BodPod

The BodPod Gold Standard tests your body composition by using air displacement technology to work out your body density. Fat (adipose tissue) is less dense, and pressure is pumped into the pod to work out your “density”, and therefore your composition. This is based on the same principle as hydrostatic weighing, where you are submerged into a tank of water. The BodPod is completely non-invasive and very safe, no X-rays used. An initial consultation will take 30 minutes in total.Read More

BOD POD

 

 

The BodPod Gold Standard tests your body composition by using air displacement technology to work out your body density. Fat (adipose tissue) is less dense, and pressure is pumped into the pod to work out your “density”, and therefore your composition. This is based on the same principle as hydrostatic weighing, where you are submerged into a tank of water. The BodPod is completely non-invasive and very safe, no X-rays used. An initial consultation will take 30 minutes in total. You will be required to wear a swimming costume and swimming cap, as hair and clothing can affect the volume reading.

The test will give you a comprehensive report, showing your body fat % (skin and organ fat), fat free mass %, lung capacity, metabolic rate (resting and daily expenditure) and where your result benchmarks against the standard population.
Knowing your body fat % is important in order to maintain optimal health. Having too much body fat is detrimental to your well-being as it increases your risk of high blood pressure, joint pain, heart disease, and diabetes. In the same breath, having too little body fat is just as bad and can cause issues such as infertility and a weakened immune system. If you are an athlete, a lower body fat %, within the healthy population standard, is correlated to a higher VO2 Max score, therefore a superior performance level.