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Apr 20,2016

Those body camouflaging sweaters, sweatshirts and coats won’t be there to help cover that new winter weight forever. Summer is on the way and with it comes all manner of tiny clothing - shorts, tank tops, swim suits, etc.! Season changes are a great time to get us back on track with our fitness goals.  

To help give some inspiration and real-world tips, I sat down with Kelly Murphy. She’s a Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RD, LD) as well as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Mar 30,2016

Top 10 Reasons to Fund Your 2015 HSA! 

Do you feel yourself getting upset about the increasing cost of healthcare? Are you looking for ways to save?  Have you tried a Health Savings Account (HSA)? 

If not, it’s time to get with it! According to a report from Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI), at the end of 2014, consumers kept $24.2 billion across 13.4 million HSAs. Nearly 4 in 5 of those accounts were opened after 2010. 

Mar 23,2016

Are you noticing your parents growing older? Well, you’re not alone! According to CNN, there were 75.4 million Baby Boomers in 2015. By 2029, the last of the boomers will turn 65 and they’ll make up about 20 percent of the U.S. population. In their brief, Meeting the Long-Term Care Needs of the Baby Boomers, the Urban Institute estimates the following: among the population aged 65+, 69% will develop disabilities before they die, and 35% will eventually enter a nursing home.

Feb 17,2016

This is a guest post by our partners at eDocAmerica.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that healthy adults get 150 minutes of moderately intense cardiovascular exercise per week. Considering the amount of time that many people have available for exercising, however, this is often an unrealistic goal. An alternate way of reaching the ACSM goal for cardiovascular exercise is based on working out at a higher intensity. When this route is chosen, between 20 to 60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise is recommended on three days each week.    

Jan 20,2016

Recently, I was diagnosed with astigmatism and needed a simple pair of glasses. When I received the bill from my optometrist, I noticed 6 different codes. There was a code for the exam, the frame, polycarb (something that protects the lens), material copay, fundus photography (not sure what that is), and something else with lots of numbers and letters that needed deciphering.

Dec 30,2015

It’s that time of year! That’s right…the “Best of 2015” lists are everywhere! So, we thought we’d join the fun and provide our top 5 freshbenies articles from 2015. Without further ado…enjoy! 

Dec 23,2015

Now that Star Wars Episode VII is out, we can confidently state that we are in ‘the future.’ Despite this, the healthcare industry tends to lag behind. For instance, we still can’t replace arms (Luke Skywalker) or restore burned, limbless bodies to perfect working condition (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader).

Dec 09,2015

Do you remember what it was like trying to live a healthy lifestyle before technology came along? I certainly do!


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