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The Top Wellness Wednesday Blogs of 2019 – Readers’ Picks

rolling the dice on New Year’s resolutions for 2020

As 2019 begins to wind down, it’s almost impossible not to reflect on the past year. The highs, the lows and all the little simple-but-special moments in between. One of my “highs” is reading comments from readers like you. It … Continue reading

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One Month Left in the 100 Million Minutes Challenge

kettlebell in Christmas wreath

I’ve got good news and better news. The good news is that there’s still time to participate in the 100 Million Minutes (of Activity) Challenge. The better news is that exercise is a great way to manage weight. And with … Continue reading

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Watching Your Weight? Focus on These

runner checking watch

There’s been a lot of buzz about non-scale victories lately and for good reason. Broadening your focus beyond what the scale reads is one way to stay motivated on your journey. Think about your last frustrating face-off with the scale. … Continue reading

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“I Can’t Do Yoga Because…”

Person doing yoga pose

This week, I’m excited to once again have TOPS Publication Specialist Taylor Patton as my special guest blogger. “I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible.” I’ve heard this excuse about 13 times—this year. Working at a yoga studio, flexibility … Continue reading

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When Fun Meets Fitness, Great Things Can Happen

PLAY building blocks

I always enjoy reading blog comments from members and other followers, but one comment in particular caught my attention recently. Lori, a TOPS member from Oregon, shared how she won a recumbent bicycle from a raffle. Enjoying the novelty of … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Your Weight-Loss Goals

We finally got our first real taste of spring here in the Midwest this week. Grills were fired up, windows were thrown open and winter boots were gleefully tucked away … and now we’re expecting snow. But, despite the weather, … Continue reading

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Ways to Stay Active in Winter

As I write this, the flakes continue to fly here in Wisconsin. They’re pretty, I’ll give them that. But all I can think about is scraping my windshield at the end of the workday, the slippery ride home and the … Continue reading

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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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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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