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Looking at Health From the Inside-Out

By Emily Ewen

How one Life Time team member’s stroke taught him the importance of knowing the full picture of his health — and what he wants you to know about it too.

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Exercising Safely with Parkinson’s Disease

By Emily Ewen

Consistent exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s. Experts weigh in on how to get the best results.

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PUMPING IRONY: The Disease of Disconnection

By Craig Cox

While physical frailty among seniors has been well documented, recent research suggests that social frailty may be even more prevalent — and lead to similar health issues.

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Strength, Mobility, Balance: Introducing ARORA Fit

By Emily Ewen

A Q&A with the creators of the new signature group training format that’s designed for active older adults.

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5 Surprising Factors to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

By Michael Dregni

Eating well, prioritizing sleep, and exercising help to protect against dementia, but there are other several other factors that play an important role as well. Learn more.

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PUMPING IRONY: Swamped?

By Craig Cox

Seniors living in “food swamps” — communities dominated by convenience stores, fast-food outlets, and other purveyors of unhealthy fare — may be more susceptible to strokes, according to a new study. Call me skeptical.

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6 Strategies to Manage Chronic Inflammation

By Mo Perry

Inflammation is highly responsive to diet and lifestyle interventions, which can help our bodies cool down and our immune systems become better regulated. Focusing on these six behaviors can make a difference.

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What Is Inflammation?

With Gregory Plotnikoff, MD
Season 6, Episode 15

Inflammation is a natural bodily response that is essential in acute circumstances — we need it to happen we get a paper cut or if we’re fighting a head cold. Its harmful effects occur, however, when it becomes chronic and systemic. Functional-medicine practitioner Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, shares what to know about inflammation, including what causes it, how it impacts our health, ways we can test for it, and proactive steps we can take in our daily lives to tame it.

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5 Moves You’ll See in ARORA Tai Chi

By Emily Ewen

Learn about the benefits of this practice — and a few of the moves you’ll do in class.

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PUMPING IRONY: Worrisome Advice?

By Craig Cox

Anxiety disorders are pervasive among the Medicare set, so why is the government counseling doctors to screen only younger patients?

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PUMPING IRONY: Every Breath You Take

By Craig Cox

While air quality nationwide has improved markedly since the turn of the century, recent research highlights the cognitive damage that even low levels of pollution can exact on the aging brain.

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PUMPING IRONY: Take Two Bean Sprouts and Call Me in the Morning

By Craig Cox

More than a half century after health-food activists began promoting the notion that food is medicine, public and private initiatives are finally taking shape. But formidable obstacles — some political, some institutional, and some purely personal — loom on the horizon.

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PUMPING IRONY: Eat Less, Live Longer?

By Craig Cox

The latest longevity research suggests that calorie restriction may slow the pace of aging, but questions about the design of these types of studies — and the threat of sparking eating disorders — muddle its conclusions.

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PUMPING IRONY: The Price of Prevention

By Craig Cox

Barely one in three U.S. seniors is vaccinated against shingles, despite their vulnerability to the often-dangerous virus. One reason for their hesitancy became all too clear when I got the bill for my shot.

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4 Fitness Markers to Evaluate Your Health

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Are you aging well? Try out these four fitness tests that have been linked to a reduced mortality risk.

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PUMPING IRONY: Don’t Just Sit There, Do Something!

By Craig Cox

Sitting may be the new smoking, but recent research suggests that what you happen to be doing while parked in a chair — or on the couch — may mitigate its effect on your aging brain.

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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

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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