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New View of Health
By Experience Life with reporting by Kelly Grace
Once perceived as the domain of medical experts tasked with keeping our symptoms at bay, the realm of personal healthcare has expanded. It now includes broader definitions, more integrated, preventive approaches — and, perhaps most important, us.
Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life
By Bahram Akradi
Over the past year, many individuals and businesses have gotten more interested in “going green” - increasing their energy efficiency, reducing their chemical usage, shrinking their carbon footprints, and so on. And there are certainly plenty of good reasons for this.
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By Pilar Gerasimo
So much of what we do, we do automatically. Because it’s easy, or it’s there, or because it’s just what people do.
By Gregg Krech
Forget multitasking. Forget autopilot. The biggest rewards come from skillfully focusing our attention on just one thing at a time.
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By Pilar Gerasimo
One of the great joys of editing this magazine is striving (albeit sometimes clutzily) to walk its wonderful talk.
Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life
By Bahram Akradi
When I heard we were focusing on life balance this month, I said: Great! I can talk about that for hours!
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By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Life coach and author Cheryl Richardson explains why taking care of business first requires taking care of you.
Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life
By Bahram Akradi
Inspiration sometimes comes at times and places we least expect. Last fall, for example, I found myself inspired while watching an NFL game.
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By Pilar Gerasimo
Ah, the new year. It’s kind of like starting a new journal, a new chapter, a new relationship. It’s all fresh and clean, all full of possibility.
By Craig Cox
We tend to think of inspiration as the arrival of new ideas coming to us from the outside. But inspiration also emerges from inside of us - very often when we’ve eliminated the distractions that keep it at bay.
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By Pilar Gerasimo
Do the right thing. Seek and ye shall find. There is no try, there is only do.
Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life
By Bahram Akradi
Reflecting on the year past, looking at notable accomplishments and things to celebrate, I see a great many within the Life Time Fitness organization.
Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life
By Bahram Akradi
Nature is a brilliant designer. Look at a tree, a flower, a landscape, and you’ll generally see a well-centered composition. Even in the case of infinitely complex fractal constructions, there’s an organic symmetry, a progressive spreading from a center point (or many center points) that can be viewed at virtually any magnification and still appear balanced, right, whole.
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By Pilar Gerasimo
If there’s any time of year when it’s easy to lose one’s sense of center, it’s the holidays. Then again, if there’s any time of year ideal for regaining one’s sense of center, I’d say that it’s the holidays, too. Particularly if you get an early and proactive start on it.
Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life
By Bahram Akradi
Among the many industries due for an evolution, I’d say the fitness industry ranks high. It seems like so much of it has remained trapped in the ’80s - the hype, the noise, the focus on the surface of things.
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By Pilar Gerasimo
Funny thing about ruts: You don’t always recognize you’ve fallen into one until you’ve come out the other side. We’re creatures of habit, after all. And that’s not entirely a bad thing.
Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life
By Bahram Akradi
Some of the most powerful messages we see and hear about fitness today (the ones that reach us through mass media) would seem to suggest that fitness is the domain of the young, the super-buff and, above all, the single.
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By Pilar Gerasimo
My nephew, Toliver, turns 12 this month, and like many kids his age, he names pizza, burgers, macaroni and cheese, chips, fries, and similar fare among his best-liked foods.
Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life
By Bahram Akradi
The call to start working on my letter for this “Feel Great at Any Age” issue came at the perfect moment: It just happened to be my 45th birthday. Fact is, if you had asked me when I was 20 what 45 was going to look and feel like, I’m not sure I’d have been able to tell you.
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By Pilar Gerasimo
The term “ageless vitality” has taken on a whole new meaning for me since this spring, when my 76-year-old father’s lifelong dedication to health and fitness may very well have saved his life.
By Wanda Urbanska
Planning for the next month is one thing. Planning for 20 years down the road is entirely different. Here's why shaping your chosen future is most definitely worth the stretch, and how you can get started, now.
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