How Your Lifestyle Affects Your Fitness

June 23, 2022
5 min read

When talking about fitness level and how healthy an individual is, fitness is a major factor, but there are other factors that also come into play. These other factors include body composition, nutrition, hydration, stress, anxiety, and sleep. All of these factors account for an individuals overall health and fitness. With this is mind, no one factor can be ignored when trying to achieve great overall health. These factors are discussed further below - dive in!

InBody 570 Scan

The InBody 570 is a body composition analysis machine that is 98% accurate to the Dexa scan and provides tons of insight from a health and fitness standpoint. It helps us shift our focus from "the number on the scale" to the metrics that actually matter. These metrics, provided by the InBody include skeletal muscle mass vs body fat mass, body fat %, lean muscle distribution/proportion, hydration levels, basal metabolic rate, and visceral fat. This scan is administered every six weeks and allows us to track progress and make adjustments as needed. In other words, we spend more time going in the positive direction and spend less time guessing the needs of our members.

Getting to all these numbers might sound like magic, but it's actually driven by science. This scan uses bioelectrical impedance to measure the time it takes an electrode to travel through your body. The more fat mass, the slower the electrode moves through the body. After the scan is complete, a report with all the data is printed and shown on the report.

There are three different profiles people can fall under, which are D, I, and C profiles. The D profile is an athletic profile it; it shows the highest metric as lean muscle mass with weight and fat mass lesser, creating a "D" shape. The I profile has weight, skeletal muscle mass, and fat mass lined up pretty equally when listed on data table. The C profile has low skeletal muscle mass but high fat mass in relation to total weight, creating a "C" look. This profile is linked to a higher risk of chronic disease, so moving toward an I profile would support overall health.

Health Screen

In order to help our members maximize their potential and reach their goals, we first have all of our members complete a health screen. This gives us insight of different areas outside of training like nutrition, hydration, sleep, stress, and anxiety. This allows us to address any limiting factors that may be hindering performance gains.

The hydration portion of the health screen is meant to quantify how much water you are consuming on a daily basis. This allows us to address whether or not your hydration levels are affecting your performance. The next portion is nutrition which measures the quality of the food you consume and documenting any supplements within the diet. The sleep portion measures how many hours of sleep you are getting per night. If adequate sleep (7-9 hours for most adults) is not achieved, this can be a major limiting factor for training and recovery. The next portion is stress and anxiety, which is on a scale of 0 to 100 and allows the members to rank their stress on this scale, with 100 being extremely stressed. Energy and mental clarity are also measured by this 0 to 100 scale.

After completing all portions of the health screen, the member is given a health score. This score takes into account all portions from the health screen which addresses any weaker areas. This health score is mapped out on a graph that shows all areas of the health screen, including any limiting factors.

Daily Lifestyle Screen

PSA! There are some things that are just as important to your fitness, as training! Your fitness is influenced by your whole health. The five areas included in this daily lifestyle screen are nutrition, hydration, sleep, stress, and recovery. This screen covers all five areas before training begins and reveals the lifestyle factor that might be holding you back from your goals and overall health the most. Therefore, this allows you to track progress over time! Remember, overall fitness is comprised of these five areas and includes training!

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