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Q: Are you a 10?

Posted May 01, 2013 in Advice Column, Johnston

A: We often hear about cholesterol or blood pressure, but what about your phase angle? Your phase angle is a number that calculates the health of your cells. The healthier you are on the inside, the higher your number, up to 10. When you are healthy on the inside you shouldn’t feel tired, will have energy for training and exercising and not have difficulty losing weight. Your phase angle is an important number that is not affected by your height or weight, but is a lifestyle marker much like laboratory tests.

Your phase angle can be measured with a quick, electrode test (much like body fat testing) called BIA. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) shows your individual results for three of the four top markers of aging, along with your phase angle. Results given will provide body fat percent, muscle mass, calorie count, phase angle, total body hydration and fluid inside and outside of your cells. The first sign of failing health can be shown with a BIA test (by monitoring fluid shift from inside to outside of the cell) as supported by more than 2,000 studies. Be preventative with your health and age well.

Information provided by Dr. Juliet O’Donnell, DC, Heartland Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 5521 N.W. 86th St., Johnston, 252-8668.

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