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BMI or BCA- What’s the difference?

One of our passions is to develop and maintain healthy bodies, souls and spirits so that the Body of Christ can accomplish God’s purposes in this place. We are happy to have you join us on our journey and look forward to hearing your ideas as we share ours.

To begin it seems important to take a measure of where we are. A common method of measuring the body is the BMI (body mass index) which measures height and weight and determines the BMI. A person is in the healthy range with a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9. 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight and someone with a BMI of 30 or greater is considered obese. (The formula for figuring BMI is weight, divided by height in inches squared, times 703 equals BMI.) These measurements don’t tell us much more than the bathroom scale and a full length mirror.

A more complete measurement is the BCA (body composition analyzer). The InnerScan™ Body Composition Analyzer, or BCA, is the simple and accurate way to monitor your fat loss journey and set you up for success. So much more than a simple scale, the BCA uses FDA-cleared Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology to measure key health indicators, including body water percent, muscle mass and visceral fat.

( 1 Kilo = about 2.2 pounds)

It provides 9 measurements within a 5% accuracy of expensive medical-grade scans, like the DEXA:

  1. Weight

  2. Body water %

  3. Muscle mass

  4. Visceral fat

  5. Body fat %

  6. Bone mass

  7. Daily caloric intake (DCI)