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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.

    A Sunscreen Evangelist Explains The Importance Of SPF

    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.

    • 20 min
    Understanding The Latest CDC Mask Guidance

    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.

    • 11 min
    Feeling Foggy? It's Not Just You

    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.

    • 15 min
    Questions To Ask Yourself Before Going Maskless

    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.

    • 14 min
    Reframing (And Reclaiming) Your Relationship With Food

    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.)

    • 16 min
    The Sex Ed Most Queer Students Never Got

    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.

    • 22 min

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