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Life Kit: Health
Taking care of yourself shouldn't be complicated. We talk to the experts for practical advice to live a long and healthy life, based on science. Subscribe to get episodes from Life Kit on health and wellness.
October 12, 2021
5 Tips For Getting Started With Strength Training
Strength training is a great way to exercise efficiently while preventing injury. And while it's not that difficult to get into it, it can be intimidating if you don't know what you're doing. That's where we're going to help!In this episode, you'll hear from experts about their tips to get started and find a training plan that works for you.
September 28, 2021
How You Can Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide
Do you know someone who is struggling and may be at risk for suicide? Here's how you can help.
September 23, 2021
Is It Laziness, Or A Sign You Need To Slow Down?
Instead of viewing laziness as something we need to fix or overcome, social psychologist Devon Price says to think of laziness as a sign that you probably need a break.
September 20, 2021
In 'We're Not Broken,' Author Eric Garcia Takes On Myths About Autism
Author Eric Garcia talks about myths surrounding autism, how to talk about it and how to help your autistic loved one live their most fulfilling life.
September 14, 2021
There's More To Getting In Shape Than How You Look
Your fitness journey isn't just physical — it's mental and emotional, too. In this episode, we'll give you the tools to stay mentally healthy while exercising.
September 13, 2021
How To Start Hormone Replacement Therapy
Reporter James Factora explains how to get started with hormone replacement therapy, common misconceptions, and the importance of finding community through the process.
September 9, 2021
How To Tap Into The Good Anxiety In Your Life
It's easy to want to get rid of anxious feelings, but that's not always the best approach. Here's how you can turn that sinking feeling into something productive.
August 30, 2021
How To Keep Your Kids Safe From The Delta Variant
Public health experts — all parents themselves — share their tips for keeping kids safe at school as the Delta variant surges across the U.S.
August 24, 2021
'Can I Ask That?' Tips For Navigating Questions About Booster Shots And More
Can you and should you ask someone if they have gotten their COVID-19 booster shot? It depends. Pandemic etiquette is tricky, but here's how to navigate some common questions.
August 16, 2021
Do's And Don'ts For Parents Whose Kids Have Gained Weight In The Pandemic
Doctors and specialists who work with kids share their tips for how to get kids back on track if they have gained excess weight gain during the pandemic.
July 24, 2021
What You Should Know About The Delta Variant
NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey offers some guidance and answers questions on what we know about the Delta variant.
July 19, 2021
4 Tips To Beat Extreme Heat
Record-breaking temperatures have public health officials around the world concerned. Here are four tips from experts for how to stay safe and cool in extreme heat.
June 1, 2021
A Sunscreen Evangelist Explains The Importance Of SPF
Ah, summer. If you're making plans to head outside to enjoy the weather, don't forget to pack your sunscreen. What's that? You don't need it? Yes, you do. Here's why, and how to use it effectively. (This episode originally ran in July 2020.) This is the second in our week of episodes all about getting outside.
May 22, 2021
Understanding The Latest CDC Mask Guidance
The CDC says vaccinated folks don't need masks in most settings. NPR's Short Wave team breaks down that guidance and the pushback.
May 17, 2021
Feeling Foggy? It's Not Just You
The stress and trauma from the past year have taken a toll on all of our brains. Mental health care providers say their patients are reporting brain fog and fatigue. If that sounds familiar, here's why — and what you can do.
May 10, 2021
Questions To Ask Yourself Before Going Maskless
There are lots of things to consider if you're planning on shedding your mask. In this episode, NPR science editor Maria Godoy joins us to walk through the CDC recommendations and the research to back them up.
April 29, 2021
Reframing (And Reclaiming) Your Relationship With Food
The practice of intuitive eating is about reconnecting with our bodies, trusting our physical signals and forging a healthy relationship with food. And — importantly — it's not about losing weight. (This episode originally ran in 2019.)
April 27, 2021
The Sex Ed Most Queer Students Never Got
School health classes in the U.S. rarely include instruction about sex for LGBTQ students. Here's what to know.
April 19, 2021
Why (And How) To Cut Back On Meat
Meat production takes a heavy toll on the environment. Here's how to dial back your meat intake and make a big impact.
April 12, 2021
Navigating Life After Pregnancy Loss
Despite how common pregnancy loss is, families often suffer in silence. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Life Kit teamed up with the hosts of the podcast docuseries NATAL to share stories from parents who have experienced loss, and expert advice about how to support loved ones through grief.