BIOMETRIC HEALTH AUDIT

We partnered with leading experts to design a unique biometric health audit that combines body composition analysis with strength and cardiovascular fitness testing.
By measuring these scientifically validated key biomarkers you can track your progress towards ultimate physical and mental well-being.

BLOOD ANALYSIS

Together with SYNLAB we have created a blood analysis package that gives you a comprehensive overview of your health status and potential for improvement. Here’s a full list of the biomarkers with descriptions:

 

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BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS

We use medical grade SECA 555 Body Composition Analyzer to determine your unique body parameters.


You will get a personal report covering the following biomarkers:

Weight

When combined with height measurement, weight can be used to calculate body mass index (BMI) which can give an initial assessment of a person’s physical and nutritional status.

Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates the ratio between a person’s weight and height. The more accurately weight and height are measured, the more accurate BMI will be. BMI does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about body composition or the distribution of muscle, fat and water in the body.

Fat Mass Percentage

To compensate for the weakness of the BMI, fat mass must be considered in addition to muscle mass. Fat mass, not weight, is the risk factor for diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Percentage-based fat mass indicates the proportion of fat mass making up body weight.

Visceral Adipose Tissue

It is not just fat mass alone, but also the distribution of adipose tissue which plays an important role in assessing the risk of diabetes or cardiovascular disease. The visceral adipose tissue surrounding the abdominal organs, in particular, has a major influence on the body’s resistance to insulin and thus on the development of diabetes. A high level of visceral adipose tissue is therefore a risk factor and should be as low as possible.

Waist Circumference

Waist Circumference is a simple measured value which allows visceral adipose tissue to be determined more precisely.

Skeletal Muscle Mass

The skeletal muscles are the muscles which are used actively to move the body. Skeletal Muscle Mass is the weight of all the skeletal muscles in the arms, legs and torso. This value allows a statement to be made about the ratio of fat to muscle. All the skeletal muscles of the user are compared to those of people of the same ethnicity, gender, age and BMI.

Segmental Skeletal Muscle Mass

Segmental Skeletal Muscle Mass indicates muscle mass in the arms, legs and torso. These values allow symmetrical or poor muscle distribution to be identified, enabling personalized training programs, as well as individual targets, to be used in such cases.

Body Composition Chart

The Body Composition Chart combines fat mass and skeletal muscle mass in a coordinate system. A distinction is made between the 4 types of body composition: 1) Slender, lean people 2) Muscular athletes and people who practice a lot of sport 3) Active people with obesity 4) Passive people with obesity, known as “sarcopenic obesity”.

HANDGRIP STRENGTH TEST PROCEDURE

Handgrip strength is a simple and commonly used test of a person’s general strength level.

1. Sit comfortably with the shoulder neutrally rotated, with the elbow towards/against the body and flexed at 90 degrees, and the wrist in a neutral position.

2. Grip the instrument so that it fits comfortably in the hand. Adjust the handle if necessary for a comfortable grip. Make sure that the handle clip is located at the lower (furthest) post from the gauge. If the handle is not in the correct position, results will be inaccurate.

3. Reset the indicator needle by rotating it to zero

4. Squeeze with maximum strength. The needle will automatically record the highest force exerted. Grip force should be applied smoothly, without rapid wrenching or jerking motion. Minimal wrist extension (30 degrees or less) is permissible as maximum grip is achieved. Wrist extension greater than 30 degrees should be noted with results.

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STEP TEST PROCEDURE

The Step Test is designed to measure a person’s cardiovascular fitness.

1. Step up and down, on and off an aerobics- type bench for THREE minutes to increase heart rate and to evaluate the heart’s recovery rate during the minute immediately following the step test exercise. Step using the same lead leg in an UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN rhythm during each 4-step cycle.

2. Sit down quickly at the end of the test and remain still and quiet for one minute so an accurate heart rate can be measured from your wrist.

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