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You Do Not Need to Be Fixed

By Henry Emmons, MD and Aimee Prasek, PhD

The case for focusing more on what is working instead of what isn’t.

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How to Eat 30 Grams of Protein at Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

By The Life Time Training Team

Eating 30 grams of protein per meal is a target to aim for to help steady blood sugar, support energy, and keep you feeling satiated. Use these high-protein recipes to reach that goal.

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6 Tips to Work Out While Fasting During Ramadan

By Nicole Radziszewski

Here’s how to stay strong and energized while refraining from food and drink.

Which Cardio Class Is Right for Me?

Which Cardio Class Is Right for Me?

By Emily Ewen

A breakdown of the five cardio classes offered at Life Time and what you can expect in each format.

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Lindsay Karp on Living With Multiple Sclerosis

By Lindsay Karp

A woman with MS shares how she’s learning to love life — and her body — after her diagnosis.

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Meet the New Phytocannabinoids

By Mo Perry

Go beyond CBD to explore other phytocannabinoids that can help you deal with anxiety, stress, inflammation, insomnia, PTSD, depression, and more.

Black Bean and Roasted Poblano Tacos

Black Bean and Roasted Poblano Tacos

By Jose Guzman, RDN

Take your black-bean taco game to a whole new level by adding homemade pickled slaw and zesty tomatillo salsa.

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In the News: Tennis Legend Andre Agassi Joins Life Time’s Pickleball and Tennis Board as the Inaugural Chair

By Life Time Editorial Team

The multi-Grand Slam winner and Olympian is committed to the mission of elevating Life Time’s racquet sport programming and community across the country.

Person taking a Life Barre class at Life Time

Which Barre Class Is Right for Me?

By Emily Ewen

A breakdown of the four barre classes offered at Life Time and what you can expect in each one.

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How Soil Health Is Connected to Human Health — and So Much More

By Kristin Ohlson

You may not be able to see them, but the microorganisms in the soil have a major impact on human nutrition and health.

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PUMPING IRONY: Junk Food Jeopardy

By Craig Cox

Ultraprocessed foods, which first took hold among my baby boomer compatriots, now make up nearly 60 percent of the average American diet. Some experts say our addiction to this fare is lowering our life expectancy.

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Realizing Resilience

By Bahram Akradi

Life Time’s founder, chairman, and CEO on resilience, purpose, and overcoming life’s challenges.

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SOMETHING SIMPLE: Avocado Caesar Dressing

By Alyssa Shultis

Use avocado instead of eggs for a creamy — and vibrant — Caesar dressing.

People taking a yoga class at Life Time

Which Yoga Class Is Right for Me?

By Emily Ewen

A breakdown of the six yoga classes offered at Life Time and what you can expect in each class.

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How Can I Become a Morning-Workout Person?

By Lauren Bedosky

Rise and shine! Explore these six tips to help you work out in the mornings.

10 New Life Time Apparel Pieces to Add to Your Closet

By Callie Fredrickson

This collection of performance-driven apparel is designed to enhance your athletic endeavors and to help you move effortlessly in your active lifestyle.

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Hop to It: A Leap Day-Inspired Workout

By David Freeman

Elevate your routine with this five-move workout that’s full of leaps and jumps.

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How to Build a Spring Workout Routine

By Andrew Heffernan

Channel the energy of the season to build a dynamic and sustainable workout.

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Venus Williams on Setbacks, Comebacks, and Resilience

By Michael Dregni

Tennis champ Venus Williams on how the ups and downs of a nearly 30-year career have challenged and changed her.

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Which Strength Class Is Right for Me?

By Emily Ewen

Build your strength-training routine with the many class options at Life Time.

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The Benefits of the Dead Hang

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Strengthen your shoulders, core, grip, and more with this often-overlooked move.

Are There Biomarkers for Long COVID?

By Michael Dregni

Yes, people with long COVID have specific biomarkers in their blood, according to a recent study in the journal Nature.

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ONE HEALTHY HABIT:
Wake Up at the Same Time Everyday

By Experience Life Staff

Take this month’s challenge and learn how to support your circadian health by keeping a consistent schedule.

PUMPING IRONY: There’s an App for That — or Is There?

By Craig Cox

Fitness trackers have long been promoted as effective tools for monitoring key health metrics, but seniors have mostly ignored them. Recent research explains why

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A 30-Minute Strength Training and Running Workout

By Nicole Radziszewski

This 30-minute hybrid workout combines strength training and speedwork for an effective, efficient challenge.

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5 Plant-Based Mexican Recipes

By Jose Guzman, RDN

Try these plant-forward twists on Mexican classics.

People taking a cycle class at Life Time

Which Indoor Cycle Class Is Right for Me?

By Emily Ewen

A breakdown of the five indoor cycle classes at Life Time and what you can expect in each.

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5 Tips for Staying the Course When You’re Not Seeing Fitness Progress

By Callie Fredrickson

Advice from a Dynamic Personal Trainer about what to do when you’ve been working on your fitness but your results are seemingly stalled.

What Is Wrong With the Skin on My Feet?

By Mo Perry

Plantar warts, fungal infections, and thyroid dysfunction can all affect the skin on your feet. Here’s why.

Three people taking a kickboxing class at Life Time

Which Boxing Class Is Right for Me?

By Emily Ewen

Discover the three boxing and kickboxing classes offered at Life Time and what you can expect in each.

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Which Dance Class Is Right for Me?

By Emily Ewen

A breakdown of the four dance classes offered at Life Time and what you can expect in each.

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How to Find Real Maple Syrup

By Lauren David

Fake maple syrup is often made with corn syrup and artificial flavors. Here’s how to ensure your pancakes are drizzled with the real deal.

PUMPING IRONY: The Upside of Outside

By Craig Cox

Can living amid bountiful green space improve a senior’s mental and physical health? New research — and the reemergence of ecotherapy — suggest that spending more time outdoors could make a difference.

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How to Fall in Love With Your Workouts

By Emily Ewen

Four fitness experts from Life Time share their top tips for cultivating a positive mindset around exercise.

Why Are My Feet Swollen?

By Mo Perry

Edema is a common cause for swollen feet and ankles. Here’s what you can do about it.

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Dynamic Duo: 3 Stretches to Do With a Partner

By Emily Ewen

A stretch specialist outlines the benefits of assisted stretching and demonstrates three options you can try with a partner.

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Is It Better to Do Yoga or Pilates?

By Sarah Tuff

The two practices have key differences and can also be complementary. Learn more.

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10 of Our Most Popular Chicken Recipes

By Experience Life Staff

Your search for healthy, flavorful, and easy-to-make chicken dishes ends here.

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How Do I Use Amino Acids?

By Laura Hamann, RDN, LDN

Guidance for supplementing for workout recovery.

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How to Find Real Parmesan Cheese

By Lauren David

Look for real “Parmigiano-Reggiano” cheese instead of products labeled as “Parmesan cheese.” Here’s why.

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5 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes

By Maddie Augustin

Come home to a nourishing meal with one of these comforting recipes.

PUMPING IRONY: Looking for Trouble in All the Wrong Places?

By Craig Cox

While Big Pharma plods along in its search for an Alzheimer’s cure, new research suggests relief for some dementia sufferers may not begin in the brain at all.

Why Are My Feet Numb and Tingly?

By Mo Perry

Peripheral neuropathy is a common cause for numbness and tingling in hands and feet. Here’s what you can do about it.

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Standing Abs Vs. Floor Abs — Which Is Better?

By Sarah Tuff

If you have balance issues, floor-based exercises are the way to go. If you have joint issues such as wrist pain, however, standing abs are ideal. Here’s why.

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Sunchoke and Brussels Sprout Salad

By Kate Morgan

Sunchokes, Brussels sprouts, and couscous are tossed together in this salad and then drizzled with a fresh mint dressing and a sprinkle of feta.

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How to Find Real Olive Oil

By Lauren David

Fake extra-virgin olive oil is often diluted with cheaper oils. Here’s how to find the real deal.

What Causes Toe Pain?

By Mo Perry

Gout, bunions, and ingrown toenails are some common reasons your toe might hurt. Here’s what you can do to alleviate and prevent discomfort.

PUMPING IRONY: Dr. Chatbot Will See You Now

By Craig Cox

Artificial intelligence is insinuating itself into our shaky healthcare system despite the warnings of experts who believe it may deliver more harm than help.

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Should I Do Squats or Hip Thrusts?

By Sarah Tuff

Here’s why integrating both moves into your strength-training plan is key.

What Is the Life Time Work Club Lounge?

By Callie Fredrickson

Learn about the new ways you can work from your athletic country club.

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How to Use 4 Popular Cardio Machines

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer explains four common cardio machines — and offers advice for adding them to your workout routine.

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How to Spot Fake Honey

By Lauren David

One-third of the honey on the market today is adulterated or fake. Here’s how to ensure your honey is the real deal.

Carrot “Chorizo” Tacos

By Christy Rice

These veggie tacos are made with a plant-based carrot “chorizo” and topped with a zesty cucumber slaw.

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12 Key Nutrients for Mood Support

By Chrystle Fiedler

According to nutritional psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, these are the most important nutrients for supporting your mental health.

Sleep, Sweat, Repeat: 4 Workouts You Could Do Over and Over

By Callie Fredrickson

Experience Life‘s fitness editor weighs in on routines you could turn to time and time again.

Why Are My Feet So Stiff?

By Mo Perry

Discover what contributes to stiff feet — and what you can do to alleviate discomfort.

PUMPING IRONY: Lift to Live

By Craig Cox

Mounting research — and the exploits of one extraordinary Irishman — suggest that it’s never too late for seniors to reap the benefits of strength training.

Time for Fun: The March, April, and May Kids’ Events at Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson

Discover what’s on the schedule for your children to take part in this spring.

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Is Running or Walking a Better Workout?

By Sarah Tuff

These two exercises are often pitted against each other, but they can both contribute to cardiovascular health and overall well-being. Here’s why.

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8 Ways to Support Your Mental Health With Food

By Chrystle Fiedler

There are no instant solutions to mental health challenges, but a few relatively easy dietary interventions can help stabilize and improve your mood over time.

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Expert Answers: Do You Need Sodium for Hydration?

By The Life Time Training Team

How this mineral is involved in the body’s hydration process.

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2 Refreshing Electrolyte Mocktail Recipes

By The Life Time Training Team

The inclusion of electrolytes in these mocktails provides you with an extra hydration boost.

Step Inside: Life Time Middletown – Red Bank

By Callie Fredrickson

New Jersey welcomes its newest athletic country club.

The Benefits of Going Barefoot

By Mo Perry

Here’s why some podiatrists recommend ditching your shoes or using minimalist footwear.

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How to Find Real Coffee

By Lauren David

Watch out for imposters when you’re buying ground coffee, and learn how to be sure you’re buying the real deal.

Why Does My Heel Hurt and How Can I Ease the Pain?

By Mo Perry

Plantar fasciitis is a common culprit. Learn what you can do to alleviate discomfort.

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PUMPING IRONY: A Generation in Need of Therapy — Again

By Craig Cox

At a time when one in four American seniors are struggling with mental health issues, Medicare has expanded its coverage beyond psychologists and psychiatrists to include more accessible therapists. But will those counselors sign up to provide the services?

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Should I Work Out in the Morning or Evening?

By Sarah Tuff

It all comes down to what works for you and your schedule, says our expert.

Creamy Roasted-Garlic Gnocchi

By Christy Rice

Make your own potato gnocchi with this simple recipe, and top it with a roasted-garlic cream sauce.

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4 Ways That Nutrition Can Negatively Affect Our Mood

By Chrystle Fiedler

Building a solid nutritional foundation for mental health starts with recognizing how food may be contributing to low mood. These are some of the factors.

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How to Use 4 Popular Strength-Training Machines

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer demonstrates using four common strength-training machines — and offers advice for adding them to your workout routine.

What Is Hypotension?

By Craig Cox

Hypotension, or low blood pressure, may pose a risk to your health. Here are some signs your blood pressure is dangerously low.

What Is Sound Healing?

By Courtney Helgoe

While we’re often inundated by noise, we might overlook the fact that sound can be therapeutic for the body and mind.

ARORA Founder Favorites: 6 Activities to Try

By Emily Ewen

The creators of this expanding healthy-aging program at Life Time share their favorite ARORA activities to participate in at the club.

PUMPING IRONY: Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Craig Cox

Recent research suggests that the “good” cholesterol that helps seniors prevent heart attacks and strokes may also raise their risk of developing dementia.

Aspartame and Cancer Risk

By Experience Life Staff

Controversy continues to surround this artificial sweetener, which is sold under brand names like Equal and NutraSweet, and its possible link to liver cancer. Learn more.

Braised Daikon Miso Soup

By Christy Rice

Enjoy the rich flavors of this soup featuring fresh daikon (a mild-flavored winter radish), vibrant beet greens, and lots of fresh ginger and garlic.

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The Surprising Benefits of Laughter — and Tips to Find More of It

By Jessie Sholl

Laughter has surprising health benefits for your mood, your mind, and your body. Try these tips to make more space for it in your life.

6 of Our Favorite Slippers

By Experience Life Staff

High-quality slippers for keeping your feet comfy and warm.

Get Inspired: 3 Perfect Visits to Life Time

By Emily Ewen

A few team members share how they’d spend time at their athletic country club if they could do all their favorite things.

Expert Answers: How Do I Wash My Face Properly?

By Emily Ewen

An esthetician outlines the recommended steps for your morning and evening cleansing routines.

Step Inside: Life Time Las Colinas

By Callie Fredrickson

Texas welcomes another athletic country club in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

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Fasted Vs. Fed Training — Which Is Better?

By Sarah Tuff

It comes down to your individual goals and preferences, says one expert.

PUMPING IRONY: Where Have All the Geriatricians Gone?

By Craig Cox

At a time when the U.S. population is aging at an unprecedented pace, the number of geriatricians trained to treat older patients is dwindling. Rebuilding that profession may require more than what our healthcare system can muster.

What Your Feet Are Trying to Tell You

By Mo Perry

Not only do your feet carry you from place to place, but they can provide early warning signs for diabetes, thyroid problems, and even heart disease. Here’s what your feet may be saying about your overall health.

Reality Check

By Jamie Martin

Experience Life‘s editor in chief on the problem with all-or-nothing resolutions — and how to set intentions for the New Year.

Brad Jones on Overcoming Setbacks and Thriving at Life Time

By Experience Life Staff

A 60day Challenge winner reflects on the whole-body health benefits he received when he began focusing on his fitness.

Green Shakshuka

By Christy Rice

This brain-supportive recipe from Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety, by Drew Ramsey, MD, offers satisfying flavor and abundant nutrients — without the postmeal crash.

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How Does Exercise Influence Your Cortisol Levels?

By Lauren Bedosky

Does the stress of working out help or harm regulation of this critical hormone? Read on to learn more.

