What You Need to Know About Running and Body Composition
Apr 19, 2017

What You Need to Know About Running and Body Composition

Running has long been a popular sport due to its accessibility and cardiovascular benefits. The styles of running are as varied and diverse as the individuals who take part in the sport; from sprinting to...


Know Your Fats: The Impact of Dietary Fats on Body Composition
Apr 12, 2017

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

In 1980, the USDA released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which labeled fat as bad and ultimately gave credence to the idiom “you can’t unring a bell.” Have you noticed the abundance of low-fat or...


5 Big Things You Stand To Gain By Taking Your Body Composition Seriously
Mar 29, 2017

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

It’s tempting to simply eat with your eyes and misjudge serving sizes, or stay in bed instead of going for an early morning jog. Holding off on things that don’t seem to have an immediate...


How to Fight Diabetes with Improved Body Composition
Mar 15, 2017

How to Fight Diabetes with Improved Body Composition

The more you look at the statistics, the more it seems that type 2 diabetes might be one of the quietest epidemics in recent medical history. What used to be seen as a disease that...





How to Restore Body Composition After Pregnancy
Mar 02, 2017

How to Restore Body Composition After Pregnancy

For most women, the first few months following childbirth means going through an emotional rollercoaster — it’s humbling, scary, exhausting, blissful, surreal, and relieving all at once. As you hold your tiny bundle of joy...


Can You Really Count on Calorie Counting?
Feb 08, 2017

Can You Really Count on Calorie Counting?

Ask anyone about calories and you’d probably hear any of the following: Low-calorie diets are the holy grail of weight loss. It worked for me! A co-worker eats twice more than what I usually eat,...


Does Your Body Weight Have a "Set Point"?
Feb 01, 2017

Does Your Body Weight Have a "Set Point"?

Anyone who has ever attempted to lose weight or gain lean body mass knows what it feels like to hit a wall. Maybe you’re a hardgainer who put on a few pounds of muscle only...


Why Your Body Composition Is The Key To Your Health in 2017
Dec 29, 2016

Why Your Body Composition Is The Key To Your Health in 2017

  Editor's Note: This article was graciously written and provided by Dr. Michael Mong, an ophthalmologist and obesity specialist who works with InBody devices. If you have been following this blog for a while, you are...





Your Body and You: A Guide To Body Fat
Dec 08, 2016

Your Body and You: A Guide To Body Fat

The mere mention of body fat conjures images of overweight, beer-bellied men or women with their jelly bellies and thunder thighs. This is why you’ll find thousands of articles about losing body fat, or magazines...


Functional Strength Training: What It Is, Why You Need It, and Exercises to Get Started
Nov 02, 2016

Functional Strength Training: What It Is, Why You Need It, and Exercises to Get Started

We all know injuries can happen in the gym—but how many times have you heard someone say they injured their back carrying heavy luggage or lifting kids? Or tweaked their knee going on a hike...


5 Ways Your Social Networks Can Sculpt Your Fitness
Oct 26, 2016

5 Ways Your Social Networks Can Sculpt Your Fitness

In the pursuit of optimal health and body composition, many are well aware of the traditional foundations of fitness: the ideal diet and exercise plan. It may appear that this approach would be the most...


How to Use the Ketogenic Diet to Improve Body Composition
Oct 20, 2016

How to Use the Ketogenic Diet to Improve Body Composition

Imagine eating thick slabs of bacon with a three-egg omelette (with yolks!) for breakfast almost every day while looking and feeling good at the same time. But wait, aren’t bacon and egg yolks synonymous with...





How Your Daily Stress Can Stop Your Fitness Progress
Oct 12, 2016

How Your Daily Stress Can Stop Your Fitness Progress

Traditionally, the biggest issue that people have had with exercise is not getting enough. If you’re new to the fitness scene, you may not be familiar with the latest industry boogeyman: overtraining. Simply put, there’s...


