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By Craig Cox
The approval of a controversial Alzheimer’s drug has triggered a major increase in monthly Medicare premiums — and fresh concerns about the program’s solvency. I’m hoping it also sparks some new thinking about prescription-drug pricing.
A woman and children baking together.
By Julie Dulude
Based on learnings from her own healing journey, best-selling cookbook author Danielle Walker shares tips for enjoying seasonal gatherings when dealing with food intolerances or allergies.
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By Kaelyn Riley
Actor, director, and author Justin Baldoni on showing up as your vulnerable, strong, and authentic self.
a row of glass spice jars filled with colorful spices
By Experience Life Staff
High-quality, fair-trade seasonings that make everything taste better.
Two workspaces set up with computer monitors, plants, and lamps.
By Callie Fredrickson
Consider these intentional gifts for showing your appreciation to your professional colleagues this holiday season.
A woman getting a professional massage.
By Callie Fredrickson
Plus, the items and experiences they’re planning to give to others.
a massage therapist places her hands on a client's stomach
By Mo Perry
Massage can lower cortisol levels and enhance dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, all of which helps with pain relief.
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By Henry Emmons, MD
Smell, touch, and sound can help cultivate resilience. Here's how.
Individuals working out in a group training class setting, using medicine balls and dumbbells.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Which one is right for you depends on your fitness aspirations.
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By Quinton Skinner
How finding meaning in loss can help you heal.
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By Amy C. Waninger
10 terms to know when it comes to gender identity, including "genderqueer," "assigned gender," and "gender confirmation."
a woman receives a massage
By Mo Perry
Stimulating the peripheral nerves with massage can switch the nervous system into rest-and-relaxation mode.
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By Craig Cox
I’ve been putting off drafting a healthcare directive for no better reason than my general aversion to planning. Some palliative-care experts — and plenty of horrific tales — have now delivered some excellent reasons to avoid it altogether.
a woman stretches using a large stability ball
By Craig Cox
A recent study explores the reciprocal relationship between exercise and purpose.
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By Catherine Guthrie
Sugar is the top food to avoid when it comes to cancer, according to an integrative oncologist at the University of California San Francisco.
vegetarian Thanksgiving side dishes
By Maddie Augustin
Try these veggie side dishes at your next holiday gathering.
A woman in her kitchen scooping supplement powder into a blender.
By Molly Schelper
A four-step plan for solidifying healthy behaviors despite the obstacles of this time of year.
a woman with gray hair holds warrior 2 in her living room
By Michael Dregni
The keys to working out as we get older? Build slowly, allow enough time for recovery, and be kind to yourself.
a woman drinks coffee sitting in bed while looking out a window
By Michael Dregni
Sleep timing may lower risk of major depression by as much as 23 percent, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry.
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By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD, has overcome tragedy, found purpose, and become wise in the ways of making love last.
A pot of seasonal greenery on a kitchen countertop.
By Callie Fredrickson
Decking out your living space for the holidays can either be exciting or overwhelming — and oftentimes a challenge if you’re more limited in square footage. These sensory tips can help bring the season into homes of all sizes.
hot and cold faucets in a tub
By Nicole Radziszewski
These three temperature-based therapies offer postworkout recovery support.
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By Anjula Razdan
This Valentine’s Day, learn how to communicate more deeply with your better half by learning about the five love languages.
Three women working out together in a health club, lying on their backs using dumbbells.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Why an expertly-designed exercise program can be better than workouts alone for those going after fitness goals.
hot stones are placed on a person's back
By Mo Perry
From acupressure to myofascial release to trigger-point therapy, here are various forms of massage — and what they are good for.
a man with a gray beard and hair paints a refinished dresser
By Craig Cox
Recent research suggests older folks can be quick to assist others while neglecting their own well-being. The solution may involve learning the difference between being nice and being kind.
a plate with an open faced egg sandwich
By Catherine Guthrie
Use nutrition to help protect — and fortify — a weakened immune system during cancer treatment.
a man sits by a mountain lake meditating
By Michael Dregni
Here are six ways to get over the mental barriers to working out.
Tommy Blake standing in front of a pool at Life Time.
By Callie Fredrickson
Longtime member and veteran Tommy Blake competed in his first-ever swim meet at 81 — and surprised himself with his ability.
a person receives a head massage
By Mo Perry
Shiatsu-style massage and craniosacral therapy can help with chronic headaches.
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By Larry Prablek
After a frightening bout with COVID-19, an ER doctor recommits to his fitness routine.
people hold hands in a circle
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Individual therapy sessions are great for mental-health support, but group therapy also offers a variety of unique advantages.
a person squeezes lemon juice out of a fresh lemon
By Catherine Guthrie
Nourishing yourself while undergoing treatment can be tricky. These foods might help whet your appetite.
spoons and bowls filled with spices
By Helen Martineau
If you want to buy fresh seasonings grown by farmers who are treated fairly, keep these suggestions in mind.
a senior couple rides their park along on park trail
By Michael Dregni
One of our greatest misconceptions is that we reach peak fitness when we're young, and then it’s all downhill. Here are fitness tips for life — no matter your age.
a woman meditates on her bed
By Craig Cox
While Alzheimer’s patients wait to see if Biogen’s new drug will someday prove effective — and affordable — researchers continue to make a case for the healing powers of meditation.
Brussels sprouts
By Kaelyn Riley
Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. When cooked properly, these little crucifers can be delightful.
a woman shows the various positions of the upright row
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Perform this popular move with dumbbells to build your rear delts without hurting your shoulders.
cardboard boxes sit on a doorstep
By Kaelyn Riley
Why shopping at a brick-and-mortar store might be a greener option than ordering online.
Katia Smirnov holding a glass
By Katia Smirnov
When one woman began investigating ingredients in her food, she found preservatives, chemicals, and hormones she wasn’t expecting. Her decision to prioritize organic whole foods improved her mood, weight, and overall well-being.
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By Jamie Martin
There are always opportunities to become aware, to adapt — and to find our own right balance of less and more.
A woman stretching on a yoga mat while looking at her phone at home.
By Callie Fredrickson
Meet five female Life Time members who have found their fitness stride by training from a distance.
a woman receives a massage
By Mo Perry
Massage can help with pain relief, digestion, and even immunity.
A woman drinking a cup of coffee while looking out over her balcony.
By Callie Fredrickson
Where you live, the way you work, and how you play all contribute to overall well-being — and having them all integrated can support a well-rounded healthy way of life.
a senior citizens reads a book
By Michael Dregni
Many scientists and Alzheimer's researchers are not so sure.
a variety of spices arranged on a cutting board
By Helen Martineau
Prized as global commodities for centuries, spices are experiencing a renaissance. Our experts explain how to source high-quality, fair-trade products to use in your own kitchen.
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