DEXA Scan

My Fit Body 360

Health and Wellness Center located in Washington, MI

By itself, the scale doesn’t tell the full story about your health, or even your risk of developing weight-related conditions. The team at My Fit Body 360 in Washington, Michigan offers DEXA scans, which provide a precise breakdown of your muscle mass, bone density, fat tissue, and body fat percentage. To better understand your body so you can start getting the results you want, call or schedule an appointment using the convenient online booking tool today.

DEXA Scan Q & A

How can a DEXA scan help me become more fit?

Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, more commonly called a DEXA scan, is the most accurate body fat test available and is the preferred method trusted by medicine, research, and sports labs around the world. The scan will show exactly how much of your weight comes from bone mass, fat tissue, and muscle.

With the team’s guidance, you’ll use these results to develop a diet and fitness plan that will work for you. A DEXA scan takes the guesswork out of getting fit. That means actually getting the results you’ve been looking for, and even exceeding them.

Are there any risks to getting a DEXA scan?

A DEXA scan is safe for most people, and My Fit Body 360 encourages just about everyone who’s interested in bettering their health to get one. However, there are some exceptions to who should receive a DEXA scan. If you are pregnant, don’t have a DEXA scan because it is a type of X-ray that exposes the entire body to radiation.

Also, My Fit Body 360 offers DEXA scans only to men and women over 18 years of age, and the scanners have a maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds.

What should I expect from a DEXA scan?

A DEXA scan takes only about 10 minutes, part of an appointment that lasts about 30 minutes in total, giving the wellness professionals the time to go over your results and answer any questions. During the scan, you’ll wear workout clothes and lie down in the state-of-the-art GE Lunar Prodigy DEXA scanner while an X-ray passes over your body.

You’ll get immediate feedback from the test, which tells you about your muscle mass, bone density, and body fat levels. This will tell also any information about your long-term health risks, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which can result from excessive body fat, as well as osteoporosis, which causes low bone density. You’ll also learn where exactly your body stores fat and gains muscle, which helps you develop a diet and training plan your body responds to.

Will I need multiple DEXA scans?

You may want to get another DEXA scan 30 days after the first to see the impact of your fitness plan, especially if it’s a drastic change from what you were doing before. If you’re making smaller adjustments, you can track your goals by coming in for a scan every 3-4 months.

To learn about the composition of your body and receive the guidance you need to get and stay fit, call My Fit Body 360 or schedule an appointment online today.