The Fountain of Youth You've Always Had: Your Muscles
Sep 14, 2016

The Fountain of Youth You've Always Had: Your Muscles

Aging is inevitable. Aging is a state of mind. Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you've had. You probably know these quotes about aging by heart. But admit...


Does Frequency of Training Really Matter?
Sep 08, 2016

Does Frequency of Training Really Matter?

There’s no way around it: exercise matters. Whether your plan is to reach your ideal body composition or maintain a healthy one, regular exercise is going to be one of the building blocks of your...


Intermittent Fasting and Improving Your Body Composition
Aug 24, 2016

Intermittent Fasting and Improving Your Body Composition

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 losing weight or improving...





Deciding Between Bodybuilding and HIIT to Improve Body Composition
Aug 10, 2016

Deciding Between Bodybuilding and HIIT to Improve Body Composition

Let's be honest: deciding to take control of your health is never easy. Still, you've chosen to take that first step towards a healthier you. Along your journey, you found a blog that taught you...


Saying Goodbye to BMI
Jul 14, 2016

Saying Goodbye to BMI

BMI, or Body Mass Index, has long been held as the standard for measuring obesity . But for many years now, BMI has been coming under increased pressure - scrutinized and criticized for its failure...


Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss: Lessons from “The Biggest Loser”
Jun 09, 2016

Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss: Lessons from “The Biggest Loser”

About a month ago, a new study on long-term weight loss and metabolism was published in the journal Obesity. Studies are published in scientific journals all the time with little, if any, public attention. However, this one...


Unpacking Body Composition Lingo
Jun 02, 2016

Unpacking Body Composition Lingo

Just like any other industry, the world of health and fitness comes jammed with lots of technical words and terms once you go past a surface level understanding. It can get confusing fast, and terms...





Weighing the Facts: When Should You Work Out?
May 19, 2016

Weighing the Facts: When Should You Work Out?

Talk to some people about when the best time to work out is, and they’ll swear that mornings are best.  They’ll tell you getting out of bed earlier has all sorts of benefits, like making...


How Time Works Against Your Body and What To Do About It
May 12, 2016

How Time Works Against Your Body and What To Do About It

Ask any financial advisor worth their salt about when you should start saving for retirement and you’ll likely get the same response: as soon as you can, as much as you can. Why? Because the...


How Body Fat Sabotages Your Immune System
May 05, 2016

How Body Fat Sabotages Your Immune System

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that no one likes being sick. When you’re sick, you’re not at your best, and it can feel like the time you spend being sick is...


Why You Need to Know Your Body Fat Percentage
Apr 20, 2016

Why You Need to Know Your Body Fat Percentage

Do you know what your body fat percentage is, right now? Do you know what a healthy body fat percentage is for your gender? Do you know why you should care? Your body fat percentage...





The Effect of Sleep on Your Body Composition
Apr 07, 2016

The Effect of Sleep on Your Body Composition

Today’s world is a busy one.  Technology has connected us more than ever before, but, unfortunately, this means that our responsibilities follow us even closer than ever. Sadly, one casualty of the modern 21st-century lifestyle...


What The “Only 2.7% of Americans Live Healthy Lifestyles” Study Says About Body Fat
Mar 25, 2016

What The “Only 2.7% of Americans Live Healthy Lifestyles” Study Says About Body Fat

New research has been published by the Mayo Clinic, and it is currently making the rounds on the internet in major news channels. It’s not often that something so scholarly enters popular conversation, but the...


Why Tracking Changes in Body Composition Leads To Results
Mar 24, 2016

Why Tracking Changes in Body Composition Leads To Results

How do you track your progress? Do you keep a log of your maximum lifts and try to set personal records every day at the gym? Every time you go out to run, do you...


Your Metabolism and Your Body Composition
Feb 10, 2016

Your Metabolism and Your Body Composition

You probably don’t think about your body composition when you’re thinking about your metabolism. But you should. When you think of your metabolism, you probably think about it in terms of speed: “My metabolism is...





