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How to Use RMR Data to Change Your Body Composition

Metabolism: the driver of energy balance in the body. It controls how food is processed into energy or stored in the body for future fuel.…

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Make These 5 Small Changes to Your Routine to Rev Up Your Metabolism

True or false: your metabolism is fixed. The answer is actually a bit complicated. While much of our metabolism is dictated by genetics and age,…

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How to Optimize Your Nutrition to “Reset” Your Health

How do you get the biggest bang for your buck with nutrition? Our scientific contributor, Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, sheds light on common nutrition myths…

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Gym Workouts vs At-Home Workouts: Which will Survive Post-COVID-19?

When gyms closed last year, many of us were forced to master the at-home workout to keep in shape. Most facilities have now opened their…

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How to Bounce Back from Quarantine with Nutrition Coaching

For many of us, quarantine meant a departure from our well-established routine of healthy nutrition and exercise. So, how do we bounce back? Enter: Nutrition…

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The Worst Habits for Your Body Composition

When any body composition goal is achieved, nutrition seems to get all the credit. For good reason: proper nutrition helps fuel the body, produce muscle…

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Cardio vs. Weight Training: Which is Healthier?

The age-old debate: should you train with cardio or weights for better health? Obviously, when it comes to overall health, any movement is great for…

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How to Use Health Technology to your Advantage

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…

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The Truth About Your “Slow” Metabolism

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.…

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So You’re Vaccinated Against COVID-19. Now What?

Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may feel like extreme relief for many, for good reason. It safeguards from being at a higher risk of infection from…

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How Do Nutrient Deficiencies Affect Body Composition?

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…

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The Most Nutrient-Dense Seasonal Foods to Eat this Spring

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…

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Client Perspective: Mindset and Muscle Gain – An Extended Journey

Composition ID, Washington D.C. client, Jaala Shaw shares her remarkable health journey to reach her body composition goals and lessons learned along by overcoming adversity.…

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These Five Bad Habits Will Crash your Immune System

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.…

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The 3 Most Common Nutrition Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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…

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