dexa scan for body weight composition and visceral fat scans in Okanagan valley

Women and Stroke Risk

Visceral Fat: What Is It And Why You Need To Lose It Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada and the tenth largest contributor to disability-adjusted life years (the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability or early death). Stroke can happen to anyone, at any age. Yet stroke disproportionately affects […]

Visceral Fat: What Is It And Why You Need To Lose It

Visceral Fat: What Is It And Why You Need To Lose It No matter what your body shape, excess fat isn’t good for your health. Each year brings new evidence that the fat lying deep within the abdomen – also known as visceral fat – is more hazardous than subcutaneous fat ( the fat you […]

The Difference Between Stroke and Heart Attack

The Difference Between Stroke and Heart Attack Heart attacks and strokes share the same underlying causes and most of the same risk factors. Strokes and heart attacks are severe cardiovascular diseases (CVD) with symptoms that can start suddenly without the patient realizing it. A leading cause of death in Canada and globally, their long-term health […]

Optimize Your Athletic Performance With A Body Composition DEXA Scan

Optimize Your Athletic Performance With A Body Composition DEXA Scan As an athlete, you’re well aware of how crucial even the slightest edge can be in terms of performance. You devote countless hours refining your technique, fine-tuning your diet, and analyzing your training data. But have you ever stopped to consider how your body composition […]

BOD POD VS DEXA: Which body fat analysis is best?

BOD POD VS DEXA: Which body fat analysis is best? People with excess weight, and especially excess body fat, have an increased risk for many health problems. These problems include heart disease, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, increased morbidity and mortality from diabetes, and cancer. You can take a quick body composition quiz to determine your body fat […]

Alternatives to DEXA Scan Body Composition Analysis

Alternatives to DEXA Scan Body Composition Analysis The interest in non-invasive methods of body composition assessment is on the rise in health care, especially because of its association with clinical outcomes. Technology has revolutionized our understanding of body composition abnormalities, clinical prognosis, and disease follow-up, but their use on non-medical settings are still limited, and […]

Why Is Bone Health So Important?

Why Is Bone Health So Important? There are a number of things you can do today to help prevent osteoporosis as you get older. Maintaining healthy bones now is fundamental in order to avoid future suffering from osteoporosis; a condition characterized by weak, fragile bones and is very common in older adults. Request an appointment […]

Let’s Focus On Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss

DEXA Scan: Understanding Your Body Let’s Focus On Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss. Oftentimes, people use the terms weight loss and fat loss interchangeably. However, they have decidedly different effects on the body and health. Weight loss is a drop in your overall poundage, which includes weight from muscle, water, and fat. Fat loss, on […]

DEXA Scan: Understanding Your Body

DEXA Scan: Understanding Your Body When it comes to maintaining optimal health, knowledge is power. Understanding what’s going on inside our bodies is the key to addressing health issues early and preventing more serious conditions from developing. One powerful tool that medical professionals use to gain insight into patients’ health is the body scan. In […]

Body Composition: Why You Should Care

Body Composition: Why You Should Care When people want to track their health, they usually step on a scale. However, while monitoring your weight can be helpful, it is not the most accurate measure of health and fitness progress. Body composition measurement looks beyond weight to determine body fat distribution. Having a precise measurement of […]