Five Things You Didn’t Know About Muscle and Fat
Jan 27, 2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Muscle and Fat

Your body is a wonderful and complex machine.  Without any conscious direction from you, your body manages to convert food into energy, regulate your body temperature, create new cells, remove waste, and perform thousands of...


How Weight Loss Proves the ROI of Your Wellness Program
Jan 11, 2016

How Weight Loss Proves the ROI of Your Wellness Program

When it comes to showing the effectiveness of corporate wellness programs, showing a positive ROI can be a little tricky. On one hand, you read reports like this one in the Harvard Business Review that trumpet...


How To Increase Sales at Your Nutrition Store with Body Composition
Dec 11, 2015

How To Increase Sales at Your Nutrition Store with Body Composition

Here’s a little story about growing a business in the good old days: Once upon a time, if a customer wanted to buy a product, they went to a store near them that carried the...


Is There an Ideal Body Composition?
Dec 04, 2015

Is There an Ideal Body Composition?

What is the ideal body composition? Hard to say, although questions of what is "ideal" or "perfection" when it comes to human bodies have been around for centuries. Over 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci penned...





Does Muscle Turn Into Fat?
Nov 13, 2015

Does Muscle Turn Into Fat?

“I used to be toned, but then I stopped working out and it all turned to fat.” Sound familiar? It doesn’t seem like it should make sense – that muscle can turn into fat –...


Why Building Lean Mass Is Important for Everyone (even you)
Oct 30, 2015

Why Building Lean Mass Is Important for Everyone (even you)

People have all sorts of reasons for working out and developing Lean Body Mass.  For some, it is because they want to get stronger to better excel in sports.  For others, it’s to build a...


How to Fine Tune Fitness with Body Composition
Oct 23, 2015

How to Fine Tune Fitness with Body Composition

If you ask someone who works out – a client, a friend, anyone really – if they’d like to lose fat or gain muscle, a lot of the time they’ll say, “Both!”  And of course...


How to Use BMR To Hack Your Diet 
Oct 16, 2015

How to Use BMR To Hack Your Diet 

When people decide they want to get into shape, the first thing they typically do is sign up for a gym.  They start off with great excitement, vowing to hit the treadmill or weight room...





Lean Body Mass and Muscle Mass – What's the Difference?
Sep 24, 2015

Lean Body Mass and Muscle Mass – What's the Difference?

Consider the following three statements: “I’m not trying to get huge; I just want to put on five pounds of lean muscle.” “I gained five pounds of lean body mass last month.” “My goal is...


Going Beyond Body Fat Percentage
Sep 02, 2015

Going Beyond Body Fat Percentage

If you’re using body fat percentage to assess your weight, then you’re already ahead of the curve.  Assessing your body composition is a much more sophisticated way to understand your weight and overall health.  However,...


How to Start Changing Your Body Composition, Today
Aug 19, 2015

How to Start Changing Your Body Composition, Today

  If you’re reading this, then somewhere in your mind you’ve already made the decision to change your life for the better. That’s great!  Making the decision to improve your life in a healthy and...


Your Body and You: A Guide to Body Water
Aug 13, 2015

Your Body and You: A Guide to Body Water

  You buy a brand new car.  You’re excited.  You vow to take incredibly good care of it forever.  As part of your promise to your new car, you decide that you’ll never miss an...





Body Composition 101: The Beginner's Guide
Jun 16, 2015

Body Composition 101: The Beginner's Guide

 You've heard about it from people at the gym.  Maybe you read up on some fitness or health blogs, and you’re seeing the term pop up.  Maybe your doctor is suggesting that you get...


Here's What People Said About Body Composition At ACSM 2015
Jun 03, 2015

Here's What People Said About Body Composition At ACSM 2015

We just came back from having a great show at this year’s American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting in San Diego!  It was great getting out from our office in LA and meeting...


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