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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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Finding My Groove Again

By Annie Kragness
How a resurfaced workout playlist sparked this Life Time team member to find fitness — and joy in it — once again.
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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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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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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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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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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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PUMPING IRONY: Robots to the Rescue?

By Craig Cox
The first comprehensive review of U.S. nursing homes in more than 35 years reveals an industry that has done little to improve resident care. And while policymakers talk about reform, everyone else seems to be talking about robots.
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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.
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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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