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5 Life Time Experts Share Their Healthy-Living Goals

By Callie Fredrickson

Plus, the daily habits they prioritize to ensure they achieve them.

Take the Polar Bear Plunge

By Michael Dregni

Looking for an instant boost to your health and mood? Go jump in a (frozen) lake.

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6 Strategies to Improve Your Self-Talk

By Elizabeth Millard

Try these six tips to soften self-criticism and change your internal dialogue for the better.

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Our 20 Most Popular Healthy-Eating Recipes of 2023

By Callie Fredrickson

Get inspired to mix up your meals and snacks in the new year with this roundup of our most-viewed recipes from last year.

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Listening Games

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Music-based workouts are a fun way to mix up a treadmill routine. Our fitness editor shares a favorite playlist.

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Is There Really a “Best” Workout?

By Sarah Tuff

We often pit activities against each other in an effort to find the ultimate fitness path. The reality, though, is that it’s not either-or. What’s best for you depends on a variety of factors unique to you.

Why BMI Is a Flawed Metric

By Craig Cox

Body mass index (BMI) is not the way to diagnose obesity. Here’s why.

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The Ugly Side of #FITSPO

By Michael Dregni

Can “fitspiration” potentially cause more harm than good? Learn how #FITSPO can undermine mental health and body image.

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How to Find Real Honey, Coffee, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese, and Maple Syrup

By Lauren David

Watch out for imposters among these five favorite foods, and learn how to be sure you’re buying the real deal.

Avo-Cottage Toast

By Christy Rice

This dish has 14 grams of protein as well as carbohydrates and healthy fats to help you power through your day.

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How to Cope With Chronic Complainers

By Jon Spayde

Here’s how to avoid getting drawn into other people’s negativity spirals.

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Time to Reflect

By Bahram Akradi

Life Time founder and CEO Bahram Akradi on curiosity, intention-setting, and collective wisdom.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Following “Fitfluencers”

By Katie Virnig

Want #fitspo you can trust? Experts offer advice on engaging mindfully with fitness- themed social media content.

7 Signs That Your Mental Health Needs Attention

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Feeling on edge, sleeping poorly, and stomach issues are just some of the warning signs.

15 Health and Wellness Trends to Watch in 2024

By Emily Ewen

Life Time experts share their predictions for what’s up-and-coming in the next year.

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How to Do the Clamshell

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Strengthen your hips and glutes — and help build your side butt — with this lower-body isolation move. Plus, explore four variations to make it more challenging.

Maple Sweet-Potato Crème Brûlée

By Christy Rice

Roasted sweet potatoes, cream, and maple syrup come together for this creative twist on traditional crème brûlée.

PUMPING IRONY: The Hazards of Healing

By Craig Cox

A much-delayed visit with a dermatologist offers some painful lessons about the danger of ignoring “benign” skin cancers — as well as the damage that may result from treating them.

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5-Minute Meditation to Expand Your Vision

By Life Time

Help to improve your focus, concentration, clarity, and overall mental performance.

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How Diet Can Make — or Break — Your Mental Health

By Chrystle Fiedler

Learn about the connection between food and mood and what you can eat to support your mental health.

ONE HEALTHY HABIT: Sit on the Floor Daily

By Experience Life Staff

Support your health, mobility, and longevity by regularly getting down on the ground and then rising from it.

Shaun White

Shaun White: From Snowboarding Legend to Mentor and Entrepreneur

By Michael Dregni

The five-time Olympian talks about stepping back from competition and leaning into exciting new adventures.

5 Recipes Using Winter Root Vegetables

By Experience Life Staff

Fall in love with cold-weather cooking with meals that put root veggies front and center.

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Strong, Fast, and Fit: A 9-Week Escalating Density Program

By Andrew Heffernan

Short on time? This nine-week program will get you strong — in less than three hours a week.

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Behind the Scenes With Shaun White (Video)

By Experience Life Staff

Go behind the scenes with legendary snowboarder Shaun White as he talks about his big wins — and his big plans for the future.

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Caring for Caregivers

With Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, MSW
Season 7, Episode 20

Whether you’re in a position of caregiving for loved ones or in an industry in which it’s your job to do so, caring for others can take an invisible toll on one’s health. It’s made even more challenging by the lack or absence of societal systems to support caregivers.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, MSW, explains the effects of caregiving, including the corresponding struggles you may experience — such as trauma, decision fatigue, and overwhelm. She also shares ideas for how caregivers can care for themselves and support their well-being.

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4 Workouts You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less

By Emily Ewen

When the holiday season packs your schedule, stay active with these quick ladder-style workouts.

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How Fiber Supports Healthy Skin

By Catherine Guthrie

Here’s why fiber is a powerful ally for your skin’s health.

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Charitable Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones

By Jessie Sholl

Show you care with a charitable donation that supports a meaningful cause and your loved one’s values

PUMPING IRONY: The Medicare Dis-Advantage

By Craig Cox

Hospitals and medical groups across the country are severing ties with Medicare Advantage insurers, leaving seniors scrambling to find new providers that will accept their insurance.

6 Tips for Using a Standing Workstation

By Experience Life Staff

Consider these tips when you’re setting up a standing workstation.

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How to Thrive With Anxiety

With David H. Rosmarin, PhD
Season 7, Episode 19

Anxiety has been on the rise for the past several years — and it’s something that can range from feeling uncomfortable to debilitating for those who experience it. David H. Rosmarin, PhD, helps us understand why anxiety is a normal bodily response and how we can change our relationship with it to turn it into something that can actually help us thrive in our lives.

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Mushroom Farro Bolognese

By Christy Rice

This casserole is made with a medley of vegetables, walnuts, and a creamy ricotta topping.

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All Is Calm: 5 Ways to Incorporate Feel-Good Moments into Busy Days

By Callie Fredrickson

Quick ideas for resetting during the holiday season.

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18 Ways to Find Hygge

By Laine Bergeson Becco

Slow down and create an environment of warmth and coziness, Danish-style.

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Healthy, Fun, Together: Things to Do at Life Time With Family and Friends

By Callie Fredrickson

Gather your group — and put those guest passes to use! — at your athletic country club.

How Collagen Supports Healthy Skin

By Catherine Guthrie

From dietary sources to supplements, discover how collagen supports skin health.

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Step Inside: Life Time Denver West

By Callie Fredrickson

Colorado welcomes its newest athletic country club to the Denver area.

PUMPING IRONY: An Antidote for Alzheimer’s?

By Craig Cox

Can lifestyle changes free us from the ravages of dementia? Recent research offers a modicum of hope, but few assurances.

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4 Reasons to Host or Attend a Holiday Gathering

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Though they can sometimes feel like too much trouble to host or attend, holiday gatherings can actually support our health. These are some of the ways.

Take the Sitting Score Test

By Experience Life Staff

Take this assessment to help gauge your sedentary habits — and inspire you to make strides toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.

4 Tips for Cutting Back on Alcohol During the Holidays

By Emily Ewen

Thinking about limiting your alcohol consumption this season or beyond? Our healthy-living expert offers advice.

How Fatty Acids Support Healthy Skin

By Catherine Guthrie

Essential fatty acids can help prevent “leaky skin,” which can lead to dry skin, acne, and eczema.

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Embracing Intuitive Training

With Ultramarathoner Courtney Dauwalter
Season 7, Episode 18

Ultramarathoner Courtney Dauwalter is no stranger to pushing her body and mind to the extreme — she’s done it time and again as she pursues ultra-endurance goals. To prepare for long races (many of which exceed 100 miles), she uses a method of “intuitive training,” an approach in which she tunes in and listens to the messages from her body and mind. In this episode, Dauwalter shares what led her to embrace this mode of training and how she consistently pushes forward in these big efforts — even when it feels hard.

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What to Do When a Panic Attack Occurs

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Try these seven strategies to help you manage and alleviate a panic attack.

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Living Well While You Live Long: The Growing Quest for Longevity

With Jeff Zwiefel and Jim LaValle, RPh, CCM
Season 7, Episode 17

Most of us, regardless of our age, are looking to optimize not only our lifespan, but also our health span. In recent years, this quest for longevity has contributed to a growing business with significant economic impact.

In this, episode, Jeff Zwiefel and Jim LaValle, RPh, CCM, discuss the lifestyle factors that contribute to a long and healthy life, as well as the growing body of resources and tools that can support this effort, including MIORA Performance and Longevity at Life Time.

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Make Your Own Gifts

By Experience Life Staff

These DIY gifts are beautiful, useful, and can be personalized for family and friends.

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How Life Time Can Help You Maximize Your Time During the Holidays

By Callie Fredrickson

Discover 11 unexpected ways your membership can support your efficiency when the season gets hectic.

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5 Healthy-Aging Benefits of Barre

By Emily Ewen

The creator of ARORA Barre on the advantages of this exercise format for active older adults.

Tastes Like a Sugar Cookie Shake

By Molly Kopischke

A sugar-free treat that packs in 30 grams of protein plus added vitamins and minerals.

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How to Practice a Lovingkindness Meditation

By Experience Life Staff

Empathy is a gift that benefits everyone. Build yours with this mindfulness practice.

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The Low-Stress Cocktail Party

By Experience Life Staff

Try this spread of prep-ahead recipes to bring some ease to your next holiday gathering.

Been Sitting Too Long? Try These 2 Moves

By Experience Life Staff

You can do these two mobility exercises at or next to your desk to balance out the effects of sitting.

How Carotenoids Support Healthy Skin

By Catherine Guthrie

Carotenoids, the vibrant pigments found in plants, provide protection for your skin against harmful UV rays, premature aging, and dryness. Discover which foods are rich in carotenoids and what to look for in topical treatments.

Quinoa Taco Bake With Guacamole

By Christy Rice

This veggie casserole is filled with nutritious ingredients like squash, bell peppers, and quinoa, making it a delicious and nourishing meal for your family.

What Are Macros and Calories?

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How Can I Improve My Balance?

By Sarah Tuff

Try simple activities — like standing on one foot while brushing your teeth — to incorporate balance into your daily routine.

7 Athleisure Essentials for Your Holiday Wish List

By Callie Fredrickson

Bring more joy and comfort to your movement efforts with these items from our latest apparel collection — available just in time for this season of giving and receiving.

What is Foot Reflexology?

By Courtney Helgoe

Discover how this trigger-point therapy can help relieve a range of discomforts.

Stronger Together

By Emily Ewen

How one Life Time member’s relationships with her coach and community helped her regain strength after a cancer diagnosis.

How Vitamin C Supports Healthy Skin

By Catherine Guthrie

Learn how this powerful antioxidant can protect and maintain your skin’s health

PUMPING IRONY: On Aging, Attitude, and Activity

By Craig Cox

Dreading the idea of growing old? A new study suggests such a view may keep you from engaging in the physical activity necessary to age gracefully.

Grain-Free Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

By Christy Rice

Use cassava noodles — or any gluten-free pasta — in this comforting hot dish.

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The Loneliness Epidemic: Why a Sense of Belonging Is Essential to Our Well-Being

With Henry Emmons, MD
Season 7, Episode 15

Labeled by the U.S. Surgeon General as an epidemic, loneliness is affecting our population at alarming rates and having a devastating impact on both our physical and mental health. In addition to contributing to the increased risks of heart disease, dementia, and stroke, lacking social connection has been proven to be as detrimental to physical health as smoking. Henry Emmons, MD, shares more about these health effects and offers some tangible steps we can all take to increase our sense of belonging.

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9 Expert Tips for Managing Finances With Your Partner

By Jon Spayde

Talking about money can be hard, but sometimes we have to do it — especially if we manage finances with another person. Here are some strategies.

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What Is Dermaplaning?

By Jolene Turner

Learn how this skin-resurfacing technique works — and how it can reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion.

3 Tips for Dynamic Sitting

By Experience Life Staff

Whether you sit all the time or rotate between sitting and standing, these are three ways to keep moving.

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What We Can Learn From Indigenous Wellness: A Q&A With Thosh Collins and Chelsey Luger

By Kate Nelson

The husband-and-wife team talk about Native American ancestral knowledge and the importance of decolonizing wellness.

How One Woman Discovered Her Roots by Traveling to Ghana

By Jill Metzler Patton

Exploring the lands of your ancestors brings a new understanding of your identity and origins.

7 Life Time Destinations to Visit During Your Holiday Travels

By Callie Fredrickson

Keep your health and wellness goals on track during this busy season at one of these Life Time Athletic Country Clubs.

9 Healthy-Living Experts Share Their 2023 Holiday Wish Lists

By Callie Fredrickson

Plus, what they plan on gifting to their loved ones.

Ode to Body Joy!

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Our fitness editor reflects on shifting the focus from how she feels about her body to how she feels in her body.

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Minimalist Gift Ideas to Sip, Savor, and Enjoy

By Jessie Sholl

Looking for a gift that won’t add to household clutter? Explore these consumable-gift ideas.

PUMPING IRONY: Boundary Issues

By Craig Cox

Doctors and dentists are each in a position to identify symptoms the other could treat. Referrals, however, are exceedingly rare — leaving seniors especially vulnerable and public health experts routinely vexed.

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10 Products to Elevate Your Morning Coffee or Tea Ritual

By Kaelyn Riley

Start your day off right with our favorite coffee and tea gear.

4 Mantras for Moving With More Gratitude

By Emily Ewen

How fitness classes — and exercise in general — can help you experience more thankfulness. Plus, classes to try to help foster this feeling.

A Grammy-Award-Winning Opera Singer’s Journey of Resilience and Health

By Experience Life Staff

Ryan Speedo Green on what it takes to become a champion.

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Why Active Metabolic Assessment?

With Anika Christ, CPT, RD
Season 7, Episode 14

The Active Metabolic Assessment, often referred to as an AMA, is a test that assesses your current fitness status and provides data that can inform your fitness program and make your workouts more efficient. Anika Christ, CPT, RD, explains what the AMA is, the data you get from it, why that information is important, and how to use it to tailor your exercise regimen.

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Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry Casserole With Cashew Poblano Cream

By Christy Rice

This comforting vegan casserole is packed with lentils, veggies, and a cream sauce made with almond milk, tamari, maple syrup, curry powder, and turmeric.

Why Anxiety Is Not Your Enemy

By Experience Life Staff

A case study in how to live — and thrive — with anxiety.

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Can Ashwagandha Boost VO2 Max?

By Marco Dregni

This adaptogenic herb has been used for ages in Ayurvedic medicine to aid health and immunity. Now, exercise scientists believe it may also enhance aerobic performance.

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Breathe in Gratitude

By Life Time

An 8-minute guided meditation to bring awareness to what you’re grateful for.

Step Inside: Life Time PENN 1

By Callie Fredrickson

Life Time continues its expansion in New York City with an athletic and social destination in the heart of the city.

Step Inside: Life Time Harbour Island

By Callie Fredrickson

Florida welcomes its newest athletic country club to the Tampa area.

