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By Heidi Wachter
People have done without plastics for most of history. In the interest of human and planetary health, we can again — if we’re willing to shift our buying habits and push for large-scale change.
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By Tom Nikkola, CSCS, CISSN
Being healthy and fit can be a powerful protector against illness. Discover how a health club or gym could be a critical source of support in your endeavors.
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By Quinton Skinner
5 ways to boost cognitive health.
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By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Zinc may be a micromineral, but its impact on your body is major. Learn nine ways it impacts your health and how to optimize your levels.
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By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Many of us are at risk of blood-sugar imbalance — whether you’re aware of it or not. Here's everything to know about blood sugar, including the habits you can implement to control it.
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By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Want to live a happy, healthy life? Take a look at what brings us happiness, as well as ways to eat, train, and live happily.
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By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Returning to a work setting after sheltering in place? These five do's and don'ts can help you maintain your health as you transition back into a routine.
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By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Can you get stuck with a “slow” metabolism? Should you eat every two hours? Sift through six widely-accepted myths and learn what you really can do to boost your metabolism.
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By Michael Dregni
The concept of herd immunity is a growing part of the conversation about resolving the coronavirus pandemic. Infectious-disease researcher Daniel Altmann, PhD, offers insights on what it really means.
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By The Life Time Training Team
Should alcohol be part of your healthy lifestyle, or could it be doing you more damage than good? Learn the health benefits and risks.
Bald woman on exercise mat.
By Craig Cox
Why exercise may be just as important as rest and recovery for cancer patients.
active woman looking at cellphone
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Your immune system and underlying health have never been more important than they are now — but do you know which health markers are most critical to keep healthy?
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By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Coach Sam breaks downs the findings of a recent study that looked at the connection between this vital vitamin and the novel coronavirus.
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By The Life Time Training Team
Get healthier while sitting? Normally that's not the case — but it is when you're sitting in a sauna.
Jar of beans and jar of rice.
By Michael Dregni
Make beans the centerpiece of your meals, throw Swiss chard and spinach in your smoothie, and four other ways to amp up your fiber intake.
Assortment of supplements and foods to boost immunity.

Get advice from Tom Nikkola, vice president of nutrition and virtual training at Life Time, about the eating and lifestyle choices that can compromise immunity, as well as how we can optimize our nutrition to help build this system. Plus, he shares some bonus tips for exercise and sleep.

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Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT, director and co-creator of Life Time Mind, shares ways to protect your mind and body, as well as some simple mental exercises you can do if you feel overwhelmed with stress or worry.

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By Laine Bergeson Becco
Try these antioxidants and herbs to help your liver improve its detoxifying capabilities.
A man outside looking off to the side.
By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
The coronavirus crisis is extremely concerning, but there is a healthier way to understand it and what you can do to help overcome the pandemic.
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By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Looking to rid your body of unwanted toxins? These 12 strategies will set you up for a successful detox — and help you to not feel deprived.
An illustration of a person flexing their arms with cells floating behind him.
By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
How do you build a strong immune system? How do healthy people stay healthy when others don't? Find out in our ultimate guide to your immune system.
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