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Find Out What You Are Made Of With InBody and Gewoon Chiropractie

Come find out what you are made of and how strong your tissue cells are when the come under attack or need to heal.

The InBody Test provides a comprehensive view of body composition balance.

Body water, proteins, minerals, and body fat, which are the components of the human body closely relate to the status of our health. Using the method of quantitative analysis, these elements of body composition and body composition analysis provide basic information required for assessing the status of the body. And how will you respond to sickness and disease.

What is body composition?

Body composition is used to describe the percentage of fat, bone, fluid and muscle in the human body . Two people of the same sex and body weight look completely different because they each have a different body.

Body composition and growth are the most important components of health both individually and in categories. The current epidemic of childhood and adult obesity has highlighted the importance of understanding body fat levels for short- and long-term health. But other components of body composition also influence health outcomes, and measuring these is increasingly valuable in clinical practices.

So how do you measure your health?

BMI is an outdated method Body Mass Index (BMI) is a commonly used method of evaluating a person's health by comparing the weight he / she is carrying with his / her height. In its most basic sense, BMI can be useful in identifying an increased health risk from excess fat accumulation. Despite the widespread use of BMI in clinical practice, BMI has many limitations and is a poor tool for weight change monitoring because there is no way to determine whether the weight changes are in fat or muscle mass. That's because BMI is calculated by simply dividing the person's weight in kilograms by his / her height: BMI = kg / m 2 

Predicting health or mortality by using a single number such as BMI over-simplifies health risk and does not take into account important factors that contribute to positive health.

Newer technologies can divide body weight into specific components that can be tested separately, such as DSM-BIA.

Instead, focus on body fat percentage

When moving away from BMI, you should focus on the percentage of body fat to your weight. At InBody we call this PBF (percent body fat) .

There is no consensus on the best level of body fat for health (the amount of fat stored that maximizes health by limiting the risk of adverse health conditions) of the general population.

The normal range of body fat that InBody provides is set at 10-20% for men (15% for ideal) and 18-28% for women (23% for ideal).

In Body and Chiropractic Care

Using equipment such as the InBody scan in a chiropractic examination is essential to observe and objectify the practice member’s functional neurological status. It’s wise for the chiropractor to gather information from a deeper, objective level so that we can advise our patients of their improvements and ongoing challenges. So, what are we looking for? The simple answer is adaptability.  Simply put, we can look at how the body’s intelligence is coping, while under stress.  Is it matching the demands of gravity? Can it use motor nerve signals to keep the right muscle tone and balance?  Can the blood vessels, organs and glands regulate effortlessly when at rest?  Have the combined effects of daily stress accumulated so that there’s not enough emotional and physical reserves to keep our patients healthy?  Listening, observing and palpating are a great beginning to a chiropractic examination but the story of adaptation lies deeper within the functioning nervous system.

The complexities of the functioning nervous system are immense and remarkable. The sensory system allows the body to interpret itself in its environment while the motor and autonomic systems allow for movement, support and regulation while, all the time, learning how to adapt more efficiently. In the chiropractic lexicon, we can measure these variables and compare them to a well adapted, well-adjusted population and then describe the patient as being subluxated, if they exhibit these persistent inefficiencies.  Over time, vertebral subluxations emerge as part of the body’s inability to adapt successfully and we can quantify what areas of the spine and spinal nerves are subluxated and to what extent these subluxations have affected the internal processing.  It’s because of this degree of complexity and ongoing adaptability that technology becomes an invaluable asset for observing where change is happening and how each patient is coping.

With the addition of the InBody scan to our Thermography Scan, Posture Screening and Spinal Screening, we now have a full body view in which to develop you care plan!

We offer MORE diagnostic tools than any other chiropractor in The Netherlands ( and maybe beyond!)

Gewoon Chiropractie is conveniently located just on the border of Den Haag and Scheveningen and is 20 minutes away from Den Haag Centraal train station by Tram 1.

Give us a call! 070 204 41 34

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