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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.

If there are topics that you’d like to see written about, whether in the print or digital version, please let us know by emailing  

Contributor since May 16, 2016

101 posts

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4 Easy Steps to Run a 5K with HAP

Whether this is your first race or you’re a pro, we’ll get you ready with the HAP 5K Challenge.Read More

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She’s All Heart: How One Detroit Surgeon Helps Women Pursue Heart-Healthy Living

Dr. Mattina helps women battle heart disease by taking the right steps towards a healthier life.Read More

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The Evolution of MoGo, Detroit's First Bike Share Program

Now that MoGo has launched, let's recap a few behind-the-scenes moments leading up to its debut.Read More

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You Never Outgrow Vaccines: What You Should Know About Adult Immunizations

Childhood vaccinations aren’t enough. Learn how to protect yourself from disease in adulthood.Read More

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Your Kidneys Work Hard for You: Here’s How to Keep Them in Shape

Follow these diet and lifestyle tips for optimal kidney health.Read More

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Five Tips to Help Your Picky Eater Become Adventurous

Have some fussy eaters in your house? Watch our video for tips that can help turn your kids’ “yucks” into “yums!”Read More

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6 Ways the New Makes Your Healthy Life Easier

Now there’s just one place to go for all things HAP – and it’s never been easier.Read More

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Wrap Up Your Meal With Our Greek Salad Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

Lighten up your lunch, dinner or snack with this zesty vegetarian package.Read More

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Supersize Portions Equal a Supersize You

See how portion sizes have changed over time and get tips to figure out your perfect plate.Read More

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Eat Your Way to Beautiful: How to Nourish Your Body From Within

The best, and most affordable, beauty boosters can be found at your neighborhood grocery store or farmers' market.Read More


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