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Expert Tips for Navigating the No Gifts Conversation

By Jessie Sholl

Initiating a conversation about skipping holiday gifts can be a daunting task. Explore strategies to help you navigate this discussion with ease.

5 Strategies for Coping With Sensory Overload

By Jessie Sholl

It’s not uncommon to be overwhelmed by all of the stimuli in your environment. These strategies can help you recognize and deal with this feeling.

Beet and Arugula Salad

By Callie Fredrickson

This simple-ingredient salad serves as the perfect side dish.

How to Use Unstable-Surface Tools (USTs) for Balance Training

By Sarah Tuff

Tools like wobble boards, Power Plates, and BOSU balls can help prevent injury and improve stability.

PUMPING IRONY: To Save Your Brain, Get Your Shots?

By Craig Cox

While a growing percentage of Americans express skepticism about flu vaccines and other recommended immunizations, recent research offers a fresh incentive to roll up your sleeve: Those shots may reduce your risk of developing dementia.

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In a Word

By Jamie Martin

Experience Life‘s editor-in-chief reflects on celebrating the whole you — including the parts that are vulnerable, challenging, and hard to acknowledge.

Vegan Wild Rice Pudding

By Christy Rice

This creamy vegan dish can be served as a side, dessert, or as a cozy breakfast to ease you into a cool day.

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How Do I Rest — Really? Understanding the 7 Types of Rest

With Barbara Powell, MA, NBC-HWC
Season 7, Episode 13

Rest is essential to our health and wellness, yet it often gets pushed to the side in favor of other things that require our time and attention. Importantly, it’s not just physical rest we need: There are six other types that contribute to our overall well-being.

In this episode, Barbara Powell, MA, NBC-HWC, joins us to first explain the signs and symptoms of under-rest to watch for. She then delves into the seven versions of rest we need, and for each, the micro, macro, and habitual ways we can get more rest so we can perform better and live life more fully.

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Make Room for More Fun!

By Henry Emmons, MD

How to overcome the “shoulds” and live a more joyful life.

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How Much Protein Do I Need as I Age?

By Craig Cox

Learn how protein-rich foods can help seniors combat muscle loss and other health issues.

Enjoy a Healthy, Happy Holiday Season at Life Time

By LIFE TIME

Learn the ways Life Time can support you in keeping up your routine and finding cheer and balance in every moment.

5 Pickleball Shots to Master

By Callie Fredrickson

A pickleball pro demonstrates how to perform select shots that can improve your game.

Can Music Help People With ADHD Focus Better?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

A growing body of research suggests music can improve attention, making it a particularly powerful tool for individuals with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

So, You Finished a Fitness Challenge — What’s Next?

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer offers tips on how to stay motivated and maintain your healthy-living habits for the long haul.

Real Life, Realized: A Q&A With Sharon Salzberg

By Jill Metzler Patton

Mindfulness trailblazer Sharon Salzberg on letting go of fear, anger, and isolation and becoming more open.

How to Do the Reverse Burpee

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

This playful variation on a classic exercise delivers similar strength and cardio benefits — minus the pushup.

PUMPING IRONY: Retirement, Reconsidered

By Craig Cox

Seniors are increasingly choosing to delay retirement, a trend some experts believe must accelerate if we want to protect Social Security and Medicare for the next generation.

11 Vital Nutrients for Skin Health

By Catherine Guthrie

Here are some of the most important nutrients for skin health, including collagen, probiotics, selenium, and nitric oxide.

SOMETHING SIMPLE: Spicy Braised Cabbage

By Christy Rice

This comforting dish comes together with just a few simple — and flavorful — ingredients, including smoked paprika and tomato paste.

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Uric Acid: A New Metric for Heart Health

By Mo Perry

The latest research on uric acid suggests that this waste product may be an important bellwether for cardiometabolic health.

Look to the Trees

By Bahram Akradi

Life Time CEO and founder Bahram Akradi reflects on the immediate impact planting a tree can have in the fight against climate change — and how to inspire collective action for a sustainable future.

Reveal Your Potential

By LIFE TIME

Every day is a new day to fly. See how these athletes are redefining what possible means for them.

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The Surprising Connection Between Your Calves and Heart Health

By Michael Dregni

Referred to as your “second heart,” your calves play a vital role in your cardiovascular health. Here’s how.

Training to Get More Out of Life

By LIFE TIME

Life Time member Richard Westbrook realizes it’s never too late to discover your true potential.

Striving to Be a Champion

By LIFE TIME

Gymnast Mya Hooten on the motivation, support, and sacrifices required to succeed in a mentally tough sport.

Finding Purpose in Fitness

By LIFE TIME

Life Time performer Gerry Haeger shares her motivation for showing up for herself and for her community.

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10 Common Causes of Pelvic-Floor Dysfunction

By Lauren Bedosky

Pregnancy and childbirth are common causes of pelvic-floor dysfunction, but so are stress, surgery, and even bicycling. Here are some other causes.

The Vital Role Standing — Versus Sitting — Plays in Your Health

By Experience Life Staff

Sitting for long periods might be common, but it can undermine your health. Standing up, however, is a simple act that can infuse your day with beneficial movement.

A 3-Step, Whole-Person Approach to Healing Endometriosis

By Mo Perry

This holistic approach for managing endometriosis incorporates an anti-inflammatory diet, stress reduction, and targeted supplementation.

5 Skills for Authentic Communication

By Elizabeth Millard

How to have deeper conversations.

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Workplace Burnout Is Real: Signs, Symptoms & How to Take Action

With Henry Emmons, MD
Season 7, Episode 11

Professional burnout rates are at an all-time high across many industries — and our always-on culture certainly contributes to the rising issue. Henry Emmons, MD, joins us to talk about how to recognize if you’re experiencing burnout, what causes it to occur, and the short- and long-term solutions you can try for relief.

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Postpartum Nutrition: Rosemary Roasted-Vegetable Hummus With Semolina Fry Bread

By Christy Rice

This nourishing postpartum recipe features iron- and fiber-rich chickpea hummus.

Understanding Panic Attacks

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Learn more about what panic attacks actually are — and what to do if you have one.

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ONE HEALTHY HABIT:
Make a Micro-Connection

By Experience Life Staff

This month’s One Healthy Habit challenge supports your social health by encouraging positive encounters with others.

What Is Microneedling?

By LIFE TIME

Learn more about microneedling skin treatments that can help boost collagen, improve skin texture and firmness, and reduce the effects of aging.

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The 5 S’s of Pelvic-Floor Function

By Lauren Bedosky

The “Five S’s” is a mnemonic encompassing the five major functions of the pelvic floor. Here’s what they are.

5 Stretches to Help Your Pickleball Game

By Molly Kopischke

A Dynamic Stretch Specialist on the importance of prioritizing your flexibility and mobility to reduce the risk of pickleball injuries.

Bone Broth Ramen Bowls

By Christy Rice

In this comforting and nutrient-packed postpartum recipe, lion’s mane mushrooms are used to reduce anxiety and support milk production.

5 Healthy Plant-Forward Casseroles

By Experience Life Staff

Flavorful and full of good-for-you ingredients, these vegetable casseroles will warm you up as winter sets in — no condensed soup required.

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The Simple Kettlebell Complex

By Andrew Heffernan

Work your entire body with this fast, fun routine.

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Leaning on a Breast Friend: How Two Women Supported Each Other Through Their Breast Cancer Journeys

With Jayme Zylstra and Becky Attard
Season 7, Episode 10

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States every year, and 2.3 million women worldwide. Every breast cancer story is different, and in this episode, we’re highlighting two — and sharing how these two women connected along their journeys to become “breast friends” and irreplaceable sources of support for one another.

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What Are Some Common Symptoms of Pelvic-Floor Dysfunction?

By Lauren Bedosky

Pelvic-floor tightness and pelvic-floor weakness are the two main categories of pelvic-floor dysfunction. Here’s why.

PUMPING IRONY: Curiosity and Its Costs

By Craig Cox

Despite the lack of viable treatment options, Americans are flocking to genetic tests designed to reveal their chances of developing Alzheimer’s. The results can produce more reservations than reassurance.

Why Your Body Needs Zinc and How to Maximize Intake

By Catherine Guthrie

Zinc is a key mineral for immunity, mood regulation, and more. Learn about its essential functions, recommended intake, optimal food sources, and signs that you may be low.

Postpartum Nutrition: Slow-Braised Beef Breakfast Burritos

By Christy Rice

Enhance postpartum recovery with these make-ahead burritos made with grassfed beef and organic eggs.

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Ask the Dietitians: Your Nutrition Questions, Answered

With Anika Christ, RD & Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 7, Episode 9

Is there an ideal diet? Do I need to be taking supplements? What should I eat before and after exercising? Life Time dietitians Anika Christ, RD, and Samantha McKinney, RD, join us to answer the most common nutrition questions they hear from members — including these and more

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The Challenges of Self-Diagnosing Hypermobility

By Mo Perry

It may be tempting to self-diagnose a condition, but it’s best to find an experienced clinician. Here’s why.

Why It’s So Hard to Talk About Sex

By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC

Here are four common misunderstandings that make it challenging to talk to our partners about sex.

What’s Your Signature Group Training Class Personality?

By Emily Ewen

A guide to help you find the signature group training program that matches your needs, goals, interests, and workout style.

Choose Your Race: A Guide to Life Time’s 2024 Athletic Events

By Callie Fredrickson

Get a sneak peek at the premiere lineup of athletic events in the coming year — and decide which one you’re ready to take on.

Postpartum Nutrition: Crispy-Skin Salmon With Brown-Butter Quinoa

By Christy Rice

This nutrient-packed meal is thoughtfully created to provide essential support for new mothers and their breastfeeding newborns.

8 Known Causes of Endometriosis

By Mo Perry

From hormonal imbalances and genetics to environmental toxins and immune dysfunction, these interconnected factors can contribute to endometriosis. Go deeper.

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Expert Answers: How Do I Know if I’m Getting Enough Rest Between Workouts?

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer chimes in on the importance of rest and how to fit it into your exercise routine.

Year-End Fun: The November and December Kids’ Events at Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson

Parents can find some time for themselves during this busy season while their kids have some healthy fun.

What Are Electrolytes?

By Catherine Guthrie

Electrolytes are minerals that play an important role in your body and overall health. Learn about the signs of an imbalance and discover strategies to ensure you maintain an adequate supply for optimal well-being.

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3 Strategies for Improving Pelvic-Floor Health

By Lauren Bedosky

Learn about diaphragmatic breathing, exercises for strength and flexibility, and when to seek professional support to address pelvic-floor issues.

Why Your Body Needs Potassium and How to Maximize Your Intake

By Catherine Guthrie

Potassium is a key mineral for heart health, fluid balance, and more. Learn about its essential functions, recommended intake, optimal food sources, and signs that you may be low.

PUMPING IRONY: Unsafe at Any Speed

By Craig Cox

Older drivers suffering from certain chronic illnesses can pose a threat to themselves and others on the road, but convincing them to surrender their car keys is no easy task. The Japanese government may have found a way to override their objections.

Why Treating Hypermobility Is Important to Your Overall Health

By Mo Perry

Hypermobility can lead to a host of health conditions and chronic pain. Here are some things to know and some treatment approaches to consider.

Postpartum Nutrition: Amaranth and Oat Muffins

By Christy Rice

Created to support new mothers’ health and well-being, these nutrient-dense muffins are ideal for prepping ahead and freezing.

Insider Skincare Tips From 6 Experts

By LIFE TIME

LifeSpa estheticians reveal the simple steps they take to care for their skin.

Life Time in the News: “New Hope Gym Helps 71-Year-Old Set Weightlifting Records”

By Molly Kopischke

How one Life Time member’s training efforts are helping her increase her strength to a competitive level.

How Conventional Farming Methods Are Leading to Less-Nutritious Food

By Catherine Guthrie

Fertilizers and modern farming practices are depleting the soil’s natural microbiome, which plants require for nutritional density. Here’s what you can do about it.

Is Sex Exercise?

By Andrew Heffernan

A bout of carnal activity could burn 100 calories per session and increase your heart rate, but the numbers can vary widely depending on a variety of factors.

11 Tips to Boost Your Testosterone

By Catherine Guthrie

Here are 11 lifestyle-based ways to increase your testosterone levels.

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The Basic Anatomy of Your Pelvis

By Lauren Bedosky

An overview of the bones and muscles that make up the pelvic floor.

Up Your Pickleball Game: 5 Classes to Add to Your Fitness Routine

By Callie Fredrickson

Try one or more of these Life Time classes to strengthen your body’s on-court abilities.

How to Find Pleasure With Food Despite Dietary Restrictions

By Jill Metzler Patton

Mindset shifts to help you move from fear to pleasure in eating.

The Teen Training Guide to Strength Training, Cardio, and Mobility

By Nicole Radziszewski

A go-to resource to help teens build a workout routine that is flexible, safe, and sustainable.

Is Aging a Disease?

By Experience Life Staff

Learn why this controversial question has set off a debate between those in geriatric healthcare and those in longevity research.

13 Ways to Start the Conversation About Sex

By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC

Boost your confidence in discussing sex with these expert insights and practical tips.

PUMPING IRONY: Beware of the Chair?

By Craig Cox

A new study suggests that seniors who spend too much time sitting around may be more prone to develop dementia — even if they exercise regularly.

What Are Common Signs and Symptoms of Endometriosis?

By Mo Perry

From severe menstrual cramping and painful intercourse to fatigue and infertility, this condition can impact a woman’s overall quality of life. Learn more.

How to Increase Your Testosterone — Naturally

By Catherine Guthrie

Men are confronting an unprecedented decline in testosterone. Consider these 11 lifestyle-based tips to protect your T.

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Why Collagen?

With Anika Christ, RD
Season 7, Episode 7

Collagen is something of a buzzword in the nutrition world of late, yet this nutrient has always been important to our overall health. As our eating patterns have steered toward processed and convenience foods over the past 60 years, our dietary needs for collagen have increased — hence the growing interest in collagen supplementation. Anika Christ, RD, explains what collagen is, its role in our body, and its advantages for health. She also offers guidance around supplementation and supporting your body’s natural production of this nutrient.

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What Is Junior Pickleball Programming at Life Time?

By Callie Fredrickson

A Q&A about this exciting new offering for youth pickleball players.

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6 Exercises to Support Your Pelvic Floor

By Lauren Bedosky

Use this expertly designed routine of stretches and strengthening exercises for a strong and mobile pelvic floor.

Why Your Body Needs Selenium and How to Maximize Your Intake

By Catherine Guthrie

Selenium is a key mineral for fertility, thyroid health, and more. Learn about its essential functions, recommended intake, optimal food sources, and signs that you may be low.

Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

By Christy Rice

Once you’ve finished carving your jack-o’-lantern, save those seeds to make this crunchy snack.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

By Betsy Nelson

For a sweeter taste, try wrapping prosciutto around melon or even pear slices.

How One Woman Survived Breast Implant Illness

By Christy Rice

Debbie Friedlander on how she is finding relief from breast implant illness 25 years after undergoing a preventive mastectomy.

PUMPING IRONY: Seeing Is Believing

By Craig Cox

Despite concerns about vision loss, seniors like me tend to ignore preventive screenings and treatments. Accessibility is an issue, experts say, but a lack of collaboration between physicians and ophthalmologists plays a role as well.

What Are the Three Phases of Hypermobile Ehlers-Danos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder?

By Mo Perry

Researchers have outlined three distinct phases: hypermobility, pain, and joint stiffening.

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What Are the Benefits of Supplementing With Amino Acids?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

A Life Time dietitian and trainer highlights the purpose of using an amino-acid supplement for workout recovery.

Why Your Body Needs Magnesium and How to Maximize Your Intake

By Catherine Guthrie

Magnesium is a key mineral for optimizing your health and well-being. Learn about its essential functions, recommended intake, optimal food sources, and signs that you may be low.

All About the ARORA Intro to Healthy Living Program

By Emily Ewen

Everything you need to know about this digital fitness program that features six weeks of workouts and educational content.

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3 Meal-Prep Styles to Suit Every Personality

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

Life Time dietitians share three approaches to meal planning that can set you up to eat healthily most of the time.

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6 Supplements to Consider This Fall

By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT

Life Time dietitian recommendations for supporting your health as the season changes.

What You Need to Know About the Eye Microbiome

By Michael Dregni

Recent research reveals our eyes have a microbiome, just like the gut and skin do. Learn how this finding may be used to treat eye disorders.

The Dynamic Difference

By Emily Ewen

One couple shares the successes they’ve each seen from working with their Dynamic Personal Trainers.

A Guide to Healthy Skincare for Teenagers

By LIFE TIME

A top esthetician shares simple steps to help your teen learn how to take good care of their skin.

What Is Trauma-Informed Rest?

By Anjula Razdan

In her new book, Permission to Rest, Ashley Neese talks about why rest is a radical — and necessary — practice, as well as how those of us with trauma might approach rest differently.

5 Meals for Postpartum Parents

By Experience Life Staff

Nourishing food is an important element of postpartum healing and lactation. These healthy, whole-food recipes are designed to support new mothers.

Mental Health and Hormonal Birth Control: Katie Lemon’s Story

By Experience Life Staff

A woman experiencing adverse side effects from hormonal birth control finds relief when she pursues another option.

Which Health Conditions Are Associated With Hypermobility?

By Mo Perry

Fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) are just some of the surprising health issues associated with hypermobile Ehlers-Danos syndrome.

The Promise of Permeability

By Henry Emmons, MD

How to soften your defenses so you can let feelings in — and out again.

Romantic Escapes

By Jill Metzler Patton

Leaving regular life behind for a getaway or vacation can be hard, but it’s worth it for the health of your relationship.

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Your Fit and Functional Pelvic Floor

By Lauren Bedosky

Pelvic-floor health is an important, yet often overlooked, component of overall well-being. Discover how to keep this group of muscles strong and healthy.

A Functional-Medicine Approach to Endometriosis

By Mo Perry

How to address this painful condition with diet and lifestyle interventions.

Pillow Talk: A Q&A With Sex Therapist Vanessa Marin

By Emily Ewen

Sex therapist Vanessa Marin and her husband Xander Marin help couples take the intimidation out of getting intimate.

The Sensuality Workout

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

These playful moves engage your muscles and your senses, helping to prime you for intimacy.

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ONE HEALTHY HABIT:
Take Your Libido-Supporting Supplements

By Experience Life Staff

If your sex drive has waned, consider giving these key vitamins and herbs a try.

The Case for Sex Therapy

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Here’s how individual or partner therapy can help you understand your desires and boundaries, improve communication with your partner — and enjoy better sex.

7 Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Intimate

By Elizabeth Millard

Creating space for intimacy is an important part of your overall wellness. Feng shui experts and sex educators offer their top strategies.

Beyond Binary Gender Diversity

By Craig Cox

More young people identify as transgender, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming than ever before.

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What Is Vitamin P?

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

How taking real pleasure in food supports your health.

How to Talk About Sex With Your Partner

By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC

Sex educators explain why talking about sex with our partners can be so challenging — and how to get more comfortable with it.

“The Pill” for Guys?

By Michael Dregni

An array of male contraceptives are under development — including a new, nonhormonal male birth control pill.

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4 Ways Exercise Makes Sex Better

By Andrew Heffernan

Physical activity can bolster sexual desire, performance, and satisfaction.

Why Is the Maternal Mortality Rate in the United States So High?

By Kaelyn Riley

Learn why giving birth in the United States is more dangerous today than it was three decades ago.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

By Jon Spayde

It’s time to do away with the traditional idea of The Talk. Parents can teach kids about sex in a way that empowers, rather than simply embarrasses, the younger generation.

3 Tips to Help Teens Set Realistic Fitness Goals

By Nicole Radziszewski

Are you a teen embarking on a fitness journey? Embrace these tips to help you achieve your goals.

PUMPING IRONY: Still Clueless After All These Years

By Craig Cox

The scientific community continues to struggle to understand how to diagnose and treat long COVID, which can be especially hard on seniors. But some critics believe the answers are hidden in plain sight.

5 Ways to Improve Your Posture and Balance

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer offers tips for working on your posture and balance so you can reduce the risk of falling.

6 Tips to Help You Successfully Navigate Telemedicine Appointments

By John Spayde

Virtual healthcare services can increase access, yet they come with their own barriers and limitations. Functional-medicine practitioner Susan Blum, MD, MPH, shares guidance for navigating telemedicine.

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The Stages of Menopause + How to Support Your Body

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 7, Episode 5

Menopause is a normal physiological process that affects every woman at some point in their life, yet it’s only as of late that it’s being discussed more openly. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, discusses what happens to our bodies during menopause and its various stages, the symptoms one can expect and why they occur, and the lifestyle habits and behaviors we can implement to support our bodies during this transitional time.

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5 Moves You’ll See in MB360

By Emily Ewen

The creator of this mind-body training program breaks down some common moves you may see in class.

All About the Dynamic 30 Challenge

By Emily Ewen

Learn about this 30-day intensive program to jump-start your healthy-living goals.

Why Your Body Needs Calcium and How to Maximize Your Intake

By Catherine Guthrie

Calcium is a key mineral for more than just healthy bones. Learn about its essential functions, recommended intake, optimal food sources, and signs that you may be low.

6 Things to Know About the “Miracle” Drug Ozempic

By Frank Lipman, MD

Functional-medicine pioneer Frank Lipman, MD, on what you should know about weight-loss drugs like Ozempic.

What Is Hypermobility?

By Mo Perry

Learn about the difference between flexibility and hypermobility — as well as the associated health risks of hypermobility.

PUMPING IRONY: The Price Is Right?

By Craig Cox

While Medicare can now force major drugmakers to negotiate some prices, observers question whether it will result in much savings — or in better health outcomes — for U.S. seniors.

Salmon and Dill Scramble

By Christy Rice

Start your day with a protein-rich meal. Whisk eggs, cottage cheese, and hot-smoked salmon with fresh dill for a flavorful breakfast containing over 30 grams of protein.

What Are the Chakras?

By Courtney Helgoe

Discover the body’s seven energy centers. Plus, enhance your well-being with this chakra meditation.

Summiting to New Heights

By Emily Ewen

A Life Time Dynamic Personal Trainer prepares to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro — and she’s inviting others to join her.

Our Favorite Skincare Products — With Plastic-Free Packaging

By Experience Life Staff

Sumptuous, sustainable body-care products — all packaged without plastic.

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Why Dynamic Stretch?

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 7, Episode 4

Dynamic Stretch is Life Time’s unique approach to one-on-one, assisted-stretch sessions — but what does this protocol actually entail? And how is working with a stretch specialist different than stretching on your own? Danny King, Master Trainer, explains Dynamic Stretch and the support it delivers for improved function, mobility, and performance.

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Life Time in the News: “Woman, 104, Who Swims Laps Every Day Shares Simple Tips for Long Life”

By Molly Kopischke

The oldest Life Time member in North America shares the insights she’s garnered about longevity.

How to Support Your Hair, Body & Skin as You Age

By LIFE TIME

LifeSpa experts offer tips for aging healthfully.

Why Inspiration Is the Engine of Joy

By Henry Emmons, MD

Explore the five traits of this emotion and insights for tapping into the transcendence and interconnectedness of it.

Life Time Breaks Ground on its First Ground-Up Pickleball Club

By Callie Fredrickson

The athletic country club brand takes its commitment to this rising sport to the next level with the announcement of this new pickleball facility in the company’s home state of Minnesota.

4 Strength-Training Tips for Active Older Adults

By Emily Ewen

An ARORA-certified trainer offers advice for starting or maintaining an effective resistance-training routine, along with guidance for balancing it with low-impact cardio efforts.

5 Moves You’ll See in ROOT Yoga

By Emily Ewen

A Life Time instructor breaks down a few of the foundational movements in this slower-paced yoga practice.

Do You Have Knee Osteoarthritis? Walking May Help.

By Michael Dregni

Walking may decrease knee pain among those with osteoarthritis — and it may even prevent additional joint damage, according to a recent study.

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How to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

With Edward Park, PhD
Season 7, Episode 3

Our brains age just like the rest of our bodies, and just like it’s important to care for our bodies so we can move functionally well for as long as possible, it’s also essential to do everything we can to maintain and support healthy brain function as the years pass by. With the current absence of effective treatment options for most neurological diseases, prevention really is the best treatment for them, and it’s never too early — or too late — to start. Edward Park, PhD, explains what to know about normal and abnormal brain aging, as well as the lifestyle strategies we have control over to support our brain health and help reduce the risk of decline and disease.

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Ever Evolving

By Jamie Martin

Experience Life is changing things up! Here’s what to look forward to.

How to Move Beyond Individualism to Create a More Loving Relationship

By Experience Life Staff

Strong relationships require letting go of a me-first perspective and considering the collective good. A renowned couples therapist explains how we can move past our individualism to become better partners. 

Ask Coach Anika: How Do I Exercise During a Detox?

By Emily Ewen

Advice for continuing your workouts while participating in Life Time’s D.TOX program.

PUMPING IRONY: Roasted in Retirement?

By Craig Cox

Scorching summer temperatures — and the potential health hazards that come with them — increasingly await U.S. retirees settling in the Sun Belt.

5 Fitness Trends to Watch

By Experience Life Staff

Forget flash-in-the-pan exercise fads. These sustainable, accessible movements are already shaping the future of fitness.

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13 Packable Lunches for the Entire Family

By Callie Fredrickson

Peruse this list of lunch ideas for back-to-school or workdays.

Is It Safe to Exercise Outdoors When the Air Quality Is Bad?

By Experience Life Staff

Athletes are particularly susceptible to the effects of air pollution. Here’s what you need to know about working out outside — as well as how to protect yourself.

5 Essential Minerals to Support Your Mind and Body

By Catherine Guthrie

Plus, how to maximize your intake and signs that you may be low.

A Teen Fitness Guide

By Nicole Radziszewski

The young adult’s guide to getting strong, fast, and fit.

Apple-Cabbage Slaw

By Christy Rice

This colorful and tangy slaw features Granny Smith apples, red cabbage, pistachios, Dijon mustard, and honey for just the right amount of crunch and sweet goodness.

Autumn Breakfast Hash

By Christy Rice

Start your day with this savory hash made with sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Honeycrisp apples — and homemade turkey sausage!

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A 5-Step Plan for Starting a New Workout Routine

With Lindsay Ogden, CPT
Season 7, Episode 2

Getting into a workout routine can be difficult, especially if you’re new to it or have hit pause for a while. Lindsay Ogden, CPT, shares her secret steps for success that anyone can follow to begin — or begin again — and that can set them up for consistent and long-lasting fitness progress.

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Beluga Lentil and Golden Apple Salad

By Christy Rice

Black beluga lentils, beets, celery, Golden Delicious apples, and soft goat cheese come together for a perfect balance of taste and texture.

One-Pan Apple Pilaf With Seared Chicken Thighs

By Christy Rice

This luscious chicken is served over a sweet and savory pilaf made with Granny Smith apples, spinach, and onions.

What Is Connective-Tissue Disorder?

By Mo Perry

We often think of flexibility as a mark of fitness, but for some, hypermobility can raise challenges — and signal a connective-tissue disorder that may involve a range of chronic health issues. Here’s what you need to know.

About Time

By Bahram Akradi

Life Time CEO and founder Bahram Akradi reflects on what a precious commodity time is — and how we can make the most of it.

Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler

By Christy Rice

Use a mix of apples in this cobbler, which is topped with biscuits made with oat flour and almond flour instead of traditional wheat flour.

How to Take Your Favorite Outdoor Fitness Activities Indoors

By Callie Fredrickson

Continue pursuing or strengthening your abilities for the warm-weather activities you love in the off season.

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The Ultimate Guide to Life Time Classes

By Emily Ewen

A complete look at the studio, yoga, and cycle class offerings in our athletic country clubs — and tips for finding the right fits for you.

The Current State of School Lunch

By Katie Dohman

Changes in school cafeterias are afoot. Experts offer an update on the progress being made — and the obstacles that remain.

Are Teens in a Mental Health Crisis?

By Nicole Radziszewski

Yes, according to a recent report from the CDC. Learn more about why.

Fitness and Self-Sabotage

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Experience Life‘s fitness editor shares how Sesame Street’s Grover inspires her to push a little harder and finish stronger. Can he inspire you too?

Sweet Potato, Brussel Sprouts, and Egg Sheet-Pan Breakfast

By Molly Kopischke

This one-pan breakfast offers a whole-food balance of protein, veggies, carbs, and healthy fat.

How Your Banking and Investment Choices Can Help Make the World a Better Place

By Experience Life Staff

Start investing in a better future today by exploring greener investment options and learning to incorporate environmentally friendly choices into your financial portfolio.

13 Creative Ways to Learn Something New

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Lifelong learning can improve our health and happiness. Try some of these ideas for learning something new.

PUMPING IRONY: Puzzling Priorities

By Craig Cox

Medicare is prepared to pay as much as $5 billion a year to cover a new Alzheimer’s drug while ignoring the in-home care needs of seniors with dementia who live alone.

The Transformative Power of Family Therapy

By Experience Life Staff

Discover how family therapy can help you and your loved ones open the lines of communication to promote healing and build resilience.

Ryan Sutter running outside

Be Your Own Best Health Advocate

With Ryan Sutter
Season 7, Episode 1

A Lyme disease diagnosis and accompanying body-wide pain and debilitating fatigue led Ryan Sutter — firefighter, endurance athlete, and Bachelorette alum — to take action to find answers, treatment options, and a path toward wellness. In this episode, Sutter shares his health journey, as well as advice for pushing through challenge, fighting health obstacles, and advocating for your well-being.

