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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.
Samantha McKinney

Metabolism is more complex than simply being “fast” or “slow” or controlled by exercise. There are many things we can do in our daily lives to optimize it. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares how to build the foundation for a healthy metabolism, as well as ways to dig deeper if you’re not seeing results or feeling your best.

A ban looking at his upper body after getting dressed in front of the mirror.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Plus, six lifestyle steps to help aid you in losing it.
Headshot of Resmaa Menakem
By Junauda Petrus-Nasah
How this therapist, trauma specialist, and author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Path to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies is bringing wellness — and healing — to marginalized communities.
headshot of Eve Lewis Prieto set in image of window seat with sun streaming in
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The director of the popular mindfulness app Headspace offers five tips on how to meditate.
a woman practicing alternate nostril breathing
By Michael Dregni
Ancient wisdom and recent research show that how we breathe can enhance our athletic performance and overall well-being. Try these six breathing exercises.
A woman smiling, walking outside with four letter M's over the image.
By Lindsay Ogden
Looking to make lasting health changes? Take these four factors into account for meaningful, sustainable progress.
A close up of strawberry ice cream.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Plus, what to reach for instead.
illustration of a man looking at his phone with light bouncing back into his face
By Michael Dregni
We all do it, especially in these trying times. Here are four tips to stop doomscrolling — and improve your mental health.
Woman meditating in nature
By Karen Olson
A shamanic healer explains how fear drains our vitality — and how we can reclaim more energy.
Athlete runs uphill against sunset
By Jennifer Barrett
Is your body experiencing an energy shortage? Learn how your system creates and uses energy and you'll have a better shot at ramping up production to meet demand.
Homemade bath salts
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
This simple and fragrant bath salts recipe can be modified endlessly to meet your mood.
Woman with hands over her face
By Aviva Romm, MD
Here are a few surprising ways we can be triggered without even knowing it.
A close up of a man using a Theragun on his calf.
By Jason Stella, CPT, PES, CES
Muscles tight or sore? Stressed? Having trouble sleeping? These devices have risen in popularity as an at-home tool to help provide relief for a variety of symptoms and grievances.
A series of burnt matches
By Aviva Romm, MD
Our biological stress response operates the same whether threats are real or perceived. Here's how your system reacts.
feet on a scale
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
A Life Time dietitian and trainer shares the five non-food habits that help drive her clients with a weight-loss goal to success.
illustration of a person walking slumped over with a wine up lever in back
By Aviva Romm, MD
Here are four signals that your body may be having trouble downshifting.
a man sits, breathing, with his eye closed
By Tory Schaefer
Feeling the weight of extra stress right now? Try this quick yoga designed to reduce mental stress and anxiety, as well as tension in your shoulders, neck, jaw, and hips.
An illustration of a person looking to the distance with stars and stripes behind them.
By Life Time Editorial Team
With election day 2020 officially behind us, take some time to prioritize you in the days ahead.
By Cheryl Richardson
Frazzled? Scattered? A few moments of meditative silence can ground you in peace and calmness for the rest of the day.
Woman listening to headphones and resting
By Aviva Romm, MD
Use these techniques to consciously shift your body's response to stress into a state that’s calm, secure, and replenished.
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