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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Client Perspective: “Eat Clean and Get Your Life Back”

Richard Kelsey, Composition ID client based in the Washington, DC area had tremendous results physically and mentally after understanding his body composition and committing to…

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Guest Perspective: I Tried the “Carnivore Diet” and Here’s What Happened

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…

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Resistance Training vs. Cardio: How to Maximize Fat Burn

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…

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