Met de Lifestyle Mastery Health Check weet elke deelnemer aan ons programma  exact wat zij aan het doen zijn en waarom. Wij geven ze een uitgebreide en unieke leefstijl en gezondheidstest op basis van 25 gezondheid parameters zodat ze doelgericht aan zichzelf kunnen werken.

LMHC overzicht

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LMHC overzicht
Visceraal Vet EQ Body Fat Percentage Body Water Metabolic Age Body Mass Index Muscle Quality Bone Mass Muscle Mass Physique Rating Cholesterol Blood sugar Blood pressure Respiration rate Heart Rate Variability Heart rhythm Flexibility Basal Metabolism

Visceraal Vet

Visceral fat

Compared to ‘normal’ fat, visceral fat is stored deeper in the skin. Visceral fat is wrapped around major organs like the liver, pancreas and your kidney. Visceral fat ensures that there is some distance between each organ. Too much visceral fat creates can lead to inflammation and high blood pressure, which increases the risk of serious health problems.

With our body composition monitor we can accurately monitor and calculate your visceral fat. Getting a detailed overview of what your body is made of will help you to adopt that healthy lifestyle.

EQ

Your EQ is the level of your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them.

Many of us move through life making important decisions based on our current circumstances. We may perceive them as being beyond our ability to change, thus limiting our options and solutions. Taking time to reflect and examining why we decide to do what we do enables us to lead lives determined by our conscious intentions rather than circumstances alone.

The development of good interpersonal skills is tantamount to success in your life and career. In today’s always-connected world, everyone has immediate access to technical knowledge. Thus, “people skills” are even more important now because you must possess a high EQ to better understand, empathize and negotiate with others in a global economy.

Body Fat Percentage

Your body fat percentage is essential to know when evaluating your health. It divides your total weight in two categories: fat mass and everything else. You need fat to keep you warm and to protect your organs and joints. However, it is not healthy to have too much or too little fat.

If your body fat percentage is too low, your resistance to diseases and energy levels are lower, and you are at at risk of health issues. If your body fat percentage is too high, you have a higher risk of diabetes and other health problems.

It is therefore important to measure your body fat percentage, and stay in the healthy range.

Body Water

Body water is an important measure when it comes to a healthy body. The human body needs water to function the right way. Finding the perfect balance in your body water is key. Your water intake should compensate the loss of body water. A human body can lose body water through the skin, via sweat, urine and by breathing. If the balance is right, you will feel at your best!

What is body water?

Body water is the total amount of fluid in a human body. The human body should consist of at least 50% of water. The exact percentage varies based on a number of factors (e.g. age and gender). Body water is the primary building block for cells. It helps to regulate the internal body temperature, strengthens your muscles and moisturizes your skin. These are just a few examples why body water and drinking water is so important.

Metabolic Age

As people age, their metabolic rate changes. Basal metabolism rises as a child matures and peaks at around 16 or 17, after this point it typically starts to decrease. A low BMR means you have to eat less calories in order to lose body fat and weight.

The Metabolic age is calculated by comparing your Basal Metabolic Rate to the average BMR of your chronological age group. If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, it’s an sign that you need to improve your metabolic rate. Increased exercise will build healthy muscle tissue, which in turn will improve your metabolic age. Keeping track of your metabolic age will give you an sign when its best to gain more muscle mass.

Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the most well-known measurement of the level of fat in your body. It is easy to calculate: just divide your weight by the square of your height. This provides you with a number which indicates whether you are underweight, at a normal weight, overweight or obese.
However, don’t be too quick to draw conclusions about your health based on this. BMI is not very reliable at the individual level. Read on to understand why this is the case and what you can do to get a better understanding of your fat percentage.

The Body Mass Index also does not take muscle into account. Muscle is heavier than fat. Therefore, a bodybuilder can be classified as obese, even though he has a very low fat percentage. This goes both ways. Someone who is slender and has very little muscle might think, based on BMI, that he is not overweight. However, they can still have an unhealthy amount of body fat.

Imagine you decide to start going to the gym. You might be losing fat, but not see any change to your BMI. What your BMI is not telling you, is that you are gaining muscle at the same time. Getting the impression that you are not improving can be very demotivating.

Finally, BMI does not differentiate between types of body fat. Visceral fat is more of a health issue than the fat under your skin. When assessing your health, it is valuable to be aware what percentage of your fat is visceral.

Muscle Quality

When we want to see whether someone is strong, we often look at the size of their muscles. Someone who has large, bulging muscles must be able to lift a lot. However, the truth is more nuanced than that. Not only the quantity of your muscles is important, but also the muscle quality.

These differences in muscle quality are not only a factor between individuals. There can even be differences within one person. For example, in a runner, the left leg’s muscle might be stronger than the right. The left leg then produces more strength than the right one. That can have a negative impact on the stance of his hips and even lead to injury.