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ONE HEALTHY HABIT:
Move Throughout Your Day

By Experience Life Staff

This month’s One Healthy Habit challenge encourages taking a break from busyness to build fitness.

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What Is Dynamic Stretch?

By Emily Ewen

How an assisted-stretch session at Life Time can help you feel better and reach your fitness goals.

Daymond John on Setting Goals, Leaving a Legacy, and Investing in His Health

By Jill Metzler Patton

The entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor shares his inspiring journey from growing up in Queens and launching his multi-billion-dollar streetwear brand FUBU to his recent life-changing cancer diagnosis.

5 Moves You’ll See in LIFT Barbell Strength

By Emily Ewen

This foundational yet challenging strength-training class puts an emphasis on proper form.

How 5 Families Spend Time at Life Time in the Fall

By Callie Fredrickson

Learn how these parents maximize their family memberships.

Why Is the Liver Important in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

By Mo Perry

The liver plays a crucial role in TCM, as it is involved not only in physical functions but also in regulating emotions. Learn more.

7 Things to Consider Before Starting a Workout Routine

By Callie Fredrickson

Dynamic Personal Trainers share their advice for setting yourself up for success.

Can Chiropractic Care Help Improve My Pickleball Game?

By Emily Ewen

A LifeClinic practitioner explains the potential performance and injury-prevention benefits of working with a chiropractor.

wild berries

What Are the Health Benefits of Black Currants, Goji Berries, Serviceberries, Golden Berries and Mulberries?

By Catherine Guthrie

Explore how these remarkable berries offer a variety of health-enhancing benefits.

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A Push and Pull Workout for Full-Body Strength

By Lauren Bedosky

Build balanced, full-body strength with this four-part push-pull workout routine.

School-Break Camps at Life Time: A Sneak Peek

By Callie Fredrickson

When school is out, Life Time offers programming to keep kids cared for and engaged in healthy fun throughout the year.

How to Talk to Your Stylist for the Perfect Salon Blowout

By LIFE TIME

Top hairstylists share the secrets for getting a flawless finished style you love. Plus, they divulge the steps for creating a blown-out look at home.

5 Fall Apple Recipes

By Maddie Augustin

These healthy recipes are the perfect way to celebrate autumn.

PUMPING IRONY: Seniors, Sleeplessness, and Shortened Lives

By Craig Cox

Older adults are more likely than most to struggle with sleep issues, and recent research suggests tossing and turning could shorten our lifespans. The solution? Exercise.

10 Ideas for an End-of-Summer Self-Care Day

By Emily Ewen

Close out the season on a relaxing note with these refreshing practices.

How Are Meridians Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

By Mo Perry

Meridians, which travel along fascial plains, serve as energetic pathways used by TCM practitioners to restore balance and harmony to the various organs of the body.

How to Be a Respectful Guest When Traveling Abroad

By Laurel Kallenbach

Discover the importance of cultural respect while traveling abroad, including the importance of learning a few words in the local language and practicing “leave no trace” principles.

Step Inside: Life Time Shenandoah

By Callie Fredrickson

This Houston-area athletic country club is the biggest in the state of Texas.

Fun in the Fall: The September and October Kids’ Events at Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson

See what’s on the schedule for your kids this season.

7 Tips for Preventing Pickleball Injuries

By Callie Fredrickson

Pickleball pros provide advice for steering clear from injury while playing this popular sport.

How is Qi Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

By Mo Perry

Some have speculated that the concept of the Force in Star Wars is based on qi (pronounced “chee”). Learn how it affects your health and vitality.

dark chocolate bars

Are There Heavy Metals in Dark Chocolate?

By Michael Dregni

Yes, but there are steps you can take to mitigate your exposure to these toxins.

Lemon-Pepper Marinade

By Molly Kopischke

Try this fresh-flavored marinade on chicken skewers or your choice of meat or fish.

PUMPING IRONY: Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, and the Unpredictable

By Christy Rice

Cholesterol has long been known for its role in cardiovascular function, but new research suggests it may someday be put to work to hinder the development of Alzheimer’s.

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How to Forage for Wild Berries

By Catherine Guthrie

Start foraging your own blackberries, raspberries, and more with advice from Julia Skinner, PhD.

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What Is Brain Fog?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Having trouble concentrating? Feeling confused and forgetful? You may be the victim of what’s become known as brain fog.

30 Minutes at Life Time

By Emily Ewen

Ideas for making the most of your time at the club when you only have 30 minutes to spare.

3 Homemade Sauces to Flavor Grilled Chicken

By Molly Kopischke

Grill your chicken using basic seasonings and then use these sauces on top or as dips.

4 recipes that are 30 grams of protein

How to Eat at Least 30 Grams of Protein at Every Meal

By Maddie Augustin

Including protein at every meal will keep you full — plus, it’s crucial for building muscle, managing metabolism, and more. Hit your macro goals with these protein-packed recipes.

All in on Running

By Callie Fredrickson

Life Time Foundation athlete and ultrarunner Barbara Powell moves across the country to train for her most challenging race yet: the Leadville 100-mile.

How Is Temperature Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

By Mo Perry

TCM uses the concepts of wind, heat, and other elemental qualities to highlight the opposing characteristics of an illness, allowing practitioners to restore balance in the body.

8 Strength Exercises for Pickleball Players

By Callie Fredrickson

These workout-floor movements can increase your strength and mobility, safeguard against injury, and improve your pickleball prowess on the court.

Pasta Trapanese

By Christy Rice

This traditional Sicilian pasta dish features a vibrant sauce made with ripe tomatoes, garlic, basil, slivered almonds, and extra virgin olive oil.

How Can I Best Support the Local Economy When Traveling?

By Laurel Kallenbach

Here’s how to give back financially when traveling to other cultures.

PUMPING IRONY: Is There a Care Coordinator in the House?

By Craig Cox

Our healthcare system increasingly requires patients to coordinate their own care, a burden that can delay needed procedures — and cost them dearly in time, energy, and money.

What Are the Health Benefits of Cranberries?

By Catherine Guthrie

Explore how these remarkable berries contribute to infection prevention.

What Are the 5 Vital Substance in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

By Mo Perry

Blood and other fluids make up some of the vital substances in TCM. Learn more about these essential elements and how they are used to achieve health and vitality in the body.

ONE HEALTHY HABIT:
Be Sun Smart

By Experience Life Staff

Outdoor time in the sun is essential to your health, but too much sun exposure can have serious consequences. Use this month’s One Healthy Habit challenge to find the right balance.

New Research: No Amount of Alcohol Is Healthy?

By Craig Cox

Recent research is challenging the notion that moderate alcohol consumption is beneficial for health. Some experts are arguing for complete abstinence due to it’s significant link to major health risks. Learn more about their findings.

Good News on the Cancer Front

By Michael Dregni

Here are some positive highlights from the American Cancer Society.

4 Common Tools Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Mo Perry

TCM practitioners use acupuncture, nutrition, herbs, and bodywork to treat their patients. Here’s why.

What Is Forest Bathing?

By Courtney Helgoe

Spending time among trees can offer a surprising range of health benefits.

Citrus Rosé Marinade

By Molly Kopischke

Bright, lively, and gives fabulous flavor to flame-grilled-goodness.

PUMPING IRONY: Weighty Matters

By Craig Cox

The new weight-loss drugs promise transformational changes for their users, but are they right for seniors? Experts urge caution.

SOMETHING SIMPLE: Cucumber-Mint Agua Fresca

By Christy Rice

This refreshing beverage can keep you cool when the weather heats up.

8 Tips for Planning a Staycation

By Laurel Kallenbach

Given the economic and environmental costs of travel, sometimes the most ethical choice is to stay home. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t expand your horizons.

Grilled Sesame-Soy Green Tomatoes

By Christy Rice

Tangy green tomatoes are infused with umami and smoky flavors for a healthy twist on the classic fried-green-tomato recipe.

How to Do the Goblet March

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Strengthen your grip and the muscles of your core, hips, and back with this low-impact move.

What Are the Health Benefits of Blueberries?

By Catherine Guthrie

Explore how these remarkable berries provide potent anti-inflammatory relief and improve blood-vessel function.

5 Tips for Safely Exercising in the Summer Heat

By Emily Ewen

Recommendations from two Dynamic Personal Trainers for working out when it’s hot outside.

woman on bike machine

9 Tips for Great Workouts Even When You’re Short on Time

By Callie Fredrickson

Life Time performers share their advice for maximizing your fitness efforts when you’re in a time crunch.

9 Tips for Great Workouts Even When You’re Short on Time

By Callie Fredrickson

Life Time performers share their advice for maximizing your fitness efforts when you’re in a time crunch.

The Controversy Surrounding Lasik Eye Surgery

By Michael Dregni

This highly popular elective procedure has been under scrutiny as the FDA contemplates issuing warnings regarding potential complications. Learn more.

How Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches the Human Body

By Mo Perry

These five key concepts inform how TCM practitioners treat health conditions.

PUMPING IRONY: Puzzling Over Pills

By Craig Cox

Research on the risks and benefits of cholesterol-lowering statins offers little reassurance to septuagenarians like me whose numbers signal potential cardiovascular calamities. The solution? More tests.

Can Exercise Mitigate the Effects of Parkinson’s?

By Craig Cox

Bouts of high-intensity exercise may ease the effects of this common neurodegenerative disease, according to a recent study.

How to Plan the Perfect Birthday Party for Your Kids

By Callie Fredrickson

Four party-planning-essentials for every child’s birthday party.

Fresh Tomato Chutney

By Christy Rice

This versatile chutney is made with whole cumin seeds, fresh ginger, apple-cider vinegar, and raisins.

10 Strategies to Overcome Driving Anxiety

By Jon Spayde

Worried about getting behind the wheel? Here’s expert advice on how to manage your fears by adjusting your expectations, your route, and your environment.

Expert Answers: What’s the Difference Between Active and Passive Recovery?

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer explains these recovery types — and why both are important for optimal fitness.

11 Creative and Tasty Kale Recipes (That Aren’t Salads!)

By Experience Life Staff

From refreshing morning smoothies to a comforting one-pot pasta dish, these recipes will not only keep you satisfied, but also provide a healthful boost.

5 Life Time Beach Clubs to Visit This Summer

By Emily Ewen

Planning a trip? Take advantage of these Life Time Athletic Country Club locations when you’re traveling outside of your home state.

What Can I Expect at My First Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Appointment?

By Mo Perry

Are you new to TCM? Here’s what to expect at your first clinic visit.

Taking Flight: Jason Burns’s Story

By Experience Life Staff

How one man took control of his health after he was grounded from flying lessons because of his weight.

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Build Your Own Birthday Workout

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Our fitness editor celebrates her 40th with a high-energy circuit routine.

People taking an indoor cycle class

Expert Answers: Why Do I Feel So Good After a Workout?

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer weighs in on the physiology behind the mood-boosting feelings post-exercise.

Tomato and Sweet Corn Salad

By Christy Rice

A refreshing and colorful salad featuring juicy summer tomatoes, sweet corn kernels, and chickpeas.

How to Do the Man Maker Exercise

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

This full-body complex combines three strength exercises to create an intense cardio effect.

Expanded Horizons

By Jamie Martin

Experience Life‘s editor in chief recounts her inspiring transformation from a risk-averse mindset to a life filled with adventure and curiosity.

5 Strategies for Becoming a More Conscious Traveler

By Laurel Kallenbach

Traveling is an inherent part of our human spirit, yet it can exert pressure on popular vacation destinations. Discover how you can make a positive impact on local economies while ensuring an enjoyable and fulfilling travel experience.

Fitness Around the World

By Andrew Heffernan

Martial arts in Brazil, stone lifting in Iceland, mace swinging in India. Infuse your active endeavors with renewed energy, courtesy of the inspired movement habits of other cultures.

Pineapple-Mint Shake

By Molly Kopischke

Enjoy the tropical flavors of this shake that also provides a boost of greens and protein.

Fresh Tomato Salsa With Avocado

By Christy Rice

A zesty salsa perfect for dipping, topping tacos, or adding a burst of flavor to your favorite dishes.

A concrete wall with a relief of a skull with a puzzle for a brain

A Prescription for Frustration

By Craig Cox

With the FDA poised to approve the latest Alzheimer’s drug, a respected dementia expert suggests our healthcare system isn’t yet capable of employing it effectively.

How Does Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Support Your Health and Well-Being?

By Mo Perry

More than just acupuncture, this system of healing focuses on a holistic approach to health, and a growing body of research supports its efficacy. Learn how TCM works and how it can treat the whole person.

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5 of Our Favorite Eco-Friendly Beach Products

By Experience Life Staff

Enhance your time by the water with these sustainable goods.

4 Life Time Dietitians’ Favorite LifeCafe Summer Eats

By Emily Ewen

Nutrition experts share their go-to orders at the LifeCafe.

How to Find Calm When Life Feels Chaotic

By Jessie Sholl

Many of us respond to disarray by striving for control, but there are other ways to find calm within the storm.

Indulge in Fresh Berries This Summer With These 11 Recipes

By Experience Life Staff

It’s berry season! From frozen treats to warm crisps and crumbles, these recipes will help you savor these sweet little treasures.

Of Peril and Possibility

By Bahram Akradi

The founder and CEO of Life Time shares his thoughts on the AI revolution.

PUMPING IRONY: A Sudden Change of Heart

By Craig Cox

A “hypertensive crisis” flings me into the gaping maw of the conventional healthcare system, where I learn to accept its many foibles — and (sheepishly) embrace its pharmaceutical remedies.

How Curiosity Changes Your Mind

By Henry Emmons, MD

Henry Emmons, MD, and Aimee Prasek, PhD, explain how thinking creatively can help us create new neural pathways in the brain.

Rainbow Panzanella

By Christy Rice

Crusty sourdough bread, heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and lots of fresh basil and mint create this salad bursting with color and flavor.

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How Ryan Sutter Fought Back from Lyme Disease

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl

After Lyme disease struck, firefighter and athlete Ryan Sutter took action to find his way back to wellness.

Boost Your Fitness With Sprint Interval Training

By Experience Life Staff

Sprint interval training (SIT) can improve your fitness performance and transform your body at the cellular level. Learn more and get started with these workouts from Olympic athlete Mechelle Lewis Freeman.

What Is Skin Cycling?

By LIFE TIME

What to know about this viral social media trend and why it’s one that’s actually endorsed by many estheticians.

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3 Moves You’ll See in SURRENDER Yoga

By Emily Ewen

In combination with meditation breathing, these long-held stretches are designed to relieve tension in your body and mind.

ONE HEALTHY HABIT:
Eat a Rainbow of Plants

By Experience Life Staff

Take advantage of the summer harvest and challenge yourself with this month’s One Healthy Habit to eat more colorful plant-based foods each day.

