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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

81 posts

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What’s the Right Age for Organized Sports? 6 Tips for Families

The pros and cons of participating in organized sports and when to start.Read More

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Anticipating Grief

Get support for coping with an impending loss.Read More

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Why Giving Back is Good for You

Volunteering has both mental and physical benefits, so get involved!Read More

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No Time for Breakfast? Plan Ahead With Our Homemade Freezer Egg Burritos

Stock up with these delicious, portable, veggie-filled burritos and be prepared for when you’re on the go.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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Parenthood Is a Roller Coaster, and This Single Dad Is in the Front Seat With His Son

Divorced dad Scott Young still puts his son first.Read More

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Do You Have These Medicine Cabinet Essentials? Use Our Checklist to Find Out

When an illness or injury hits you or your family, you’ll want to be able to respond. Use our list to keep your cabinet well-stocked with the essentials.Read More

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5 Small Lifestyle Changes That Can Have a Big Impact on Your Health

You don’t need to spend a fortune to lose weight or get healthier. These five tips prove that.Read More

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How One Doctor’s Battle With Death Gave Her a New Perspective on Life

Traumatic events are never easy, but sometimes the aftermath can have a silver lining.Read More

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How Clutter Impacts Your Mental Health and What You Can Do About It

Take control of your clutter and improve your outlook on life.Read More

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