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Author Archives: Rachel Werner

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?

stack of books

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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Staying Mentally Fit


I will admit to not having much “down time” most days. On the rare occasion when I am not scheduled to be away on assignment, in a meeting or on my computer frantically trying to meet a deadline, the default … Continue reading

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Foodies Travel, Too


Have you had a joy-filled July? I sure have! But it’s good to be back in front of the computer crafting this week’s blog. One TOPS member had requested I find out nutritional information on alligator while I was in … Continue reading

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A Refreshing Recap

Summer Recap

I have now officially been a part of the TOPS crew for six months. And thanks to all of you, it’s been an overwhelmingly positive experience so far! I very much appreciate all the feedback and questions sent via email … Continue reading

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“Any Age” Fitness

Fitness Equipment

Being fit and fabulous at any age requires being attentive to changes in spatial awareness and basic body mechanics. The importance of foot placement, hip mobility and range of motion also become increasingly vital as you age. So training yourself … Continue reading

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Make Mealtimes a Mindful Moment

dinner of vegan Mexican food

Staying present is much easier for me to do when I’m physically active. The exact opposite is true in regard to when I’m eating. I often power through meal and snack times standing up—especially when I’m working from home and … Continue reading

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A Wellbeing Whiz Guide to Summer Travel

Lake Kegonsa in Wisconsin

I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly ready for some “fun in the sun”! Thankfully, my current travel plans in the months ahead involve going to a couple lakeside communities for writing assignments. This also means I’ll be dining … Continue reading

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