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:
Body water %
Body fat %
Daily caloric intake (DCI)
(We plan to have a BCA at our Health Corner booth at the Walleye Festival May 24th through the 27th (2018) here in Port Clinton so I hope you can visit us and if you haven’t already taken a good measurement, we can help you.)
Deciding to take steps towards developing a healthy body requires incremental decisions. A good beginning is to keep a daily food chart. Here is an example of important information that you may not recognize in the routine of daily living.
Note time of day. This may uncover some hidden traps.
Note food eaten. Write down everything you eat, and the amount, not just at meal times.
Note feelings. Recognize when your soul (emotions) is driving your body.
What can I change? This is really important and don’t be too hard on yourself. Just make realistic, incremental changes such as choosing a different activity during the times of day when you are vulnerable to snacking, measure what a ½ cup serving looks like until you get used to using correct serving sizes. Be sure to also note the victories you have accomplished and how that made you feel. Success breeds more success.
To have a healthier body composition, you need proven products and programs. Feel free to check out this website. (click here)
Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything you want in your life by helping others get what they want”.
Remember we are all working towards the same goal of a healthy, long life of serving Jesus so let’s follow the Word in: Hebrews 10:24-25 “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
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Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 2 (NASB)