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By Mo Perry
Alcohol seems to affect us all differently — and even affect our own bodies differently over time. Here are answers to some of your questions about booze and the body.
a man holds avocados over his eyes like a mask
By Experience Life Staff
Small, satisfying food moments can bring big, valuable pleasure to our lives.
A woman and children baking together.
By Julie Dulude
Based on learnings from her own healing journey, best-selling cookbook author Danielle Walker shares tips for enjoying seasonal gatherings when dealing with food intolerances or allergies.
head shot of Justin Baldoni
By Kaelyn Riley
Actor, director, and author Justin Baldoni on showing up as your vulnerable, strong, and authentic self.
a massage therapist places her hands on a client's stomach
By Mo Perry
Massage can lower cortisol levels and enhance dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, all of which helps with pain relief.
a hand holds a flower in water
By Henry Emmons, MD
Smell, touch, and sound can help cultivate resilience. Here's how.
colorful cutouts of people shapes in a group
By Amy C. Waninger
10 terms to know when it comes to gender identity, including "genderqueer," "assigned gender," and "gender confirmation."
a woman receives a massage
By Mo Perry
Stimulating the peripheral nerves with massage can switch the nervous system into rest-and-relaxation mode.
a woman stretches using a large stability ball
By Craig Cox
A recent study explores the reciprocal relationship between exercise and purpose.
Anika Christ

Vitamin D is the most common micronutrient deficiency — but it’s also one that we can prevent with relative ease. In this mini episode, Anika Christ, RD, CPT, explains why vitamin D is critical to our health, including its role in immunity, and offers ways we can make sure our bodies get optimal levels.

A woman in her kitchen scooping supplement powder into a blender.
By Molly Schelper
A four-step plan for solidifying healthy behaviors despite the obstacles of this time of year.
a woman with gray hair holds warrior 2 in her living room
By Michael Dregni
The keys to working out as we get older? Build slowly, allow enough time for recovery, and be kind to yourself.
a woman drinks coffee sitting in bed while looking out a window
By Michael Dregni
Sleep timing may lower risk of major depression by as much as 23 percent, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry.
hot stones are placed on a person's back
By Mo Perry
From acupressure to myofascial release to trigger-point therapy, here are various forms of massage — and what they are good for.
a man with a gray beard and hair paints a refinished dresser
By Craig Cox
Recent research suggests older folks can be quick to assist others while neglecting their own well-being. The solution may involve learning the difference between being nice and being kind.
a man sits by a mountain lake meditating
By Michael Dregni
Here are six ways to get over the mental barriers to working out.
a person receives a head massage
By Mo Perry
Shiatsu-style massage and craniosacral therapy can help with chronic headaches.
a composite of Larry Pravblek at Life Time and with his family
By Larry Prablek
After a frightening bout with COVID-19, an ER doctor recommits to his fitness routine.
people hold hands in a circle
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Individual therapy sessions are great for mental-health support, but group therapy also offers a variety of unique advantages.
a senior couple rides their park along on park trail
By Michael Dregni
One of our greatest misconceptions is that we reach peak fitness when we're young, and then it’s all downhill. Here are fitness tips for life — no matter your age.
Nora McInerny

At one point or another in all our lives, we will all go through hard things. We typically can’t prepare for them and they can catch us off guard, and yet we often often judge ourselves for how we react or behave in those moments — and after. Nora McInerny, author, podcast creator, and public speaker, joins us in this episode to talk about how to cope during those times, the ways they shape and change us, and why we can never move on or go back, but we can move forward.

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