Items Tagged ‘idexa’

December 6, 2016

It’s Your Body; Know More About It

By Dani Budahn Dani Budahn

Hi, I’m Dani, one of the Membership & Media Coordinators (MMC) here at the DAHLC. I want to share my journey through our wellness evaluation service with you to help members better understand the service and see how valuable it truly is. For me personally, I scheduled a wellness evaluation to get a baseline of where I am […]

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Tags: evaluation service, Evaluation Suite, idexa, idexa scan, Motivation, wellness evaluation


July 2, 2015

iDEXA Body Scan Frequently Asked Questions

By The DAHLC The DAHLC

What happens during an iDEXA scan? Why should I have an iDEXA scan? What are the risks? Can I have an iDEXA scan if I’m pregnant?  Is there anyone who should not have an iDEXA scan?  How often do I need an iDEXA scan?  How much does an iDEXA scan cost? 

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Tags: Body Composition, body fat analysis, idexa


May 3, 2015

How much does an iDEXA scan cost?

By The DAHLC The DAHLC

The cost of the scan is included in the cost of your evaluation appointment. Wellness Evaluation Body Composition Body Composition + Exercise Prescription Program evaluation

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March 31, 2015

What happens during an iDEXA scan?

By The DAHLC The DAHLC

You may be given clothes to change into before the exam if your clothing contains any metal. If you have an artificial joint or other metal in your body, you can still have the scan. It is not dangerous, but the metal may make the scan less accurate.

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Tags: idexa, wellness evaluation


Trainer Tip: Release Your Inner Child - Jump Around

November 19, 2014

Trainer Tip: Release Your Inner Child – Jump Around

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens

I’ve been spending a lot of time jumping with my toddler kids lately. This action reminded me that jumping can be a great addition to a strength routine. Did you know that jumping has been shown to keep bones strong and may even increase bone density? Try adding some jumping in to your workouts. Begin slowly if […]

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Tags: Blog, idexa, Move, Movement Training, Strength, Training


October 3, 2014

How often do I need an iDEXA scan?

By The DAHLC The DAHLC

You may wish to repeat a scan after you have been following an exercise plan for a while. The scan can show you changes in your body makeup that you might not be able to see. For example, your weight may not have changed, but you may have less fat and more muscle. Members can […]

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Tags: idexa, wellness evaluation


October 3, 2014

Is there anyone who should not have an iDEXA scan?

By The DAHLC The DAHLC

iDEXA scanning appears safe for nearly anyone. There are situations in which it may be inaccurate: People having radioactive iodine thyroid treatment People who have had a nuclear medicine study or a barium X-ray within the last 5 days People with large amounts of metal in their bodies People with significant arthritis of the spine […]

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October 3, 2014

Can I have an iDEXA scan if I’m pregnant?

By The DAHLC The DAHLC

Although the radiation dose is very small, it is not recommended for pregnant women.

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October 3, 2014

What are the risks?

By The DAHLC The DAHLC

Because the scan uses low doses of radiation, some people may choose not to have it done. To limit exposure, an iDEXA scan is limited to once every 92 days.  At these low doses/exposures, experts agree that radiation isn’t a concern. Talk to your health care provider if you have questions or concerns about your […]

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Tags: idexa, wellness evaluation


October 3, 2014

Why should I have an iDEXA scan?

By The DAHLC The DAHLC

The amount and location of your body fat both affect your health. For example, people who have more body fat around their waist have a greater risk for diabetes and heart disease. The density of your bones affects how strong or healthy they are. Bone density can help predict who will get osteoporosis and who […]

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Tags: idexa, wellness evaluation