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Get Your Glow On: A Q&A With Chef Ryan Dodge

By Anjula Razdan
We talk to Life Time executive chef Ryan Dodge about his food philosophy, food that is alive, and LifeCafe’s Coffee Crunch Energy Bites.
A selection of items for Life Time's back-to-school guide

Your Guide to Back-to-School Snacks

By Life Time
Finding grab-and-go snacks that are both healthy and yummy is not a parent’s easiest task. Save time and mental anguish this back-to-school season by picking up these snacks from your favorite local market.
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How to Get Past Self-Loathing

By Shefali Tsabary, MD
In her new book, A Radical Awakening, Dr. Shefali talks about the difference between authenticity and goodness — and how to learn to love ourselves.
A pasta and veggie dish by chef Jose Andres

Pasta With Eggplant and Chickpeas

By José Andrés
This plant-based, vegetable-heavy meal from Chef José Andrés can be modified with a variety of spices depending on what you have in your pantry.
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8 Tips for Toxin-Free Clothing

By Experience Life Staff
Here are eight ways to avoid toxic dyes, pesticides, and even formaldehyde in your clothing.
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Roasted Tomato Salsa

By Cary Neff
A mix of vegetables, herbs, and spices make this classic tomato salsa recipe endlessly customizable.
A woman with a medical mask on stares out the window.

Op-Ed: A Moment of Pause About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

By Molly Tynjala
An Experience Life staffer who recently received the J&J vaccine writes about her reaction to the news that the vaccine is being temporarily paused and investigated in connection to a rare blood-clotting disorder.
Several women are peacefully protesting with signs.

COMING CLEAN: The Unlikely Activist

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor talks about how activism has helped — and challenged — her mental health.
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PUMPING IRONY: A Long-Term Rehab Project

By Craig Cox
COVID has drawn fresh attention to our broken long-term-care system, sparking some ambitious government initiatives. But recent research suggests there’s much more work to be done.
Someone left the keys in the refrigerator.

PUMPING IRONY: A Detour on the Road to Dementia?

By Craig Cox
The latest thinking on Alzheimer’s disease suggests we may slow its development with diet and lifestyle shifts, but a recent harrowing experience has me wondering whether my brain is already too far gone — or if I just need to pay better attention to what I’m doing.
Two birds over a couple of orange halves.

PUMPING IRONY: Reunion

By Craig Cox
Like many empty nesters, I often wonder what role I should be playing in my adult children’s lives. An unexpected visit from our daughter after months of silence provided some clarity.
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PUMPING IRONY: Destined for Diabetes?

By Craig Cox
A prediabetes diagnosis can trigger all sorts of nightmarish scenarios, but mounting evidence suggests that seniors are a lot less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than we’ve been led to believe.
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PUMPING IRONY: An ER for the Elderly

By Craig Cox
A promising wave of geriatric emergency departments, designed to cut hospital costs and better accommodate seniors, has been slowed by a lack of support from insurers — including Medicare.
A person with a COVID vaccine card gives the thumbs-up.

PUMPING IRONY: O Lucky Man!

By Craig Cox
I’ve never won a contest of any sort in my life, so when I got word that I’d been chosen to receive a COVID vaccine, I figured there must be some mistake.
Coach Anika and a plate of healthy food.

5 Secrets to Fat Loss

By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
In this webinar, Coach Anika walks through five areas to focus on for weight-loss progress post-2020.

Your Questions, Answered: What Are Some Simple Things I Can Do for My Gut Health?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Most of us have heard that good digestive health is key to overall health. While there are a lot of approaches to consider, there are a few new non-negotiables to start with.
Older woman talking to someone.

5 Ways to Stay Connected While Confined

By Craig Cox
Loneliness can present a real health threat — especially for the elderly — but everywhere you look, people are finding new ways to engage with one another.
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Your Questions, Answered: How Big of a Deal is Alcohol When it Comes to My Fitness Goals?

By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Here’s how a Life Time dietitian approaches this subject with clients.
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Your Questions, Answered: Digestive Enzymes — Do I Need Them?

By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Because our natural production or function of digestive enzymes and acids can be blunted for various reasons, many people may feel and function better when supplementing with enzymes.
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