5 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

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While the holidays are filled with fun times with loved ones, it’s hard not to fall off a nutrition or exercise plan you’ve worked so hard to follow all year. Don’t fret: you’re just a few tips away from staying fit, even while surrounded by cookies and eggnog. Don’t be a Taste-tester Everyone has their…

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Client Perspective: What I learned in 6 Minutes from a DEXA Scan

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Chris Vrooman, Arlington, VA client, discusses his learnings from a single CompID scan using DEXA technology. Read on to dive deeper into his perspective and how his ketogenic lifestyle translates into data. This article was adapted from Chris’ blog Road to Keto. 6 minutes… That’s the amount of time it takes to get your real…

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Hydration Increases Lean Mass: Or does it?

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If you’ve taken a CompID Scan with DEXA technology before, you know there’s no need to abide by any specific fasting or hydration conditions prior to a scan. But there’s a rumor going around. It has been found that being overly hydrated drives up lean mass data on scans, leaving many with a false assumption…

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Client Perspective: 10 Fitness Lessons from 10 DEXA Body Scans

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Ryan Pfister, a CompositionID client in Washington, DC, documented his body composition journey from May 2017 to October 2018. Follow along to see his transformation and find out what he learned while tracking his progress with 10 DEXA scans. This post was originally published on Ryan’s Medium page. Thanks for letting us showcase your journey,…

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Does Cryotherapy Increase Metabolism? We Put it to the Test

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On a steamy summer morning, our team in Washington, DC, did something cool – literally. Curious how Cryotherapy would affect our Resting Metabolic Rates, we channeled our inner-nerds and proposed a hypothesis, created an experiment, tested our theory, and analyzed results. Read on to see what we discovered.  What is Cryotherapy? There’s a new trend…

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The Keto Kraze: Is a High Fat, Low Carb Diet Right for You?

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Whole30, Paleo, Atkins, DASH, Flexitarian. Each year a new diet plan goes viral, promising improved health, weight loss, and longevity. Some plans like Whole30 and Paleo rely on evidence from human ancestral digestive and lifestyle roots to optimize nutritional health. Others reduce macronutrient groups drastically in an effort to recondition the metabolism to burn energy…

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Bod Pod vs Dexa : The Ultimate Body Fat Testing Showdown

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Body composition testing is increasing in popularity with advances in science and technology. These tests are quick to perform and can provide in-depth results about muscle mass, body fat mass, body fat percentage, bone density, and more. There are a number of different testing methods that are used to determine body composition, including using calipers,…

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What are Micronutrients? – A Breakdown of the Essentials

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What are Micronutrients? Micronutrients are small compounds needed in minimum amounts to enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other substances essential for healthy growth and development. Commonly referred to as vitamins and minerals, micronutrients include compounds such as fluoride, selenium, sodium, iodine, copper, and zinc. They also include vitamins such as vitamin C,…

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Where Can I Get a DEXA Scan in Houston, TX

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The continuous influx of discoveries about the human body has further underlined the importance of prioritizing health. Along with the numerous medical advancements that help monitor and maintain health, one of the newest and most accurate ways of receiving in-depth knowledge about specific indicators of heath is by administering a CompID Scan using DEXA technology.…

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What You Should Know about How Sleep Affects Body Composition

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What You Should Know about How Sleep Affects Body Composition The importance of sleep is emphasized starting early on in life: parents plan naps and early bedtimes for their children to support healthy growth and development. However, getting adequate sleep later in life is just as important – though it is often harder to achieve.…

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What is a DEXA Scan?: A New Way to Track Fat

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What is a Dexa Scan? By many in the industry, a Dexa scan is considered the gold standard of lean to fat mass composition measurements. Simply put a DEXA scan or also (dxa scan) measures body composition. By using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry Dexa the scanner can provides  extreme and precise body composition results. This includes…

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Seeking Nutrition Coaching Beta Group!

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You’re interested in DEXA scanning and learning what your true body composition really is….but aren’t really sure where to go with all of that information once you get it. Or,  you’ve gotten a DEXA scan before, tried to set some goals, but didn’t quite know which direction to take to lose that belly fat you’ve been looking to get rid of for the last year. 

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Staying Steady for the Storm – Fitness in Your Life

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Conventional thinking has a way of overshadowing supported science and sound advice. For example, if you want to lose pounds of body fat and reveal defined muscles underneath a layer of smooth, tan skin this summer, then undoubtedly you need to eat less and work out more.

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Macros and Weight Loss

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If you’re even remotely close to the fitness industry, or someone in it, you’ve heard of the concept of “if it fits your macros.” For some, it’s a way of life. For others, even the thought of keeping detailed notes on exactly what and how much they consume is their worst nightmare. So, I wanted to do a little breakdown and analysis of some benefits of macro counting, and maybe you can let you decide for yourself whether you could pull enough benefit out of the experience to give it a go. 

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4 Not-As-Common Exercises That Can Pay Off

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There’s a nearly endless variety of different exercises that you can use in the weight room, and with so many options to choose from it’s a virtual certainty that some won’t get the attention they deserve. I’ve chosen to highlight the following four exercises because I think that they tend to be under-utilized by most gym goers, but this isn’t to say that any of them are some sort of magic bullet. Not to dash anybody’s hopes right from the start, but there is no such bullet.

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