Latest Stories Attitude/Mindset | General HealthThe Connection Between Health and HappinessBy Anika Christ, RD, CPTWant to live a happy, healthy life? Take a look at what brings us happiness, as well as ways to eat, train, and live happily. General Health | Nutrition Tips5 Tips for Staying Healthy When You’re Back at WorkBy Samantha McKinney, RD, CPTReturning 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. At-Home Workouts | Play/RecreationHow to Use a 5K to Measure Your Progress – Whether You’re a Runner or NotBy Paul Kriegler, RD, CPTTraining for a 5K can be a great way to achieve and maintain higher levels of fitness, endurance, and strength — whether you're a runner or not. Nutrition Tips | Play/Recreation4 Picnic Recipes Perfect for a Holiday WeekendBy Anika Christ, RD, CPTEnjoy these bright and tasty dishes alfresco — all of which can be made ahead of time for quick serving or grilling. Family/Friends/Kids | StressHow to Help Children Handle the Stress of CoronavirusBy Michael DregniFour experts weigh in on child and family behavior amid the global pandemic. General Health | Metabolism6 Common Misconceptions About MetabolismBy Samantha McKinney, RD, CPTCan 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. General Health | Home/LivingWhat Is Herd Immunity, Anyway?By Michael DregniThe 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. Hormones | SleepA Women’s Guide: 5 Practical Ways to Balance HormonesBy Samantha McKinney, RD, CPTAn 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. Nutrition TipsHow to Plan and Prepare Meals for Your WeekBy Life Time Editorial TeamWith a little forward thinking, you can save time and money — and avoid stress — while eating healthier throughout the week. Nutrition TipsDIY Seasoning BlendsBy Kaelyn RileyDon’t have garam masala or taco seasoning on hand? Learn to mix up your own blend using the herbs and spices in your pantry. General Health | HormonesThe Health Benefits and Risks of Drinking AlcoholBy Tom Nikkola, CSCS, CISSNShould alcohol be part of your healthy lifestyle, or could it be doing you more damage than good? Learn the health benefits and risks. Personal Care/Beauty7 Tips for More Good Hair DaysBy Emily EwenAdd these good-for-you practices to your at-home haircare routine. General HealthNew Rx for Cancer: ExerciseBy Craig CoxWhy exercise may be just as important as rest and recovery for cancer patients. Gut Health | Hormones3 Ways Sleep Affects Your MetabolismBy Laine Bergeson BeccoPoor sleep disrupts metabolic systems and can trigger these three conditions. General Health | Hormones5 Markers for a Healthy Immune SystemBy Samantha McKinney, RD, CPTYour 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? Nutrition Tips | SupplementsNutritional Support for Your Immune SystemBy Courtney HelgoeWhat integrative health MDs are recommending right now to build immunity during the COVID-19 outbreak. Personal Development | StressHow to Deal With Pandemic BurnoutBy Courtney HelgoeA therapist who specializes in burnout offers tips for self-care during a crisis. Nutrition Tips | Training TipsWhat Jason Sweetnam Eats to Fuel His FitnessBy Maggie Fazeli Fard, Michael Dregni, and Jill Metzler PattonThere’s no one-size-fits-all formula for fueling your fitness endeavors. Here’s how Jason Sweetnam powers and recovers from his workout. General Health | MetabolismLow Vitamin-D Levels Linked to Increased COVID-19 Death RiskBy Samantha McKinney, RD, CPTCoach Sam breaks downs the findings of a recent study that looked at the connection between this vital vitamin and the novel coronavirus. General HealthThe Sauna: 7 Health Benefits and How to Use ItBy Tom Nikkola, CSCS, CISSNGet healthier while sitting? Normally that's not the case — but it is when you're sitting in a sauna. Equipment-Based WorkoutsThe 12-Week Comeback Workout Program (Your Post-Quarantine Plan)By Tom Nikkola, CSCS, CISSNAre you ready to get back in shape after sheltering in place? This program will help you rebuild your strength. Food Culture | General Health6 Ways to Eat More FiberBy Michael DregniMake beans the centerpiece of your meals, throw Swiss chard and spinach in your smoothie, and four other ways to amp up your fiber intake. SupplementsN-Acetyl Cysteine: What are the Health Benefits and How Much Should I Take?By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPTHow can one supplement offer so many potential benefits? Why aren't more people taking this stuff? These are just a few of the questions NAC generates. Nutrition Tips | SupplementsQuercetin: Health