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How to Strengthen your Core and Why It’s Important

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Sure, we all want abs, but what lies beneath is perhaps one of the most important structures in the human body: the core. Keeping core muscles strong and stable ensures good posture, functional movement and structural alignment. But strengthening this dynamic set of muscles takes more than a few crunches. Read on to learn about…

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Top 5 Tips for Healthy Summer Travel

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For some, summertime brings anywhere from lavish vacations to weekend road trip escapes. Either way, stepping outside the norm of a routine while trying to maintain a nutrition and fitness plan can be challenging. We’ve devised five go-to tips to help keep you on track while traveling. Plan Ahead It may go without saying, but…

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Can I Build Muscle While I Sleep?

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Is it possible to build muscle without any effort (or…consciousness)? Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, weighs in on two basic principles of muscle building rooted in research that could help you maximize lean muscle mass growth without lifting a barbell. As a scientist and a lifelong athlete who has tried just about everything to perform at…

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The Accuracy and Benefits (if any) of Wearables

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Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch — are activity trackers and wearable devices accurate? Do they actually affect behavior change and promote weight loss? Composition ID’s scientific contributor, Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, weighs in on the benefits and shortfalls these devices, and whether they can truly help you achieve your goals. Wearable Devices: Does Popular Mean Promise?…

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Client Perspective: “Eat Clean and Get Your Life Back”

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Richard Kelsey, Composition ID client based in the Washington, DC area had tremendous results physically and mentally after understanding his body composition and committing to a nutrition plan that eliminated processed foods. Read more about his inspiring transformation and words of advice for those starting on their own health and fitness goals. What is the…

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Guest Perspective: I Tried the “Carnivore Diet” and Here’s What Happened

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Candace Coclough, certified holistic health coach, certified personal trainer, keto advocate, and founder of Get Fit With Fat (formerly The Glow Getter), describes her journey experimenting with the “Carnivore Diet,” a nutrition plan that relies heavily on animal products. Follow along below to learn how the diet works and the results she observed with DEXA…

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Resistance Training vs. Cardio: How to Maximize Fat Burn

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Ever wonder what a scientist thinks about losing weight? Composition ID’s Scientific Contributor, Heather D. Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, discusses important factors about burning fat through resistance training and cardio, and what to focus on depending on your body composition goal. When it comes to exercise, the first question that many people ask is “what is…

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What is Virtual Personal Training & How Does it Work?

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Streaming isn’t just for Netflix binging anymore. There’s a new trend hitting the personal training industry that is gaining steam by leveraging similar technology: Virtual Personal Training. Many trainers are shifting their businesses to an online format and clients are signing on – and seeing results. So how exactly does virtual personal training work and…

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How Often Should I get a DEXA Scan?

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A baseline measurement of body composition can speak a lot about individual health and help inform a plan to achieve specific goals in body fat percentage and lean muscle mass. However, regularly measuring body composition through DEXA technology can be even more valuable to track progress and assess the effectiveness of a nutrition and fitness…

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How to Stay Healthy During Ramadan

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Ramadan is a holy month of fasting for 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide. For 30 days every year, Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset (approx. 15 hours per day). This can be challenging for many individuals in this population who follow exercise and nutrition protocols with body composition goals in mind. Learn…

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Why is it Important to Rest & Recover for Results?

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What if we told you less work can lead to better results? While it may make sense to churn out hard workouts each and every day to achieve body composition goals, the body’s physiology says differently. Rest and recovery are essential – and often overlooked – components of training. Skipping rest and not considering strategies…

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DEXA Scan vs. Hydrostatic Weighing for Body Fat Analysis

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Science and technology is extraordinary, especially when it comes to understanding the body. Several forms of body composition analysis testing have been developed over time that provide a glimpse into the body’s tissue makeup. Hydrostatic weighing is an early technique in body composition analysis that, at the time, used the most sensible concepts to measure…

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How to Age Gracefully with a Healthy Body Composition

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Getting older – it’s something most of us dread. It seems as our number in age creeps up, so do new aches, pains, and wrinkles. Health is one of the most important factors in aging gracefully, from maintaining muscle mass, keeping bones strong and having good cardiovascular fitness. Science and technology can play an important…

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Client Spotlight: Michelle, Houston, TX

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At Composition ID, we take pride in helping our clients reach their goals. This week, we’re spotlighting our Houston client Michelle. She is a wife, a busy mother of two boys and a teacher who loves CrossFit. She is always on-the-go and often travels for her son’s baseball games. When Michelle joined us, she was shocked…

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What is a Nutrition Coach and Why do you Need One?

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Most health goals, whether it be changing body composition, improving athletic performance, or increasing energy, are hugely reliant on feeding the body proper nutrients. But there’s noise in the industry. Each new fad diet or nutrition hack promises to bring rapid results, but they often miss the mark on one factor: personalization. Finding a dedicated…

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