Body Composition Analysis System
In these challenging economic times the businesses that will survive and succeed are those who are able to innovate … You need to provide products and services that meet and exceed your client’s expectations and requirements.
A small investment now can pay remarkable dividends if the right innovation is chosen. One such innovation is the HealthQuest Bio-Impedance Body Composition Analysis System.
With the HealthQuest BIA system, your clients will love to see the healthy changes to their body composition (in full colour and intimate detail) taking place right before their eyes as a result of your recommended health programs.
Your clients will be more motivated and eager about returning to your clinic to check on their progress. Both client compliance and success in their weight management improve as a result.
Many Weight Loss programs cause clients to lose vital muscle stores as well as fat. The HealthQuest BIA system helps you prevent that from ever happening to your clients!
On many poorly designed weight loss programs you may look good and appear slimmer but the loss of that all-important muscle mass results in a lower Basal Metabolic Rate followed by a rapid regain of fat weight once the diet is stopped.
People who repeatedly go on and off diets that do not protect muscle mass are at greater risk of rapidly increasing body fat when they go off their diets as they lose more and more muscle over time with their yo-yo dieting.
The HealthQuest BIA system allows you to accurately monitor and control a client’s body composition during weight management enabling you to ensure that they lose fat and not their all important muscle. To help you prevent muscle loss the program automatically calculates and recommends the amount of protein that a client needs. They need a minimum of 1.5 gm protein per kilo of their lean body mass to maintain muscle mass. This increases their weight loss success and boosts motivation.
And of course, highly motivated clients who are successful in achieving their weight management goals will give you more good quality referrals and help you build your practice!
With the HealthQuest Segmental Bio-Impedance Analysis system …
- You get a much more accurate assessment of your patient’s body composition
- You can help your patient set achievable targets for fat loss, muscle gain and desired
- You and your patient can monitor their body composition changes over time
- Having accurate information of a patient’s body composition allows you to fine tune their
…..weight management program and in turn produce for better long-term results
- Being able to monitor the patient’s visceral and abdominal fat levels is vital, as they
…..important risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke
- The program also calculates waist to hip and waist to height ratios and tracks the changes
….. over time as they are also very important risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke
- Your patient gets to see their body’s real state of health and their motivation gets a great
To see an example of the report a client receives
(in PDF format), click the image below …
Home Page of the Client Details Module
Home Page of the HealthQuest BIA Module
Your patient’s body composition is measured with a state-of-the-art
Tanita InnerScan Bio – Impedance Body Composition Monitor
The results are entered into the HealthQuest BIA computer program and are then interpreted and presented in a very colourful and easy to understand format. A full colour report together with detailed explanations can then be printed for the patient.
The patient is given healthy ranges for their body composition in their BIA report. The healthy ranges vary according to their age, sex and height.
If the readings are within the correct range a green colour bar appears behind the text result. If the readings are out of range a yellow or red colour bar appears behind the text depending on how far their test results are outside the healthy range.
Measurements provided by the HealthQuest BIA monitor include –
Lean Body Mass
Fat Mass – total body and segmental body fat measurement of each arm, each leg and trunk area
Visceral Fat – the amount of fat around the organs – Increased Visceral Fat levels greatly increase the risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Muscle Mass – total body and segmental muscle mass rmeasurement of each arm, each leg and trunk area
Hydration percentage, total body water
Basal Metabolic Rate
Determining Protein and Calorie Requirements
Ensuring the correct level of protein intake for an individual is essential for a Weight Control program to be successful in both the short and the long-term.
The HealthQuest BIA system calculates the correct amount of Protein in grams for a client based on their Lean Body Mass (their body weight without the fat).
Good levels of protein in a client’s diet will make sure that muscle mass (and even more importantly organ mass) is not lost when dieting. A loss of muscle mass slows down metabolic rate and slows weight loss as well as making it much more likely that they will rapidly regain fat weight when they go off their diet.
Increasing Protein has another advantage, it stimulates the process of burning off fat and reducing weight. It causes the some of the fat released from the body’s fat stores to be converted directly into heat.
A minimum of 1.5gm of protein per kilo of LEAN BODY MASS (LBM) is essential for a weight loss program to be successful. HealthQuest actually recommends a higher level of protein than the 1.5gm per kilo of LBM in order to improve the ratio of Protein to Carbohydrate. This helps to reduce problems with insulin resistance, triglycerides and cholesterol.
With the HealthQuest BIA system there are three different methods of setting the amount of protein that a client should have.
• Automatic setting – the program automatically assigns 2.5 grams of protein/kg LBM
• Manual setting – you can set any number of grams of protein/kg LBM you wish
• Percentage setting – you can set the percentage of protein, carbohydrate and fat you want in the diet
With the Automatic and Manual settings, once the amount of protein, activity level and calorie reduction percentage is set HealthQuest automatically calculates the levels of carbohydrates and fat for the diet.
With the Percentage setting, you can set whatever percentages of protein, carbohydrate and fat you wish for a client’s diet.
Automatic Protein – Carb – Fat – Calorie Calculations
HealthQuest calculates a person’s current daily calorie intake based on their measured Basal Metabolic Rate and chosen level of activity. You can choose to apply a 10% – to – 50% calorie reduction and HealthQuest will then automatically calculate the reduced calorie level required.
In the Automatic or Manual mode, when you reduce the calories in a client’s weight loss program, the BIA system maintains the selected Protein levels (based upon Lean Body Mass and Activity level)and reduces the Carbohydrate and Fat intake to the appropriate levels.
In the Percentage mode the program reduces the amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat in accordance with the reduced calorie amount based upon the percentages of protein, carbohydrates and fat that you set.
As the correct quantity of Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat in grams is automatically calculated, it is much easier for the patient to successfully follow their individually designed program.
Especially as there is also a web-link facility to over 100,000 healthy, high-quality, tasty and easy to prepare recipes that include the breakdown of a serving of a particular meal in grams of protein, carbohydrate, fat and total calories. This is an invaluable resource for both you and your patients.
You can even plan diets for Weight Gain and Weight Maintenance with the HealthQuest BIA system.
The HealthQuest BIA system makes meeting protein, carbohydrate, fat and caloric requirements easy for both you and your patients.
Now HealthQuest BIA comes with the Health Appraisal and Neurograph databases with no additional cost!
Overall Health Analysis
The questionnaires the patient fills out can be emailed, posted or faxed for them to complete and bring in when they come for their consultation.
This saves you a great deal of time during a consultation and helps to pinpoint problems that the patient may not have thought to mention.
It also saves you from having to ask all those same old boring but important questions over and over again.
Charting your patient’s progress over time allows you to show them just how well they are doing with your expert guidance. How often do we hear a patient say after being on their program for a while, “I don’t really feel much better“.
However, when you show them their progress over time with their Health Graphs and remind them of their previous symptoms, they will then say, “Oh, I had forgotten about that“.
The saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words‘ is very true and your patients will see instantly just how much they have improved.
NeuroGraph – Neurotransmitter & Mood Disorder Analysis
The Neurotransmitter Analysis system provides an excellent overview into the client’s neuro-transmitter balance. The questions on the NeuroGraph questionnaire and their relevance have been carefully researched and evaluated in order to provide the most accurate results possible when the client’s answers are entered into HealthQuest.
This system provides a rapid and highly visual insight into possible neuro-transmitter imbalances that your client may be experiencing.
Once the practitioner chooses which neurotransmitters require support and level of treatment needed, the program then suggests products and their dosage required to restore the patient’s neuro-transmitter balance and feelings of wellbeing.