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By Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT
Learn how to reduce your body’s stress response in Part One of this three-part series.
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By Michael Dregni
A recent study suggests we might want to limit our sugar intake.
Katia Smirnov holding a glass
By Katia Smirnov
When one woman began investigating ingredients in her food, she found preservatives, chemicals, and hormones she wasn’t expecting. Her decision to prioritize organic whole foods improved her mood, weight, and overall well-being.
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By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of cavities — and what you can do about them.
Marcus Samuelsson

Food provides a window into our culture. Celebrated chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about the soul of American food, specifically Black food traditions, and how the origins of what and how we cook both influences and connects us.

A pamphlet for Medicare
By Craig Cox
Navigating the Medicare enrollment process should be easy. It is not.
A content looking gray-haired woman looking out the window.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Debunking common misconceptions about this inevitable phase.
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By Henry Emmons, MD
Discover how to create heart-rate coherence for a greater sense of calm.
A puzzle based on the $100 bill
By Craig Cox
Financial stress during middle age can create physical pain in your later years, according to a new study. My own family’s experience suggests healing is possible.
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By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of bad breath — and what you can do about it.
two women talk in an office type setting
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Credentials, cost, and length of treatment are just a few factors to consider when finding a therapist.
illustration of a mouth and all the symptoms that stem from it
By Mo Perry
Oral health is intricately connected to the rest of the body. Here's why it matters — and how to read those niggling mouth symptoms.
Lindsay Byrd in a Life Time club.
By Life Time and HOKA ONE ONE
How maintaining a consistent fitness and movement routine has helped improve Life Time member Lindsay Byrd’s physical and mental well-being.
headshot of Marcus Samuelson
By Courtney Helgoe
The celebrated chef talks about Black food traditions, community kitchens, and the soul of American food.
A woman with a medical mask on stares out the window.
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.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor talks about how activism has helped — and challenged — her mental health.
A stethoscope on a check from the United States Treasury
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.
A stressed man rubbing his eyes at work.
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Plus, how a Life Time dietitian overcame her own adrenal fatigue.
Desmond Howard and David Freeman
By David Freeman
A Life Time team member shares highlights from his conversation with the NFL veteran and Heisman Trophy winner.
a woman sits on a couch looking out a window
By Henry Emmons, MD
How to get yourself going without beating yourself up.
a variety of supplements and green leaves
By Mo Perry
Many people who have had COVID-19 still experience chronic issues. We talked to several functional-medicine doctors, and here's what they recommend.
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