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Health news that you can use with New York Times Best-Selling Author and Fitness Titan, Kathy Smith. Listen up if you want the most up-to-date and accurate information on fitness, longevity, health, aging and motivation. Each show consists of the biggest stories in health as well as new breakthrough techniques to live a healthier, more vibrant life. You'll feel like you're part of the conversation as Kathy gets real on The Art of Aging!

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 357 Ratings

Health news that you can use with New York Times Best-Selling Author and Fitness Titan, Kathy Smith. Listen up if you want the most up-to-date and accurate information on fitness, longevity, health, aging and motivation. Each show consists of the biggest stories in health as well as new breakthrough techniques to live a healthier, more vibrant life. You'll feel like you're part of the conversation as Kathy gets real on The Art of Aging!

    Facial Contouring | Dr. Naeemah Ruffin

    Facial Contouring | Dr. Naeemah Ruffin

    When we think of the names of women who have seemingly defied the aging process, who comes to mind? Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, and Judy Dench. These are just a few women who have  decided to celebrate their natural beauty. We admire them for their confidence, talents, and sense of style. But in a culture that’s obsessed with youth, it can be difficult to embrace the aging process and be proud of the skin you’re in.
     
    Today’s guest is Dr. Naeemah Ruffin, also known as “the face fitness doctor.”
     
    Naeemah is is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mt. Sinai Hospital and the CEO and founder of Bellantz, which specializes in personalized face fitness with expansive range of exercises tailored to tone the facial muscles to create a more youthful and symmetrical facial appearance. She also has Clinical Skincare line that’s formulated with plant-based natural and organic ingredients to repair, restore, and revitalize the skin.
     
    In today’s conversation, we’ll talk about specific facial exercises to lift and tighten certain areas of your face that have decreased muscle tone over time. There is evidence-based research that supports facial exercise as a natural facial rejuvenation in addition to correcting facial symmetry, especially in those with Bell’s Palsy.
     
    We’ll also talk about facial expressions that are working for and against you. And of course, we can’t talk about the face without chatting about skin care. 
     
    For more podcasts, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

    • 56 min
    Don’t let aging happen to you | Pete McCall

    Don’t let aging happen to you | Pete McCall

    We’re in the third decade of the 21st century, if you’re currently in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or beyond, then you’ve been a part of the modern fitness industry. To those of you who have been exercising most of your adult lives, congratulations: You are in the first generation of active adults who have had access to gyms and exercise throughout their life span. 
     
    The original intent of exercise was to sculpt attractive bodies of lean, well-defined muscle. Now, scientists have had the opportunity to study how exercise affects the aging process. What we are learning is that exercise, especially high-intensity exercise, just may be the key to aging awesomely. 
     
    Today’s guest, Pete McCall, is author of Ageless Intensity: High intensity workouts to slow the aging process. The book includes four aspects of fitness that will help turn back the clock. As Pete highlights in his book, focusing on exercise  intensity may be the key to reducing the biological effects of time. 
     
    I’m excited about this conversation with Pete, because he always provides straight-forward, science-backed information. But more importantly, he gives you useful tricks and tools to control aging and keep you feeling young. 

    • 54 min
    Women, Food, and Hormones | Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD

    Women, Food, and Hormones | Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD

    Today, we’re welcoming back Dr. Sara Gottfried. In past episodes, we’ve talked about how hormones impact every system of your body. In today’s episode, we’ll take it one step further. Because as she points out in her new book, “Women, Food and Hormones”  food is the backbone of the hormones you make. When it comes to your health and metabolism, food is medicine.  
     
    In her newest book, Dr. Gottfried presents a groundbreaking new plan that helps women balance their hormones so they can lose excess weight and feel better. And, she lays the groundwork for how to get your body to flip the switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat. 
     
    Dr. Gottfried is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, and Harvard-educated women’s health expert. Over the past two decades, Sara has seen more than 25,000 patients, and specializes in identifying the root causes underlying her patients’ conditions to achieve true and lasting health transformations, not just symptom management. 

    • 55 min
    Drop Acid - The Dangers of Uric Acid | David Perlmutter

    Drop Acid - The Dangers of Uric Acid | David Perlmutter

    If you’ve tried everything to gain control of your health and manage your weight but still feel like you can’t reach your goals, I think you’ll appreciate today’s conversation about Uric Acid. 
     
    The scientific literature is bursting with evidence that chronic elevated uric acid lies at the root of many pervasive health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease. But it’s not something that’s being discussed in  mainstream medicine and media…. Until now.  
     
