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Category Archives: Lifestyle

Take the 28-Day Meal Plan Challenge with TOPS!

January is winding down and, at the risk of wishing time away, we’re one month closer to warmer temps here in Wisconsin. I’m still dealing with the extra pounds that started creeping up last fall and seem to have gotten … Continue reading

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4 Popular Food Trends for 2019

This week, I’m excited to once again have registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Lori Lehnert as my special guest blogger. It’s no secret that nutrition is one of the hottest topics this time of year. Everywhere you go, from … Continue reading

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Making a Healthy Change? Don’t Do These 3 Things

The holidays have come and gone, and a new year is here. It’s also that time when dieting advice is everywhere you turn … even if you didn’t ask for it. While I typically like to focus on what to … Continue reading

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The Power of Curiosity

Earlier this month, I tried my first yin yoga class with a couple of friends. I didn’t quite know what to expect, but appreciated the relaxed nature of the class and the opportunity to shift into “relaxation mode,” if only … 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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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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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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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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