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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 Know if You’re Overtraining

How to Know if You’re Overtraining

Can you work out too much? We tend to think more is better when setting fitness goals. Log more hours at the gym, schedule two-a-days, burn an extreme number of calories. While working harder may make sense logically to see results, there’s a danger that comes with...

Is Buying “Organic” Really Worth It?

Is Buying “Organic” Really Worth It?

There’s a never-ending debate in the nutrition world about whether organic products are “superior” to conventional products in terms of health. We all know buying organic can hurt our bank account a majority of the time, but do organic foods actually benefit our...

What does Consumer Genetic Testing Say about Fitness and Trainability?

What does Consumer Genetic Testing Say about Fitness and Trainability?

In our ever-evolving age of information, the promise of using DNA to answer many of our health questions incredibly intriguing. If we know which genes we have, and which genes we don’t have, we can know more about how to plan for the future. But is the science really...

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...

From Plant-based to Paleo, Which Diet is Right for You?

From Plant-based to Paleo, Which Diet is Right for You?

We’re flooded with diet plans that promise optimal health and weight loss, but how do you know if they are truly right for your body – and your goals? It’s hard to miss transformation stories on social media that show incredible results from a specific diet plan, but...

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...