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Is Exercise More Important Than Weight Loss For a Longer Life?

By Michael Dregni
When it comes to longevity, regular exercise may be more important than weight loss, according to a recent study.
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Aging Active and Fit: Introducing ARORA-Certified Personal Training

By Emily Ewen
A Life Time training expert on everything you need to know about the new ARORA personal-training certification — and the healthy-aging benefits it can offer you.
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PUMPING IRONY: Total Recall

By Craig Cox
The thousands of retirees lured back into the workforce by companies desperate for workers are experiencing the kind of job security they could only dream of in pre-pandemic times. They may also be accruing some surprising neurological benefits.
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PUMPING IRONY: A Formula for Frailty

By Craig Cox
An outing with an elderly friend seems to corroborate recent research weighing the impact of social isolation on the physical fitness of seniors.
Ajay Pant

Why Pickleball?

With Ajay Pant
Season 5, Episode 2   April 26, 2022

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America — but why? Ajay Pant shares the reasons the sport has exploded in popularity and what it is about the game that hooks players of all ages and experience levels once they give it a try.

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PUMPING IRONY: Home Healthcare Shakeup: Palliative or Predatory?

By Craig Cox
Health-insurance conglomerates are gobbling up home-healthcare companies, despite the industry’s inability to attract and retain workers. Early signs suggest that few of the benefits of these mergers will accrue to caregivers and their elderly clients.
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Can Exercise Curb Cancer

By Craig Cox
A 12-week exercise regimen suppressed the growth of prostate-cancer cells, according to a recent study.
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PUMPING IRONY: Unsettled by Snoozing?

By Craig Cox
Could regular daytime napping be a precursor to dementia — or even a sign that the disease has already taken hold? A new take on what has generally been considered a salutary practice creates some concerns, despite its caveats. I’m going to try not to lose any sleep over it.
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PUMPING IRONY: Desperate Measures

By Craig Cox
Biogen, the maker of the controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, last week released the long-awaited results of two clinical trials — which promptly raised more questions than they answered.
Two mature adult women smiling while talking in a health club.

How to Meet a Workout Partner — and Be a Better One Yourself

By Emily Ewen
The benefits of finding your fitness community, how to meet friends to exercise with, and tips for being a supportive workout partner.
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PUMPING IRONY: On Memory and Forgetting

By Craig Cox
Concerned about my septuagenarian friend’s sudden memory lapse, I was comforted by new research suggesting that a little forgetfulness may not be a bad thing.
A group of mature adults in the pool doing water aerobics.

Which ARORA Class Is Right for You?

By Emily Ewen
Learn more about Life Time’s latest collection of fitness classes designed for healthy aging — and find the one that best fits your goals.
Mary Weenig

7 Moves You’ll See in ARORA Chair Yoga

By Callie Fredrickson
Embrace the added support of a chair as you go through these gentle yoga movements.
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PUMPING IRONY: Better Late Than Never

By Craig Cox
It’s no secret that regular exercise can lower your risk of a heart attack, but new research suggests that the same salutary benefits may apply to those who wait until they hit 70 to start moving.
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PUMPING IRONY: The Price Is Not Right

By Craig Cox
New polling suggests that Americans — especially seniors — are more stressed than ever about the cost of healthcare. While policymakers struggle in vain to adjust the dynamics that fuel those costs, some of us have chosen to minimize our reliance on the broken system.
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PUMPING IRONY: Rushing to Retire

By Craig Cox
The older workers who are fueling the Great Resignation represent a daunting challenge to employers — and the economy — while remaining a mystery to this retirement-averse boomer.
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Can Taking a Walk Help the Aging Brain?

By Craig Cox
Regular walks can help improve the brain's white matter, according to a recent study.
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PUMPING IRONY: Dying to Lose Weight

By Craig Cox
A new survey suggests that dieting for weight loss remains the preferred approach among women who are displeased with their bodies, even as evidence mounts that cutting calories — especially for older women — may do more harm than good.
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Metabolism Changes With Age — Just Not When You Might Think

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Metabolism peaks in infancy, according to a recent study.
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Discover ARORA

By Molly Schelper
Learn all about Life Time’s latest collection of activities designed for those who want to stay active, healthy, and social as they age.
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How Super-Agers Avoid Dementia

By Craig Cox
Genes play a role, but so do lifestyle factors, according to a recent study of centenarians.
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