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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.
A wave of lines going up and down like a roller coaster.
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.
Woman doing a pushup on a desk.
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.
A child draws angry faces on a piece of paper.
By Michael Dregni
Four experts weigh in on child and family behavior amid the global pandemic.
Illustration of a flame inside two arrows that form a circle.
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.
Illustration of a grid of dots with some colored in and some not.
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.
Illustration of moons.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
An imbalance in hormones can be to blame for weight gain and other unwanted symptoms — and learning to balance them is often people's secret to success.
Clear drink with lemon and herbs in it on a black table.
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.
Woman sleeping at a desk.
By Laine Bergeson Becco
Poor sleep disrupts metabolic systems and can trigger these three conditions.
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?
Illustration of garlic, carrots and citrus.
By Courtney Helgoe
What integrative health MDs are recommending right now to build immunity during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Woman lying face down on a couch.
By Courtney Helgoe
A therapist who specializes in burnout offers tips for self-care during a crisis.
Glass of water and a bottle of pills spilling out.
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.
sauna bench and stove
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.
Two women laughing.
By Michael Dregni
Why laughter really is the best medicine — plus tips to laugh more!
Woman sitting on an exercise ball.
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
When it comes to weight loss, emotional barriers can be the hardest kind to overcome. Learn from the insights and experiences of others to help guide you on your own journey.
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.

Illustration of person sleeping with food floating.
By Laine Bergeson Becco
When it comes to metabolic health, sleep plays an unexpectedly powerful role. At the same time, our food choices also have a big impact on how we sleep — or don’t.
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