Nutrition

How to Use Health Technology to your Advantage

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We’re deep in the age of technology, for better or for worse. Luckily, when it comes to health and wellness, technology has had substantial positive impact on health outcomes over the past couple decades. We explore the three overlooked benefits of health tech and how you can take advantage of the latest gear, gadgets and…

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The Truth About Your “Slow” Metabolism

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When the scale refuses to budge, many of us reach for the “obvious” reason: our slow metabolisms. Turns out, however, most metabolisms are relatively normal. The good news: most slow-to-normal metabolisms can be boosted with lifestyle changes. Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS explains the truth about what factors determine metabolic rate and dives into what we…

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How Do Nutrient Deficiencies Affect Body Composition?

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Nutrients play a significant role in maintaining a healthy body. But how do we know if we are deficient? And can a deficiency have an impact on body composition? Our scientific contributor, Heather Huntsman Ph.D., CSCS, provides insight into the link between nutritional deficiencies, body composition, and maintaining overall health. Are You Nutrient Deficient? The…

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The Most Nutrient-Dense Seasonal Foods to Eat this Spring

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Eating with the seasons is more than a sales pitch at the grocery store. Consuming produce at the peak of their natural ripening process provides a higher nutrient profile and obviously, better taste. Learn more about how to optimize your produce haul this Spring with our list of the most nutrient-dense seasonal foods. With a…

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These Five Bad Habits Will Crash your Immune System

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The immune system: the silent protector of our bodies. This intricately connected system works constantly to defend against foreign invaders like pathogens, bacteria and viruses. When functioning healthily and in-balance, it keeps our cells and organs well by detecting and attacking harmful attackers. Our daily habits can have a profound effect on immune health, however.…

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The 3 Most Common Nutrition Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Nutrition is hard, most of us can agree on that. With all of the noise in the industry and promises of results from extreme dieting protocols, how can we navigate what “works best?” Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS provides an overview of common mistakes people make in nutrition and how to bounce back from misconceptions. For…

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How to Stay Motivated in the Winter Months

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When temperatures drop, so can our motivation. As the cold weather hits and sticks around, the last thing many of us are motivated to do is march through the elements to the gym or stay fully committed to a nutrition plan (it’s still hot chocolate season, after all). How can we lean back into motivation…

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The Five Best Supplements to Support the Immune System

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It is possible to get a full range of vitamins and minerals the body needs by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. But is it realistic each and every day? Probably not. In an age when “immune system” is at the top of our vocabulary, how can we be sure our bodies are well-equipped to face…

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How to Reset your Metabolism through Nutrition

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The metabolism: the body’s invisible force that controls how energy is transferred from food into action. It’s easy to believe we’re “stuck” in a metabolism that isn’t ideal for fat loss, but there are lifestyle factors that can influence metabolic rate over time. “Resetting” your metabolism, or bringing it back to its optimal function, is…

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6 Ways to Revamp your Nutrition Habits in the New Year

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New year, new you? The first part of January in any year typically signifies a renewal of a commitment to goals in the coming 365 days. Many “New Year’s resolutions” come to mind in late-December and – let’s be honest – trail off pretty soon after the clock strikes midnight on January 1. One of…

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Getting Back to Optimal Health (and Immunity) in 2021

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What’s the most reliable way to optimize your health and immunity in 2021, according to Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS? Nutrition. (This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise!) Read on to find out how goal setting around nutrition is your best bet in getting back to your best healthy and supporting your immune system.  Believe it…

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How to Know if Your Nutrition Plan is Working

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We know there is noise out there. It can be frustrating to know what nutrition plan will bring results, and what these results even mean. Our scientific contributor, Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, is back to share her thoughts on 1) how to find a nutrition plan and 2) how to know if it’s even working…

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Client Perspective: How Many Calories should I Eat to Lose Weight?

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Ever wonder how many calories you should eat to lose weight? Composition ID client, Tyler Lloyd documents his experience with Resting Metabolic Rate testing and compares his data to an online Total Daily Energy Expenditure calculator. Check out his video below!

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Top 5 Nutrition “Non-negotiables” for the Remainder of 2020

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There’s no denying that staying healthy has been an overarching theme of 2020. With the holidays approaching and the COVID-19 pandemic still as threatening as ever, nutrition is at utmost important as we head into the remainder of the year. For that reason, our experts devised a list of top 5 nutritional commitments to make…

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Can You Reduce Stress Through Nutrition?

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If you have been stressed out recently, you are likely not alone. With the current COVID-19 crisis and resurgence in some areas, political unrest and overall uncertainty of what’s to come over the next few months, stress is perhaps the number one health issue many people are facing. Strategies to reduce or even manage stress…

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