Taking control of your overall health can be daunting, which is why Boston Direct Health offers a starting point with body composition testing. This is a comprehensive assessment that measures what your body is made of: water, protein, fat, and bone. It’s a more complex and accurate depiction of your current health and weight than calculating body mass index (BMI) alone. Family physician Dr. Steve Zivich is pleased to use a body composition analyzer to break down your weight, muscle-fat ratio, and metabolism. To discover more, click the schedule button below or call our Boston, MA office today at 617-304-1965.


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How does body composition testing work?

Body composition testing is a quick, nonsurgical assessment that is performed on-site at Boston Direct Health in Boston, MA. The device looks similar to a medical scale. On the day of your appointment, we’ll have you stand on the InBody machine to calculate your body makeup. After a few minutes, the system will print out a full page of detailed measurements. From there, Dr. Zivich will go over your results with you line by line. Body composition testing not only analyzes your current health but can be performed regularly to track changes over time. This assessment also enables you to target problem areas and design a workout and diet plan that suits you.

Is body composition testing accurate?

Our body composition testing system is 98% as accurate as the scan used by hospitals and healthcare providers.

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Why should I get a body composition test?

Why should you get a body composition test?

  • To get a more accurate view of your BMI and current overall health
  • Improve exercise and diet results
  • Monitor health conditions
  • Track changes in health
  • Target specific problem areas for improvement

Does it hurt?

No, it doesn’t. The electrical current used to measure your body composition is so low that most people don’t even feel it. For the few people who may experience a sensation, it is typically compared to a light tingle.

What is a good body composition score?

For an average person, a score of 70 – 79 is considered to be a reasonably healthy balance. People who are fit, active, and exercise regularly will have a higher score, whereas people with a lower score tend to be over-or underweight.

What should a healthy person’s body fat percentage be?

  • Women: less than 18% – Low, 18 – 28% – Average, greater than 28% – High
  • Men: less than 10% – Low, 10 – 20% – Average, greater than 20% – High

Schedule body composition testing in Boston

Body composition testing is a revolutionary method of measuring your unique anatomy. It also has a 98% accuracy rate, providing factual results. Whether you are looking to gain or lose weight, improve your athletic performance, or want to reduce water retention, InBody is an excellent place to start. Do not hesitate to call Boston Direct Health in Boston, MA at 617-304-1965 to learn more. Family physician Dr. Steve Zivich looks forward to helping you achieve your health goals.


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