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A DXA scan (also known as a DEXA scan) is a simple, 10-minute body fat test that takes a comprehensive snapshot of your exact breakdown of bone, fat tissue, and muscle mass. The DXA scan is the most accurate and precise test for body fat percentage available. DXA stands for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.
Carotid ultrasound is done to detect plaque buildup in one or both of the carotid arteries in the neck and to see whether the buildup is blocking blood flow to the brain. If it shows increased thickness in the inner layers of the carotid artery, you may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. Test results will help to prevent a stroke. Carotid ultrasound has no risks because the test uses harmless sound waves.
All Tanita body composition monitors use advanced Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology. When you stand on a Tanita monitor, a very low, safe electrical signal is sent from four metal electrodes through your feet to your legs and abdomen. This data is used to calculate very accurate body composition measurements.
Neurocognitive testing is a way to measure brain function non invasively. It tests important aspects of cognition: attention, memory, language, reaction time, perception, and so on.
This isn’t about asking someone how they’re feeling or doing, it’s about giving small tasks that directly measure that. The different tests are specifically crafted to measure particular aspects of brain function. By measuring subtle aspects of brain function. Neurocognitive testing gives a standardized way to get a snapshot of brain health. The tests are objective, and the scores give a way to compare a person’s functioning to the rest of the population, or against themselves at a previous time.
VO2 Max Testing
A VO2 Max Test is a measurement that reflects a person’s ability to perform sustained exercise. It is generally considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. The actual measurement is “milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kilogram of body weight.” It is suitable for a wide range of individuals, from the sedentary to elite athletes.
Metabolic rate is a measure of how much food, or fat, is converted to energy in a day. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the measurement of how much food, or energy, is required to maintain basic body functions such as heartbeat, breathing, and maintenance of body heat while you are in a state of rest. That energy is expressed in calories per day. So an RMR test shows how many calories you burn at rest, doing nothing more than sitting in a chair.