Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Measurements, the numbers on the scale or the Body Mass Index – which should you pay the most attention to while on your journey to good health? None – at least compared to the quick, precise BodySmart screening available later this month at Summit FastCare.

Screenings will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Summit FastCare inside Giant Food Store, 993 Wayne Ave.

BodySmart screenings use a tool called an InBody machine, which provides analysis of a person’s body fat, lean muscle mass and water weight, offering a more accurate picture of what a person’s weight really means.

“Taking your measurements or stepping on the scale can both be good indicators of progress you’re making if you’re trying to get healthier, but screenings such as BodySmart look at a person’s body composition in a way other methods cannot,” explained Kevin Ogden of Results Therapy & Fitness.

He added that the numbers on the scale and the BMI don’t always tell the whole truth.

“Someone who is in great shape – for example, an athlete – could be classified as overweight or obese when looking at BMI due to large muscle mass,” he said.

An easy analysis

Each BodySmart scan takes only a few minutes and everyone screened will receive a printed results sheet with BodySmart identification card that will allow them to track progress at future screenings.

People who are screened will need to take off their shoes and socks. Some people, such as those with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), are not able to participate in the screening.

To ensure those screened understand their results, a specialized fitness expert will be on site to interpret results. Blood pressure testing also will be available that day.

Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.

As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, urgent care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.

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