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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

160 posts

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A Determined Woman: How One HAP Member Took Control of Her Health By Changing Her Diet

After a quarter of a century of misery, Judy Petterle found her cure in the supermarket.
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Volunteer Week 2018: How HAP Is Pitching in and How You Can Get Involved

We’re proud to support our community year-round, but volunteer week is when it all comes together.Read More

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Four Ways to Get More Rest and Relaxation in Your Life

Your body and your mind need it – but you’re probably not getting enough of it. Here’s how to start fixing your R&R shortfall.Read More

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Tofu Noodle Bowl in 30 Minutes or Less

Not sure about tofu? We think you’ll love this flavorful noodle bowl recipe.Read More

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Stressed Out? You’re Not Alone

Here’s the good, the bad and the fix for feeling overwhelmed.Read More

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Fitness Power Couple: Why You Should Pedal, Sweat and Savor the Ride

How a local couple’s passion for cycling led them to start teaching local spinning classes.Read More

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Spring Clean Your Diet: Tips to Kick Off a Healthy Spring

Replace winter’s heaver dishes with lighter foods.Read More

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Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke?

Find out how to tell if someone is experiencing a stroke, as well as the link between strokes and blood pressure.Read More

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Sitting All Day? Get Moving Instead

Find out how sitting too much is harmful to your health and what you can do about it.Read More

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Three Healthy Salad Dressings to Make in 5 Minutes or Less!

These easy recipes can make your salads even healthier.Read More

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