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Measure Body Fat in the Parking Lot of your Office

Update Date: Dec 30, 2015 01:56 PM EST

Fitness buffs are taking their health to an all new level by turning into a data driven activity. The latest in the field of health and fitness, at least in the tech industry, is to measure the composition of your body, that is fat v/s lean proportion. Google's mountain view, California, complex has a semitrailer truck with words, "Real Raw Results" illustrated on the front. You can step inside and 10 minutes later you will have the information about how much body fat versus lean fat does your body have. Inside the truck, the Google employees lay on the table and an x-ray scanner scans the body from top to bottom. Since your muscle, fat and bone have different densities, the x-rays are absorbed accordingly, allowing the reading of the volumes. Another popular truck found on the corporate campuses are traveling hydrostatic weighing tanks, also called "dunk tanks." These tanks evaluate the muscle mass on your body as you submerge yourself in a pool of warm water, as reported by Wall Street Journal

Body Spec of Los Angeles offers dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans, also known as DXA testing at Google premises from the beginning of 2015. Employees need to pay a fee of $45 for each scan or $140 for four-pack. The truck performs scan on the interested participants three days in a month. "It's like somebody picked up a rock and they all came running," says Ariana Strickland, a Body Spec technician. The mobile body-composition units in Bay Area are seen in companies such as YouTube, LinkedIn, Cisco and Facebook. Adobe will be offering the testing at its Lehi campus in Utah. Although the employers invite these vendors to their campus but do not pay for the tests, according to Fox News

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