5 Signs You Might Need a Body Scan

April 1, 2020 at 4:00 AM
Here are the five most common reasons for getting a full body scan.

Whether you're trying to lose weight, build muscle, or improve your lifestyle, it's important that you find a reliable way to track your progress and stay accountable. That's where body scanning comes in handy. Here's what you can expect from the state-of-the-art body scan services at Atlas Bodyworks, and why you should book a scan today.

The Styku Phoenix Body Scanner

The Styku Phoenix body scanner is a non-invasive tool that allows you to track your body composition with medical-grade accuracy. With this DEXA-quality body scan, you can track:

  • Bone mass
  • Lean muscle mass
  • Fat mass
  • Visceral fat (fat around your organs)

It only takes 30 seconds to capture a 3D image of your entire body, and it's completely harmless. You stay fully clothed throughout the scan, and you won't feel anything. 

So, what's the point in getting a scan? Let's take a look.

5 reasons you may need a body scan

Everyone has different fitness and wellness goals, and there are multiple benefits to booking a scan. Here are the five most common reasons for getting a full body scan. 

1. You're tracking fat loss

If you're trying to lose weight, you want to lose fat, not muscle. A Styku scan can show you:

  • Where you're carrying excess fat
  • Whether it's visceral fat 
  • How your fat loss is progressing over time 

It's particularly useful for people with high or dangerous levels of body fat because seeing your body change over time helps to keep you motivated. 

2. You want to build muscle 

If you're building muscle, whether you're training for an event or simply improving your body composition, you might notice that the scales don't change much. A scan can show you exactly how much lean mass you're building and give you the encouragement you need to stay focused.

3. You're at risk of osteoporosis 

With the Styku scanner, osteoporosis sufferers can monitor their bone density and check whether their condition is stable or worsening. If you're at risk of developing osteoporosis, it's an easy way to track any early signs of bone thinning. 

For both osteoporosis sufferers and at-risk individuals, a scan helps to reduce the risk of bone fractures.

4. You need to set weight loss goals

When you're just starting your fat loss journey, it's important to set goals. With the Styku scanner, you can track your circumference measurements, such as waist and hip measurements, on a regular basis. Together with your trainer, you can watch your body composition improve over time and set realistic fat loss targets.

5. You're charting aesthetic progress

If you've had an aesthetic procedure, such as the M'LIS Coutouring Wrap or the LPG Endermologie, you can profile how well the procedure worked by doing before and after scans. Seeing your progress will help you stay motivated.

About Atlas Bodyworks

At Atlas Bodyworks, we help people lose fat, reduce their stress levels, and feel better about their appearance. We work with people all across northern Virginia who want to improve their lifestyle and reach their body composition goals using our body scan services. We're here to help you succeed – contact us now to find out more.