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Expert Answers: Do You Need Sodium for Hydration?

By The Life Time Health Team

How this mineral is involved in the body’s hydration process.

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The Benefits of Going Barefoot

By Mo Perry

Here’s why some podiatrists recommend ditching your shoes or using minimalist footwear.

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Why Does My Heel Hurt and How Can I Ease the Pain?

By Mo Perry

Plantar fasciitis is a common culprit. Learn what you can do to alleviate discomfort.

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4 Ways That Nutrition Can Negatively Affect Our Mood

By Chrystle Fiedler

Building a solid nutritional foundation for mental health starts with recognizing how food may be contributing to low mood. These are some of the factors.

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What Is Hypotension?

By Craig Cox

Hypotension, or low blood pressure, may pose a risk to your health. Here are some signs your blood pressure is dangerously low.

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What Is Sound Healing?

By Courtney Helgoe

While we’re often inundated by noise, we might overlook the fact that sound can be therapeutic for the body and mind.

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PUMPING IRONY: Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Craig Cox

Recent research suggests that the “good” cholesterol that helps seniors prevent heart attacks and strokes may also raise their risk of developing dementia.

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Aspartame and Cancer Risk

By Jemima Cooke

Controversy continues to surround this artificial sweetener, which is sold under brand names like Equal and NutraSweet, and its possible link to liver cancer. Learn more.

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The Surprising Benefits of Laughter — and Tips to Find More of It

By Jessie Sholl

Laughter has surprising health benefits for your mood, your mind, and your body. Try these tips to make more space for it in your life.

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What Your Feet Are Trying to Tell You

By Mo Perry

Not only do your feet carry you from place to place, but they can provide early warning signs for diabetes, thyroid problems, and even heart disease. Here’s what your feet may be saying about your overall health.

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Brad Jones on Overcoming Setbacks and Thriving at Life Time

By Brad Jones

A 60day Challenge winner reflects on the whole-body health benefits he received when he began focusing on his fitness.

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How Does Exercise Influence Your Cortisol Levels?

By Lauren Bedosky

Does the stress of working out help or harm regulation of this critical hormone? Read on to learn more.

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Why BMI Is a Flawed Metric

By Craig Cox

Body mass index (BMI) is not the way to diagnose obesity. Here’s why.

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7 Signs That Your Mental Health Needs Attention

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Feeling on edge, sleeping poorly, and stomach issues are just some of the warning signs.

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15 Health and Wellness Trends to Watch in 2024

By Emily Ewen

Life Time experts share their predictions for what’s up-and-coming in the next year.

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PUMPING IRONY: The Hazards of Healing

By Craig Cox

A much-delayed visit with a dermatologist offers some painful lessons about the danger of ignoring “benign” skin cancers — as well as the damage that may result from treating them.

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Caring for Caregivers

With Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, MSW
Season 7, Episode 20

Whether you’re in a position of caregiving for loved ones or in an industry in which it’s your job to do so, caring for others can take an invisible toll on one’s health. It’s made even more challenging by the lack or absence of societal systems to support caregivers.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, MSW, explains the effects of caregiving, including the corresponding struggles you may experience — such as trauma, decision fatigue, and overwhelm. She also shares ideas for how caregivers can care for themselves and support their well-being.

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How to Thrive With Anxiety

With David H. Rosmarin, PhD
Season 7, Episode 19

Anxiety has been on the rise for the past several years — and it’s something that can range from feeling uncomfortable to debilitating for those who experience it. David H. Rosmarin, PhD, helps us understand why anxiety is a normal bodily response and how we can change our relationship with it to turn it into something that can actually help us thrive in our lives.

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All Is Calm: 5 Ways to Incorporate Feel-Good Moments into Busy Days

By Callie Fredrickson

Quick ideas for resetting during the holiday season.

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PUMPING IRONY: An Antidote for Alzheimer’s?

By Craig Cox

Can lifestyle changes free us from the ravages of dementia? Recent research offers a modicum of hope, but few assurances.

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What’s Your Sitting Score?

By Kelly Starrett, DPT, and Juliet Starrett

Take this assessment to help gauge your sedentary habits — and inspire you to make strides toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.

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