DEXA Scan (DXA)

in Washington D.C. - Shaw

Washington D.C. has has always been seen as a prime health and wellness community. From the elite crossfit and weightlifting scene, to weekend marathon runners DC is an area which can always be associated with great fitness.
The Washington D.C. – Shaw location finally has a simple body fat testing procedure that provides quantitative measurements of body fat composition. DEXA scan / DXA scan is the most reliable way to measure body fat composition, bone, and lean muscle throughout your body. This allows you to optimize your program to suit your body’s needs.

Dexa Scans in Washington D.C. - Shaw

Our clinical-grade body composition test analysis, nutrition training, and oxygen consumption testing lets you better understand your nutritional and exercise needs.

Dexa Scan in DC
What is a DEXA Scan?

With our flagship headquarters in Washington DC, our DEXA scan is the first step to your better overall fitness, health and wellness. A DEXA (dual-energy absorptiometry) scan is similar to taking a snapshot of your total physical health.

Medically-proven to be the industry’s most accurate body fat test available, DXA scans are used at hospitals, universities, and professional athletic facilities all over the world. Pinch tests and water displacement tests cannot provide the same level of body fat testing accuracy.

Why You Should Find a DEXA Near You?

Discover your percentage of body fat, and how much body fat mass versus lean mass you have in your total body. You’ll also be able to see your left versus right symmetry, so you can learn how injuries or overcompensation might be affect your performance.

A DEXA body scan also showcases a bone density analysis, so if you’re at risk of osteoporosis, you’ll know right away. You’ll gain access to a better picture (and real, measurable data) of what your body really looks like.

Knowing your composition enables you to:

  • See how your fitness and diet regimen affects different areas of your body
  • Compare your metrics to others in your age group, gender, and ethnicity
  • Uncover health risks that might surprise you (e.g. osteoporosis, high % of visceral fat)
Dexa Scan in Washington DC
DEXA (DXA) provides significant advantages over traditional body composition analysis methods including:

Highest Accuracy

Only 1-2% error rate, whereas most methods have between 5-15% margin of error.

Three Component Model

DEXA (DXA) distinguishes between body fat mass, lean mass, AND bone mineral content within the body.

Regional Analysis

5 key regions breakdown of body fat mass and lean mass of the body: arms, legs, trunk, android (belly), and gynoid (hips) regions so that you can see exactly where your changes are happening.

Muscle Imbalances

We will compare left/right side lean muscle in the arms, legs, and trunk region to determine any muscular imbalances due to overuse or injury.

Bone Density

You will receive a total body bone density analysis to assess risk for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.

No Restrictions

There is no need to remove or wear minimal clothing. There are no dietary restrictions such as fasting or elimination of water or caffeine.

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