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PUMPING IRONY: Forever Young?

By Craig Cox
The latest revelations from a leader in the antiaging industry promise a treatment that could dial back the years, perhaps extending our lifespans indefinitely. But is the goal a longer life or something even more elusive?
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How Much Protein Do I Need?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 6, Episode 5   January 24, 2023

If you ask any of the Life Time dietitians — including this episode’s guest, Paul Krieger, RD, CPT — they’ll note that one of the most important things you can do for your nutrition is make sure you’re consuming enough quality protein. Kriegler explains why this macronutrient is so critical for health, and he shares how much protein you need, what animal and plant sources are the best, and ways to support your body in properly digesting and absorbing it.

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PUMPING IRONY: A Parley With Parkinson’s

By Craig Cox
While I only occasionally wonder whether Parkinson’s awaits me somewhere down the road, recent research provides some calming evidence that lifestyle changes may help keep the disease at bay.
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Live Longer by Increasing Your Exercise Efforts

By Craig Cox
Studies indicate that doubling, and even quadrupling, the government recommendations for exercise can significantly reduce your risk of mortality.
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PUMPING IRONY: Operating Principles

By Craig Cox
U.S. seniors undergo about a million major surgeries every year, often without fully considering the risks. The consequences can be deadly.
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PUMPING IRONY: Just Business as Usual

By Craig Cox
An 18-month congressional investigation turned up plenty of dirt on the FDA’s dealings with Biogen during the agency’s controversial approval of the company’s Alzheimer’s drug, but its recommendations suggest the status quo will likely remain unchanged.
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PUMPING IRONY: “Kinless” but Not Hopeless

By Craig Cox
Growing old without the support of a spouse, children, or siblings can present daunting health challenges, but some who choose that path find it to be more blissful than you might imagine.
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PUMPING IRONY: This Is Your Brain on Junk Food

By Craig Cox
As Big Pharma’s latest Alzheimer’s drug faces renewed skepticism, a new study suggests that avoiding ultraprocessed food may be a more promising approach to maintaining healthy cognitive function as we age.
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PUMPING IRONY: In Hock and Unhealthy

By Craig Cox
A growing proportion of U.S. seniors are struggling with too much debt, and a recent study suggests that it’s making them sick.
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Bobby Jessee’s Success Story

By Experience Life Staff
A man shares how a double-bypass surgery at age 54 inspired him to prioritize his fitness — and how he’s reaping the rewards at 91.
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Healthy Aging and Travel: How to Prioritize Your Well-Being on the Go

By Emily Ewen
Tips from an ARORA-certified trainer on maintaining strength, mobility, and endurance to make your long-term travel goals a reality.
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Paulina Porizkova on Grief, Aging, and Timeless Beauty

By Claire Connors
The author, actress, and iconic supermodel gets real about aging, beauty, and the experiences that shape who we are — and who we become.
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PUMPING IRONY: Buyer Beware

By Craig Cox
Medicare scam artists — and the agency’s own complacency — make the annual enrollment season more hazardous than it needs to be.
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PUMPING IRONY: You Snooze, You Win?

By Craig Cox
Recent research suggests heavy sleepers like me may avoid cognitive dysfunction and multimorbidity as we age — with some notable caveats.
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Does Calorie Restriction Slow Down Aging?

By Frank Lipman, MD 
Recent research indicates that cutting calories after the age of 45 can increase longevity and reduce age-related disease. Learn why and if it's right for you.
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PUMPING IRONY: Hopeful Signs for Troubled Ears?

By Craig Cox
Just as cheaper over-the-counter hearing aids finally become widely available, researchers are trumpeting new approaches to hearing loss that may render those devices unnecessary.
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PUMPING IRONY: Screen Test

By Craig Cox
A landmark study suggests that colonoscopies do not reduce the risk of cancer — or mortality — nearly as much as advertised. That’s welcome news for the millions of seniors who, like me, stubbornly avoid the procedure.
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10 Essentials of Aging Well

By Frank Lipman, MD 
Functional-medicine pioneer Frank Lipman, MD, offers simple strategies to improve how we age.
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What Are the Most Common Signs of Menopause?

By Courtney Helgoe
We explore the six most common symptoms of menopause and offer expert strategies to minimize their impacts.
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What Can I Do to Make Perimenopause and Menopause Easier?

By Courtney Helgoe
It comes down to the basics: regular exercise, good sleep routines, and gut-supporting nutrition.
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What Are Seniors’ Most Common Mental Health Issues?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Depression and physical decline are just two issues many seniors face.
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