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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...

This Celebrity Workout Burns the Most Calories

From the Kardashian sisters to Margot Robbie, the younger generations have grown fixated on  the lifestyle of some of the hottest celebs. Obsessed with everything from their household ...

Study Reveals How Long It Takes to Burn Off the UK’s Favourite Takeaways

JustEat reported a total of 65.3 million deliveries in the first quarter of 2020, highlighting just how many takeaways we are consuming. To combat this unhealthy habit, it has been argued that labelling foods with the physical activity needed to burn off calories...

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...

Body Changes and Progress Measurement during Lockdown

Short on time? We cover the following topics - click the links to skip down Introduction How will these changes affect my hard-won gym progress? Goal: Muscle Gain Goal Body Recomposition / Fat Loss General Changes to expect in the body How should I measure Progress...

Why is Body Composition Important?

This post discusses why, if you haven’t already, you should change from using only your bathroom scales to measure your progress in the gym, to using Body Composition. For some it’s a morning ritual - get up, stand on the scales, then feel great, or worried, or...

About DEXA and Body Composition

  One of the key services which My Vital Metrics offers is the DEXA Scan. DEXA, (or sometimes just DXA), Dual-energy X-Ray Absorbiometry, is one of the gold standards in measuring body composition. In this article we will walk through the technology of DEXA by itself,...