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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Why Pickleball?

With Ajay Pant
Season 5, Episode 2

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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