We know that more contractile tissue means better muscle quality. That means there are two things we can do to improve ours: making our contractile tissue stronger or decreasing the amount of non-contractile tissue. Luckily, strength training helps with both of these things. So, even if you are an avid runner, it might be a good idea to pick up some weights.

Bone Mass

You need strong bones. Until you are about 30, your bone mass will normally increase. However, after that it will start to slowly decrease.

That does not have to be as bad as it sounds. If you take good care of your bones they will likely remain dense enough to avoid any issues. If they deteriorate too quickly, or if you had low bone mass to begin with, you are at risk. Bone issues aren’t noticeable until it is too late. It is therefore smart to keep track of your bone mass and check if you are doing well.

It is important to keep your bones as strong as possible. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your bones healthy and dense.

You knew that exercise is good for almost anything: from your heart, to your muscles and your far percentage. Unsurprisingly, it is also good for growing and maintaining healthy, dense bones. Besides making your bones stronger, it also improves your balance. That reduces your risk of falling and fracture. Especially useful for the elderly or those who have less dense bones already.

Muscle Mass

To manage your muscle mass and body fat percentage you first have to understand your measurements. Often people mistake building muscle mass with burning body fat. These two often go hand in hand, but they are not the same. Muscle mass includes the weight of the muscles in your body in kilograms or pounds. While the body fat percentage measures the amount of fat your body holds. Burning body fat can be a result of the accumulated muscles. Muscles are like engines when it comes to consuming energy. Our muscle mass plays a crucial role when it comes to fitness. When your body builds muscles, it burns energy and fat all the time. As your muscle mass increases, the faster your body is able to burn calories/energy. This leads to an increase of your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which helps in losing weight.

Muscle mass includes smooth muscles, skeletal muscles and water contained in the muscles. Where the skeletal muscles are the most visible when there is no fat layer. Muscles consist of water and  protein. This is why it's important to include protein in your adjusted eating schedule.

Physique Rating

The Physique rating assesses muscle and body fat levels. It rates the result as one of nine body types. The Physique rating gives an indication of what type of body you have.

When we start exercising and eating healthier, it can often take a while before we see the actual results. With the physique rating  you can get insights in your fat levels and your muscle mass has increased. This also works the other way around. For example when your physical appearance might look good, while your (visceral) fat level has increased. The Physique Rating metric on our Body Composition Monitor gives an indication of your actual performance. With this you can actually start training.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is important for our body and is produced in the liver. In fact, cholesterol is the building block for body cells, hormones and even the production of vitamin D. Without this substance our body can not work and can not survive. High cholesterol is therefore not the primary cause of cardiovascular disease.

Meanwhile, important scientific studies have shown that all cardiovascular diseases start with an inflammation of the vascular wall. When inflammation occurs, our bodies produce more cholesterol to restore the affected cells.

The so-called 'bad cholesterol' LDL is actually vital to repair damage in tissues. But too much LDL cholesterol can settle in the veins, causing blockades with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This is known as arteriosclerosis (arteriosclerosis).

The cholesterol test is mainly used to determine the risk of cardiovascular disease. Usually this is done in combination with research into other lipids (fatty substances). In addition to HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol levels and triglycerides will also be determined.

Blood sugar

Our blood glucose level, or blood sugar level, is the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The amount of glucose in the blood is measured in millimoles per litre (mmol/l). Glucose levels are measured most commonly to diagnose or to monitor diabetes. A good level is between 4 to 8mmol/l. After you consume food, your blood sugar level will rise and after you have had a night’s rest, they will usually be lowest in the morning.

Good blood sugar control is important for most people in the general population. However, if you have a condition such as diabetes, it becomes even more important to achieve good sugar control. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is also essential to maintain good sugar levels to ensure both your own and your baby’s wellbeing.

Stable blood sugar levels significantly reduces the risk of developing diabetic complications at a later date. Depending on the level of control achieved, these problems may start to appear 10 – 15 years after diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and often earlier in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Blood pressure

As your heart beats, it pumps your blood round your body so that your muscles can get all the energy and oxygen they need. To do this, your heart pushes your blood through a network of blood vessels called arteries. As the blood travels through the arteries it pushes against the sides of these blood vessels and the strength of this pushing is called your blood pressure.

If your blood pressure is high, it is putting extra strain on your arteries and on your heart. Over time, this strain can cause the arteries to become to become thicker and less flexible, or to become weaker.

If your arteries become thicker and less flexible, they will become more narrow, making them more likely to become clogged up. If an artery becomes completely clogged up (known as a clot), this can lead to a heart attack, a stroke, kidney disease or dementia.

More rarely, if an artery has become weakened, the extra strain may eventually lead to the artery bursting. This may also cause a heart attack or stroke.

Therefore, it is extremely important to monitor blood pressure. While eating healthy, working out, not smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption help lower the risk of developing high blood pressure, once hypertension has been diagnosed, it’s likely to stay for life and so is the need to monitor it to keep it in check.

