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Author Archives: Rachel Werner

Is The Meat Done? 

Is the Meat Done?

Meat-centric entrées are often the main course during holiday gatherings and it’s not uncommon for folks to periodically want to “switch things up” in terms of preparatory methods. While being adventurous in terms of culinary techniques is never a bad … Continue reading

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Assessing Fitness Culture

Assessing Fitness

Gym memberships, yoga classes and indoor cycling may be on your gift “wish list” this holiday season. But it is not always obvious when you start working out in a new environment if you’ve entered a positive and supportive space. … Continue reading

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Protect Your Financial Well-Being

Financia Scams

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many of us will be making a lot of purchases online. However, the advice to shop smart also requires being cautious about how and when credit card numbers and checking account information is shared, as well … Continue reading

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4 “High Energy” Foods

Four High Energy Foods

Feel like you rarely have enough energy to work out?  The problem may be less related to motivation and more so due to inadequate nutrition.   Certain foods can help boost energy levels for a longer duration than the short “sugar … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Food Trends

Food Trends

Facts over feelings is the impetus behind many consumers demanding more transparency behind food-related terminology and eating trends. The yo-yo emotions surrounding a ‘start-n-stop’ wellness expedition have left many folks spent. One food myth in particular which has received a … Continue reading

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How Tech Can Trip Us Up

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The one accessory you’re unlikely to see me anywhere without is my iPhone. But tech tools have become such an indispensable component to most of our daily lives that we don’t often realize how much of a negative impact they … Continue reading

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Everyday Fitness You’re Already Doing

Woman Folding Laundry

Working out, at times, can certainly feel like a chore. But the good news I wanted to share today is a reminder about a few household tasks many of us are already doing, that are pretty efficient in terms of … Continue reading

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Reading or Listening to Anything Good These Days?

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Editor’s note: I was chatting recently with TOPS Nutrition and Fitness Editor Rachel Werner, all about how she naturally gravitates toward wellness podcasts, books and other forms of media. I loved that! We spoke about Rachel discussing some of these items … Continue reading

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Mental Health Always Matters

Mental Health Matters

I want to thank you all for continously making this Wellness Wednesday blog a safe space where everyone can be honest about the triumphs we achieve and the ongoing challenges we face. Being vulnerable by sharing when we are going … Continue reading

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