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Samantha McKinney and Lindsay Ogden

What do I do if I’m not seeing results? How often do I need to exercise? How many calories should I be eating? Life Time coaches Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, and Lindsay Ogden, CPT, join us to answer the most common health and fitness questions they hear from our members — including these ones and more.

a carafe filled with Aviva Romm's ginger wellness drink
By Aviva Romm, MD
Mix up this anti-inflammatory wellness drink to give your immune system a boost.
garlic bulbs, onions and scallions
By Catherine Guthrie
What is an allium — and why do you need to eat more of them? Read on for the benefits of onions, garlic, leeks, and more.
An illustration of a woman holding a pear.
By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Discover which foods and supplements are essential for helping your body build a strong immune system.
Samantha McKinney

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.

a jar of pumpkin puree sits next to a pumpkin
By Kaelyn Riley
Canned pumpkin is a nutritious, versatile ingredient. Here's what to make with pumpkin purée as well as how to pick out a good brand.
a variety of ancient grains in bowls
By Stephanie Soucheray
What are ancient grains, and why should we eat them? Read on for expert advice on how to broaden your whole-grain horizons.
a bento box lunch filled with easy to prepare recipes
By Maddie Augustin
Try these creative make-ahead recipes to level up your plant-based-lunch game.
coffee beans, chocolate, and other caffeine products
By Laine Bergeson Becco
The amount of caffeine in some of our favorite foods and drinks varies greatly.
Three glass bottles of water infused with fruit and herbs.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Try one of these three creative ways to boost your body’s hydration levels.
cinnamon sticks and cinnamon powder
By Kaelyn Riley
This essential fall spice has plenty of uses beyond baking.
Dr. Drew Ramsey

Of all the calories we eat each day, 20 percent are used by our brains — so it’s no wonder there’s such a strong connection between our nutritional habits and mental-health status. Drew Ramsey, MD, psychiatrist, author, and mental-health advocate, joins us to explain this relationship and teach us about the food choices that best support our brains and mental well-being.

overhead shot of people holding various cups and types of coffee
By Laine Bergeson Becco
To figure out how much caffeine — if any — is OK for you, try eliminating it for a couple of weeks and then reintroducing it.
Paul Kriegler

Our bodies are 70 percent water, so maintaining a healthy body starts with sustaining healthy hydration habits. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why proper hydration is so essential for our health and how we can make sure we’re optimizing our water intake.

A bento lunch box packed with chicken, cheese, crackers, grapes, blueberries, tomatoes and carrots.
By Andrea Raab
Plus, easy and nourishing recipes to get you started.
An illustration of a bowl of veggies and guacamole.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Next time hunger hits and you’re short on time, try grabbing one of these healthy options.
a person sets a jar of canned tomato sauce in a pot of boiling water
By Robin Asbell
Our step-by-step instructions to hot-water-bath canning will help you preserve your fruits and veggies.
A spread of food with pencil and paper in the mix
By Experience Life Staff
Experience Life readers share tips and tricks for making meal-prep and planning easier.
Coach Anika's headshot on a background image of various healthy foods and exercise equipment.

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.

a spread of picnic foods
By Maddie Augustin
Take advantage of those last few summer evenings with this perfectly packable picnic.
various containers of coffee beans
By Laine Bergeson Becco
Your questions about this common stimulant, answered.
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