We’ve put together a health report guide so you can get the best from your scan report. We’ll explain how our data is calculated, the main terms, and how to interpret your results
We’re more than happy to help if you have any more questions on your scan or data. You can email us if you have any more questions about your report.
What to expect from a Health Report
The first page of your report is an overview of your data.
Body Fat % and Fat Mass: The total predicted Fat % of total mass, and the total weight of fat mass in your body.
Lean Mass: The predicted total weight of your non-fat mass; organs, muscles, skin, and blood.
Body Fat % Rank: Places your fat mass % within Mayo Clinic classification scale:
- Essential Fat
- Women: 12-15.9%
- Men: 5-7.9%
- Women: 16-22%
- Men 8-11.9
- Women: 23-34.9%
- Men 12-20.9%
- Women: 35-39.9%
- Men 21-27.9%
- At Risk
- Women: > 40%
- Men: > 28%
Comparison Rank: This compares your body fat % against your age and biological sex cohort.
BMR/Basal Metabolic Rate: The predicted number of calories you need to burn for basic body functions and maintaining body mass while being completely inactive.
Health Risks: An algorithmic assessment of disease risk factors based on waist circumference.
The calculation is based on research from the Mayo Clinic who tracked mortality rates of 650,000 people over 14 years. They found a correlation between higher waist circumference and higher all-cause mortality.
Waist circumferences of 75cm and under for women and 90cm and under for men is rated at 0% then increases in 25% increments for larger waists. It’s meant as a guide only, and a reference point as part of your health journey. Each scan you’ll be able to track your changes in predicted risk. Small circumference changes can make a large impact on your Health Risk number. A woman reducing waist circumference from 75.4 to 74.9 cm will see her Health Risks reduce from 25% to 0%.
The system doesn’t account for lifestyle, genetics, or environment so we encourage all of our scan clients to consider the Health Risks as only one data point.
This section shows your full body measurements and your 3D avatar:
- Body composition
- Fat mass distribution
- Circumference measurements.
FAT MASS DISTRIBUTION
- Subcutaneous fat: below the skin’s surface.
- Android fat: in the trunk and upper body.
- Gynoid fat: around the hips, thighs, and buttocks.
- Visceral fat: within the torso around the organs.
DIFFERENCES IN LIMB CIRCUMFERENCES
Differences between limb circumferences are normal. Everyone has a dominant side of their body and that can lead to imbalances. Many people have one arm larger than the other because they favour one hand for fine motor tasks and the other for strength tasks.
High variances can be something that needs investigation. They could be caused by injury or posture problems, and can be fixed with the right guidance.
What to do: Talk to your trainer if you’re concerned by major differences in limb circumferences.
BODY COMPOSITION & RANKINGS DATA
Our scanners predict your body composition to a very high accuracy under ideal scanning conditions with the right light, space, and clothing you wear.
The infrared camera builds a 3D model of your body, measures your circumferences, and the algorithm calculates your body composition. The algorithm was built to accurately emulate a DEXA Scanner which is the most accurate way to measure body fat.
The “Your Rank” section places your fat mass % within Mayo Clinic classifications: Essential Fat, Athletic, Fit, Average, At Risk. The “Compared With Others” section shows how you rank against your age and biological sex cohort.
What to do: It’s all about your health goals. We think of the scanners as measurement and goal tracking tools. Getting your measurement is the first step, then it’s about what you want to change or track.
Waist shape, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio are representative of your overall health.
The Waist Analysis section of your health report shows a top view of your waist shape, then plots a predicted disease risk based on circumference and waist-to-hip ratio.
Following from the waist analysis section, our reports make an algorithmic assessment of disease risk factors based on waist circumference. It’s meant as a guide only, and a reference point as part of your health journey. Each scan you’ll be able to track your changes in predicted risk.
The calculation is based on research from the Mayo Clinic who tracked mortality rates of 650,000 people over 14 years. They found a correlation between higher waist circumference and higher all-cause mortality. Waist circumference then, can be a good metric to track your overall health and risk factors.