Months before a bodybuilding competition, male bodybuilders usually aim to cut body fat as low as 3-4 percent body fat for that shredded look, while their female counterparts go as low as 8-9% for that beautiful, lean physique. This has led many to believe that their body fat levels should fall between the same percentages as bodybuilders. Is this healthy? Let's find out!
You’ve probably heard or read about how you can survive for weeks without food but that you can only survive for days without water. Your parents probably told you repeatedly when you were young to drink at least eight cups of water a day. Water is known to help cleanse out the toxins in your body and to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. But what role does water play when it comes to body composition?
While most of us are predominantly preoccupied with total body weight, body fat percentage, or even BMI, total body water and hydration status are often overlooked.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes recently or want to prevent diabetes because it runs in your family, you’ve probably gone through countless websites and online forums on what to eat but still feel lost and overwhelmed.
What food can you eat if you're a diabetic?
This article is written and designed to make you feel less overwhelmed when making diet and nutrition decisions that are “diabetes-friendly”. Overall, you’ll learn about the right food choices for people with diabetes and eventually stop second-guessing your meal plans.
For many people, being on a certain diet is the norm these days. After all, food fuels our bodies from the inside out and it has the power to heal (or destroy) us. For some, butter is the enemy, but for others, it is the foundation of their high-fat diet. Others have sworn to shun carbs for the rest of their lives because it’s what they consider the healthiest.
This article will dive deeper into the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) — what it is, what the experts have to say about it, and recent established research findings of the diet and its role in improving body composition.
For body composition devices using Direct Segmental Multifrequency-BIA technology (DSM-BIA), you can also track other valuable outputs like your skeletal muscle mass, body water distribution, segmental readings, and phase angle values.
Although your body fat percentage can be a strong indicator of your overall health and current state of your body composition, the aforementioned outputs are equally useful metrics that can help predict or detect health issues.
In this article, let’s go beyond the usual discussions on body fat and muscle mass when it comes to body composition. Embrace your inner Sherlock and read on to uncover one of the most valuable outputs provided by a huge chunk of today’s BIA devices — your Phase Angle (PhA).
Read on to uncover some common threads and insights from recent research that can truly help women who want to feel better and stronger.
In this article, you’ll learn several important gender differences in terms of anatomy and physiology, and how these differences can impact your training and nutrition decisions, minus the bro science, of course (why isn’t there such a thing as sis science?). Let’s get into it!
You thought you’ve overcome overeating for good, yet it turns out that you’re back to square one when it comes to getting your cravings under control.
Why is it so hard to break out of this cycle?
Is there a way to kick this ceaseless habit for good?
Does it have to do with self control and having an endless supply of willpower?
Or is there some otherworldly, mystical force that you need to tap on in order to break free from binge-eating episodes?
To help us figure out if it’s sorcery or science, this article is divided into two parts.
A lot of non-designers tend to assume that a graphic designer’s job is easy. Anyone can come up with a logo or design a flyer, right? Heck, someone’s nephew (who likes to draw since he was five and the only artist in the family!) can supposedly get the job done in a couple of hours.
But is it that simple really?
Whether you’re a student who’s thinking about dabbling in graphic design once you get out of school or you’re already in your 30s and would love to switch careers, look no further for the ultimate guide on how to become a graphic designer.
This guide will help jumpstart your lead generation efforts by ensuring that your leads are more qualified and properly nurtured before the official hand-off to your sales team.
This guide is divided into three digestible sections:
Why Lead Qualification and Scoring Matters
A Primer on How to Qualify Leads
Qualifying Sales-Ready Lead with Lead Scoring
As a marketer or business owner, what can you do to make a good first impression and keep visitors engaged on your web page? For many, a marketing video is a powerful solution.
When done well, it can rake in record-breaking sales. When done badly, it can hurt your conversion rates.
As previously discussed in an article we published about how much muscle you can gain in a month, the three main pillars of muscle growth are: nutrition, exercise, and hormones.
In this article, we’ll put the spotlight on nutrition — muscle building nutrition to be specific, and address your most frequently asked questions about what to eat in order to gain muscle.
Let’s get started!
Whether you’re a professional athlete training for next season or a self-proclaimed newbie who simply wants to get fit and healthy, an in-depth understanding of your body composition is crucial in helping you track real progress of your lifestyle changes.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at one of most valuable outputs in the InBody result sheet — Segmental Analysis.
Despite your efforts to keep your email personalized and useful, some subscribers won’t be bothered to open or click, no matter how flawless your new email template looks or how many cat photos you’ve included as attachments.
It’s a lot like romantic relationships. There’s the honeymoon phase when you can’t seem to stomach the thought of being apart from your new lover for more than a day. Eventually, the interest wanes from both parties as the relationship progresses.
Now that the honeymoon phase is over and the “spark” isn’t there anymore, should you give up?
Getting enough fiber will allegedly reduce your risk of certain cancers, lower your soaring blood sugar levels, and help with weight loss as it supposedly makes you feel full longer. In other words, fiber is magic and should be given the same amount of adoration that we shower antioxidants and the rest of the nutritional superstars with.
Yet when was the last time you fact-checked fiber’s claims to fame? What if we dig deeper into recent scientific literature to learn more about fiber?
In this article, we’ll put fiber in the limelight and sort myths from facts. While mainstream beliefs will tell you that adding lots of fiber to your daily diet is key to good health, let’s figure out if fiber is truly worth the hype, especially when it comes to sustainable weight loss and improving your body composition.