    Today’s guest, David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and six-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. 
     
    His groundbreaking book, Grain Brain, showed that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It's in the food you eat. By the way, that book made it to the top… #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. 
     
    David’s new book, Drop Acid, alerts us to the dangers of elevated uric acid, and how it’s a Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health. 
     

    • 46 min
    The gut doctor, Dr. B | Making Peace With Your Microbiome

    The gut doctor, Dr. B | Making Peace With Your Microbiome

    Welcome to On Health: The Art Of Living, where I bring you the latest research and info on how to live a healthier, more vibrant, more passion-driven life.


    To help you better understand the importance of gut health, and support your journey to better digestive function, I’ve invited Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, lovingly known as “Dr B” back on the show! 
     
    If you missed our last discussion,  check out episode 90. It’s all about identifying weaknesses in the  gut, what habits lead to a poor microbiome, the role of pre & probiotics, and some really valuable information you can learn from your bowel movements. 
     
    Today we’re going to expand on that discussion. The microbiome is this super organism ecosystem that is arguably the center of human health. We rely on all these microbes to keep us healthy and when they fail, we fail. Making peace with your microbiome is one of the biggest steps you  can take to  improve your health and wellbeing.   When you take care of your gut, just about everything else in your body...from your immune  system to your moods to your brain and heart health are all impacted. 
     
    For many, it’s food sensitivities. For some, it’s irregular bowel movements. For most, it’s not understanding fiber. You get the picture. If you have gut issues and food sensitivities, and your goal is to feel better or you're just curious about exploring more plant based eating then you will want to listen up!.
     
    Dr. B is a genius in helping you understand what’s going on in your gut. He has a new book, The Fiber Fueled Cookbook, that will put you on a healing path to restore function to your gut.  It is a step by step program to support your journey to better digestive Function.  Whether you have gut issues or want some outrageously good tasting recipes, it is all here.
     
    Dr. B is not your ordinary doctor.  He's an award-winning gastroenterologist and an internationally recognized gut health expert. His New York Times Best-selling book, Fiber Fueled is changing lives. It’s a must-read for optimizing your microbiome and learning which foods help create a vibrant and healthy microbiome. 
     
    Dr. B is a rockstar. When he talks, I listen. 
     
    Understanding your gut is a gateway to revealing what’s happening in your body. Let’s get started! Welcome back, Dr. B!

    • 38 min
    Menopause Pre + Post, What You Need to Know

    Menopause Pre + Post, What You Need to Know

    Dr. Felice Gersh is back on the podcast by popular demand! She's been on the show twice before sharing science-backed information on intermittent fasting, and today's podcast is all about the Big M... menopause. 
    In this episode, we discuss step-by-step approaches that guide you through the menopausal phases (pre and post), and how to handle everything from hot flashes to fuzzy thinking... from irritability to insomnia.
    This show is full of straightforward and practical advice that every woman needs to take control short-term symptoms and long-term health. 
    I asked the Fit Over 40 Facebook group which topics of the book they’d be most interested in discussing, and the answers came in loud and clear... 
    Weight gain Body shape change Sex drive decrease Joint pain Appetite fluctuations We’ll dive into all of those topics in today's NEW Art of Living episode! 
    Her new book, Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know is full of information that prepares you for what lies ahead in the menopausal journey (pre and post), and find solutions for all of the symptoms. 
    Dr. Felice Gersh is board-certified in both OBGYN and integrative medicine. She’s the director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irving, a comprehensive women’ health care practice. As a clinical assistant professor, she teaches students and residents, as well as lectures across the country.
    For more podcasts, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
357 Ratings

357 Ratings

cindylouwhooo.... ,

Thank You, Kathy Smith

Kathy’s passion for all things health and fitness has changed my life. From workouts to various health topics to eating well, her input is amazing! Thank you!

JmorganP ,

So much great info

I have been active my entire life and started weight workouts in the 90’s. My go to is still Kathy Smith’s lift weights to lose weight.
Over the years people have commented on my biceps and I tell them it’s thanks to Kathy Smith! I recently found your podcasts and am so happy. Thank you for being an inspiration!
Being fit and active every day and eating clean keeps me young at 56 & as stated, I want to keep up with my kids and grandkids.

Balanced Body ,

Kathy Smith is an icon!

I started with Kathy Smith Step aerobics videos that I would get ideas from, as I was a instructor at the time.
Now as a Personal trainer and Nutrition/wellness coach, I am still learning from her and the amazing guests she has in her show. Personable, intelligent and topics that I care about. Thank you !!

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