What is the Inbody and what does it measure?
The inbody is a high-tech scale that uses the bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) method which sends a small alternating current on the body. This provides a body composition analysis of basic information required for assessing the status of the body. It measures weight, skeletal muscle mass, body fat percentage, how much muscle you have in each arm and each leg, etc. We can go over all this information with you and break it down for you.
Are there any individuals who should not be tested?
People with implanted defibrillators or pacemakers should not be tested. Although the electrical current that is sent through the body is extremely low, it is not recommended. Women who are menstruating or pregnant will not get accurate results due to changes in their body water.
How long does it take to perform the test?
It takes anywhere between 30 and 60 seconds.
Are there any restrictions for the test?
Yes. Weight range is between 22-551 Ibs. Height range is 3ft.-7ft. Age range is 3-99 years.
Can people feel a tingling sensation on their hands and feet during the test?
No. With the exception of those with sensitive tactile sense, the electrical signal sent through the body is too low to detect.
Is there anything I should do before the test?
Yes. Make sure the test is done 2 hours before a meal, you use the bathroom before, do not exercise right before, are not menstruating or pregnant, or shower or use the sauna right before. If you are retesting, make sure to conduct the test under the same conditions.