If you have a diet and exercise regime planned for the New Year you’re unlikely to be alone. Getting fit and healthy tops many people’s list of resolutions after the excesses of the Christmas period.
You’re also far from being alone in simply being overweight. According to many studies 67% of men and 57% of women in the UK are overweight or obese with our island having the third-highest rate of excess weight in western Europe.
There is a possible flaw in these figures since they use the popular, but often discredited, form of measurement, Body Mass Index (BMI). Although BMI is the standard and consequently used by GPs, gyms and clinics around the country it is not the most comprehensive analysis of your weight and health.
At Brandwood Clinic we offer a full body composition test which gives your weight range, body fat ratio and target body fat range, hydration level and target hydration range and also basal metabolic rate. These tests, which are included in our standard and enhanced health screening packages, will give you a far better overall perspective of your weight and general health as well as giving an idea of what action is required to improve your condition.