17 January 2019

Test your body! *

** On a personal note this week: 20 plans and wishes for 2019

New year, new me. How many times have I said that and nothing has changed? Every single year. Yes, I'm that person. One of my most repetitive goals is to get fit and to lose weight. I've tried it a lot of times, but I seem to lose interest quickly. However, I noticed that something was wrong with my body in the past few years so I decided to act on it.


Now that I've changed my situation, I can start working on other things. I also tested my body and got some shocking feedback. Keep reading if you're interested in the full story!

I realized I was bloated 90% of the time and after basically everything I ate, even water. So I went to a doctor and, even though I was expecting colonoscopy, he just did an ultrasound and told me my bile isn't working properly so I had to adjust my diet...
He told me precisely what I can and can't eat and for how long and my life has been changed for the better in the last 3 months. If you have any bloating problems, or any other for that matter, I would highly suggest going to the doctors and checking it out. He also listed few possible problems and symptoms and now I know what's going on, at last! Anyways, now that that's sorted, I can start working on other things...

I recently got my body tested and here are my results (I'm 23 years old):
  • weight: 71,2 kg
  • height: 169 cm
  • body mass index (BMI): 24,9 - overweight
  • body fat percentage: 34,8 - high
  • water percentage: 48,7 - within normal range
  • muscle mass: 44,1 kg
  • body type: 2 - overweight
  • bone mass: 2,4 - perfect
  • metabolism (KCAL): 1455 - within normal range
  • biological age: 38
  • visceral fat level: 3,5 - normal
Now I wasn't so shocked with the overweight part, but I still didn't want to hear it. Also, biological age of 38 is 15 years older than me actually which is kinda bad.
Since I did it through my aunt's friend, I can't really tell you to go to my place. However, I can tell you to check out DEXA Scan*. It's not the same thing I did, but checking your body is never a bad idea. Also, from what I can see, DEXA Scan offers even more.

The DEXA Scan is the clinical gold standard for measuring fat, muscle, and bone density. Find nearby locations and pricing, to get you an on-the-spot assessment of your body composition.
A DEXA Scan (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry), uses two different types of waves that are reflected by lean muscle, and bone differently. The scanner uses this information to create a detailed map of your body and measure your body composition.

DEXA Scan offers two types of scans - one for body composition which is basically body fat, bone mass and fat percentage for your upper body, for each arm and each leg separately and bone density which will show you mineral density in your bones.
Getting information about your fat loss if you're working out to get slimmer can be a high boost in confidence, seeing how you muscle mass grows if you're a bodybuilder can also be a boost and only motivation to work more toward your goals. Knowing your body like that is a huge thing, you can prevent some conditions or, at least, prolong the time until getting some as osteoporosis. There's a lot of BMI charts and calculators, but getting a real scan read by people who actually know what they're talking about is a completely different thing.

Some important info I got from their site:
  • there's low radiation so you shouldn't be worried
  • it's only 5 minutes for body composition scan and 20 minutes for bone density scan
  • bone density scans prescribed by your doctor are almost always covered by insurance
  • body composition is around $80 and bone density averages around $200, but prices vary according to location

You can learn more about DEXA Scan on the following links:

I would also like to point out again that I haven't actually tried this. The company reached out to me and as soon I saw what they're all about, I said "yes" to writing this post. My testing was an eye-opener so I think everybody should get tested, one way or another. I would also suggest reading this review and comments below: Do you need a DEXA scan?

* This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Have you ever got your body tested like this? Do you even want to know how old are you biologically?

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