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Friends who are exercising, or office workers who have done a full-body health checkup, may have heard of the existence of InBody.But what exactly is InBody?How to interpret the measured InBody score? How can the InBody analysis results help me?it's here, TWOSEVENTHS Explore 7 key points to bring you to know about InBody machines, data and places where they can be measured, to help you understand your body better, and better judge how your physical fitness and health status will change after some exercise.

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What is InBody?

What is InBody?

InBody is a body composition analysis instrument developed by a South Korean company. It uses bioelectrical impedance measurement (BIA) to estimate the proportion of body composition by inputting a small amount of current into the human body and measuring its resistance.Fat has a high resistance, so body weight can be analyzed into fat weight (including subcutaneous fat and visceral fat) and non-fat weight; the muscles and bones of the body contain a lot of water, and the resistance of water is relatively small, so the body weight can be known through the resistance value After the water content, the protein content, mineral content, skeletal muscle content and other data can be converted.In addition, InBody can also measure the composition of individual parts such as the torso, two upper extremities and two lower extremities for more detailed fitness planning.

Because of the popularity of InBody, this brand has gradually become synonymous with body analysis instruments. Like Walkman and Coke, no matter which brand of body fat meter is launched, everyone is accustomed to calling it InBody.

What is the difference between InBody and general household body fat meter?

InBody machines and commercially available body fat meters (such as OMRON and TANITA that are common at home) are actually measured using the same bioelectrical resistance principle, but in comparison, the InBody measurement method is more accurate; it uses multiple frequencies of current to Measurement, and there are eight current and voltage electrode contact points on the limbs, which can be used for individual measurements on five parts of the body, and the data that can be analyzed is also more detailed.Commercially available household body fat meters usually only use a single or less current frequency for measurement, and there are usually only four or fewer electrode contact points, so the measurement error will be larger than that of the commercial InBody.

What are the differences between InBody machine models?

Commercial InBody machines have the following models: 270, 370S, 570, and 770. The higher the number, the higher the level, and the higher the price. The main difference between the models of InBody machines is that the measured items and the frequency of the current used are different. The details of each InBody machine are as follows:

inbody machine 270

InBody 270

The lowest-end InBody 270 is the most commonly seen model in major hospitals and gyms. It uses 2 current frequencies to measure the various body composition data mentioned above.

inbody machine 370S

InBody 370S

InBody 370S uses 3 current frequencies, and has added the function of measuring the circumference of various parts of the body, WIF / Bluetooth wireless transmission function and the function of converting body shape by BMI.

inbody machine 570

InBody 570

InBody 570 has the function of detecting the moisture inside and outside the cell and the history record function of 8 times per person, and can also use the history record to describe the changes of each data.

inbody machine 770

InBody 770

The highest-end InBody 770 can do the most precise measurement, using up to 6 kinds of frequency current to shorten the measurement time and reduce the measurement error.

Although higher-end InBody models can measure more data, according to research published in the American Institute of Health, any InBody machine has considerable accuracy for measuring general body composition data.Therefore, if there is no special measurement requirement, the InBody 270 is actually enough for ordinary people!

How to interpret the InBody report?

Understanding the InBody score helps us assess the quality of our physical condition, and through the records of different periods, we can understand the impact on physical fitness and body shape before and after exercise training.How do I interpret my physical condition after getting the InBody report?First of all, we can divide the InBody report into 5 major blocks, the details are as follows:

InBody Body Composition Analysis

1. Body Composition Analysis

This tells you the weight of water, protein, bone mineral and fat in your body, which add up to your whole body weight.

It is worth noting that the protein weight here is the weight of all muscles in the body, including skeletal muscles (the only muscles you can use and train), smooth muscles (visceral and vascular muscles, controlled by autonomic nerves, and cannot be exercised) and Myocardium (muscle of the heart, self-regulated).

If you want to focus on skeletal muscle mass, see the second part.

InBody Muscle Fat Analysis

2. Muscle fat analysis

The skeletal muscle weight here is the weight of the above-mentioned protein weight after deducting the smooth muscle and cardiac muscle, that is, the weight of all the muscles you can train in the gym!When we judge a person's obesity status, we also need to observe from this part.

According to the difference in the three data of body weight, skeletal muscle weight and body fat weight, body types can be divided into three types: I, C, and D. The details are as follows:

InBody Muscle Fat Analysis Type I

Type I

The three data are all normal, belonging to the normal body type.However, if the body weight and body fat fall at a normal high position, you still need to pay attention to future body changes, and it is generally recommended to work towards muscle gain.

InBody Muscle Fat Analysis Type C

Type C

Skeletal muscle mass is low relative to body weight and body fat mass, which means high body weight and body fat mass, and relatively insufficient muscle mass.Such a body shape is bound to strengthen exercise and diet, and pay equal attention to muscle gain and fat loss.

InBody Muscle Fat Analysis Type D

D type

Higher skeletal muscle mass relative to body weight and body fat mass indicates sufficient muscle mass and low body fat percentage, which is the best state.Congratulations and keep it up!

InBody obesity analysis

3. Obesity Analysis

Here is the very common BMI index and body fat rate, and the body fat rate is more important because it represents the proportion of body fat to the body.byNHS advice, The standard body fat rate is 14-23% for men and 17-27% for women. If it is higher than this figure, you should pay attention to the problem of obesity.