Respiration rate

A normal breathing pattern (at rest) is effortless, silent and almost unconscious. This largely autonomous process is subject to many physiological processes that are not under the influence of the will. With healthy people, the ratio between breathing and pulse is about 1: 4. In many medical situations it is important to know the respiratory rate, but also to recognize certain breathing patterns during this observation that indicate a disease or a worsening or improvement of the health condition.

Heart Rate Variability

Heart rate variability or HRV is the physiological phenomenon of the variation in the time interval between consecutive heartbeats in milliseconds. A normal, healthy heart does not tick evenly like a metronome, but instead, when looking at the milliseconds between heartbeats, there is constant variation. In general, we are not acutely aware of this variation; it’s not the same as the heart rate (beats per minute) increasing and decreasing as we go about our daily business. You can get a sense of your HRV if you feel your pulse on your wrist while taking a few deep breaths in and out: the interval between beats gets longer (heart rate slows down) when you exhale and shorter (heart rate increases) when you inhale, a phenomenon called respiratory sinus arrhythmia. In addition to respiration, HRV is influenced acutely for example by exercise, hormonal reactions, metabolic processes, cognitive processes, stress and recovery.
Heart rate variability is directly linked to the body’s interdependent regulatory systems, measuring their efficiency and health. An optimal HRV reflects a healthy functioning body with well performing self-regulatory capacity and a capability to adapt in a timely matter and react to changes. On the other hand, reduced HRV has been shown to indicate a potential heart problem related to a heart attack or congestive heart failure.

Heart rhythm

A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute.

Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats per minute.

Keep in mind that many factors can influence heart rate, including:

  • Age
  • Fitness and activity levels
  • Being a smoker
  • Having cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol or diabetes
  • Air temperature
  • Body position (standing up or lying down, for example)
  • Emotions
  • Body size
  • Medications

Although there's a wide range of normal, an unusually high or low heart rate may indicate an underlying problem. Consult your doctor if your resting heart rate is consistently above 100 beats a minute (tachycardia) or if you're not a trained athlete and your resting heart rate is below 60 beats a minute (bradycardia) — especially if you have other signs or symptoms, such as fainting, dizziness or shortness of breath.

Flexibility

Although flexibility is the most neglected fitness component, it is important for general health, injury prevention, and even sports performance. Factors that may contribute to a lack in the range of motion could be pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints--side effects common in arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Injuries can have lasting effects on how freely a joint moves. Other factors that can determine one's flexibility are joint structure, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fat tissue, body temperature, activity level, gender, age, and genetics.
People who sit at desks all day don’t regularly go through full ranges of motion at the hips, shoulders and thoracic spine. Eventually, you’ll notice stiffness and plenty of pain due to limitation. Through full range of motion movements, you are typically activating more muscle groups to improve exercise effectiveness and efficiency.

Basal Metabolism

Perhaps you’ve heard the expression “six-pack abs are made in the kitchen.” It’s true. You can train as hard as you want in the gym, but you can’t out train a bad diet. Regardless if your goal is to gain muscle or lose fat, if you’re not optimizing your meals to reach those goals, you’re setting yourself up for failure.

So how do you optimize a meal plan? There are many factors that go into meal planning, such as the type of nutrients consumed, the frequency of meals, and the selective use of fasting to name a few.  But a great place to start is to determine how many calories you burn a day. And it all starts with your Basal Metabolic Rate or BMR.

Basal metabolism (BMR) is the metabolism that is needed to deliver the minimum amount of energy necessary to carry out the primary life processes. These processes include breathing in and out, heartbeat and growth of your hair, bones and skin.

Our metabolic analysis is based on the continuous breathing gas measurement at rest. We measure how many calories your body currently burns and how much of it is carbohydrates, fat and protein.

Om gestructureerd, efficiënt en bewust richting een specifiek  doel te werken is het meten van progressie en voortgang van essentieel belang: want meten is weten!

Lifestyle Mastery Heath Check maakt gebruik van de nieuwste technologie en wetenschap op dit vlak. Lifestyle Mastery Health Check biedt een professionele, snelle en integrale gezondheidsmeting met digitale rapportages, centrale en beveiligde dataopslag en het is het beste startpunt voor jouw op maat gemaakte Lifestyle Mastery Programma! 

 

Hoe werkt het?

Bij de start van je persoonlijke programma doen we een uitgebreide scan van je gehele lichaam waarbij o.a. stofwisseling, hart- en vaatfunctie, ademhaling, lichaamssamenstelling, flexibiliteit en mentale gesteldheid worden getest en gemeten. Zo checken wij je bloeddruk, hartslag, ademfrequentie, hartslagvariabiliteit, Calorieverbruik, koolhydraten, eiwitten en vetten verbranding, je glucose, cholesterol, bewegingsuitslag, spiermassa, vetmassa, vochtbalans, EQ en nog veel meer!

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