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Biking 101: Part II

  
  
  
biking couple

In last week’s blog, Biking 101 Part 1, I discussed ways to determine what bike is best for you and some gear I typically don’t head out the door without. This week, I want to talk about how you can get the most bang for your buck, as far as your exercise routine is concerned. Biking can be a great cardiovascular workout, but if not done at the appropriate intensity, it can be a less productive form of exercise.

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WPS wins another prestigious ethics award

  
  
  
Ethics are important

We have very exciting news to share with you, dear reader.       

Biking 101: Part I

  
  
  
Biking family

With the nicer temperatures and snow-free pavement finally showing up, more and more people are looking to take their exercise routine outdoors. Biking is a great way to get in better shape, offering a cardio workout and improved leg strength all at once! This past weekend, I took to the trails and found it to be just what I needed to shake up my routine. When you get out there on the road or trail, there are a couple things you should take into account. 

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Mobile apps offer new ways to efficiently manage your health care

  
  
  
Mobile apps

According to a recent study conducted by a phone app company, the average person checks his or her phone 110 times per day or at least 6-7 times per hour.

WPS takes corporate citizenship seriously

  
  
  
Corporate Citizenship 2013

“At the WPS Companies, our mission is to help people protect the things that are most important to them: their health, financial security, and peace of mind.  We believe that a company can only do these things effectively when it is totally and unequivocally focused on doing what’s right.”
Michael F. Hamerlik, President and Chief Executive Officer

These words from WPS President and CEO Mike Hamerlik open the 2013 WPS Corporate Citizenship Report. This report explains the many and varied ways in which WPS promotes an ethical workplace culture, fair labor practices, community support, environmental stewardship, and more.



Brown bag it!

  
  
  
brown bag lunch

Want to save money, time, and increase your overall wellness? Bring your lunch to work! “Brown bagging” it, even only a few days per week, is the solution to your problems.

Did you miss open enrollment?

  
  
  
WPS Alternative Choice health plan

Open enrollment for a 2014 health plan ended March 31. Across the country, millions signed up for a new health plan.

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

  
  
  
doctor talking to man

It’s Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Although it’s not an extremely common condition, accounting for 1% of all male cancers, it is most frequently diagnosed in men ages 15 to 35. This is an age group that is notorious for avoiding the doctor’s office.

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Laughter really is the best medicine

  
  
  
Laughter is the best medicine

Here at WPS, we take health insurance and health care pretty seriously. But there are times when you must take a step back, look at serious things at a really slanty angle, and have a laugh. This is one of those times.

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The reality of drunken driving

  
  
  
drunken driving prevention

I typically stay away from public service-style posts, but this is wellness-related. I recently had a friend killed in an alcohol-related incident. Prior to this, anytime I heard about accidents of this nature in the news, it tended to go in one ear and out the other. As terrible as it sounds, we tend to block these tragedies out unless it hits close to home. Unfortunately, this is often too late.

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