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Category Archives: Health

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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6 Food Swaps Any Home Chef Can Master

spoonfuls of spices

Modifying meals to meet multiple dietary needs in one household can feel like a perpetual struggle. Even for those living solo, having to come up with substitutions for familiar recipes to better suit current nutritional goals may take more time … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday Favorites – Part 2

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I’m blown away by all of the heartfelt comments and messages I received from my previous post! Your kind words mean the world to me. As promised, here are five more of my favorite posts from over the years. 10 … Continue reading

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Curious About the Low FODMAP Diet? Do a Gut Check

This blog originally ran in August 2019 and features registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Lori Lehnert as a special guest blogger. Abdominal pain, bloating, constant gassiness, diarrhea and constipation are not exactly everyone’s favorite topics to discuss in public. However, … Continue reading

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3 Breathing Exercises to Ease Stress

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Pause for a moment and take a deep breath in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Close your eyes and repeat this two more times, focusing on slow and controlled breaths. Sometimes in our pursuit of health and … Continue reading

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This Type of Workout Can Be Done Anywhere

clock, yoga mat, and dumbbells on table

June is coming to a close (how did that happen?) and you may find your schedule continuing to fill up. This can make it difficult to fit in fitness. But if you have 10 minutes, room to move, and a … Continue reading

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4 Questions and Answers About Protein

bowls of vegan protein sources

All calories come from four places in our diets: carbohydrates, fat, protein and alcohol. In the 1990s, low-fat diets and foods were everywhere you turned and, more recently, carbs have come under fire. Protein never seems to get much negative … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Stretch Your Food Dollars in 2021

saving money on healthy food

I’ve never been known for my stellar budgeting skills (my husband can confirm this). But during a time when watching our dollars spent feels more critical than ever, I’m slowly learning to be more mindful of how much I’m spending … Continue reading

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