Caroline Topperman
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Caroline is a blogger and a writer, who has worked in the fashion, fitness and beauty industries. From owning a Pilates studio which was frequented by professional athletes and Hollywood celebrities to working with international fashion and beauty brands, she has done it all. Caroline’s first book, FitWise: Straight Talk On Being Fit & Healthy, combines her unique voice and experience. Find more of her work on her blog Styleontheside.com Your no nonsense guide to being Fit, Stylish & Fabulous

Entries by Caroline Topperman

Focus On The Positives To Truly Fall In Love With Your Body

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2017 | 11:35 AM

About seven years ago I bought a beautiful grey blazer. At the time, it just barely fit. I could do it up, but it was snug and tight around my biceps. It was on the pricey side and I figured I could always wear it open since it fit in...

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Best Hair Styles For Your 40s

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2017 | 7:51 AM

Lately I've been really obsessing about my hair even though I've always had pretty good hair. It's soft, fairly manageable and there's lots of it. Also, so far I don't have a problem with grey hair. Sure, there's the occasional one, but I can go five months or so without...

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How To Add Colour To Your Fall Wardrobe

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2016 | 1:06 PM

As I sit here writing this, the sun has just disappeared behind some heavy grey clouds and I fear I won't see it for months to come. Try as I might, I can't seem to get out of my clothing rut as I reach for the same blue jeans and...

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Lower Back Pain: Exercises That Will Alleviate The Discomfort

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2016 | 10:40 AM

There are many different reasons why you might be experiencing lower back pain. If it's a persistent pain or one that you suspect could be due to an injury, your first visit should be to your doctor or physiotherapist.

Many of us, however, have that nagging pain...

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How To Make An Old Coat New Again

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2016 | 2:34 PM

I recently read an article where the author mentioned that she buys a new coat every single fall/winter. Really? Doesn't that seem a little extreme? I tend to spend a little more on a great coat, which I treat as an investment piece. I opt for more classic shapes and...

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Exercises For Joint Pain: Moves That Will Keep You Mobile

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 1:04 PM

When you suffer from joint pain, it's very tempting to avoid exercise and moving in general. Although it might seem counter intuitive, this is actually one of the worst things you can do.

Of course, if you are experiencing major and persistent discomfort, a visit to your doctor or...

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Exercises For Seniors: Feel Your Best At 60+ With These Simple Routines

(3) Comments | Posted July 26, 2016 | 4:12 PM

There's no better way to maintain your strength and energy as you age than by adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise.

Staying active is a vital component to how well and comfortably we age. No one wants to be stuck at home sitting on the couch. This is...

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What Clothes You Should Splurge On

(2) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 10:39 AM

Here's the thing, I love beautiful clothing. It captures my imagination and can transport me into a whole new world, where I feel fabulous about myself. I admit, that's the power beautiful clothing has over me. So if I see something that I really love then it can be tough...

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Finger, Hand And Wrist Stretches You Should Be Doing Regularly

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 2:19 PM

Quite often, when we talk about the importance of stretching and its related health benefits, we leave out our fingers, hands and wrists.

But try typing while you're having a hand spasm, or carrying groceries home while they're cramping. It's painful and uncomfortable and could be the start of...

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How To Feel Good About Your Style

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2016 | 11:36 AM

I have always loved clothes, beautiful fabrics, makeup and eye catching accessories. If it's pretty and catches my imagination then I'll probably want it. What becomes more challenging is actually putting all those thing together and incorporating them into my everyday outfits.

Frankly, I feel most comfortable in simple,...

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Beauty Mistakes That Are Making You Look Older

(2) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 11:04 AM

A while back we talked about Style Habits That Make You Look Older, but what about your makeup? If you aren't staying up to date with your beauty routine then no matter what your clothing says, your face will be giving away your age or even worse, making...

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How To Take Your Wardrobe From Winter To Spring

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2016 | 11:02 AM

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am so ready for spring that I've already started updating my wardrobe. If I have to put on my black winter coat grey hat one more time, I feel like I might scream especially since the days have dissolved into...

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March Break: How To Stay In Shape While On Vacation

(4) Comments | Posted March 4, 2016 | 1:41 PM

March is a month of transitions. One day it's sunny and mild, while the next it's cold and snowy. It's enough to make anyone want to hide indoors until summer arrives.

But before you do that, remember that March also brings spring break! That glorious time we all look...

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The Truth About Heels

(5) Comments | Posted February 29, 2016 | 1:20 PM

It seems that every time I write a post about heels, I get numerous comments from women basically dismissing the post and telling me that they just can't wear heels. This makes me a little sad because while you can wear whatever you want if it makes you feel good,...

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Winter Sports That Will Keep Your Heart Healthy

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 9:50 AM

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February is the month of love. And as we start to notice hearts and roses and chocolates popping up in shops, why not use this as a reminder to take a moment to get back in touch with your heart?

As winter drags on,...

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Bad Style Habits That Make You Look Older

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 2:32 PM

A few weeks ago I attended an event not wearing anything very special and didn't put a lot of thought into my outfit. So I was quite shocked when someone asked my friend who that beautiful woman was... Besides giving me a great ego boost, it had me wondering, "Why...

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The 5 Best Abdominal Exercises (That Actually Get Results)

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 10:31 AM

We know that there's no great magic to achieving the perfect 6 pack, but rather it's about a lot of hard work and clean eating. We also know that no matter how badly we'd like to believe otherwise, there's no such thing as spot training. This doesn't mean, however, that...

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Your Guide To Picking The Perfect Pair Of Comfortable Shoes

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 1:39 PM

It seems that whenever I write a post about shoes, someone almost always mentions that they can't wear heels or that they never know what shoes to wear for a specific occasion. So I got to thinking about it and I realized that I have a type of shoe uniform,...

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True North Fitness Guide: Nighttime Stretches

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 3:54 PM

After a long day of rushing to meetings, sitting at your desk, making and taking calls and solving everyone's problems, it can be difficult to unwind at the end of the day. It's likely that your brain is still racing and that your body is exhausted.

Now is the...

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True North Fitness Guide: Stretches To Get You Through The Afternoon Slump

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2015 | 10:24 AM

Before you know it, it's the afternoon and you realize that you've been hunched over your desk all day.

Your shoulders, neck and back are achy, and you feel as though your brain is devoid of oxygen, leaving your mind cloudy and unable to focus. You may start craving...

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