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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Client Spotlight: Lezlie, Houston, TX

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At Composition ID, we take pride in helping our clients reach their goals. We’d like to spotlight our client Lezlie: a wife, mother of 3, CrossFitter, business-owner, and self-professed data nerd. Lezlie joined us during a nutrition challenge hosted by a Houston CrossFit gym. She was looking to make composition changes without stressing over every…

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How to Read DEXA Scan Results

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What differentiates a DEXA scan from any other body composition test is the amount of specific and thorough data that is produced from a standard report. Whether you’ve had multiple scans or are anticipating scheduling your first appointment, it is helpful to understand how to navigate your results to get to know your unique body…

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Where can I get a DEXA Scan in Washington, DC?

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The DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia) area is home to some of the healthiest communities in the nation. The American College of Sports Medicine ranked Arlington, Virginia #1 healthiest city in the nation, while Washington, DC was ranked #3 – and for good reason. With fitness studios and wellness centers popping up on every corner, there are endless…

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Not So Risky Business: Your DEXA Radiation Questions Answered

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It’s considered best practice to assess benefits and risks before taking part in any medical procedure. After discovering DXA technology, clients commonly become curious about any risks involved. “Am I being exposed to a harmful level of radiation during a DEXA scan?” It’s a smart and valid question, and the short answer is: not much,…

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The True Value of a DEXA Scan

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If you ask most people what they value most in life, often times the answer is their health. A healthy body (and mind) usually means the ability to remain active, the freedom from chronic disease and overspending on medications, energy to work in a fulfilling career, and more time spent with loved ones. Staying healthy…

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Comparing Body Composition Reports: DEXA versus 3D Scan

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When considering measuring and tracking body composition data to achieve health goals, it’s important to understand not only what each testing method entails, but what data is actually produced from a report. Lizeth, a client from Composition ID in Washington, DC, ran an experiment to compare a Styku 3D scanner report and a DEXA report…

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VO2 Max Testing in Houston

Client Perspective: I Tried to Improve my VO2 Max and it Didn’t Go Well

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Ryan Pfister, a CompositionID client in Washington, DC, documents his journey with VO2 max testing. This post was originally published on Ryan’s Medium page. Thanks for letting us showcase your journey, Ryan!  I’ve been trying several different fitness experiences over the past couple of years. Most recently, I had success using weight lifting and fasting to lose fat…

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The Benefits of Online Nutrition Coaching

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It can be hard to craft a plan that aligns with your goals when there are seemingly endless unproven trends in health that promise short-term results and/or long-term benefits. The best option is to seek a professional to design a customized strategy and keep you consistently accountable using a personalized, data-driven approach. Seem far-fetched? Technology…

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The DEXA Difference

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When it comes to body composition, you want to know the truth. Several testing procedures have been developed to provide body composition information, but not all methods are created equally. You work hard in the gym and are consistent with nutrition for a primary outcome: results. For most, tracking results usually means weighing in on…

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Top 10 Trends in Health & Fitness for 2019

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A new year means new trends in health, fitness and wellness. We surveyed several leading health giants to find 10 of the most notable trends to look out for this year. Wearable Technology According to a study by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), wearable technology will be the top trend in fitness this…

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Client Perspective: 2018 Fall Nutrition Challenge

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Emily, a 2018 Fall Nutrition Challenge winner, documents her journey and incredible results from six weeks of hard work in fitness and nutrition. She gained 6.7 pounds of muscle and lost 3.9% body fat – and transformed her mindset around health. When a friend of mine, who is very dedicated to her fitness and health…

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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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