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Low-Impact Exercises For Healthy Living

The benefits of exercise are well-known to most people. It can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of heart disease, help you manage blood sugar, improve your cognitive function, and elevate your mood and mental state. But high impact exercise can have a negative impact on your joints. Many

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The Importance Of Stretching Before Exercise

For decades, we have been told about the importance of stretching before exercise. But how many people really understand why it is so important? In a nutshell, stretching serves as a critical link for the body between a sedentary state and physical activity. What Makes Stretching So Important? If you

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Am I Getting Enough Sleep?

The quantity and quality of your sleep play an important role in overall health. We all know what a difference a good night’s sleep can make in energy level and outlook toward life. How do you know when you’re getting enough good quality sleep? You know when you feel well-rested

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Does Health Insurance Cover Mental Health Treatment?

As reported on HealthCare.gov, mental health and substance abuse services are covered as essential benefits under all Marketplace plans. These plans are required to provide “parity” protections between medical and surgical benefits and mental health and substance abuse benefits. What this means, generally, is that the limits cannot be more

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Foods That Seem Healthy But Aren’t

Advertising can be misleading. Many foods on the shelves today bear labels designed to make them appear to be a good choice for a healthy diet. These labels may contain words such as, “non-GMO, gluten-free, fat-free, all-natural, low-fat, or sugar-free.” Although the labeling may be accurate, that does not necessarily

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Choosing The Health Plan That Works Best For You

There are so many factors to consider when choosing a health insurance plan! How high are the monthly premiums? How large is the deductible? What is the maximum you will have to pay out-of-pocket per year for covered medical expenses? How much is your copay for doctors’ and specialists’ visits?

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Will My Health Insurance Cover Cosmetic Procedures?

Cosmetic procedures are performed to change, restore, or enhance appearance. Health insurance plans rarely pay for elective cosmetic procedures. However, they may cover plastic surgery if it is reconstructive and performed for medical, rather than cosmetic, reasons. When Does Health Insurance Cover Plastic Surgery? Whether your health insurance will pay

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What Happens If You Don’t Have Any Health Insurance?

Americans are required to carry health insurance under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). Originally, the ACA called for a penalty (known as a shared responsibility payment) for people who did not have health insurance, enforceable on the federal level. This portion of the ACA was repealed in 2019,

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How Too Much Exercise Can Be Bad For Your Health

Exercise is good for your health – we all know that. But it is possible to exercise too much. In fact, recent studies have found that overdoing it could cause damage to your body and your brain. How Much Is Too Much Exercise? Regular exercise can help you maintain a

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The Importance Of A Yearly Physical With Your Doctor

One of the reasons why it is so important to have health insurance is that it makes it possible to get yearly physical exams and preventative medical care. Conscientiously getting your annual exam is one the best things you can do for your health. The following are some of the

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