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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

173 posts

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Stressed? Unhappy? Don’t Use Food to Cope

How to avoid snacking in response to emotional cues.Read More

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Planning for Your Health: How to Protect Yourself in Emergencies

Natural disasters disrupt more than power and travel.Read More

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Walk This Way: Here’s How to Get Moving

It’s easy. It’s inexpensive. And it can change your health — for real. It’s time to get walking.Read More

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Maintain your healthy lifestyle while on the move.Read More

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5 Essential Summer Safety Tips

Use these five tips to keep you and your family safe and healthy during the summer months.Read More

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Make the Most of Your Next Doctor's Visit With Our Checklists

Make the most out of your office visits with this printable checklist – for adults and kids – to bring to your next appointment.Read More

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Healthy Reading Roundup: 6 Articles to Help You Get Fit This Summer

Looking for a little motivation to get, or stay, healthy this summer? Take your pick from six of our favorite reads right now.

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Recipe for a Perfect Summer: Mix Up a Mocktail, Step Outside and Take It Easy

Made with fruits, veggies, green tea and club soda, our mocktails will take your patio game to the next level.Read More

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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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