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The Cognitive Benefits of Cataract Surgery

By Craig Cox
Untreated cataracts could contribute to dementia and depression, according to recent research.
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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4 Adaptogenic Recipes to Try

By Maddie Augustin
Adaptogens can help relieve stress, support your immune system, and even aid your workouts. Try these recipes to get more of these healing herbs in your diet.
a young girl plays the piano

Want Smarter Children? Teach Them Music

By Michael Dregni
Music can shape stronger neural networks, according to a recent study.
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PUMPING IRONY: Working on Purpose

By Craig Cox
I’ve discovered plenty of good reasons for postponing retirement and continuing to pursue purposeful work, but a new study suggests I may have overlooked an important one: It could help prevent a stroke.
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Why Social Bonds Are So Important for Our Health

By Mo Perry
Expert advice on how to deal with loneliness.
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6 Trainer Secrets for Making Meaningful Fitness Progress in 60 Days

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Six Life Time trainers share how they’ve coached their clients to see positive health results in the span of a 60-day program.
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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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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Lithium Orotate Be Used for Everyday Mood Support?

By Henry Emmons, MD
Lithium carbonate is a popular medical treatment for bipolar disorder, but a milder, over-the-counter form of this mineral can be used as a mood stabilizer.
An active, older adult participating in a Pilates class.

5 Pilates Moves to Support Strong Bones

By Callie Fredrickson
Try these Pilates moves designed to strengthen bones and improve function in aging bodies.
An active, older woman in a Pilates class on a Pilates reformer at Life Time.

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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4 Essential Homeopathic Remedies

By Mo Perry
Nux vomica, arnica montana, allium cepa, and gelsemium sempervirens should be part of any at-home homeopathic first-aid kit.
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Does Exercising Help With Anxiety?

By Craig Cox
Yes, according to a recent study — and the more intense the exercise, the more it may help.
Jeimy Bueno Prisby

Why Dance?

With Jeimy Bueno Prisby
Season 5, Episode 15   August 2, 2022

Dance is more than a physically beneficial form of fitness: It evokes happiness, mental relief, and social connection. In this mini episode, Jeimy Bueno Prisby explains why you don’t need to be a “dancer” to enjoy the advantages of moving your body.

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balancing rocks on a desk

PUMPING IRONY: Too Busy to Calm Down?

By Craig Cox
Struggling with a stressful workload in recent weeks, I’m struck by new research describing how chronic stress can accelerate the aging of our immune systems. So, why am I avoiding a proven stress-relief practice?
Woman receiving a massage

What Is Corrective Massage Therapy?

By Jolene Turner
A massage therapist explains this massage technique and how it can support healing in areas of discomfort.
Kristin Neff

Why Self-Compassion is a Learnable Skill — and One We ALL Need

With Kristin Neff, PhD
Season 5, Episode 14   July 26, 2022

Self-compassion is a powerful tool for improving our own well-being and our relationships — yet cultural blocks often dissuade us from practicing this skill. In this episode, Kristin Neff, PhD, shares what self-compassion is, the strong, positive ways it can affect us (and others), and how we can start cultivating more of it in our daily lives.

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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.
a woman applies deodorant

What is the Difference Between Deodorants and Antiperspirants?

By Margret Aldrich
Hoping to avoid body odor? Try clothing made from natural textiles — and make your own healthy deodorant!
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