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So You’re Vaccinated Against COVID-19. Now What?

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Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may feel like extreme relief for many, for good reason. It safeguards from being at a higher risk of infection from COVID-19, however, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re off the hook for being diligent with our own health and the health of others. What is most important to keep in mind…

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Client Perspective: Mindset and Muscle Gain – An Extended Journey

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Composition ID, Washington D.C. client, Jaala Shaw shares her remarkable health journey to reach her body composition goals and lessons learned along by overcoming adversity. Read more about her mind-body transformation below, originally posted on her coaching company’s blog, Drop By Fitness. Left: 123 lbs., 18.6% BF, 96.1 lbs lean mass (Feb. 2020) | Right:…

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Is there a Link Between Exercise and Immunity?

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We know exercise is important…and we know building a strong immune system is, too. But could one help the other? Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS digs into the science behind the connection between physical activity and immune system health – perhaps a new source of motivation to get you moving! By now, you may know the…

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Meet Your Composition ID Washington, DC Ambassadors!

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In this special edition of the blog, we are proud to announce your new Composition ID Ambassadors in Washington, D.C.! You may have seen them around town, jogging the Mall, frequenting healthy eateries, and fully embodying a healthy lifestyle every step of the way. They have also made Composition ID their go-to place for optimizing…

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How to Optimize your Nutrition at Home

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A majority of us have been faced with more time at home during COVID – which means more effort spent cooking and preparing food for ourselves and our families. Any type of nutrition “plan” established pre-quarantine may be difficult to sustain given the change in routines and schedules. But, all is not lost! It may…

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Client Perspective: Getting Back on Track with Total Body Knowledge

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Arlington client, Carl’s health journey first began with gathering knowledge about his own body composition and metabolism data, then leveraging awareness of his pitfalls in nutrition to completely change his habits to support healthy fat loss and lean muscle gain. His key to motivation? Data and accountability. Read on to learn more about his experience…

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How to Reduce Visceral Fat with Nutrition

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Fat vs. fat? We have two very different types of fat in our body. Our scientific contributor, Heather Huntsman, Ph.D. CSSC, is back again discussing subcutaneous vs. visceral fat, how they are stored, which is most dangerous, and how to reduce fat through lifestyle changes. (Hint: nutrition is king). Before diving into strategies to reduce…

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Top 5 Fall Foods that Support Immunity

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If you have followed our blog over the past few months, you are well informed that nutrition is a huge component of immune system health. With Fall around the corner, we’ve compiled our top 5 seasonal foods that specifically support the immune system, with bonus recipes for inspiration. Hello, healthy pumpkin spice latte! Oranges This…

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VIDEO: What to Expect During and After a DEXA & RMR Test

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Each and every person has a unique metabolism and body composition – but numbers on a scale do not reveal either in a measurable way. The right tools are needed to measure and interpret what goes on beneath the skin. Having knowledge brings power in determining a nutrition plan that can improve body composition, metabolism…

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Client Perspective: 6 Ways to Create Structure & See Results

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Composition ID Washington, DC client, Monica, relied on one key component to drive her incredible results during quarantine: STRUCTURE. By intentionally planning workouts and meals each week, she was able to reduce body fat percent by 3% and increase muscle mass. Her advice to those struggling to get on track: educate yourself, find ways to…

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Client Perspective: How Nutrition Fueled My Results under “Lockdown”

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Composition ID Arlington client, Lauren, navigated quarantine by relying on what she found to be the key aspect of her body composition journey: nutrition. Read more about how she overcame challenges, developed healthy habits to support her body composition goals, and leaned on personalized nutrition coaching for continued success. 1. What has been your experience…

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Client Perspective: My Fitness & Nutrition Journey During Quarantine

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If staying motivated during quarantine has been challenging, you are not alone. However, Arlington, VA client, Patrick McNeely’s experience is motivating to say the least. Read more on how Patrick kept his routine and his drive for results alive as his lifestyle shifted to accommodate widespread regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What has been…

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What a Safe Reopening Means to Us: A Message from Our DMV Team

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As restrictions begin to ease in Washington, DC and Virginia, the Composition ID team has been preparing to safely reopen with measured precautions in place that put our clients first. Below is a message from our team about our safety promise and what you can expect when coming in for an appointment. Dear friends, Our…

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How to Safely Reestablish a Healthy Routine

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Although tentative plans to “reopen” society are beginning in some areas of the country, our world may not look the same for a long time. It’s not a surprise that with the changes in lifestyle, routines have shifted which may have brought on less than ideal habits around nutrition and fitness. It may be tempting…

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What to Expect when Working with a Virtual Nutrition Coach

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Follow any generic plan and you’ll get generic results – if any at all. Work by yourself and the odds of adhering to said “plan” are slim. When it comes to nutrition, everyone’s goals, lifestyles and preferences are different. Shouldn’t everyone’s nutrition plan be different too? A nutrition coach knows that for those dedicated to…

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