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Do Protein Needs Change as We Age?

Do Protein Needs Change as We Age?

The human body changes dramatically with age. While we don't have control over the passing years, we can control important factors that keep us healthy and remain diligent about our body's needs as we age. Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, is back again with a run-down...

Client Perspective: A 30-Day Transformation with CompID

Client Perspective: A 30-Day Transformation with CompID

Sure, transformation occurs with consistent, intentional changes in nutrition and fitness, but it starts with knowledge and understanding of your unique body composition and metabolism. This was true for Composition ID Washington, D.C. client, Katie, who dropped 5%...

Genetic Testing (Part 2): Will it Ever Live Up to the Hype?

Genetic Testing (Part 2): Will it Ever Live Up to the Hype?

Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, follows up on her last guest blog on consumer genetic testing to discuss how close science is getting to using DNA to make informed health decisions around diet and exercise. While we're moving in the right direction, it's more...

Do “Cheat Days” Help or Hinder Results?

Do “Cheat Days” Help or Hinder Results?

Falling off a meal plan can feel like failure. We anticipate starting a “diet” to abide by the rules perfectly, with no room for cheating out of fear that results will stall. While sticking to a plan makes sense to achieve a goal quickly, being realistic and mindful...

How to Strengthen your Core and Why It’s Important

How to Strengthen your Core and Why It’s Important

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...

Top 5 Tips for Healthy Summer Travel

Top 5 Tips for Healthy Summer Travel

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...

Can I Build Muscle While I Sleep?

Can I Build Muscle While I Sleep?

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...

The Accuracy and Benefits (if any) of Wearables

The Accuracy and Benefits (if any) of Wearables

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...