DEXA is one of the most accurate technologies available in the world to perform a body composition scan and provides you with a large volume of information regarding your individual body composition. A DEXA assesses total body bone mineral density and highly accurate measures of the body’s soft tissue composition (muscle mass and fat mass).
The DEXA scan and results provided, need to be communicated by an expert to gain all the benefits of this technology. As such, MeasureUp uses allied health professionals to assist you in interpreting your total body DEXA scan.
Total body weight =
Fat mass + Fat free mass*
*muscles, water, bones & blood
How can you tell the difference between the different components when looking at the scale?
Just stepping on the scales will not provide you with the differentiation between your fat mass and fat free mass.
If your goal is to lose weight (lose fat mass), increase muscle (lean mass) or both, then it is extremely important that you are aware if you are reaching your goals and accurately benchmark and track changes in your muscle and fat tissue. By measuring your body’s muscle mass, fat mass, and bone mineral density, MeasureUp can determine your total body fat percentage, and changes in regional body composition and show you clearly what is really going on inside your body.
MeasureUp has pioneered the use of DEXA in the field of body composition measurement in Australia since 2006. We are the most experienced private organisation in the country in the interpretation of your DEXA scan results. Our staff are accredited exercise physiologists dedicated to delivering individual health assessments and customised advice.
Some of our Clients include, the Wallabies (Australian Rugby Union Squad), Samantha Stosur (Winner US Women’s Open), Cas and Jonesy (Polar Adventurers), NRL Teams (Roosters, Eels, Wests Tigers, Manly & the Bulldogs) and Hugh Jackman, just to name a few.