Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Bod Pod

Greetings Earthling! This funny-looking spaceship machine is called a Bod Pod. It's one of the most accurate forms of weighing and body fat assessments. I did my assessment this morning and wanted to share my experience and results!

The whole procedure takes about five minutes. You're supposed to fast two hours before, however, the longer the fast, the more accurate the results. My appointment was scheduled for 9:00AM so I just fasted for a good 12 hours from the night before.

You're supposed to wear tight fitted clothing, like a one-piece bathing suit, or spandex shorts and a sports bra. They give you a shower cap, and then a swim cap to put on top of the shower cap to prevent air pockets. You get in the spaceship and sit there for about a minute. They open the door briefly and then close it again and repeat the procedure two more times.

"All done!" She said. Patrick and I made a bet last night on my body fat, and I estimated much higher than I actually am. "Excellent body composition!" I was told as the results were printing. My scale at home is terrible at predicting body fat, it accuses Patrick of being morbidly obese, but it's actually pretty accurate when measuring weight. Overall, it says I'm a pound more than what I actually am. 

If you're interested in doing this assessment, I recommend it and I've heard they're fairly inexpensive (if you're military your base may have it for free, check!). 

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