5 Big Things You Stand To Gain By Taking Your Body Composition Seriously

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on November 29, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on March 29, 2017. Technological advances have made methods for measuring body composition more accurate and more accessible than ever. However, there are still people who insist on sticking with “tried and true methods” like body weight and BMI as their guide…

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Maintaining Body Composition Success

So you’ve hit your body composition goal and reached an ideal number that’s working for you. You look great. You feel great. And then, a busy, stress-filled week leads to you skipping the gym, eating junk food, and not feeling your best. Now what? How do you stay within that ideal range and maintain the body composition level you worked…

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How Much Muscle Can You Gain in a Month?

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on April 26, 2018 for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on September 19, 2017. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before, you may have heard that a 3,500 calorie deficit results in about one pound of fat loss. In other words, if your daily caloric requirement is 2,500 calories and…

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Know Your Fats: The Impact of Dietary Fats on Body Composition

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on August 23, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on August 24, 2016. Have you noticed the abundance of low-fat or fat-free options on the shelves? Do your friends refuse to eat a particular food because it has “just too much fat?” Despite popular opinion, national obesity rates have skyrocketed from…

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What You Never Knew About Meal Frequency

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on August 9, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on November 20, 2017. You know your diet has a lot to do with your weight and body composition. When it comes to weight loss and maintenance, the number one strategy people use is modifying their eating patterns. Most people emphasize their food choices,…

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Intermittent Fasting and Improving Your Body Composition

Intermittent Fasting and Improving Your Body Composition Editor’s Note: This post was updated on August 14, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on August 24, 2016. Do you ever feel like you’re exercising and hopping from one diet regimen to another for nothing? For some folks, accomplishing desired health and fitness outcomes is incredibly frustrating. Whether it’s…

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How to Get Fit When You Work Crazy Hours

The average U.S. adult works 47 hours a week, with around 40% saying they put in 50+ hours. This adds up to an average of a month extra work each year compared to our European counterparts! We get it: you’re ambitious, determined … perhaps even a bit entrepreneurial. But when you add in time spent with…

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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on September 10, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on August 1, 2017. You try to go to the gym most days, but then you decide to take a rest day.  Maybe a rest day turns into a few days off….and before you know it, three weeks have passed you…

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Editor’s Note: This post was updated on September 10, 2018 for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on July 26, 2017 If you begin a conversation about alcohol, you’re likely to get a chorus of varied opinions. Your one friend swears that her daily glass of red wine will ward off cardiovascular disease, even if it’s at the expense of…

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Fruit: Friend or Foe for Body Composition?

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on August 24, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on July 12, 2017. You’ve probably heard that “sugar makes you fat.” And rightfully so: there’s a large body of evidence that shows a correlation between increased sugar intake and obesity. But what about fresh fruit? All fruit contains natural sugar– in…

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