The Benefits of Backward Walking

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Walking or jogging in reverse improves stability, balance, coordination, and cognitive function. Learn more.

A Fourth of July Party Menu

By Experience Life Staff

Celebrate your holiday weekend with this menu that includes salmon-dill burgers, a new take on a watermelon salad, and a flag-inspired fruit pizza.

PUMPING IRONY: Keep Calm and Carry On?

By Craig Cox

Too much stress can age your body prematurely — and even lead to dementia. But new research offers some hope. That is, unless it was your cognitive dysfunction that led to the stress in the first place.

11 Berries to Eat and Their Health Benefits

By Catherine Guthrie

These nutrient-dense fruits are good for so much more than breakfast and snacks. Enjoy them as often as you like.

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The Play-Based Workout

By Nicole Radziszewski

Playtime isn’t just for kids. Pair joy-infused cardio with body-weight strength moves in this all-ages interval workout.

How Do B Vitamins Help Support Your Sex Drive?

By Mo Perry

Discover how to optimize your intake of this important nutrient to support a healthy libido.

What Are Some Ways I Can Stay Cool When Out and About During Hot Weather?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Embrace the outdoors even when temperatures rise by being mindful of timing, clothing, and your body’s signals.

6 Ways to Practice Body Neutrality

By Elizabeth Millard

Explore these transformative strategies to start practicing body neutrality.

Cucumber Mint Spa Ice Pops

By Christy Rice

These rejuvenating frozen pops are made with hydrating coconut water, fresh cucumber and mint, and lemon juice.

Too Much Sun? Here’s How to Soothe Your Skin

By Emily Ewen

A licensed esthetician offers tips for treating sunburn, along with strategies for protecting your skin during the sunny season.

A 10-Minute Lower-Body Workout

By Nicole Radziszewski

This quick lower-body workout is designed to strengthen and tone your glutes and legs.

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4 Aphrodisiac Foods to Increase Your Libido

By Mo Perry

An integrative dietitian recommends four favorite foods to increase sex drive.

What Is Circadian Medicine?

By Laine Bergeson and Courtney Helgoe

Leveraging what we know about circadian rhythms may help us create more effective medical care. Here’s why.

6 Signs You May Have a Pinched Nerve

By Emily Ewen

A chiropractor outlines common symptoms of pinched nerves, what to do if you have one, and how to prevent them.

What Are Some Ways to Keep My House Naturally Cool During Hot Weather?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Try these cooling techniques to conserve energy and help protect our planet.

Cold-Press Coffee Ice Pops

By Christy Rice

Attention coffee lovers! Try these dairy-free frozen treats made from just cold-press coffee and oat milk.

Step Inside: Life Time Missouri City

By Callie Fredrickson

Texas adds another athletic country club to its expansive lineup.

6 Summer Tomato Recipes

By Robin Asbell

Ripe tomatoes may be one of the sweetest parts of summer. Eat them up with these delectable recipes.

Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie

By Molly Kopischke

Make this perfect-for-summer LifeCafe menu favorite at home.

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How Vitamin D Helps to Support Your Sex Drive

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

The sunshine vitamin plays an important role in our overall health, including helping to maintain a healthy libido. Learn more.

PUMPING IRONY: Seniors: Beware the Perils of Pot

By Craig Cox

As more states legalize the recreational use of cannabis, new research suggests seniors should imbibe only with extreme caution.

A 10-Minute Upper-Body Workout

By Nicole Radziszewski

Try this quick and effective upper-body workout designed to strengthen the major muscle groups of your chest, shoulders, arms, and upper back.

Arrest and Recovery: Matthew Hurley’s Story

By Experience Life Staff

How one man overcame drug addiction and found peace through serving others.

Coconut-Milk Fudge Ice Pops

By Christy Rice

These DIY fudge pops combine coconut milk, cocoa powder, and bananas for a delicious, dairy-free frozen treat.

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A Mid-Year Reflection

With Jamie Martin and David Freeman
Season 6, Episode 23

Many people put a lot of stock in goal-setting at the start of a new year, but it’s important to also check in with ourselves at various points throughout the year: What’s working? What did I learn? What did I achieve? What should I stop? What should I start?

In this final episode of season 6, Jamie Martin and David Freeman consider what they’ve learned from this season’s episodes and personally reflect on changes and challenges they’ve experienced in the first half of the year.

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Can Zinc Help Increase Your Sex Drive?

By Mo Perry

Studies have shown that maintaining optimal levels of zinc can play a significant role in improving libido. Find out more.

The Power of Mindfulness-Based (MBSR) Stress Reduction for Addressing Anxiety

By Jill Metzler Patton

Elizabeth Hoge, MD, director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at Georgetown, talks about the latest advances in the field of MBSR.

5 On-Court Drills to Improve Your Pickleball Game

By Callie Fredrickson

Build your pickleball skillset by hitting the court with a partner and practicing these drills.

How Air Pollution Undermines Physical and Mental Health

By Michael Dregni

Many people may underestimate the extent to which air quality can affect their physical health and mental well-being. Read on to learn more.

How Can I Keep My Body Cool During Heat Waves?

By Michael Dregni

Here are some clever strategies to try.

Basil Marinade

By Molly Kopischke

This versatile marinade works well on chicken, fish, and veggies, as well as is great as a salad dressing if you add a little more olive oil to it.

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How to Flow Through Sun Salutation

By Emily Ewen

A guide to the movements and poses inside the flow of sun salutation A.

A Serious Rise in Alcohol-Related Deaths

By Michael Dregni

A recent CDC study reports an alarming rise in alcohol-related deaths, and the pandemic appears to have exacerbated the issue. Learn more.

How Flavonoids Help to Support Your Sex Drive

By Mo Perry

Flavonoids naturally occur in berries, citrus fruits, tea, and dark chocolate. Discover how to maximize the benefits of this nutrient to improve your libido.

What Is Healing Touch?

By Courtney Helgoe

This form of energy healing is becoming increasingly common in healthcare settings to support pain relief. Here’s what we understand about it.

Horchata Ice Pops

By Christy Rice

Cool off with a frozen twist on horchata, a traditional Mexican beverage made from rice, cinnamon, and sugar.

Kitchen Items for Summer Fun!

By Experience Life Staff

From making your own ice cream to keeping your wine chilled on a hot evening, these items are sure to enhance your summer experience.

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Can Exercise Improve Memory?

By Craig Cox

The answer is nuanced, according to a recent study, but in general, people who are more active perform better on memory tests than people who are less active.

18 Creative Recipes to Enjoy Fresh Zucchini This Summer

By Experience Life Staff

It’s time to celebrate the abundance of zucchini! These gluten-free recipes make the most of this versatile vegetable and are sure to please. Enjoy it in a variety of ways for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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A 10-Minute Core Workout

By Nicole Radziszewski

Short on time? Try this 10-minute workout to strengthen your deep core muscles and obliques.

man running on treadmill

5 Strength Exercises for New Runners

By Callie Fredrickson

Running is about more than just speed and miles. Strengthening your body can help you push the pace and go the distance.

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6 Strategies to Cope With Medical Trauma

By Quinton Skinner

Frightening or distressing medical experiences are common. Lean on these strategies to overcome your fears.

Berry Chia Pudding Ice Pops

By Christy Rice

These creamy and sweet DIY ice pops have just four ingredients: fresh raspberries, full-fat yogurt, honey, and chia seeds.

How DHEA Levels Affect Your Sex Drive

By Mo Perry

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a precursor to testosterone, which stimulates the libido in both men and women.

How Do You Manage Keratosis Pilaris?

By LIFE TIME

This common skin condition can be frustrating to deal with, but you can address it with this three-step plan.

The Rise in Male Body Dysmorphia

By Craig Cox

Research shows men feel a growing pressure to conform to certain body standards, resulting in heightened anxiety and depression.

How Humans Are Wired for Compassion

By Experience Life Staff

Our brains are wired to care for others, even when it may seem like too much to ask.

6 Summer-Training Tips to Become a Better Basketball Player

By Emily Ewen

Advice from a Life Time Basketball trainer for improving your game over the off-season — plus, his two go-to shooting drills.

Healthy Aging and the Brain: 5 Ways to Improve Neuroplasticity

Healthy Aging and the Brain: 5 Ways to Improve Neuroplasticity

By Emily Ewen

The importance of exercising our brains as we age and advice for easy ways to strengthen cognitive functioning.

How to Start Using Body-Neutral Language

By Elizabeth Millard

Many of us inadvertently use language that reinforces the idea that thinness is better. Here’s how to speak with compassion.

Mango Chili Ice Pops

By Christy Rice

These creamy, sweet, and slightly spicy frozen treats contain just three ingredients: full-fat yogurt, mango — and red pepper flakes!

3 Moves You’ll See in SURRENDER Yoga

By Emily Ewen

In combination with meditation breathing, these long-held stretches are designed to relieve tension in your body and mind.

4 Herbs to Boost Your Sex Drive

By Mo Perry

An Ayurvedic practitioner offers her go-to herbs for libido support.

5 Swimming-Gear Essentials to Keep Kids Safe in the Pool

By Emily Ewen

A checklist for getting your child ready to jump in the water.

Contentment in Motion

By Jamie Martin

Experience Life‘s editor in chief on using guided imagery and movement to stay calm, grounded, and ready for what life has to offer.

PUMPING IRONY: It’s Your Move

By Craig Cox

The vast majority of older adults prefer to stay in their own home as they age, but a recent survey suggests most of us haven’t done the necessary planning to age in place. Thankfully, there are plenty of companies that make the relocation process more palatable.

Fecal Transplant in a Pill

By Michael Dregni

Learn more about the first FDA-approved fecal-transplant pill, which is designed to treat C. diff..

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The Importance of Maintaining Mobility as You Age

By Lauren Bedosky

Mobility is a critical component of aging well. Experts explain how to maintain it for the long haul.

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Pineapple Kombucha Ice Pops

By Robin Asbell

These refreshing DIY ice pops have just three ingredients: kombucha, fresh pineapple, and fresh ginger.

5 Wellness Trends to Embrace This Summer

By Kacey Bradley

Here are a few self-care strategies to jump-start your health this season.

What Is Body Neutrality and How Can I Embrace It?

By Elizabeth Millard

Why trading affirmation for acceptance can be freeing.

The Connection Between Circadian Rhythms and Overall Health

By Laine Bergeson and Courtney Helgoe

Learn how circadian rhythms affect your health — and how you can attune to your body’s many clocks.

20 Snack Ideas for Picky Kids

By Experience Life Staff

These gluten-free, vegetarian snacks are perfect for your kids — or anyone who needs an afternoon pick-me-up packed with wholesome ingredients.

10 Strategies to Help Halt Diet Talk

By Jon Spayde

Comments and conversations related to diet culture can trigger complicated emotions involving food and weight. One expert offers advice for setting healthy boundaries.

Caprese Quinoa Salad

By Molly Kopischke

Put the “Q” in BBQ with this caprese quinoa salad — the ultimate healthy side dish for grill parties.

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8 Beginner Strength-Training Moves for Body-Composition Change

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

Resistance training is an essential part of any fitness routine. These exercises can help boost metabolism and support fat loss.

What Are Some of the Latest Rules Around Health Club Etiquette?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Our fitness editor reflects on how to make health clubs more welcoming for everyone.

Kiwi Green Ice Pops

By Christy Rice

The sweet-tart flavor and bright green color of these frozen pops are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults.

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Can Reducing Calories Really Help You Live Longer?

By Helen Martineau

You’ve probably seen headlines that restricting calories can extend your lifespan. The reality might be a little more complicated.

5 Benefits of Summer Camp

By Callie Fredrickson

Summer camps provide more than just nonstop fun: Kids can also gain new skills and knowledge that last well beyond summer’s end.

SOMETHING SIMPLE: Pan-Fried Halloumi With Cucumber Salad

By Christy Rice

Halloumi is a semihard cheese that can be grilled or fried without melting, creating a crispy outer layer and a soft, chewy center. This flavorful recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make.

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14 Tips to Stay Cool During the Summer

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Ideas for keeping yourself and your home cool during the dog days of summer.

Michelle’s Family Recipes for Filipino Sour Soup and Adobo

By LIFE TIME

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Life Time team member Michelle Bleau shares her Filipino family recipes for sinigang soup and adobo.

How Positive Emotions Supercharge the Effects of Exercise

By Andrew Heffernan

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, on how a joyful approach to exercise can help people reach their fitness goals more easily.

Life Time in the News: “His Doctor Said He Wouldn’t Make it to 50 Years Old — So He Lost 230 Pounds”

By LIFE TIME

How a doctor’s visit prompted this Life Time member to start a transformational weight-loss journey.

Start Now

By Bahram Akradi

Life Time’s founder, chairman, and CEO on what it takes to thrive in the modern world.

How to Use Nutrition to Improve Your Libido

By Mo Perry

Interest in sex may wane for many reasons, including aging. Here’s a list of key nutrients and herbs to support a strong, healthy sex drive.

PUMPING IRONY: The Pressure Is On

By Craig Cox

A new study casts doubt on the accuracy of blood-pressure readings taken in a doctor’s office — flawed data that often leads to unnecessary prescriptions and procedures. Some notable cardiologists are pushing for more effective options.

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How to Do Lateral Raises

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Optimize your lateral raise technique to get the most out of this shoulder-isolation exercise and its many variations.

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ONE HEALTHY HABIT:
Hydrate Your Body

By Experience Life Staff

Take this month’s One Healthy Habit challenge to drink more water throughout the day and support your overall health and wellness.

Treatment Guidelines for Childhood Obesity Met With Concerns

By Michael Dregni

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated their guidelines to recommend earlier and more aggressive treatment options — including bariatric surgery and pharmaceuticals — for children identified as obese,. However, some experts are concerned. Here’s why.

Time for Summer Fun: The June, July, and August Kids’ Events at Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson

Check out what could be on your kiddos’ summer schedule.

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Three 10-Minute Workouts to Build a Full-Body Strength Routine

By Nicole Radziszewski

Low on time, energy, or motivation? Try fitness stacking. Combining 10-minute bursts of activity might be just the trick you need to get moving.

How Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman Is Helping Others Find Their Strength

By Jill Grunewald

The Olympian, coach, and TrackGirlz founder is inspiring top-level athletes and the next generation to trust their potential and pursue their passions.

Behind the Scenes With Mechelle Lewis Freeman (Video)

By Christy Rice

Go behind the with scenes of Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman’s cover shoot for Experience Life magazine as she talks about inspiring people to move — now and throughout their lives.

Rainbow Ice Pops

By Christy Rice

This recipe is a healthy twist on the classic Bomb Pop.

How Do You Play Skinny Singles Pickleball?

By Callie Fredrickson

This one-on-one pickleball variation can be a method of practice for improving your skills.

