Impedimed and the EKU Exercise Physiology lab is conducting reliability and validity testing on new equipment for the use of body composition testing. The title of the study is: Hydration Level Effects on Body Composition Evaluation Methods.Subjects will be tested for body fat, bone mineral density, and lean body mass to which you will be given this information. Potential compensation is a gift card drawing for $20 awarded at the end of the study. Requirements are a BMI of 18-35 and you are at least 18 years old (online calculators can be used to check your BMI). Testing will be conducted in the exercise physiology lab of Moberly and will take approximately 4 hours. Before arriving at the lab, subjects must be fasted for 8 hours, no alcohol for 24 hours, and no other fluids for 2 hours before your visit.
Bod Pod Body Composition Test ($10 for EKU employees)
The BOD POD is an Air Displacement Plethysmograph (ADP) that uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition (fat vs. lean). Similar in principle to underwater weighing, the BOD POD measures body mass (weight) using a very precise scale, and volume by sitting inside the BOD POD.
DEXA Scan ($20 for EKU employees)
DEXA currently is the easiest, most standardized form of bone density testing available.
Interested in discovering your basic health and fitness level? An assessment includes body fat, blood pressure, cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and flexibility.