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Six reasons to get a DEXA Body Composition Scan

2019-06-13T10:25:22+10:00Education|

What the heck is DEXA and why would you get a scan? DEXA (Dual X-ray Absorptiometry) is the Gold Standard for measuring body composition. This cutting edge technology uses a low-dose x-ray to break the body up into three major components: Bone mass (i.e. the weight of your bones) Lean mass (muscle + organs + [...]

World Osteoporosis Day Press Release

2017-12-12T18:59:48+10:00Announcements, Education, Osteoporosis|

October 20th marks World Osteoporosis Day, a day to think about your bone health and the bone health of those around you, which is timely considering over 60% of Australians currently suffer from low bone mineral density. Osteoporosis, which affects over 1 million Australians, is a condition in which bones become thinner and more fragile, [...]

What information do I get when I have a progress DEXA Advanced Body Composition Scan?

2019-06-10T09:11:08+10:00Education|

The Baseline Your first DEXA Advanced Body Composition Scan was your baseline. For some people, the results were a welcome confirmation of their fit and healthy status. For others, the results may have been confronting. Whatever your reasons for that initial scan, and whatever the results, you have probably [...]

How Many Calories Should I Eat?

2017-08-15T15:52:18+10:00Education, Nutrition|

Calories— some of us try to count them, far too many of us miserably try to cut them, and the majority of us unknowingly consume huge numbers of them. Knowledge is power, and whether you’re trying to lose fat, gain muscle, or simply maintain your current weight, being aware of how many calories to aim [...]

What does a DEXA consult with a Sports Dietitian involve?

2017-08-15T15:52:18+10:00Education, Nutrition|

First Timers We recommend clients have a scan for the first time book in for a consult with our resident sports nutritionist, Nicole from EatSense. This is because, even though we have worked very hard to make our report understandable to the average person, sometimes the significance of the many important numbers is difficult [...]

Ten Habits of the Healthy

2017-08-15T15:52:18+10:00Education, Nutrition, Opinion|

Ten Habits of the Healthy We’ve all met those enviably healthy individuals who exhibit an apparent easy self-discipline in the areas of exercise, nourishing eating, and maintaining a healthy weight . How do these people achieve this and maintain it? Were they birthed by magic fairies or sprinkled with mystical pixie dust, or have they [...]

Muffin Tops and Beer Bellies – What is Visceral Adipose Tissue?

2017-08-15T15:52:18+10:00Education|

What does your belly say about you? Shakespeare once said “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. However true that may be, there’s nothing sweet about that extra abdominal fat you’re storing, despite the nickname you’ve so lovingly attached to it. Whether you have nicknamed your tummy fat as your food [...]

Five Reasons to Break Up With Your Scales

2017-08-15T15:52:18+10:00Opinion|

Five Reasons Why You Need To Break Up With Your Scales For some people, the scales can be a helpful tool for tracking daily weight and adopting healthy behaviours that support weight loss. A recently published study suggests that combining daily weigh-ins with weight loss education may be vital to adopting weight control [...]

Why we are dumping on BMI (Body Mass Index) from a great height.

2017-08-15T15:52:18+10:00Education|

BMI is as outdated as your Granny's favourite pair of underpants. But before we talk about why BMI (Body Mass Index) is an imprecise measure of how fat a person may be and an imperfect predictor of a person’s health risks, lets take a closer look at what your body weight is [...]