How Do Probiotics Support My Mental Health?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Having a healthy and happy gut is essential for a healthy brain. Here’s how probiotics can help.

Why Do I Crave Sugar When I’m Upset?

By Jessie Sholl

Sweet foods do provide a temporary boost to our mood. However, indulging in this habit can eventually make the stress response worse. Learn more.

8 Tips for Proper Desk Posture at Work

By Emily Ewen

A chiropractor explains the effects of improper posture and what you can do to correct it.

The Joint-Friendly Water Workout

By Emily Ewen

These pool-based cardio and strength exercises are easy on your joints — and all together add up to good workout.

7 Tips to Build Your Gut Health and Enhance Athletic Performance

By Michael Dregni

A healthy gut can enhance athletic performance. Here are three nutritional strategies to boost gut health.

Longer Lives, But Healthier Ones?

By Michael Dregni

Americans are living longer than in decades past — but are they healthier?

Step Inside: Life Time Walnut Creek

By Callie Fredrickson

California welcomes its newest athletic country club to the Bay Area.

Can You Test For Celiac from the Comfort of Your Home?

By Craig Cox

Yes, but the results may not be conclusive. Learn more and determine if it’s right for you.

Why do I lose my appetite when I’m anxious, angry, or sad?

Why Do I Lose My Appetite When I’m Anxious, Angry, or Sad?

By Jessie Sholl

Gain a better understanding of why certain emotions can affect your appetite.

How Does Zinc Support Mental Health?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

The antidepressant properties of zinc are well known and well supported by research. Learn more.

PUMPING IRONY: The Long and the Short of It

By Craig Cox

The longevity industry once touted lengthy telomeres as the key to a long life. Turns out that theory doesn’t quite measure up.

Chill Out! 9 Delicious and Healthy Ice Pop Recipes

By Robin Asbell

These homemade ice pops are fun, nutritious, and refreshing.

What Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

By Mo Perry

Like celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity triggers a reaction from the immune system, which can range from mild to intense.

Is There a Difference Between Hunger and Cravings?

By Jessie Sholl

Yes, physical hunger is the body’s need for nourishment, while a craving is a desire for specific food and may be emotionally driven.

10 Summer-Read Recommendations

By Callie Fredrickson

Looking for your next novel? Peruse this list — curated from a variety of Life Time team members — and head poolside.

What Are Some Natural Remedies to Reduce Situational Anxiety?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Discover three natural remedies to tamp down situational stress.

8 Tips for Healthy Grilling

By Experience Life Staff

Take your cooking outdoors this summer and grill delicious meals with fewer health risks.

How can I tell if I’m hungry for something other than food?

How to Recognize and Satisfy ‘Heart Hunger’

By Jessie Sholl

People tend to associate hunger solely with physical nourishment, however, it is important to acknowledge what’s referred to as “heart hunger.” Learn more about how we can nourish this type of hunger.

5-Minute Meditation to Help You Take Pause

By Callie Fredrickson

A quick breather for when you’re experiencing stress or a lack of ease.

How Do Omega-3s Support Mental Health?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Low omega-3 levels have been linked to mental health issues such as depression and ADHD. Here are some ways to make sure you are getting enough of these fatty acids.

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

By Michael Dregni

One in 10 people suffer from plantar fasciitis at some point in their lives. Learn about new treatments that could help alleviate your symptoms.

The Lessons Our Moms Teach Us

By LIFE TIME

The cofounder of Life Time’s ARORA program reflects on the lasting influence her mom has had on who she is and continues to strive to be.

How to Help Kids Manage Stress

By Emily Ewen

Mental health experts offer tips for spotting signs of stress in children, along with healthy ways to help them cope. Plus, discover three mindfulness exercises for the whole family.

What’s Behind the Rise of Celiac Disease?

By Mo Perry

Yes, there has been an increase in awareness and testing for celiac disease, but there is still a rise in its prevalence. To understand what is happening and why, read on.

How Does Selenium Support Mental Health?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Selenium contains potent antioxidants, which can protect our brain cells and tamp down inflammation.

11 Natural Remedies for Insomnia, Anxiety, Brain Fog, and Fatigue

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Occasional stressors like sleeplessness or fatigue can make it tempting to reach for over-the-counter drugs, but some mental health experts recommend trying nutritional supplements and remedies first.

A woman's hand reaching for dumbbells.

3 Moves You’ll See in MAXOUT Lower Body

By Emily Ewen

Exercises to strengthen and stabilize your lower body.

Has the Pandemic Changed Our Personalities?

By Craig Cox

Yes, according to recent research. Learn more about how the pandemic has made many of us less extroverted and more neurotic.

Basil Spring Rolls With Crispy Tofu and Black Vinegar Dipping Sauce

By Christy Rice

Flavorful and satisfying, these rolls combine fresh basil, mint, and cilantro with crispy, gently seared tofu.

PUMPING IRONY: When Cancer Strikes, Start Moving

By Craig Cox

While conventional wisdom tells us that we should rest and recover when cancer strikes, recent research suggests regular exercise may offer more benefits.

4 Antirotation Exercises to Build Core Strength

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Antirotational exercises can improve alignment and core stability. Consider adding one of these moves to your next workout.

In It Together: 3 Life Skills Kids Can Gain From Group Activities

By Callie Fredrickson

Exposing children to group environments provides opportunities for lifelong learning and growth.

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Looking at Health From the Inside-Out

By Emily Ewen

How one Life Time team member’s stroke taught him the importance of knowing the full picture of his health — and what he wants you to know about it too.

5 Tasty and Sustainable Treats

By Experience Life Staff

Enjoy the present and take care of the future with these snacks and beverages.

why do I crave salty foods?

Why Do I Crave Salty Foods?

By Jessie Sholl

It may be a signal of low blood pressure or adrenal dysfunction, says our expert.

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The Mind-Body Connection: Tapping in to Mindfulness Through Movement

With Jessie Syfko
Season 6, Episode 21

The mind-body connection refers to how our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and feelings either positively or negatively influence our physical bodies — and vice versa. It can be a truly powerful resource to tap into. In this episode, Jessie Syfko explains more about this connection, the benefits it provides, how we can grow it, and the integral relationship it has to our fitness efforts.

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Consider Agritourism for Your Next Vacation

By Jill Metzler Patton

For your next vacation, check out the rural pleasures of an agritourism farm to get in touch with the land — and to better understand the sources of your food.

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How to Help Kids Navigate Online Dieting Advice

By Katie Dohman

While it’s hard enough for adults to resist the allure of online diet advice, the challenges for kids can be even greater. These experts offer thoughts for talking to your children about what they’re seeing on social media.

Food, Freedom, and Forgiveness: Julieta Cruz’s Success Story

By Experience Life Staff

A young woman learns to forgive and care for herself while healing her relationship with food.

From Antiaging to Proaging

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

As she approaches a milestone birthday, our fitness editor considers her motivation to keep moving.

What Are Some Natural Strategies and Remedies to Overcome Fatigue?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Try these lifestyle tweaks and supplements to support general fatigue.

PUMPING IRONY: Losing Teeth, Losing Hope

By Craig Cox

While government efforts to expand dental coverage for Medicare beneficiaries have fallen short, a new study describes how that lack of access affects U.S. seniors.

Garlic-Seared Steak With Asparagus

By Molly Kopischke

Asparagus brings bright and fresh flavor to this garlic-and-herb-butter steak — which can also be made with ghee to make dairy-free.

How Social Media Usage Can Influence Your Diet

By Katie Dohman

Comparing what you eat to what social-media influencers eat can sabotage your diet. Here’s why.

how to soothe athletic gut issues

Here’s How to Soothe Your Gut on Race Day

By Michael Dregni

Experiencing gut issues such as cramping, bloating, or diarrhea on race day can significantly hinder an athlete’s performance. Here are some tips that can help.

How Does Iron Support Mental Health?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

When iron levels are low, it can lead to various challenges such as low energy and brain fog. Here are some tips to help you increase your intake.

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Everything to Know About Pilates at Life Time

By Emily Ewen

A Pilates expert explains the basics of this practice and how to work it into your routine.

Savoring: The Key to Forgotten Happiness

By Experience Life Staff

When we fully notice and appreciate something, we create a pathway to joy.

how does chronic dieting affect appetite and hunger?

What Is the Impact of Chronic Dieting on Appetite?

By Jessie Sholl

Missing a meal now and then won’t harm your hunger cues, but routinely repressing or ignoring them can scramble the body’s signals. Here’s what’s happening.

Spring Roll in a Bowl

By Christy Rice

This colorful and satisfying recipe offers a deconstructed take on spring rolls.

Are THC-Infused Drinks Safe?

By Experience Life Staff

It may be a bit too soon to know if so-called weed drinks are safe to consume. Learn more.

Are You Gluten-Intolerant? Here’s How to Find Out

By Mo Perry

The gold standard for identifying gluten sensitivity is an elimination diet. Here’s how to do one.

How Does Vitamin D to Support Mental Health?

By Mo Perry

Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is an essential nutrient that plays a crucial role in various bodily functions. Learn more about how vitamin D tamps down inflammation — and helps mental health.

A Recipe for Making a Magazine

By Jamie Martin

Editor in chief Jamie Martin shares her thoughts on the creative process for creating Experience Life.

Why Do I Sometimes Feel Hungry Immediately After a Big Meal?

By Jessie Sholl

It may have something to do with what you ate — or didn’t eat.

How to Build Your Own Grain Bowl

By Maddie Augustin

Use this template to create your own grain bowl with your favorite ingredients. Amounts listed will yield one large or two small servings.

A Glossary of Lesser-Known Cooking Terms and Definitions

By Experience Life Staff

Ever wonder why a recipe says to “deglaze” the pan, or what it means to “fold” in egg whites? Get familiar with these culinary terms and their definitions.

How to Identify Physical Hunger

By Jessie Sholl

Physical hunger is the sensation that signals you to eat when your body needs nourishment. However, there are many underlying factors that contribute to this feeling.

The Role of B Vitamins in Supporting Mental Health

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Discover the significance of this commonly overlooked supplement in managing the body’s stress response.

A Guide to Understanding Gluten and Gluten Sensitivity

By Mo Perry

Learn about the latest research on gluten intolerance.

Blueberry Blast Shake

By Molly Kopischke

Get a blast of blueberries and walnuts for brain-supportive benefits.

10 Strategies to Save Money on Healthy Groceries

By Jon Spayde

Buying healthy groceries certainly seems to make more of a dent in the budget than it used to. One expert offers advice for taking a fresh look at your food expenses.

Which Supplements and Herbs Can Help Me With Insomnia?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

Discover natural remedies to manage sleeplessness without relying on over-the-counter drugs.

How Your Gut Microbiome Can Affect Your Athletic Performance

By Michael Dregni

Research is beginning to shed light on the relationship between the gut microbiome and improved athletic performance. Discover how these two seemingly unrelated factors are connected.

The Spirit of a Place

By Bahram Akradi

Where you spend your time is as important as how you spend your time, says Life Time founder, chairman, and CEO Bahram Akradi.

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How Does Magnesium Support Mental Health?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

From supporting adrenals to supporting sleep, magnesium plays a vital role in supporting mental health as well. To learn more, read on.

Rainbow Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce

By Christy Rice

Enjoy this colorful and nutritious roll that’s made from a medley of fresh vegetables and wrapped in rice paper.

Food, People, Community: A Q&A With Chef Yia Vang

By Casie Leigh Lukes

Union Hmong Kitchen chef Yia Vang has been featured in Bon Appetit and competed on The Iron Chef, but his passion lies in using food to foster relationships and community.

PUMPING IRONY: To Think Better as You Age, Think Positive

By Craig Cox

Previous research has shown how maintaining a positive attitude toward aging may enhance your health. A new study suggests it may even help seniors recover lost cognitive function.

What Is Muscle Testing and How Does It Work?

By Courtney Helgoe

A guide to understanding the muscle tests used by kinesiology practitioners.

9 Common Questions Answered About Hunger Cravings

By Jessie Sholl

If you’re feeling famished you probably need food, but sometimes hunger and cravings can clue us in to what we need — physically and emotionally. We just have to tune in to our body.

Which Supplements and Herbs Can Help Me Combat Brain Fog?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 

For persistent brain fog, these three herbs may help.

Best Summer Ever: 9 Ways to Spend a Day at the Beach Club

By Emily Ewen

Ideas for relaxation and active fun during the sunny season at Life Time.

3 Recipes to Create Fresh Spring Rolls at Home

By Maddie Augustin

These tasty spring rolls are surprisingly simple to make at home — and easy to fill with plenty of seasonal produce.

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Why Using a Personal Trainer Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

By Nicole Radziszewski

Working with a personal trainer can transform your health-and-fitness efforts. Find the right one to work with — and make some fitness progress as a team.

SOMETHING SIMPLE: Little Green Salad

By Christy Rice

Simple, healthy, and ready in just five minutes.

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9 Common Reasons to See a Chiropractor

By Dr. Reza Alizadeh

Are you wondering if you should seek chiropractic care? Here’s why many people choose to include it in their routines.

Spring Training: A Time to Go for New Goals

By Emily Ewen

Inspiration for pursuing your spring fitness routine from Life Time Dynamic Personal Trainers.

The Health Effects of Air Pollution and What You Can Do About It

By Mo Perry

Poor air quality not only affects the vulnerable but also the young and healthy. Learn what you can do to help keep your lungs healthy.

PUMPING IRONY: Unassisted

By Craig Cox

Chafing at what they view as inadequate government reimbursements, assisted-living facilities in recent months have been evicting Medicaid beneficiaries at a disturbing rate. The consequences for the industry are negligible; for the low-income seniors, they can be tragic.

How Walking Strengthens Your Heart and Lungs

By Nicole Radziszewski

For more cardiovascular benefits, you can increase your pace and walk up and down hills.

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8 Key Supplements to Boost Your Mental Health — Naturally

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Herbs, supplements, and other natural remedies promote well-being — yet separating help from hype can be challenging. Follow this expert guidance.

How to Make the Most of Parents Night Out at Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson

Meet a few moms and dads who are loving this membership benefit.

What Supplements Can Help Increase My Energy?

By Samantha McKinney

Top picks from a Life Time dietitian and trainer.

How to Do the Donkey Kick

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Build strength and stability with this low-impact lower-body move.

Purple Collagen Smoothie

By Christy Rice

Give your mornings a boost with this vanilla-collagen-packed smoothie.

ONE HEALTHY HABIT:
Pack Healthy Snacks

By Experience Life Staff

May’s One Healthy Habit challenge aims to help you handle hunger pangs and afternoon energy slumps.

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6 Dynamic Core Training Exercises

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Rotation and antirotation are vital for injury prevention and athletic performance. Incorporate both with this dynamic core routine.

Is Yoga Teacher Training Right for Me?

