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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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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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