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Best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving

  
  
  
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Thanksgiving signals the opening day of a season of overeating, stress, and inactivity. Typically, this season doesn’t end until well after we ring in the New Year. So, let’s do it differently this year! This Thanksgiving, start making smarter choices about what you eat and pick portion sizes to help you avoid gaining weight this holiday season.

Quit smoking today!

  
  
  
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Why do you smoke? Do you have a valid reason? The Great American Smokeout is today Nov. 20 and is here to help you quit for good.

Coupling your health insurance

  
  
  
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The love of your life popped the question and you aid, “Yes!” Now it’s time to send out your save-the-dates, find a reception hall, taste test wedding cake, and shop for wedding bands. There is one more important thing you should be adding to your wedding to-do list.

No Shave November brings awareness and some fun!

  
  
  
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November is the month for men to embrace all their facial hair, in all of its glory. The reason to let it grow is simple, to raise awareness of men’s health and to take the money that would have been spent on shaving and donate it to cancer research.

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Open enrollment begins Nov.15!

  
  
  
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It’s that time of year again: the leaves are off the trees, the weather channel is predicting snow, and hunting season is around the corner. That’s right! It’s almost time for open enrollment! This is your opportunity each year to compare and shop for health insurance plans and find the one that fits your needs.

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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.

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