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Wellness Wednesday

One Simple Activity to Help You Move More Every Day

Updated Physical Activity Guidelines were released last month urging us all to sit less and move more, and reminding us that even small amounts of extra daily activity can be beneficial. I know that for me personally, it can be … Continue reading

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Keep Your Holiday Plates Colorful

One of the things my aunt and I joked about during her recent visit was temporarily being on the “beige diet.” Case in point, our Friday night fish fry included fries, a roll and, of course, deep-fried fish … beige, … Continue reading

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How to Navigate 3 Holiday Eating Situations

Scale with Holiday Socks

There’s no shortage of healthy holiday eating and food advice this time of year. As a weight-loss and wellness organization, TOPS is happy to share this type of advice on everything from choosing holiday cookies to unique ways to get … Continue reading

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Hanging With Jicama

To celebrate National Healthy Eating Day, why not try a new fruit or veggie? My new favorite veggie at the moment is *jicama (pronounced “HIK-ah-mah”), which is also known as a Mexican turnip or yam bean. I first learned about … Continue reading

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Had a Calorie Splurge? Here are 3 Tips for Getting Back on Track.

I recently welcomed my aunt and uncle from the Pacific Northwest for a quick family getaway. Originally hailing from Wisconsin, they were eager to indulge in all of the state’s staples including cheese curds, beer, and of course, a Friday … Continue reading

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4 Unique Ways to get Your Pumpkin Fix

It’s that time of year again, friends. No, not the official start of fall. No, not football season. ‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything! And, yes, I know that the whole pumpkin spice thing has gotten out of control … Continue reading

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The Power of Gratitude

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of meeting Gladys who lives across the hall from one of my good friends. While I was visiting my friend for her birthday, Gladys invited us in to her apartment to meet with … Continue reading

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Live Your Best Life

Lately, it seems that there’s been lots of talk about “living your best life.” Since the meaning of this phrase is unique to everyone, I wanted to see what it means to some our members. Here’s what they had to … Continue reading

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When the Path Gets Tough, Keep Looking Forward

Earlier this summer I went on my very first mountain biking excursion in Bend, Oregon, with my dad. I thought this would be a fun and active way to spend part of our family trip and balance out the inevitable … Continue reading

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