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Why Active Metabolic Assessment?

With Anika Christ, CPT, RD
Season 7, Episode 14

The Active Metabolic Assessment, often referred to as an AMA, is a test that assesses your current fitness status and provides data that can inform your fitness program and make your workouts more efficient. Anika Christ, CPT, RD, explains what the AMA is, the data you get from it, why that information is important, and how to use it to tailor your exercise regimen.

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The Downsides of the Sweet Stuff: All About Sugar and Sugar Alternatives

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 7, Episode 12

Sugar is everywhere, and — as with so many things — too much of it is detrimental to our health and well-being. While this is common knowledge for many, most of us are still consuming well more than is recommended, and the topic has gotten even more confusing in recent years with the proliferation of artificial and natural sweeteners. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, explains the body-wide health effects of sugar, the pros and cons of the various types of sweet sources, and how we can be more mindful about sugar’s place in our diets.

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The Surprising Connection Between Your Calves and Heart Health

By Michael Dregni

Referred to as your “second heart,” your calves play a vital role in your cardiovascular health. Here’s how.

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Leaning on a Breast Friend: How Two Women Supported Each Other Through Their Breast Cancer Journeys

With Jayme Zylstra and Becky Attard
Season 7, Episode 10

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States every year, and 2.3 million women worldwide. Every breast cancer story is different, and in this episode, we’re highlighting two — and sharing how these two women connected along their journeys to become “breast friends” and irreplaceable sources of support for one another.

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PUMPING IRONY: Beware of the Chair?

By Craig Cox

A new study suggests that seniors who spend too much time sitting around may be more prone to develop dementia — even if they exercise regularly.

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Why Collagen?

With Anika Christ, RD
Season 7, Episode 7

Collagen is something of a buzzword in the nutrition world of late, yet this nutrient has always been important to our overall health. As our eating patterns have steered toward processed and convenience foods over the past 60 years, our dietary needs for collagen have increased — hence the growing interest in collagen supplementation. Anika Christ, RD, explains what collagen is, its role in our body, and its advantages for health. She also offers guidance around supplementation and supporting your body’s natural production of this nutrient.

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PUMPING IRONY: Still Clueless After All These Years

By Craig Cox

The scientific community continues to struggle to understand how to diagnose and treat long COVID, which can be especially hard on seniors. But some critics believe the answers are hidden in plain sight.

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How to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

With Edward Park, PhD
Season 7, Episode 3

Our brains age just like the rest of our bodies, and just like it’s important to care for our bodies so we can move functionally well for as long as possible, it’s also essential to do everything we can to maintain and support healthy brain function as the years pass by. With the current absence of effective treatment options for most neurological diseases, prevention really is the best treatment for them, and it’s never too early — or too late — to start. Edward Park, PhD, explains what to know about normal and abnormal brain aging, as well as the lifestyle strategies we have control over to support our brain health and help reduce the risk of decline and disease.

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PUMPING IRONY: Puzzling Priorities

By Craig Cox

Medicare is prepared to pay as much as $5 billion a year to cover a new Alzheimer’s drug while ignoring the in-home care needs of seniors with dementia who live alone.

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Be Your Own Best Health Advocate

With Ryan Sutter
Season 7, Episode 1

A Lyme disease diagnosis and accompanying body-wide pain and debilitating fatigue led Ryan Sutter — firefighter, endurance athlete, and Bachelorette alum — to take action to find answers, treatment options, and a path toward wellness. In this episode, Sutter shares his health journey, as well as advice for pushing through challenge, fighting health obstacles, and advocating for your well-being.

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Daymond John on Setting Goals, Leaving a Legacy, and Investing in His Health

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

The entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor shares his inspiring journey from growing up in Queens and launching his multi-billion-dollar streetwear brand FUBU to his recent life-changing cancer diagnosis.

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PUMPING IRONY: Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, and the Unpredictable

By Craig Cox

Cholesterol has long been known for its role in cardiovascular function, but new research suggests it may someday be put to work to hinder the development of Alzheimer’s.

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Good News on the Cancer Front

By Michael Dregni

Here are some positive highlights from the American Cancer Society.

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Can Exercise Mitigate the Effects of Parkinson’s?

By Craig Cox

Bouts of high-intensity exercise may ease the effects of this common neurodegenerative disease, according to a recent study.

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PUMPING IRONY: A Sudden Change of Heart

By Craig Cox

A “hypertensive crisis” flings me into the gaping maw of the conventional healthcare system, where I learn to accept its many foibles — and (sheepishly) embrace its pharmaceutical remedies.

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Arrest and Recovery: Matthew Hurley’s Story

By Experience Life Staff

How one man overcame drug addiction and found peace through serving others.

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How Do You Manage Keratosis Pilaris?

By Jolene Turner

This common skin condition can be frustrating to deal with, but you can address it with this three-step plan.

Healthy Aging and the Brain: 5 Ways to Improve Neuroplasticity

Healthy Aging and the Brain: 5 Ways to Improve Neuroplasticity

By Emily Ewen

The importance of exercising our brains as we age and advice for easy ways to strengthen cognitive functioning.

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Life Time in the News: “His Doctor Said He Wouldn’t Make it to 50 Years Old — So He Lost 230 Pounds”

By Life Time Editorial Team

How a doctor’s visit prompted this Life Time member to start a transformational weight-loss journey.

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PUMPING IRONY: When Cancer Strikes, Start Moving

By Craig Cox

While conventional wisdom tells us that we should rest and recover when cancer strikes, recent research suggests regular exercise may offer more benefits.

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9 Common Reasons to See a Chiropractor

By Dr. Reza Alizadeh

Are you wondering if you should seek chiropractic care? Here’s why many people choose to include it in their routines.

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