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PUMPING IRONY: The Postmortem Muddle

By Craig Cox
While the Federal Trade Commission works to tighten regulations on the funeral industry, which often uses obscure pricing policies to prey on grief-stricken mourners, seniors like me need to start thinking more seriously about how we want to be laid to rest.
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What You Should Know About Menopause

By Courtney Helgoe
This stage of life in a female body is often shrouded in mystery. But it doesn’t have to be.
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The 3 Cs of Lifelong Fitness

By Andrew Heffernan
How consistency, curiosity, and compassion can keep your fitness and health on track for a lifetime.
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PUMPING IRONY: Movement and Memory

By Craig Cox
Physical activity has long been shown to improve cognitive function, but a new study suggests we may be able to modify our workouts to boost specific types of memory.
Renee Main

Why ARORA?

With Renée Main
Season 5, Episode 18   September 20, 2022

Becoming a grandparent, caring for aging parents, getting unfavorable health news, not moving the ways you used to — there are several points in our lives, especially when we get older, when age becomes a front-of-mind topic. To support older adults who want to be healthy and fit as they age, Life Time created the ARORA program. The co-founder, Renée Main, joins us in this mini episode to talk about its genesis and all that it offers to members.

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A group of older people at a table playing a card game together.

Game On!

By Annie Kragness
Card and dice games are coming to Life Time — and an ARORA co-founder shares three reasons getting dealt in is good for your health and well-being.
Life Time member Mike V. and a friend on the tennis court.

Life is Good

By Life Time
91-year-old Life Time member Mike V. shares how he’s learned how to enjoy each day.
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PUMPING IRONY: Zapped!

By Craig Cox
Can we cure dementia by zapping our brains with electrical currents? Some enterprising researchers would certainly like us to think so.
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The Cognitive Benefits of Cataract Surgery

By Craig Cox
Untreated cataracts could contribute to dementia and depression, according to recent research.
Frank Lipman

10 Rules for Aging Well

With Frank Lipman, MD
Season 5, Episode 17   August 26, 2022

Every second of every day, all of us are aging, and yet we often wait to address — or altogether avoid — age-related concerns about our health until we reach a certain point in our years or our capabilities begin to diminish. Frank Lipman, MD, shares 10 essential factors he’s outlined for aging well, emphasizing that it’s never too late — or too early — to start embracing them, and that it’s not as difficult as you might think.

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PUMPING IRONY: Working on Purpose

By Craig Cox
I’ve discovered plenty of good reasons for postponing retirement and continuing to pursue purposeful work, but a new study suggests I may have overlooked an important one: It could help prevent a stroke.
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PUMPING IRONY: A Tough Pill to Swallow

By Craig Cox
The Inflation Reduction Act will make some prescription drugs much more affordable for strapped Medicare beneficiaries. But will it deepen our dependence on Big Pharma?
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Simply Effective: One Woman’s Skincare Evolution

By Renée Main
An ARORA co-founder discovers the value of taking a few basic steps to care for her skin.
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PUMPING IRONY: Class and Cognition

By Craig Cox
A new study suggests that people mired in low-wage jobs for long periods of time may suffer cognitive decline earlier in life than those favored with a more affluent life. My checkered career leaves me wondering where I stand.
An active, older adult participating in a Pilates class.

5 Pilates Moves to Support Strong Bones

By Callie Fredrickson
Try these Pilates moves designed to strengthen bones and improve function in aging bodies.
An active, older woman in a Pilates class on a Pilates reformer at Life Time.

Becoming a Pilates Believer

By Renée Main
The change the cofounder of Life Time’s ARORA program experienced after adding Pilates to her fitness regimen.
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PUMPING IRONY: Epic Fail?

By Craig Cox
Elderly patients are often tagged with a “failure to thrive” label when doctors simply don’t want to spend the time and energy to determine a specific diagnosis. While leading geriatricians continue to argue against the designation, others point to its more salutary effects.
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Active, Healthy, Social: 5 Benefits of ARORA

By Emily Ewen
A few Life Time members share what they love about the latest programming for active, older adults and how they participate in this growing community.
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PUMPING IRONY: Is It Time for a New Take on Dementia?

By Craig Cox
As Big Pharma continues to flail away on the Alzheimer’s front, new research increasingly turns toward identifying lifestyle changes that can lower the risk of falling prey to the disease.
Woman taking a break from workout.

Does Sweating Change With Age?

By Margret Aldrich
From birth to puberty to perimenopause and menopause in women, sweating changes a lot.
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PUMPING IRONY: Easy Pickings

By Craig Cox
Some 5 million elderly Americans fall prey to scam artists each year, and those who struggle to maintain social connections may be more vulnerable than most. A new evaluation program designed to measure an individual’s ability to make good choices could offer some help.
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