Muscle loss is associated with the aging process. Evidence showed a person who lack of exercise may lose 3 to 8% of muscle mass per decade. The loss of muscle tissue may progress more rapidly (10-5%) when a person reaches their 60s and 70s. Although mostly occurs in the elderly, in recent years, it seems that sarcopenia tends to be younger due to a sedentary lifestyle and impropriate diet habits.
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn affects balance, gait and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living. In addition to promoting preventive medicine, MJ has been actively promoting anti-aging medicine in recent years. To provide members with a more effective and personalized health management plan, MJ launched Body Composition Test to analyze the ratio of skeletal muscle and body fat to develop an appropriate diet, type of exercise and supplement to achieve better health management outcomes.
Understand about Body Composition Test
The body weight of an individual is composed of bone, muscle, fat and body water. Body Composition Test is based on the principle of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), to measure body composition. Compare to BMI, body composition can descript our body weight more accurately. Body Composition Test provides an accurate, objective and easy-to-understand result to assess health risk within 60 seconds. The result information as below:-
- Body Composition Analysis
Analyze the weight of an individual’s muscle, fat and body water.
- Muscle-fat Analysis
A comprehensive health risk assessment is performed by evaluating the balance of muscle and fat. People with low muscle mass and high-fat mass (sarcopenic obesity) have a higher health risk.
- Obesity Analysis
Sarcopenic obesity cannot be fully reflected by the body mass index (BMI). Instead, monitoring the balance between muscle and fat with body fat percentage (PBF) can help to determine the individual current health condition.
- Segmental Lean and Fat Analysis
Analyze muscle distribution helps to prevent and treat sarcopenia and enhance physical function.
The distribution of fat mass also will affect health risk. Segmental fat analysis can provide an in-depth understanding of fat distribution in the body.
- Basal Metabolic Rate
The Basal Metabolic Rate, or BMR, is the number of calories your client needs to maintain their basic essential functions. This value can help to guide an individual’s nutritional plans, which is essential to helping them reach their body composition goals.
The benefit of Body Composition Test
ü Provide benchmark date for nutrition counseling and weight control
ü Monitor the loss of body fat and muscle growth caused by exercise/ diet control
ü Explain the changes caused by growth, development, maturity and aging
- People of all ages, especially elderly
- Who wants to manage their body weight