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Using a Dexa Scan – Turning a DEXA or RMR into an action plan

In our last DEXA blog, we went into all the detail that a DEXA Scan shows – but ultimately what does this mean for you? How do you use DEXA scan results to inform your goals, and improve your likelihood of success? How Your DEXA Body Fat Results Can Help You It’s easy...

The full details of a Dexa Scan report

Understanding your Dexa Body Composition and Bone density resultsOne of the core tests that we do at My Vital Metrics is the DEXA Scan - sometimes called just DXA. We’ve written a lot about this one test of course, because it is at the very centre of our services,...

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...