Body Composition Analysis Specialist

Robert Watson, MD -  - Functional Medicine

WellCentric Health

Robert Watson, MD

Functional Medicine & Aesthetics located in Reno, NV

Body composition analysis is a powerful tool in managing your health, and is a service offered by Dr. Robert Watson at WellCentric Health in Reno, Nevada. Through comprehensive body composition analysis, you’ll receive the information needed to understand the full scope of your current health and chart a course for improvement. When you’re ready to get started, contact the office by phone, or use the simple online scheduling tool to book your appointment. There’s no better time than today to begin a path toward a healthier, happier you.

Body Composition Analysis Q & A

What is body composition analysis?

Your body is composed of a multitude of elements, all of which serve a function in keeping you healthy. Body composition analysis is the process of providing a snapshot of what your body is currently made of.

These are some of the substances that are evaluated during body composition analysis:

  • Fat mass
  • Fat-free mass or all the mass in your body not composed of fat
  • Body water
  • Protein
  • Minerals

There are several different models for structuring body composition analysis. Your doctor at WellCentric Health ensures you have a solid understanding of the model used to measure your results.


Why should I care about my body composition?

For many years, one of the standard measures of health and fitness was Body Mass Index (BMI). This analysis measures your body fat by calculating your weight in relation to your height.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BMI calculations are not an accurate method of determining overall health. It fails to analyze how much fat is in your overall body composition, which can send the wrong message to many men and women who carry excess fat yet don’t meet the BMI standards of being overweight.

That false sense of security can lead men and women to avoid taking steps to improve their health.


What happens after body composition analysis?

Once WellCentric Health completes your body composition analysis, your doctor discusses your results. The information gleaned helps the practice understand your current state of health and identify areas of potential improvement.

Working in partnership with your doctor, you create a list of health priorities and structure a plan for how to reach your individual goals. You remain supported throughout that journey, and can access the full range of tools available through WellCentric Health. Your path might include medically supervised weight loss, a highly effective way to shed excess pounds and embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Holistic care is at the heart of WellCentric Health. Your doctor views you as a whole, complete individual, and not just a collection of symptoms. This approach encompasses not only the physiological elements of health and wellness, but also the emotional, psychological, spiritual, and social aspects. If you’re ready to try a new approach to a happy and healthy life, schedule an appointment at WellCentric Health in Reno, Nevada, today.


*Individual results may vary.