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Megan Larsen with her horse
By Megan Larsen
When Megan Larsen traded her sedentary suburban life for a rural hobby farm, she lost 170 pounds and was able to climb back in the saddle.
A woman distracted on her phone during an attempt to work out at home.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Plus, five ways to stop delaying your health and fitness efforts.
measuring spoons with the tablespoon filled with sugar
By Molly Tynjala
Even moderate amounts of added sugar in our diets can negatively affect our liver, according to a recent study.
Coach Anika's headshot on a background image of various healthy foods and exercise equipment.

When it comes to building optimal health — including goals like losing weight — fitness and nutrition are often the two main factors that are associated with results. But there are many other lifestyle behaviors that influence your ability to reach and sustain your goals. Anika Christ, RD, CPT, joins us to take a comprehensive look, offering strategies for better health as a whole — and weight loss as a byproduct.

A woman smiling while eating avocado toast in the kitchen.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time coach shares the dos and don’ts she’s seen make the difference for clients when embarking on a new fitness or nutrition plan.
An illustration of a man walking up a staircase.
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
While one-habit-at-a-time methods can be useful for some, many times a more holistic overhaul may be a more successful approach for getting you to your goal.
A side-by-side image of a woman — in one image she's drinking water, in the other she's working out at the club.
By The Life Time Training Team
Time and time again, our coaches see these five elements as being key to those seeking a weight-loss transformation.
An illustration of a runner crossing a finish line.
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Four reasons to work finish lines consistently into your health and fitness approach.
An illustration of a person standing on a InBody scale.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
If you have a weight-loss goal, you probably want to look outside of the traditional bathroom scale to assess your success.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
If you feel like you have healthy habits but are still struggling with your body composition goals, evaluating these signs will help you determine if your thyroid hormones might be the barrier.
A stressed man rubbing his eyes at work.
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Plus, how a Life Time dietitian overcame her own adrenal fatigue.
A woman rubbing her eyes, stressed while at work.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Signals not to be ignored that show your stress might be negatively affecting you in deeper ways than you realize.
Samantha McKinney

Metabolism is more complex than simply being “fast” or “slow” or controlled by exercise. There are many things we can do in our daily lives to optimize it. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares how to build the foundation for a healthy metabolism, as well as ways to dig deeper if you’re not seeing results or feeling your best.

A ban looking at his upper body after getting dressed in front of the mirror.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Plus, six lifestyle steps to help aid you in losing it.
An illustration of macro-containing foods, including bread, fish, and a protein shake.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Protein, fat, and carbs are three main components of any diet. Learn how the balance of them can influence your health and weight-loss goals.
A woman smiling, walking outside with four letter M's over the image.
By Lindsay Ogden, CPT
Looking to make lasting health changes? Take these four factors into account for meaningful, sustainable progress.
Coach Anika and a plate of healthy food.
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
In this webinar, Coach Anika walks through five areas to focus on for weight-loss progress post-2020.
A compilation of three images, including a person on a treadmill, a barbell, and a plate of salmon, broccoli and rice.
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Advice from Life Time members who used the 60day Challenge to make positive progress to their health in a challenging year.
illustration of a man with sugar laden foods circling about his head
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A realistic guide to spotting hidden sugars and lessening the consumption in your diet.
an illustration of healthy foods, weights and metal water bottles
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Going after a weight-loss goal this New Year or looking to establish healthier habits post-holiday? Try these five tried and tested strategies.
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By Mark Hyman, MD
Dr. Mark Hyman shares the seven-day program he uses to help thousands improve their health, drop unwanted pounds and transform their eating habits for good.
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