Benefits, Sources, Supplements, and DosesBy Tom Nikkola, CSCS, CISSNQuercetin is one of the most potent polyphenols in plants — and it can support your skin, heart, and body composition. Home/Living | Nutrition TipsHow to Create a Food BudgetBy Life Time Editorial TeamLearn how to set — and stick to — a food budget with these tips for helping you keep your spending on food, drinks, coffee, and snacks in check. Personal Care/BeautyNailed It: An Expert Q&A on At-Home NailcareBy Emily EwenKeep your fingers and toes looking great while you’re at home with these manicure and pedicure tips from a LifeSpa pro. Family/Friends/Kids | Training TipsAt-Home Swim Exercises for Kids of All Ability LevelsBy Lindsey Frey PalmquistMaintain and even improve your child’s swimming abilities while the pools are closed with these practice tips and exercises. Family/Friends/Kids | Play/RecreationFamily Activity Night: The Superhero Party!By Callie ChaseHave everyone in your family dress up as their favorite superhero and complete these fun crafts and games. Stress8 Ways to Laugh MoreBy Michael DregniWhy laughter really is the best medicine — plus tips to laugh more! Attitude/Mindset | Metabolism8 Insights Into the Emotional Journey of Weight LossBy Anika Christ, RD, CPTWhen 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. Home/Living | Nutrition TipsThe Food-Sleep ConnectionBy Laine Bergeson BeccoWhen 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. Nutrition Tips | StressNATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 5 Supplements for Mental HealthBy Henry Emmons, MDHere are some key supplements to give your mental health a boost. Nutrition TipsWorkout Nutrition HacksBy Paul Kriegler, RD, CPTWondering how to optimize your pre- and post-workout nutrition strategies? Read about the most important things to consider from Life Time Training. Attitude/Mindset | Personal DevelopmentHow to Live Through Uncertain TimesBy Experience Life StaffStrategies for reframing fear and enjoying life in the face of anxiety. Family/Friends/KidsCelebrate Mom With These 14 Healthy-Living IdeasBy Life Time Editorial TeamWhether together or apart this Mother’s Day, show the moms in your life — or any woman you admire — some love with these gifts and experiences. Food Culture | Home/Living10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Grocery-Store BuysBy Life Time Editorial TeamWith a little guidance, you can make your food budget — and purchases — stretch a little further. Family/Friends/Kids | Play/RecreationFamily Activity Night: Colorful Spring Crafts and GamesBy Callie ChaseEmbrace the joy of this season by trying these fun activities at home. Home/Living | Personal Care/Beauty5 Ways to Enjoy a Spa Day at HomeBy Lindsey Frey PalmquistPractice some much-needed self-care with these DIY tips and recipes that call for items you likely already have in your pantry. Nutrition Tips9 Healthy Food SwapsBy Robin AsbellYou don’t need to transform your whole diet to eat healthier. These small shifts can make your meals more nutritious — and more satisfying. Nutrition Tips | Supplements3 Healthy-Living Experts’ Favorite Shake RecipesBy Molly SchelperLooking for a convenient way to get a balance of nutrients into your diet? Try these body-fueling shake recipes from three healthy-living experts. SupplementsTop 3 Supplements That Support Gut HealthBy Paul Kriegler, RD, CPTWhat are the best gut-health supplements? How do they support digestive function? Why does gut health even matter? Find out. Play/Recreation | Training TipsHow to Stay Active When Sheltering in PlaceBy Nicole RadziszewskiHere are some ideas to help you and your loved ones stay fit and have fun while social distancing. Attitude/Mindset | Personal Development5 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Yourself Every DayBy Tom Nikkola, CSCS, CISSNIn difficult or stressful times it’s easy to judge, complain, excuse, or blame. Learn how to improve your mindset and decisions by asking yourself these five questions. General Health | SupplementsSupplements for Liver NutritionBy Laine Bergeson BeccoTry these antioxidants and herbs to help your liver improve its detoxifying capabilities. Nutrition TipsWhy a Calorie Isn’t Just a CalorieBy Paul Kriegler, RD, CPTAll calories are not created equal. We take a close look at the factors that set them apart — and how they influence your health. Family/Friends/Kids | Home/Living31 Healthy Habits to Embrace While Social DistancingBy Heidi WachterNavigating change and building resiliency starts with healthy habits.