2017 is the officially the year to toss the scale and inaccurate BMI calculations in favor of other indicators of progress in your fitness/health regimen. Along with how you feel and how your clothes fit is a health marker that has proven its accuracy, especially in those with more muscle mass: BCA (Body Composition Analysis). This method is becoming the new go-to way to look at what your body is made of by measuring body fat and muscle mass percentage to better understand the impact of one’s diet and workout.
Physician and nutrition specialist, Dr. Melina Jampolis offers further insight into BCA and its benefits. She can discuss:
• How seeing improvements in body composition inspires nearly half of people (46%) to keep up their exercise regimens (Mintel, Exercise Trends, October 2016)
• More specifically, 54% of women say seeing improvements in body composition inspires them to exercise, compared to 38% of men (Mintel, Exercise Trends, October 2016)
• The new products available to test your BCA, like the TomTom Touch
About Dr. Melina Jampolis
A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts School of Medicine, Dr. Melina specializes in nutrition for weight loss and optimal health. She is a board-certified physician nutrition expert and former president of the National Board of Physician Specialists. Through her career, Dr. Melina has routinely appeared on shows like Live with Kelly, The Doctors and Dr. Oz. Show to provide health insights.
Dr. Melina completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital and is a practicing physician in the Los Angeles area.