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Heart GP teams up with mPort

 

Heart GP and mPort have joined up to offer their customers discounts on their respective services. Heart GP customers will receive 25% discount for mPort services and mPort customers will receive 20% discount on Heart GP services.

 

mPort maps your body in 3D within seconds using their mPods. These mPods are located in various locations nationally, one located metres from Heart GP at Westfield Eastgardens, Sydney.

 

It is important to know risk factors that may affect your heart health. mPort assists with providing you with information to assess your current position and what steps need to be taken to improve your future health.

 

At Heart GP we are committed to informing people and ensuring everyone takes heart health seriously. There are several measurements mPort can make that indicate a higher risk for heart disease thereby beginning the path to understanding and ascertaining your specific risk factors.

 

What does mPort do?

The first step is to have your body scanned in an mPod. This then maps out a 3D picture of your body. It is technology similar to what is used in your TV remote and is safe for everyone to use. The mPod then creates an Avatar of your body. There are two main categories of measurements made, body and health. The health measurements are summarised below.

 

BMI (Body Mass Index)

Your Body Mass Index represents your height and weight on a scale. Most healthy adults fall into the range of 18.5 to 25. Below this range means you may be underweight and above potentially overweight. However, this does vary from person to person.

 

Body Fat %

A male should aim to stay within the perimeters of 6% - 24% body fat and females should aim for 14% - 31%. Whilst the mPort measurement of body fat is an estimate, it gives a clear indication of where you sit in a broad scale and to what extent you need to make an active change in your life.

 

Fat Free Mass (FFM) & Fat Free Mass %

Fat free mass consists of measuring the part of your body that isn't fat, including your bones, organs, muscles, even water.

 

Waist/Hip Ratio

Waist to hip ratio can sometimes be an indicator of your risk of certain health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

 

Waist/Height Ratio

Waist/height ratio is a far better indicator of your health than your BMI (Body Mass Index) as it measures central fat distribution. A high waist/height ratio can mean you are at risk of heart disease and diabetes.

 

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

Your BMR is a measurement of the energy your body needs to exist in a relaxed state. This is determined by many factors including lifestyle, age, gender, body size and body composition.

 

Ideal weight range

This is based on your gender and body fat classifications.

 

Target heart rate for exercise

This measurement aims to indicate your safe heart rate when exercising.

 

The mPod also records body measurements such as: Height, weight, biceps, chest, shoulders, neck, calves, narrow waist, hips, mid-thigh and knees.

 

All measurements can be tracked using the mPort app, so that you can actively keep account of your progress, especially if making changes to your way of life (diet, exercise etc.).

 

For Heart GP customers, in order to obtain the 25% discount for mPort services, you need to visit www.mport.com/promo/25off.html

 

For more information on mPort, visit www.mport.com.