Durham Apothecary

Body Composition

Whether you are overweight or of normal weight you should be aware of the impact body composition has on your health!


What is unhealthy body composition?

Generally speaking, it refers to carrying too much fat in comparison to lean tissue (muscle). When your body’s fat increases, so do your health risks. In fact, unhealthy body composition often leads to obesity and many other health concerns such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, back pain, and more.

How do you know what my Body Composition is?

To determine your body composition we run a test called a BIA, it is a simple, rapid and accurate test which uses electric signals. These signals are passed through to measure the body fat in relation to lean body mass.


What do you do after the test?

After assessing your body composition, we can determine
which therapy program is right for you.