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Which Nutrients and Supplements Can Help Me Sleep?

By Mo Perry
A host of supplements — think melatonin, magnesium, and more — can help you drift off and sleep more soundly. And they’re typically safer than pharmaceuticals.
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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Sam McKinney

How to Balance Your Blood Sugar

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 5, Episode 12   July 12, 2022

It’s estimated that as many as one in three U.S. adults have impaired blood-sugar control — and most are unaware until disease diagnosis. This often means missing months or years of opportunities to intervene with lifestyle habits. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains how blood sugar impacts nearly every aspect of our health and walks us through the many things we can do to better control it.

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5-Minute Meditation to Prepare for Sleep

By Life Time
Let go of the day and invite in relaxation with this guided meditation.
hops plant

NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Hops Help Ease Insomnia?

By Henry Emmons, MD
This plant can ease anxiety and insomnia — especially sleeplessness related to nervous tension.
Paul Kriegler

Everyday Habits for Building Immunity

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 1   April 19, 2022

The topic of immunity has gotten a lot of attention because of the pandemic, yet our immune systems always need support so we’re healthy and strong at the metabolic level and prepared to fight off germs, bacteria, and other potentially compromising invaders. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, shares the lifestyle habits within our control that can build our immunity, including primary factors to be aware of and what might provide us with the greatest resilience.

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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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PUMPING IRONY: Unsettled by Snoozing?

By Craig Cox
Could regular daytime napping be a precursor to dementia — or even a sign that the disease has already taken hold? A new take on what has generally been considered a salutary practice creates some concerns, despite its caveats. I’m going to try not to lose any sleep over it.
Illustration of a man asleep in bed.

Expert Answers: Should I Supplement With Melatonin?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time dietitian shares what to know if you’re considering this supplement to support your sleep.
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Do You Have COVID-somnia?

By Craig Cox
Try these 12 tips to get some sleep and deal with chronic insomnia.
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Rising Early May Reduce Depression Risk

By Michael Dregni
Sleep timing may lower risk of major depression by as much as 23 percent, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry.
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The Lifestyle Guide to Supporting Your Immune System

By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Understand what factors outside of nutrition and exercise influence the health of your immune system.
Danny King

Why Recovery?

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 4, Episode 6   October 12, 2021

The better and faster you can recover, the more progress you can ultimately make with your fitness — and the healthier you’ll move and feel. In this mini episode, Danny King, Master Trainer at Life Time, explains the difference between system and muscle recovery, and the ways we can optimize our efforts for each.

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Coach Paul’s Top Tips for Unwinding Before Bedtime

By Callie Fredrickson
These ideas can help promote end-of-day relaxation — so you can get a better night’s sleep.
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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5 Evening Routines for Better Sleep

By Henry Emmons, MD
Try these tips for better sleep at night, including dimming the lights in the final hours of the day and staying away from the bedroom until you are ready to go to bed.
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6 Morning Routines for Better Sleep

By Henry Emmons, MD
Did you know that making your bed in the morning ups your chances of sleeping well at night?
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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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11 Tips to Optimize Your Circadian Rhythm

By Henry Emmons, MD
Seeking better sleep? Try these morning and evening routines to get in sync.
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The Sleep-Memory Connection

By Craig Cox
Quality sleep may help prevent Alzheimer's, according to recent research.
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