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Why Strength Training Can Be One of the Fastest Ways to Get Results

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Five benefits of this type of exercise effort.
Frank Lipman

10 Rules for Aging Well

With Frank Lipman, MD
Season 5, Episode 17   August 26, 2022

Every second of every day, all of us are aging, and yet we often wait to address — or altogether avoid — age-related concerns about our health until we reach a certain point in our years or our capabilities begin to diminish. Frank Lipman, MD, shares 10 essential factors he’s outlined for aging well, emphasizing that it’s never too late — or too early — to start embracing them, and that it’s not as difficult as you might think.

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Do You Need a Heart-Rate Monitor?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Are these devices really worth it? A Life Time trainer shares the influence they can have on your training regimen and outcomes.
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How to Increase Your VO2 Score

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
And why it's a marker for you to care about.
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Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real  Thing?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Learn about this energy-depleting hormonal condition.
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Kaltun Karani ‘s Success Story

By Kaltun Karani
How relinquishing a numbers-focused approach to health and wellness helped one woman reconnect with her body and its needs.
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Advice From a Trainer: 5 Tips for a Successful D.TOX

By The Life Time Training Team
The top strategies for success this trainer learned after going through the Life Time D.TOX program multiple times.
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PUMPING IRONY: Dying to Lose Weight

By Craig Cox
A new survey suggests that dieting for weight loss remains the preferred approach among women who are displeased with their bodies, even as evidence mounts that cutting calories — especially for older women — may do more harm than good.
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Metabolism Changes With Age — Just Not When You Might Think

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Metabolism peaks in infancy, according to a recent study.
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3 Fitness Practices to Support Your Metabolism

By Nicole Radziszewski
Three fitness practices that can support your metabolic function — no "hacking" required.
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8 Ways to Resist Diet Culture and Embrace Weight-Neutral Health

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Our society’s obsession with dieting can damage our health. These eight srategies can help.
Paul Kriegler

Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, LD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 12   November 30, 2021

Intermittent fasting is referred to in various terms — 16:8, alternate-day fasting, 5:2, time-restricted eating. But even if you’re simply just choosing to wait to eat until your first hunger pang, this practice can result in some significant and positive health effects when done thoughtfully. Paul Kriegler, RD, LD, CPT, walks through the different methods of this dietary approach, including the benefits it can provide and guidance for those interested in trying it.

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Straight From the Coaches: Your Health & Fitness Questions, Answered

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT & Lindsay Ogden, CPT
Season 4, Episode 7   October 19, 2021

What do I do if I’m not seeing results? How often do I need to exercise? How many calories should I be eating? Life Time coaches Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, and Lindsay Ogden, CPT, join us to answer the most common health and fitness questions they hear from our members — including these ones and more.

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Samantha McKinney

Thyroid Health: How to Identify Imbalances + Tips for Support

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 4, Episode 5   October 5, 2021

Thyroid issues are prevalent: An estimated one in seven people are affected, with even more suffering from an imbalance — and many not even aware that their thyroid is behind their symptoms. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares the signals our thyroid might be sending us, the tests to ask for, and the lifestyle habits we can implement in our daily lives to nourish and support our thyroids.

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What to Do When You’ve Fallen “Off the Wagon”

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
We all experience bumps in the road when going after health goals. Here’s how to make sure it remains a bump and not a derailment.
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Why Do Some Women Gain Weight on the Keto Diet?

By Sara Gottfried, MD
In her new book, Women, Food, and Hormones, Sara Gottfried, MD, discusses the keto paradox and why a traditional keto diet tends to work better in men than in women.
Megan Larsen with her horse

Megan Larsen’s Success Story

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.

How Procrastination Can Sabotage Your Weight-Loss Goals

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Plus, five ways to stop delaying your health and fitness efforts.
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Added Sugar Doubles Liver-Fat Production

By Molly Tynjala
Even moderate amounts of added sugar in our diets can negatively affect our liver, according to a recent study.
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A Holistic Approach to Health — and Weight Loss

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 1   September 7, 2021

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.

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