Enhancing Nutritional Programs
The BodyLogic™ scan can also be used to create personalized nutrition programs for patients and athletes to complement training and weight loss programs. Using the data, a tailored nutritional strategy can be developed to prescribe certain intake of foods that will help patients or athletes meet their goals of weight loss, maintaining muscle, or gaining muscle. The initial scan can be used as a baseline, and performance can be tracked with additional scans throughout the duration of the training or weight loss program. Doctors and athletic trainers can utilize the graphical color reports to show patients exactly where they are losing fat and gaining more muscle over time. Ultimately, data from the BodyLogic scan provide a more accurate and precise way to prescribe diet plans related to weight loss and athletic training.
Assessing Injury Prevention and Recovery
The BodyLogic™ scan can help inform individualized training programs for athletes. Today, university athletic programs are using the Advanced Body Composition® Assessment, available with the BodyLogic scan on the Horizon™ DXA system, to create customized training plans to ensure that athletes are in peak shape for their seasons. In addition to enhancing the health of the athlete, these tailored plans can also help reduce the risk of injury.
Data from BodyLogic scans can be useful to athletic programs, physical trainers, and coaches. The detailed information allows sports programs to review information about each athlete and provide guidance on how best to avoid future or repeat injuries before they happen. It provides the ability to track progress of athletes with previous injuries who have undergone surgeries to understand whether they are losing or retaining muscle during the rehab process.
The BodyLogic scan can also play an important role in assisting symmetrical muscle developments for athletes of all sports. The data provides information on muscle mass and bone density for the entire body, which can be used to alter an athlete’s training program to gain more symmetry and ultimately prevent injury. Once training adjustments have been made, the BodyLogic scan can continue to track progress.