What is Body Composition?
Body composition is a method of breaking down the body into its core components: fat, protein, minerals, and body water. The proportion of body components differs according to gender, age, and individual characteristics, and is closely related to individual’s conditions. We can accurately identify whether the body is swollen, whether the body is developing in balanced manner through body composition analysis.
Body water makes up the most out of the body components and is distributed throughout all the cells and body fluids in our body.
Body water conveys nutrition, body waste, and serves as the main substance of blood, playing the pivotal role of biological route within the human body and mediating different chemical reactions.
Protein is a major component of body tissues such as bones, skin and hair as well as muscles. Protein deficiency may threaten health because the body does not function properly, and it can interrupt the growth of children.
Body fat is one of the components that make up the human body and is a warehouse that stores energy. The amount of body fat may cause obesity and metabolic syndromes. Severe lack of body fat may cause a decrease in immunity level and imbalance in hormones, so it is important to maintain a proper level of body fat.
Minerals are essential nutrients for maintaining life and health. Minerals make up different substances within the human body and regulate physiological phenomena. Lack of minerals can lead to risks such as poor growth and osteoporosis.