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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

277 posts

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Need a Push to Get Off the Couch? Harness Spring Fever and Get Moving

Just in time for spring, we’ve gathered some proven ways to put a little extra oomph in your step.Read More

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Active TV Time

Turn "commercial breaks" into "movement breaks" with these 10 ways to make TV time more active.Read More

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Fighting Carcinoid Cancer With Gratitude

When Dana Test was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer, she thought her life was over. But determination, support and a healthy dose of gratitude keep her going strong.

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Wheelchair Workout: Expert Tips for Mobility and Strength

Using a wheelchair doesn’t mean you can’t get the physical and psychological rewards of exercise.Read More

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These 6 Fitness Myths Are Holding You Back From Achieving Your Goals

Find out how to challenge the beliefs that are stopping you from working out.Read More

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Meet the Man Who Proves Age Is Just a Number

Some take it easy after retirement. Others, like David Broner, get creative and stay busy by mentoring and volunteering.Read More

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How HAP’s 5K Challenge Changed One Man’s Life For Good

How Larry Smith became a runner in nine weeks with HAP's 5K Challenge.Read More

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Cute, Cuddly and Personal Trainers? Our Pets Can Do It All!

Our pets help us relax, get us moving and make us healthier people.Read More

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Divorce Can Be Messy, but This Former Couple Focuses on What’s Important: Their Son

Learn how Maria and Scott approach divorce and make co-parenting work for their son.Read More

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8 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress

Don’t let stress from unreasonable expectations and overwork ruin the joy of the season.Read More

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