Body-Composition Analysis for One or Two at Planet Wellness (Up to 78% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Technicians measure BMI, fat and bone mass, basal metabolic rate, and other factors before discussing weight-loss goals

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 14 or older. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Planet Wellness - Multiple Locations: Body-Composition Analysis for One or Two at Planet Wellness (Up to 78% Off)

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for body-composition analysis for one person ($100 value)
  • $45 for body-composition analysis for two people ($200 value)

The analysis includes the following:

  • Weight
  • BMI, body fat mass, and body fat range
  • Fat-free mass
  • Visceral fat rating
  • Body-water percentage and body-water mass
  • Muscle mass and bone mass
  • Basal metabolic rate, metabolic rate, and metabolic age
  • Daily calorie intake
  • Physique rating
  • One-on-one review of goals with a weight-loss technician

Body Mass Index: Body Fat By the Numbers

Body mass index, or BMI, is one of the most pervasive tools used by health professionals to assess wellness. Read on to learn more about what BMI says about you.

It’s a simple enough equation: w(kg) / h(m)2. Or, in more literary terms, a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters. In either case, the formula spits out a number that fits into one of four categories: underweight, normal, overweight, and obese. To experienced doctors and counselors, these categories can be used as predictors for health risks such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, giving patients and clients a clearer picture of how their lifestyle affects their overall health.

An Imperfect Measurement

For all its value, however, BMI provides an incomplete picture to assessing body-fat content and health. It doesn’t take into account such factors as types of fat, fat distribution, or the proportion of fat versus muscle—athletes, for instance, will often fall in the overweight range owing to the large amount of muscle and shoulder pads on their frames. Better predictors for mortality might include measuring total body fat, body-fat percentage, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio, as where the body stores its fat is as important as how much it contains in all.

Bonus Points

  • Body mass index derives from an equation put forth more than a century ago by a Belgian mathematician and astronomer named Adolphe Quetelet, who sought to apply the same practices of probability and measurement that allowed him to predict the position of the stars to finding the average mass of the human body.
  • Adolphe’s equation didn’t gain widespread traction until 1972, when researcher Ancel Keys conducted a study of 7,400 men in five countries that concluded that Quetelet’s equation was the best height-weight formula for determining body-fat percentage.

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    Planet Wellness

    12551 Jefferson Ave

    Ste 259

    Newport News, VA 23602


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    Planet Wellness

    741 First Colonial Road

    Ste 105

    Virginia Beach, VA 23451


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