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Body Composition

Shine Health and Wellness

Family Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Pasadena, CA

Losing weight can be challenging at any age. A body composition analysis may help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. At Shine Health and Wellness in Pasadena, California, you receive your analysis using InBody, a revolutionary machine that provides a personalized body composition report. Kimberley Shine, MD, and the experienced team also offers nutritional coaching, customized fitness plans, and more. Call the office today or book an appointment online.

Body Composition Q & A

What is body composition?

Every human body contains water, fat, protein, minerals, and other substances. Body composition is a method of measuring how much of each substance is in your body.

Each person's body composition is unique, so learning more about your body composition can help you tailor your nutrition and fitness regimen and improve your wellness.

How can body composition help me improve my health?

Many people wonder whether they're at a "healthy weight." But stepping on a scale or measuring your BMI doesn't give you the full picture. Your ideal body composition depends on many different factors, including your:

  • Height
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Body type
  • Activity levels

It's important to recognize that not all weight is harmful. Fat and muscle affect your body in different ways.

Increasing muscle mass can boost your metabolism and provide health benefits. Extra fat, however, puts you at risk for a variety of health problems.

Dr. Shine analyzes your body composition to provide you with customized guidance for diet, nutrition, exercise, and more.

What happens during a body composition test?

At Shine Health and Wellness, Dr. Shine uses InBody, a machine that electronically measures your body composition.

InBody provides highly accurate results and can be performed right in Dr. Shine's office. Unlike other body composition methods, there's no invasive pinching or prodding. Instead, you simply step on the machine and hold the electrodes.

InBody is pain-free and straightforward. In less than a minute, you receive your customized results. Once your report is ready, Dr. Shine explains what your results mean and how to use this information effectively.

How can I use my InBody report?

If your test results reveal a high body fat percentage, Dr. Shine can provide wellness counseling to help you trim body fat. If you're interested in using your results to develop a new fitness plan, Dr. Shine can use your report to guide your exercise activities.

As you exercise more, you may notice that the number on the scale isn't budging. However, you may still be burning fat, building muscle, and changing your body composition for the better.

With InBody, Dr. Shine can help you determine whether your weight loss plan is working the way it should.

Ready to learn more about body composition analysis? Call the office today or book an appointment online.