Measure Up: The Astounding Benefits of DEXA Body Composition Scanning

February 21, 2023

Why guess when you can test? These wonderful scans measure bone density - the strength of your bones - and your body’s composition, including body fat and muscle mass. With DEXA, you’ll get a clear picture of body composition and bone health to help you on your journey to excellent health.

Are you tired of relying on your bathroom scale or simply estimating your body’s response to diet or exercise changes? If you’re ready to know how you're progressing toward your health and fitness goals, it may be time for a DEXA (DXA) scan. 

So what is a DEXA scan, you ask? 

DEXA stands for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry1. It's a non-invasive, painless scan that measures your body composition, body fat percentage, bone density, bone mass, total lean mass, visceral fat, limb comparison for muscle imbalance, and more. 

This complete picture of your body's composition allows you to track changes in muscle and fat over time. This is especially helpful for athletes or anyone trying to build muscle, lose fat, or maintain weight.

But that's not all a DEXA scan can do. 

It can also identify areas of your body where you may be at risk for health problems, such as excess visceral fat, which has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other health problems. By identifying these areas, you can make changes to reduce your risk.

It can also help you identify the risk of osteoporosis and provide an opportunity for early detection and intervention. This is especially important for women, who are at higher risk for osteoporosis as they age.

A DEXA scan is a great way to track your progress and stay motivated. Seeing objective changes in your body composition can be more motivating than minute changes on a scale. Knowing your body composition can also help you make informed decisions about your diet and exercise routine. 

Perhaps the most compelling reason for a DEXA scan is how the findings can help contribute to better health.  By identifying areas of your body where you may be at risk for health problems, you can take steps to reduce that risk. And by tracking changes in your body composition over time, you can ensure that you're making progress toward your health and fitness goals and, ultimately, toward great health. 

If you're serious about your health and fitness, DEXA body composition testing is a trusted way to better understand your body and stay motivated on your health journey. 

The best part? An annual DEXA scan is included as part of your Sprout membership. 

It’s like having another member of the Sprout team in your corner, helping you make choices for your body’s well-being. Instead of guessing, get the facts with a DEXA scan. It can help guide you toward better health.

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