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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

107 posts

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Gone Fishing: Your Next Healthy Meal Is Just One Cast Away

Michigan has a bounty of lakes and rivers teeming with healthful, delicious finned residents. Here are seven great reasons to drop them a line.Read More

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Aging in Your Place: How Older Adults Can Stay Safe and Independent

Easy, inexpensive modifications can help keep you safe in your own home.Read More

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Picky Palate: Tips for Getting Your Kids to Try New Foods

Have a fussy eater? It may be just a phase.Read More

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Gift of a Lifetime: How a Kidney Transplant Redefined a Friendship Forever

The story of how two high school friends share the bond of a kidney donation.Read More

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Travel Can Make You Happier and Healthier: Here’s How

Get the health benefits of travel either on the road or by staying in town.Read More

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Don’t Get Burned: Understand the Dangers of Fireworks

This time of year, over 200 people a day go to the ER due to fireworks injuries.Read More

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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 Cardiologist 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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