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HAP Balanced Living

Since 2013, HAP Balanced Living has been providing health and wellness information right to the homes of HAP members as a print magazine.  Now expanding digitally, HAP’s Balanced Living blog will continue its commitment to helping you live a balanced life.  We’ll feature stories about moving more, eating right, managing your health, understanding your plan and how to get involved in the community.

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Contributor since May 16, 2016

166 posts

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7 Best Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds for a Summer Getaway

Ready to go rustic this summer? These are the best Michigan state parks and campgrounds for a fun family getaway.Read More

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Strengthen Your Core with These Workouts

A strong core helps you avoid injuries and back pain and improves your posture. Target your core with these exercises.Read More

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New Baby? Track Their Vaccines and Growth with Our Chart

We’ve made it easy for you to help keep your baby healthy!Read More

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Travel Worry-Free Wherever You Go with Assist America

Peace of mind should go with you wherever you travel. With HAP, it means travel assistance anywhere.Read More

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Your Diet Questions Answered: Are Protein Powders Safe?

Get the lowdown on this popular nutritional supplement.Read More

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Travel Can Make You Happier and Healthier: Here’s How

Get the health benefits of travel either on the road or by staying in town.Read More

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Refresh and Recharge With Our Wild Rice and Bean Salad

Crisp arugula, succulent peaches and fresh mint make this dish delicious!Read More

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Hungry? Here are 28 Ideas for Smarter Snacking

Check out our guide to healthy snacking. If you’re craving sweet, crunchy or fatty foods, we’ve got swaps for you.

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Need Same-Day Care? Convenient Options Beyond Urgent Care or the ER

Get same-day care when you want it. Even from the comfort of home.Read More

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Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke? Find Out the Symptoms and Act Fast

Knowing these warning signs and acting quickly could help save lives.Read More

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