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Having an elevated body mass index (BMI) increases your health risks and affects your athletic performance. A DEXA scan gives you a precise measurement of your body composition and BMI, providing insights to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
DEXA is a noninvasive scan using low-radiation X-rays to measure your BMI, body composition and bone density. It shows precisely how fat is distributed to different parts of your body, distinguishing it from lean muscle and bone. The scan calculates your body’s shape and where you store fat. It only takes about five minutes, and you receive instant results.
Knowing more about your body’s makeup helps you understand your risks for heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea and hormonal imbalances, so you can discuss a plan with your health care provider. The scan also provides measurements that can be used to target fitness training for maximum performance and results.