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Coach Kemma

3 Life Time Coaches Give Their Top Tips for Healthy Transformation

By Lindsey Frey Palmquist
Consider these simple tips from our experts to help you make progress toward your health goals.
Paul Kriegler

How Much Protein Do I Need?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 6, Episode 5   January 24, 2023

If you ask any of the Life Time dietitians — including this episode’s guest, Paul Krieger, RD, CPT — they’ll note that one of the most important things you can do for your nutrition is make sure you’re consuming enough quality protein. Kriegler explains why this macronutrient is so critical for health, and he shares how much protein you need, what animal and plant sources are the best, and ways to support your body in properly digesting and absorbing it.

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Samantha McKinney

Why 1-2-12?

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 6, Episode 4   January 17, 2023

While many are tempted by the latest eating fad or trendy diet, the team at Life Time has long maintained that sustainable, healthy food habits are based on a few foundational practices. In this mini episode, Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, introduces us to 1-2-12, Life Time’s new nutrition system that offers a framework nearly anyone can use to improve their eating behaviors.

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Four glasses of different types of protein shakes.

Shake School With Coach Anika

By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Anika Christ, RD, CPT, walks through how to make a healthy, tasty protein shake.
a woman looks at the label on a bottle of supplements

What Supplements Can I Take to Support Long-COVID?

By Mo Perry
Just like everyone has unique nutritional needs, everyone will have unique supplemental needs. But, it helps to focus on immune function, mitochondria, and gut health.
A scoop of protein powder.

3 Ways to Use Our New Sea Salt Caramel Protein Powder

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Shakes and protein balls that offer satiation with an indulgent taste.
a person peels a banana for their yogurt

Can Probiotics Help You Sleep Better?

By Mo Perry
Yes — because the gut is involved in nearly every aspect of our health.
a variety of magnesium rich foods

How Magnesium Helps You Sleep

By Mo Perry
Magnesium is known for its ability to help you relax. It helps reduce cortisol (which can spike at night) and it may also regulate other sleep-supporting hormones.
a bowl with yogurt topped with fig

How Calcium Supports Sleep

By Mo Perry
Calcium isn't just needed for strong bones. Low amounts can lead to insomnia and poor sleep, too. Discover how to maximize this mineral to get the z's you need.
tart cherry juice

Should I Use Melatonin to Help Me Fall Asleep?

By Mo Perry
Here are the pros and cons of supplementing with melatonin, including whole-food sources of the hormone.
a salad with salmon

How Vitamin D Supports Sleep

By Mo Perry
This vitamin is critical to creating melatonin. Are you getting enough?
a variety of herbs, supplements, and sleep supportive items

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.
A person adding a pre-workout supplement powder into a glass with liquid.

Is Pre-Workout Right For You?

By Laura Waxvik RDN, LDN
This Q&A with a Life Time dietitian may help you decide.
a salad with salmon and other anti-inflammatory foods

5 Rules for Anti-Inflammatory Eating

By Catherine Guthrie
Say no to sugar, embrace your inner herbivore, and three other tips for anti-inflammatory eating.
A woman holding a green smoothie.

3 Habits Life Time Dietitians Do on the Regular

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Strategies that help set them up for daily nutritional success.
Paul Kriegler

Why Omega-3s?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 9   June 14, 2022

Without sufficient intake of omega-3s, our health can suffer: We might experience more inflammation, our cell signaling may be inhibited, and our cognitive health can take a hit. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why omega-3s are so essential and offers advice on how we can support our bodies with optimal amounts of this fatty acid.

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Images of uncooked beans and lentils on a spoon.

Expert Picks for Plant-Based Proteins

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time dietitian shares her top choices for plant-based protein food sources — and considerations to keep in mind if you’re using them to hit your daily protein targets.
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.
A woman drinking out of a water bottle while on a walk outside.

Why Drinking Water Alone Isn’t Enough to Stay Hydrated

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Consuming adequate amounts of water daily is essential — but you also need to ensure your body holds on to those fluids.
Samantha McKinney

Why Magnesium?

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 14   December 14, 2021

Magnesium is one of the most prevalent minerals in the body, impacting how we feel and function every day — yet it’s also the second most common nutrient deficiency behind vitamin D. In this mini episode, Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains magnesium’s far-reaching role in our health and offers tips for making sure our bodies have optimal levels.

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b vitamins spilled from a container

NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How B Vitamins Can Help Lift Depression

By Henry Emmons, MD
Supplementing with B vitamins can help protect our brains from stress and increase the production of feel-good neurotransmitters. Here's why.
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