Of course, the lower the body fat percentage, the better. Too low body fat percentage will lead to endocrine disorders, skin loss of luster, and even osteoporosis and menopause.Moreover, fat-soluble vitamins also need to be absorbed by fat, and long-distance exercise also depends on fat stored in the body to provide calories, so don’t regard fat as useless anymore, and maintain your body fat percentage in a normal state to be healthy of!

InBody individual muscle and fat analysis

4. Individual muscle and fat analysis

Here are the detailed muscle and fat distribution performance of the five major parts of the body. You can understand which part of the muscle mass is relatively insufficient, and then find ways to strengthen it.

But want to lose fat in a certain area?Sorry, everyone's fat distribution is determined by their innate constitution. Some people have more fat around the waist, and some people just grow it on the buttocks, so we have no way to decide whether to only thin arms or only thin buttocks (If possible, the medical beauty clinic will pay half of it).However, we can still consume excess fat through aerobic exercise. As long as there is continuous consumption, body fat will naturally decrease systemically.

InBody Score/Weight Control/Study Parameters

5. InBody Score/Weight Control/Study Parameters

In addition to the previous InBody data, the rest can be divided into 3 parts to illustrate:

I. InBody Score: It represents the overall score of the body, and a person with quite muscular body may exceed 100 points.

II. Weight control: The ideal weight obtained according to the formula is listed here, and the direction of improvement is suggested.The direction of improvement may be to increase muscle mass or reduce body fat, depending on the analysis of the body.

III. Research parameters: There are several important data, detailed as follows:

Basal metabolic rate

The basal metabolic rate represents the calories required by the body to maintain physiology (heartbeat, breathing, heat dissipation, etc.), is proportional to muscle mass, and decreases with age and muscle mass decline.The higher the basal metabolic rate, the higher the calorie consumption, so it is less likely to gain weight.

Waist to hip ratio

The waist-to-hip ratio represents the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference, and behind it represents the content of visceral fat.Usually, with age, the waist-to-hip ratio will become larger, which will easily lead to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia.

visceral fat level

Finally, the level of visceral fat represents the level of visceral fat content. Visceral fat is a piece that many people easily ignore, because it is hidden in the organs and cannot be touched from the outside. Even people who don’t look too fat may have internal organs. The problem of excessive fat, so it also needs strict attention.

What should I pay attention to when measuring InBody?

In order to make InBody measurement more accurate, please pay attention to avoid the following measurement opportunities:

1. Avoid dehydration, drink a lot of water, or measure when you have water on your body

The BIA principle adopted by InBody will be affected by water content. InBody testing in a dehydrated state will result in a higher resistance value, resulting in an overestimation of body fat; otherwise, an increase in water content will result in an underestimation of body fat.

2. Avoid postprandial measurements

After eating, a large amount of food accumulates in the stomach, and the current is less able to pass through, resulting in higher resistance, which easily leads to overestimation of body fat.

3. Avoid post-exercise measurements

Accelerated heartbeat, rapid blood circulation, rise in body temperature and profuse sweating after exercise can easily lead to underestimation of body fat; and loss of a large amount of water after exercise may lead to overestimation of body fat.

4. Avoid measuring after bathing

An increase in body temperature after taking a bath or soaking in a bath will reduce the resistance value and underestimate the body fat percentage.

Having said that there are so many times when InBody cannot be measured, when should it be measured?It is recommended to unify the time period of InBody measurement (such as after getting up) and more than two hours after meal or exercise.In addition, it is also recommended not to treat the InBody measurement data as an absolute number, but to observe the trend over a long period of time in order to monitor the body condition in an unbiased and objective manner.

Who Needs to Know InBody Data?

Who Needs to Know InBody Data?

Who is InBody suitable for?In fact, anyone is suitable.

For example, people who are preparing for a fitness program with the goal of gaining muscle or losing fat can arrange to take measurements before and after the program to help understand whether the program is moving in the right direction.People who want to lose their beer belly can use InBody's body fat percentage, basal metabolic rate, visceral fat index, and waist circumference ratio to judge the improvement effect with proper diet and exercise.

Where can InBody be measured?

Because InBody is easy to detect, and the price is comparable to that of relatives in terms of professional equipment (InBody 270 is about 20 Taiwan dollars), it is widely used in schools, health checks, hospitals and sports training places. Even with the improvement of fitness atmosphere, many gyms Also purchased InBody for the convenience of members.For example, members of chain gyms such as WorldGym and Fitness Factory in Taiwan can use it for free, and non-members can use it for $200-$300 for a single InBody measurement.If you want to know where InBody can be measured in major cities, you can refer to the following articles:

The above is this time TWOSEVENTHS For the introduction of InBody, explain in detail the main points of InBody measurement, how to interpret InBody scores, the differences of various models of InBody machines, andTaipei,Taichung,KaohsiungIntroduce the prices and bases of measuring InBody in major cities.In fact, there is not much difference in the cost of InBody measurement among stores. It is recommended that you choose the nearest clinic for measurement, which is time-saving and convenient; or choose a gym where members can measure InBody for free, with clear plans and goals, and proper exercise and diet control , regularly observe the changes in InBody data, I believe everyone can make their body shape better and better!If you want to find high-protein supplements after exercise, you can refer to this latestWhey Protein Brands Reviewed.

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