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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 balancedliving@hap.org.  

Contributor since May 16, 2016

268 posts

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Find Your Focus: How Our Love of Multitasking Can Harm Us

With so much vying for our attention, our thoughts can seem like bouncing PingPong balls – and the effects can be serious.

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Training for Triathlons and Life: How Ironman Raul Sosa Puts in Work and Gets Results

How one athlete's dedication improved his health and other areas of life.Read More

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Throw a Casual Get-together with our Dinner-Party Worthy Chicken Recipe

Entertaining family and friends doesn’t have to be complicated and stressful.Read More

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Play More: Why Pediatricians Are Prescribing Play for Kids of All Ages

Play might seem trivial, but it enhances development, strengthens relationships and protects against stress. Read More

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Back on Their Feet: Women Find Hope, Healing and Happiness on the Dance Floor

How three metro Detroit widows found increased emotional and physical wellness on the dance floor.Read More

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Not all $0 Medicare Plans are Created Equal: See What HAP Has to Offer for 2020

Is there a catch with $0 Medicare plans?Read More

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Practicing Empathy: A Doctor’s Near-Death Trauma Brings a Desire to Connect

Dr. Rana Awdish shares her experience of her own critical illness and how it inspired her to seek change in medical care.Read More

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Do you know the ABCDs of Medicare? Find out what each letter means

Learn the different parts of Medicare so you’re informed and can choose the plan that’s right for you.Read More

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Living Healthy with Diabetes: What You Need to Know

We’ve compiled all the things you need to be aware of in one easy checklist.Read More

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Elevate Your Tailgate with These Breakfast to Dinner Recipes

Planning to watch football but prefer not to indulge? Try one of these healthier options.Read More

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