody scale, allowing you to track your progress on a printable sheet. Simply remove your shoes, step on the scale, enter your ID, and within 60 seconds your reading is complete.
Note: Patients with implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers are not eligible to use the InBody scale because it may interfere with implantable devices.
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