By Emily Ewen

Four certified yoga teachers share their experiences with Life Time’s yoga teacher training program.

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Can Trauma Foster Personal Development?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Some of us struggling in the wake of trauma can also, in time, experience personal growth. This concept is called posttraumatic growth.

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Why Lunges?

With Alec Blenis, CPT, CSCS
Season 6, Episode 20

Lunges are a fundamental movement for strengthening muscles from your waist down. Yet because they appear easier to perform than they actually are, many people do too many too soon and end up discouraged or with lower-back or knee injuries. Alec Blenis, CPT, CSCS, explains why this move is a staple in strength and conditioning programs and how to add lunges into your routine in a safe and beneficial way.

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Tips to Make the Most of Your Walk

By Nicole Radziszewski

While walking may seem like a simple and natural movement, there are things to keep in mind to ensure that you get the most out of your walk and avoid injury. Read on to learn more.

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7 Nutrients That Provide Allergy Relief

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Here are some nutrient-rich foods that can help relieve allergy symptoms naturally.

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Expressing a Strong Emotion

By Jessie Sholl

Practicing healthy emotional expression helps us to acknowledge our emotions without letting them control us. Use these questions to determine the most appropriate way to express your feelings in any situation.

Fire Up the Grill! 11 Healthy Recipes to Enjoy

By Experience Life Staff

From main dishes to vegan sides and even dessert, these grillable recipes are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or planning a weekend cookout.

How to Eat a More Climate-Friendly Diet

By Mo Perry

We know that our food choices affect our individual health; they also matter to the health of the planet.

How to Face Your Fears: 3 Expert Tips

By Jessie Sholl

Directly expressing our feelings of fear can help build trust and intimacy in relationships. Here are some strategies to face your fears.

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Exercising Safely with Parkinson’s Disease

By Emily Ewen

Consistent exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s. Experts weigh in on how to get the best results.

How Walking Boosts Your Metabolism

By Nicole Radziszewski

Walking is a form of NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) and can help optimize metabolism. Read on to learn more.

How Climate Change Is Extending the Allergy Season — and What You Can Do About It

By Mo Perry

The increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the air, warmer temperatures, and longer growing seasons are increasing allergy symptoms in many parts of the world. Here’s what you can do to keep your immune system in tip-top shape.

PUMPING IRONY: The Big Chill

By Craig Cox

Cold is having a moment among longevity researchers, who argue that we should embrace a little shivering in order to extend our lifespan. My own experience suggests their theories may get a chilly reception.

How Can I Help My Child Understand and Manage Their Emotions?

By Jessie Sholl

Here are five steps to help teach emotional literacy to your kids.

Almond Oat Protein Cookies

By Christy Rice

These vegan cookies, made with almond butter, avocado oil, rolled oats, and vanilla protein powder, are a great on-the-go snack for your kids — and you!

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How to Say Goodbye to a Pet

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Here are some expert tips to help you make the most of the remaining days with your beloved pet.

How Climate Change is Contributing to the Spread of Vector-Borne Illnesses — and How to Protect Yourself

By Mo Perry

As a result of climate change and expanding urban development, vector-borne illnesses and infections, which are transmitted through ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas, are becoming more common. These diseases pose a serious threat to human health. Learn more.

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Allergies, Sensitivities, Intolerances: All About Food Reactions

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 6, Episode 19

Adverse reactions to many foods are on the rise, and while allergies are often more easily identifiable, sensitivities and intolerances typically are not. Regardless, they can all cause troubling effects in the body. Samantha McKinney, RD, explains the differences between food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances, what the common food offenders are, how to spot signs of a reaction, and —  in the case of the latter two — why those signs are often symptoms but not the root cause.

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How to Build Mental Resilience Through Thermaculture

By LIFE TIME

Learn how the practice of activating your body’s thermoregulation response can help you improve your stress tolerance for daily life.

How Walking Enhances Healthy Aging

By Nicole Radziszewski

Regular walks can help stave off cardiovascular disease and dementia — and may even increase your lifespan.

4 Steps to Let Go of Guilt and Shame

By Jessie Sholl

Brené Brown, PhD, suggests that embracing our vulnerability can help us develop “shame resilience.” Learn how.

Step Inside: Life Time Miami at The Falls

By Callie Fredrickson

Florida welcomes another athletic country club to the southern Miami area.

How Extreme Temperatures Caused by Climate Change Can Affect Your Health — and How to Stay Safe

By Mo Perry

Explore these tips to stay healthy during periods of extreme heat.

Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Bark

By Christy Rice

Made with protein powder, this indulgent treat will satisfy your cravings and provide sustained energy.

A cat looks out a window on a snowy day.

PUMPING IRONY: The Disease of Disconnection

By Craig Cox

While physical frailty among seniors has been well documented, recent research suggests that social frailty may be even more prevalent — and lead to similar health issues.

Person doing an ARORA Fit workout with a coach

Strength, Mobility, Balance: Introducing ARORA Fit

By Emily Ewen

A Q&A with the creators of the new signature group training format that’s designed for active older adults.

Stress Less With ARORA Fitness

By Emily Ewen

However you prefer to unwind or destress, there’s an ARORA class for you.

How to Plant a Tree

By Michael Dregni

Tree-planting advice from native-plant expert Lynn Steiner.

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How Walking Aids Digestion

By Nicole Radziszewski

Walking not only improves digestion but can also help reduce insulin levels and regulate blood sugar.

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How to Deal With Sadness and Grief: 4 Expert Tips

By Jessie Sholl

These strategies can help you cope when feelings of sadness arise.

How Clean Is Treated Wastewater?

By Craig Cox

Think the water that goes down your toilet or drain and out to our waterways is sufficiently treated? Think again.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Energy Bites

By Christy Rice

These high-protein energy bites, which include chocolate collagen powder and dates, are delicious and convenient for busy days.

How to Establish Healthy Boundaries With Grandparents

By John Spayde

Supportive grandparents can be a godsend for you and your kids — but disagreements about parenting may create tension. Setting healthy boundaries can help you find a balance.

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Why Fitness Competitions?

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 6, Episode 18

The term “fitness competition” often conjures images of bodybuilding events, but it’s much more encompassing than those, including 5Ks and marathons, powerlifting meets, obstacle course races, and more. Danny King, Master Trainer, explains why he thinks everybody — at any fitness or experience level — can benefit from participating in a fitness event.

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Fuel Your Busy Days With These High-Protein Snacks

By Robin Asbell

Keep some of these whole-food options on hand for when you need a high-protein snack.

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Uncovering the Illusion of Separation

By Henry Emmons, MD and Aimee Prasek, PhD

Do you feel cut off from others and even yourself? When we begin to understand our interconnectedness to everything, our natural powers of healing thrive.

What Are the Health Benefits of Quercetin?

By Jill Metzler Patton

Quercetin can help with allergies, brain health, heart health, and more. It can easily be incorporated into your healthy eating routine.

How Walking Keeps Your Body Balanced

By Nicole Radziszewski

If you’re deskbound, taking a five-minute walk every hour can make a big difference in your overall health and well-being. Here’s why.

Can I Plan Around the Phases of My Menstrual Cycle to Boost Athletic Performance?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Learn how to use cycle syncing to get the most from your fitness routine.

The Hidden Costs of Family Caregiving

By Experience Life Staff

Here’s a closer look at the financial and emotional costs of providing care for your loved ones.

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Want a Mental Health Boost? Take a Walk

By Nicole Radziszewski

Discover how the simple act of walking can help restore your nervous system.

What Is Red Light Therapy?

By LIFE TIME

Learn about this beauty trend and how it may benefit your skin and overall wellness.

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How to Deal With Anger: 3 Expert Tips

By Jessie Sholl

Strategies to help stay in control when feelings of anger arise.

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How to Care for An Aging Pet

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Animal friends are good for our health — but caring for senior pets comes with challenges. Experts share tips for supporting your best pals through their golden years.

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Do Pedestrian- and Bike-Friendly Policies Boost a City’s Overall Health?

By Michael Dregni

Yes, according to a recent analysis from Blue Zones.

16 Delicious Brunch Recipes

By Experience Life Staff

These spring-inspired recipes are a great way to create a healthy and nutritious meal for your friends and family.

8 Tips to Pick the Best Produce

By Experience Life Staff

Spring is prime time for some of your favorite veggies and fruits. Select the freshest options with these tips.

How Climate Change Affects Your Health — and How to Build Resilience

By Mo Perry

Extreme weather and other climate conditions are affecting our bodies and minds. Discover strategies to build resilience.

Mango Cheesecake Smoothie

By Christy Rice

Cottage cheese provides a rich and luxurious texture to this high-protein smoothie.

PUMPING IRONY: Java Jive?

By Craig Cox

The latest news on the coffee front promises no end of salutary benefits for diehard bean lovers — if you don’t mind a little sleep deprivation and some heart palpitations.

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Seeking Awe

By Bahram Akradi

The founder and CEO of Life Time on the importance of finding awe.

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Finding Strength in Partnership

With Brian McKinney, CPT, and Roshini Rajkumar
Season 6, Episode 17

Working with a coach or personal trainer can boost your fitness efforts and help you make meaningful progress toward your goals. Sometimes, however, we overlook how powerful the partnership can be, including the gains that go beyond physical fitness. In this episode, we hear the firsthand experience of Life Time member Roshini Rajkumar and her coach Brian McKinney, CPT, how they get the most out of their experience working together, and what to look for in your own trainer-client relationship.

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FDA Proposes Updates to “Healthy” Food Criteria

By Craig Cox

Many sugary cereals and sweetened yogurts will no longer be able to market their foods as “healthy” under the proposed rules.

The Powerful Health Benefits of Walking

By Nicole Radziszewski

Going for a walk — though often underrated and underappreciated — is one of the most powerful things you can do for your health. Here’s why.

Empty Nest, New Beginnings: Lisa Samalonis’s Success Story

By Experience Life Staff

A single mother whose life revolved around her kids finds inner peace and community at her local health club.

Step into Comfort: Walking Shoes for All-Day Comfort

By Experience Life Staff

Here are five of our favorite shoes that can go the distance.

Fitness Classes for Your Feelings

By Emily Ewen

Guidance for choosing a workout class based on your current mood.

12 Fresh and Healthy Asparagus Recipes to Enjoy This Spring

By Experience Life Staff

Asparagus is a versatile and delicious spring vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes. These 12 asparagus recipes are easy to make and will enhance your next meal!

What Is Feldenkrais?

By Courtney Helgoe

Learn how this practice can help realign movement patterns and relieve both acute and chronic pain.

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Cycling for Change

By Kevin Horner

As an athlete and industry innovator, HED Cycling cofounder Anne Hed is on a mission to make cycling more accessible and welcoming for everyone.

5 Common Types of Headaches and What They Mean

By Emily Ewen

The area where you feel a headache can help explain its root cause.

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6 Difficult Emotions and How to Deal With Them

By Jessie Sholl

We often resist challenging emotions, like anger and sadness, but embracing and accepting them is a key step toward wholeness.

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Navigating Transitions

By Jamie Martin

Experience Life‘s editor in chief shares how coaching her daughter’s baskteball team reminded her how difficult transitions can be on the court — and in life.

Can Quercetin Relieve Your Seasonal Allergies?

By Jill Metzler Patton

Learn how this common nutrient can provide relief.

SOMETHING SIMPLE: Spicy Braised Tofu

By Christy Rice

This protein-rich, vegetarian main dish is ready in less than 15 minutes.

PUMPING IRONY: When Artificial Intelligence Overrules the Real Thing

By Craig Cox

Medicare Advantage insurers are increasingly using algorithms rather than actual medical reports to justify controversial denials of coverage. The effects on patients can be devastating.

What Contributes to Chronic Inflammation?

By Mo Perry

Chronic inflammation can be spurred by a broad range of factors — but identifying them can be key to restoring balance.

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Why Massage?

With Zac Ellis
Season 6, Episode 16

Many view massage as a luxury or splurge — but some experts argue that it’s an investment in your health and wellness and deserves to be part of your routine. Zac Ellis, certified massage therapist, explains why he suggests adjusting your perceptions around massage, the benefits that can be reaped from the practice, the different types of massage modalities, and how to get the most out of a session.

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Homemade Root Veggie Baby Food

By Christy Rice

A simple and versatile recipe to keep your little one fed and nourished.

How to Use Nutrition to Relieve Acid Reflux

By Stephanie Soucheray

Try these foods and supplements to calm your reflux symptoms.

6 Ways Gardening Is the Ultimate Mind–Body Workout

By Heidi Wachter

The health benefits of gardening go beyond reaping a harvest of vegetables and fruits.

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STRONG BODY, STONG MIND: Spring Awakening

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Our fitness editor on being patient with yourself in your fitness journey.

What Are Signs of Chronic Inflammation?

By Mo Perry

Weight-loss resistance, brain fog, mood disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis are just a few. Read on to learn more.

What Is a Scalp Detox?

By Emily Ewen

For healthier hair, scalp care is key. A LifeSpa hairstylist explains the dos and don’ts of scalp detoxing for lusher locks.

Step Inside: Life Time Clarendon

By Callie Fredrickson

Virginia welcomes its newest athletic country club to the Arlington area.

Fuel Your Body With These 5 High-Protein Snacks

By Robin Asbell

These protein-packed recipes are ideal to-go snacks for work, school, sports, or wherever the day takes you.

Make the World a Better Place: Plant a Tree!

By Michael Dregni

Trees clean the air, battle the climate crisis, and do so much more for the planet. Planting one is a simple way to take action.

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ONE HEALTHY HABIT: Declutter Your Spaces

By Experience Life Staff

Build healthy patterns with our One Healthy Habit challenge. This month, we sort through all the stuff.

a barre workout for strong arms

Barre Arms: Sculpt Your Upper Body With These 6 Exercises

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Harness these dance-inspired, low-impact barre-arm exercises to build upper-body strength and endurance.

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What Is Gravel Cycling, and How Can I Get Started?

By Marco Dregni

Back roads, dust, beautiful scenery, and bicycling joy: a primer on gravel cycling.

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3 Strategies to Ease Financial Stress

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Two financial experts share their insights about how to relieve the effects of financial stress and when to seek help.

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5 Surprising Factors to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

By Michael Dregni

Eating well, prioritizing sleep, and exercising help to protect against dementia, but there are other several other factors that play an important role as well. Learn more.

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Pro Gravel Cyclist Sara Sturm on Winning, Losing, and the Value of Rest

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

One of the country’s top gravel racers shares her approach to riding, competing, and the valuable lessons gravel racing has taught her about life.

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What to Do When Someone You’re Dating Ghosts You

By Jessie Sholl

Getting ghosted can be upsetting, even for the most resilient of people. Try these simple strategies to move on.

Mixed Berry Sorbet

By Christy Rice

This simple combination of frozen berries, raw honey, and apple juice is a great after-dinner treat.