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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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By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Metabolism peaks in infancy, according to a recent study.
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By Nicole Radziszewski
Three fitness practices that can support your metabolic function — no "hacking" required.
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By Jill Patton
Our society’s obsession with dieting can damage our health. These eight strategies can help.
Paul Kriegler

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.

Samantha McKinney and Lindsay Ogden

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.

Samantha McKinney

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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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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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
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.
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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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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.
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