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PUMPING IRONY: The Postmortem Muddle

By Craig Cox
While the Federal Trade Commission works to tighten regulations on the funeral industry, which often uses obscure pricing policies to prey on grief-stricken mourners, seniors like me need to start thinking more seriously about how we want to be laid to rest.
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5 Adventures to Take With Your Dog

By Michael Dregni
Looking for adventurous inspiration? Your pup’s ready to show the way.
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How to Cope With a Toxic Friend

By Jessie Sholl
Maintaining healthy social ties is crucial to our well-being, but some relationships may not be giving you the best energy.
Renee Main

Why ARORA?

With Renée Main
Season 5, Episode 18   September 20, 2022

Becoming a grandparent, caring for aging parents, getting unfavorable health news, not moving the ways you used to — there are several points in our lives, especially when we get older, when age becomes a front-of-mind topic. To support older adults who want to be healthy and fit as they age, Life Time created the ARORA program. The co-founder, Renée Main, joins us in this mini episode to talk about its genesis and all that it offers to members.

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How to Help Kids Thrive Through Physical Activity

By Nicole Radziszewski
Our children face many fitness challenges, including sports specialization, gender issues, excess screen time, and more. Discover how to help kids find meaning, health, and joy through physical activity.
Jeimy Bueno Prisby

Why Dance?

With Jeimy Bueno Prisby
Season 5, Episode 15   August 2, 2022

Dance is more than a physically beneficial form of fitness: It evokes happiness, mental relief, and social connection. In this mini episode, Jeimy Bueno Prisby explains why you don’t need to be a “dancer” to enjoy the advantages of moving your body.

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Kristin Neff

Why Self-Compassion is a Learnable Skill — and One We ALL Need

With Kristin Neff, PhD
Season 5, Episode 14   July 26, 2022

Self-compassion is a powerful tool for improving our own well-being and our relationships — yet cultural blocks often dissuade us from practicing this skill. In this episode, Kristin Neff, PhD, shares what self-compassion is, the strong, positive ways it can affect us (and others), and how we can start cultivating more of it in our daily lives.

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Active, Healthy, Social: 5 Benefits of ARORA

By Emily Ewen
A few Life Time members share what they love about the latest programming for active, older adults and how they participate in this growing community.
A group of active, older adult women in a dance class.

Finding My Groove Again

By Annie Kragness
How a resurfaced workout playlist sparked this Life Time team member to find fitness — and joy in it — once again.
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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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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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Coping With Ambiguous Loss

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
How do we find closure when we're not even sure the door has closed?
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How to Get Your Kids in the Kitchen

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
It’s never too early — or too late — to introduce your kids to the life skills learned in the kitchen.
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PUMPING IRONY: A Formula for Frailty

By Craig Cox
An outing with an elderly friend seems to corroborate recent research weighing the impact of social isolation on the physical fitness of seniors.
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PUMPING IRONY: Home Healthcare Shakeup: Palliative or Predatory?

By Craig Cox
Health-insurance conglomerates are gobbling up home-healthcare companies, despite the industry’s inability to attract and retain workers. Early signs suggest that few of the benefits of these mergers will accrue to caregivers and their elderly clients.
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The Power of Community Gardens

By Kara Douglass Thom
Community gardens offer a wide array of benefits: beautifying the landscape, fighting food insecurity, helping people come together, and more.
Two mature adult women smiling while talking in a health club.

How to Meet a Workout Partner — and Be a Better One Yourself

By Emily Ewen
The benefits of finding your fitness community, how to meet friends to exercise with, and tips for being a supportive workout partner.
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How to Build Romance Through Gratitude

By Courtney Helgoe
Genuine appreciation can increase intimacy in your relationship. Here's how.
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How to Navigate a Strained Relationship

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Our differences don't have to keep us polarized. Try this expert advice for forging unexpected connections.
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What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

By Kara Douglass Thom
The first step is listening with empathy and openness.
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