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Stories of Pride: Four LGBTQ+ Team Members Share What the Month of June Means to Them

By Julie Dulude
These four Life Time team members share how uplifting, celebrating, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community is vital to our health — and goes well beyond Pride Month every June.
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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.
Ben Johns

Becoming a Pickleballer

With Ben Johns
Season 5, Episode 11   June 28, 2022

Ben Johns is one of the top-ranked pickleball players worldwide, and at just 23, he has been labeled the “the present (and future) of pickleball.” In this episode, he joins us to talk about this inclusive and increasingly popular sport, including how he went from playing for fun to playing pro, what he thinks makes him a good player, and why the sport is so appealing for so many of us.

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A Different Kind of Meditation

By Molly Tynjala
Attorney, author, and certified mindfulness practitioner Spiwe Jefferson discusses her journey toward a higher purpose and introduces our new mindfulness series.
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Gardens That Heal: Q&A With Juliet Blankespoor

By Marco Dregni
Herbs like basil, thyme, fennel, mint, and more can be used in cooking — and in herbal medicine.
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PUMPING IRONY: Dying to Get Better

By Craig Cox
A trip to hospice typically means you’ve given up on life. But what if you could receive in-home palliative care while still pursuing treatments for your afflictions? A Medicare pilot program suggests it could prolong lives — and save the agency money.
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6 Tips to Find Sustainable Seafood

By Heidi Wachter
Look for smaller, more abundant species, buy a share in a community-supported fishery, and four other tips to find sustainable seafood.
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Let the Fun Begin: The Many Ways Kids Can Enjoy Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson
Whether your kids are taking their first steps or heading to high school, our athletic country clubs offer a range of healthy options for every age, stage, and personality.
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17 Types of Seafood to Avoid

By Heidi Wachter
Some fish are high in mercury, overfished, or caught in a way that is harmful for the environment. Here are some seafood to avoid.
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How Do I Keep My Skin Breakout-Free?

By Jolene Turner
Esthetician-sourced tips for preventing blemishes and achieving clear skin.
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Celebrating All the Dads Out There

By Renée Main
And one in particular for the cofounder of Life Time’s ARORA program.
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Are Some Fishing ­Methods More Sustainable Than Others?

By Heidi Wachter
Pole and line, spearfishing and harpooning, trolling, and floating fish traps are some of the most sustainable methods out there. Here's why.
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Is Doing Housework Good for Your Brain?

By Craig Cox
Vacuuming and cleaning windows may help our cognition and attention spans, according to a recent study.
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4 Ways to Be a Good Friend

By Jessie Sholl
To have good friends, you must be a good friend. The following telltale signs are adapted from Andrea Bonior’s The Friendship Fix.
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All Together Now: The Parent-Child Workout

By Molly Schelper
Have fun with fitness with this body-weight workout built for parents and kids of all ages.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 4 Strategies to Filter Out Fear

By Henry Emmons, MD
Being afraid is natural — but here are some ways to keep fear from controlling you.
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8 Ideas for Intergenerational Fun at Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson
Discover some entertaining, healthy ways that grandparents can spend quality time with their grandkids at our athletic country clubs.
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New USDA “Bioengineered” Food Label: What You Need to Know

By Casie Leigh Lukes
Here are some of the loopholes and exemptions you might know about.
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How Much Does Pollution Affect Seafood Quality?

By Heidi Wachter
Fish are frequently contaminated with persistent organic pollutants. Here are some tips on how to avoid toxins when you eat fish.
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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: Coming Into Focus

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
After years of perceived failures, our fitness editor reimagines the purpose of setting goals.
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