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Eating as a family may lead to healthier weight in young adults

  
  
  
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How many times in a week do you sit down at home and eat together as a family?  A recent study done by the Project Eating and Activity in Teens analyzed the eating habits of teens and the effect these habits had on the weight of these individuals in early adulthood. 

Create healthy harmony with your doctor

  
  
  
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By teaming up with your doctor, you’ll begin much more than a beautiful friendship. You’ll also go a long way toward improving your health and your life.

WPS and SilverSneakers® Fitness regional finalist honored with Inspiration Award

  
  
  
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On Friday, September 26th I traveled to the Anytime Fitness in Weston, WI for the opportunity to meet an inspiring WPS member, Bruce Sopkowicz. Bruce is an active participant in the SilverSneakers® Fitness program.

Diabetes and high blood pressure: talk to your doctor!

  
  
  
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According to the American Diabetes Association, 8.3% of the population—25.8 million children and adults in the United States—have diabetes.

What’s the difference between individual and group health insurance?

  
  
  
unsure lady

If you receive health insurance from your employer, then you probably don’t give health insurance much thought, because your employer took care of it for you by way of a group health plan. On the other hand, if you are unemployed, self-employed, or your employer does not offer health insurance, then you may have purchased an individual health plan on your own. Do you know what make these two types of health insurance plans different?

Do habits shape your life?

  
  
  
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The things we repeatedly do become our habits. What are some of your habits? Are they good or bad? Are they detrimental to your health? It doesn’t matter if you’re kicking a bad habit or starting a new one, it isn’t easy.

Don't wait for your annual checkup to get these covered preventive services

  
  
  
women's health

I have to admit, I usually think of my doctor only when I make an appointment for various aches, pains, and symptoms: appointments to check for strep throat or a sports injury or an earache. If I’m feeling fine, I don’t think about my doctor much at all. But I need to change my mindset, because I’ve been doing it wrong all these years.

It’s National Yoga Month and the perfect time to reap the benefits

  
  
  
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National Yoga Month, a national observance designated by the Department of Health and Human Services, is designed to educate people on the health benefits of practicing yoga. If you are new to yoga, or an active yogi, now is the best time to take advantage of all the FREE classes being offered at thousands of studios nationwide to promote National Yoga Month.

A September Start

  
  
  
september tree

September signals the start of something new. Summer is officially over, we enjoyed our last holiday for a while, and work begins to pick up. September is the greatest time for new beginnings – a new school year, new teachers, new clothes, and school supplies. We often get a renewed sense of getting back to a daily routine. September can be a fresh start and maybe even a much needed kick in the butt.

Keep track of your health and wellness through your phone!

  
  
  
jogger

I bring my smart phone with me everywhere I go. I use it for email, texting, phone calls, and even as a handy flashlight. But I also use my smart phone for improving my health. Just typing in the word “Health” in your App store brings up tons of health apps that you can download for FREE or for a low cost. Below are some of my favorite phone apps that I use daily:

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