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5-Minute Meditation to Prepare for Sleep

By Life Time
Let go of the day and invite in relaxation with this guided meditation.
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Changing Lives

By Jill Patton, FMCHC and Craig Cox and
For these eight Life Time members, choosing fitness changed everything.
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What Is Homeopathy?

By Mo Perry
Treating mild ailments with homeopathic medicine is becoming more mainstream in U.S. healthcare. Learn how it works, and how to make it part of your own healthcare toolkit.
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How to Talk About Mental Health — and Ask for Help

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
The key? Understanding and overcoming the stigma surrounding mental health.
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How to Treat Postconcussion Syndrome

By Michael Dregni
About 20 percent of people who sustain a traumatic brain injury have postconcussion syndrome — symptoms that last for months or even years. Here are three therapies that may help.
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Rethinking Nutrition . . . for Real

By Renée Main
After years of quick-fix dieting, the cofounder of the ARORA program finally progressed toward her health goals when she made healthy eating a lifestyle.
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Gardens That Heal: Q&A With Juliet Blankespoor

By Marco Dregni
Herbs like basil, thyme, fennel, mint, and more can be used in cooking — and in herbal medicine.
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PUMPING IRONY: Dying to Get Better

By Craig Cox
A trip to hospice typically means you’ve given up on life. But what if you could receive in-home palliative care while still pursuing treatments for your afflictions? A Medicare pilot program suggests it could prolong lives — and save the agency money.
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Is Doing Housework Good for Your Brain?

By Craig Cox
Vacuuming and cleaning windows may help our cognition and attention spans, according to a recent study.
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PUMPING IRONY: When Pondering Old Age, Think Positive

By Craig Cox
Cultural messages about the perils of old age often make it tempting to assume the worst about what lies ahead, but a new book argues that an upbeat view of aging can actually lead to a longer, more fulfilling life.
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Why Omega-3s?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 9   June 14, 2022

Without sufficient intake of omega-3s, our health can suffer: We might experience more inflammation, our cell signaling may be inhibited, and our cognitive health can take a hit. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why omega-3s are so essential and offers advice on how we can support our bodies with optimal amounts of this fatty acid.

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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 4 Strategies to Filter Out Fear

By Henry Emmons, MD
Being afraid is natural — but here are some ways to keep fear from controlling you.
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More Than a Water Workout

By Annie Kragness
How one team member’s mom has found her community, her class, her place at Life Time.
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Can Exercise Build Brain “Muscle”?

By Michael Dregni
Yes, according to recent research — and it might also help reduce the neuroinflammation connected with Alzheimer's.
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New USDA “Bioengineered” Food Label: What You Need to Know

By Casie Leigh Lukes
Here are some of the loopholes and exemptions you might know about.
Henry Emmons

Struggling With Stress: Why It’s So Prevalent + What You Can Do

With Henry Emmons, MD
Season 5, Episode 8   June 7, 2022

More so than ever, rates of stress are high: Many of us are experiencing it at great intensities and for far too long. Henry Emmons, MD, talks about the impact of stress on the body, including how it influences our wired responses and how it can trigger mental-health issues like depression and anxiety — and shares tangible things we can do in the short- and long-term to support our bodies in and when recovering from times of stress.

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Are We Half Human and Half Microbe?

By Courtney Helgoe
Many experts have noted that our bacterial cells outnumber our human ones by about 10:1, but according to recent research, it might be more like 1:1.
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PUMPING IRONY: The Downsizing Dilemma

By Craig Cox
COVID, interest rates, and a tight housing market have dampened the appeal of downsizing for many empty nesters. But that only partially explains why we’re adding a second bathroom 10 years after the kids moved away.
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An ARORA Transformation

By Renée Main
How a career shift to leading Life Time’s active aging initiative transformed one Life Time executive’s own health and well-being.
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4-Minute Meditation for Stress Release

By Life Time
Use this guided breathing exercise to let go of stress and anxiety and take in stillness and calm.
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