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Can I build muscle and lose fat at the same time?

One of the things we will do when you come in for a scan, depending on your results, will be to help you set a primary goal. For body composition clients this means choosing between fat loss or muscle gain. This prompts the frequent request that we do both. So, can...

Should I go on the Keto diet for fat loss?

One of the most common questions we get is what kind of diet our customers should follow. Of the various diet plans and options out there, the one that comes up the most is the keto diet, or very low carbohydrate diet. Below we look at what the keto diet is; what a...

Weights vs Cardio for recomposition?

Should I be doing Weights or Cardio if my aim is to 'recompose'? The most common question I get when talking about exercises for recomposition is whether weights or Cardio will be better for the client's goals. The answer to this is going to depend very much on each...

Returning to work in the office and keeping your fitness on track

Returning to the office and its impacts on your health and fitness After covid, the return the office may be a relief for some but a necessary evil for others. Either way, any return to the office is going to have a number of potential impacts on your health and...

Preparing for your Spring-Summer fitness goals

How to start preparing for your spring fitness routine Spring is a time when people start thinking about their summer body and what they'd like to achieve. However, many people leave planning and starting this till too late to be successful. It's important to start to...

Bone Health and how to keep it

It’s fair to say that bone health often gets overlooked. When was the last time you considered it? Here at My Vital Metrics we think people should pay more attention to their bone health. One of the things that a DEXA can do besides body composition is quickly and...

Why Mattdoesfitness is definitely leaner than 16.9% body fat (according to a DEXA Scan)

So everyone is talking about Mattdoesfitness at the moment for various reasons, as he prepares for his entry to bodybuilding. One of the things though that keeps coming up is that he says a number of things about his body fat. Matt had his body fat tested with a DEXA,...

Rethinking Fat

Being in the business of taking measurements, we get a lot of people coming into My Vital Metrics who tell me ‘oh, I know you’ll probably tell me I’m obese’ or something similar. They might have thought this because this is often the first thing that a doctor will say...

My Vital Metrics on Channel4’s Food Unwrapped

On 11th January 2021, My Vital Metrics was featured on Channel4's programme Food Unwrapped. Together with Professor George Grimble from the Institute of Liver and digestive health at University College London, we conducted an experiment around the metabolism of...

DEXA Vs Bioelectrical Impedance Scales

By far the most common question I get asked by customers and others is about the Bio-electrical Impedance Scales.   You might know these scales in a couple of formats: either the home bathroom scales which will also tell you your body fat, sometimes a handheld...