What Happened When I Got A DEXA Scan

building muscle general health Apr 23, 2024

Is your body fat is higher than you want it to be? Or are you struggling to get the muscle tone and definition that you want? This is what happened when I got my DEXA results.



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A DEXA scan is the most accurate way to learn about your body composition. And trust me, it can be revealing.

Have you ever heard of a DEXA scan? It's a pretty incredible tool when it comes to understanding your body composition! With a DEXA scan, you can ditch old methods of measuring "health" like body weight and BMI, and instead get a clear picture of your body's muscle and fat composition. That way, you can make targeted changes to reduce your risk of disease and boost your confidence. 

Today, I share my recent (& shocking!) DEXA scan results and explain why you should consider getting one too. I also talk about why it's important to celebrate your body and not beat yourself up if the scan results aren't exactly what you were expecting. If you're struggling with getting your ideal muscle tone and definition, or if you tend to judge yourself harshly when your body isn't where you want it to be, this episode is a must-listen! 

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Topics Covered:

  • Why it’s important to know your body composition 
  • My surprising DEXA scan results
  • The truth about body fat percentage and bodyweight
  • Tips for shifting your mindset about body fat percentage 
  • How to approach weight loss and body composition in a healthy and sustainable way
  • Reframing body fat as a celebration, rather than negative self-talk 
  • Advice for being mindful of your body fat percentage in relation to your habits 
  • Balancing freedom and discipline 

Resources Mentioned:

  • Listen to the first 24 episodes of Holly Perkins Health Podcast HERE
  • Get on the waitlist for The Body Composition Project HERE 
  • See the research on body fat distribution, incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality HERE
  • See the research on body fat and risk of all-cause mortality HERE
  • See the research on body composition and mortality in the general population HERE
  • See the research on obesity HERE

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