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Change the “Why” of Exercise

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How to Make Halloween Treats a Little Less Spooky Written by Emma Penrod The calorie counts on most popular Halloween candies vary widely — from jelly beans, which have as little as 35 calories per fun-sized serving, to fun-size Butterfingers candy bars, with more than 100 calories in a single serving. But if you’re looking …

By MotivHealth Thank goodness pumpkin season is here! It’s 2021 and pumpkins are expanding their horizons. They’re capable of so much more than just pie and cookies. Try out the healthy recipes below to add a little low-sugar festivity to your family’s meals this Halloween. Paleo Pumpkin Spice Energy Bitesby Bakerita Ingredients: 1 cup raw pecans⅓ cup nut butter …

By MotivHealth Health savings accounts (HSAs) are somewhat new to the healthcare industry, only having made their debut in 2003. However, the concept of HSAs started coming together in the 1980s when Congress began discussing medical savings accounts (MSAs). Medical savings accounts were originally intended to allow healthcare consumers to set aside tax-free money specifically …

by MotivHealth If you type the phrase, “Does fruit…” into your Google search bar, one of Google’s first autocomplete predictions reads, “Does fruit make me fat?” It is a surprisingly common concern. As more and more Americans realize how detrimental excessive sugar is to the body, fruit has managed to gain a bad reputation. However, …

By MotivHealth Five Physical Setbacks Related to Stress Poor sleepHigh blood pressure and subsequent heart diseaseHeadachesAcne and other skin issuesWeight control Using Mindfulness to Overcome Stress Mindfulness is the practice of becoming intensely aware of your surroundings. Often, anxiety is triggered by the way we interpret events rather than the actual events themselves. Pay attention …

By MotivHealth The year 2022 is presenting new healthcare laws concerning price transparency. High prices don’t necessarily equate to high quality, and that’s why MotivHealth created SmartPay—they want members to receive high quality care at lower costs. You deserve to know your cost options before choosing a healthcare provider or receiving care, not when you receive the …

By MotivHealth The Benefits of Telehealth  As the world has turned upside down a bit lately, people everywhere have turned their attention towards a tool that has actually existed since the 1960s: telehealth. For decades, doctors have been able to remotely send medical information to patients in some form or another. However, only recently has the use of telehealth truly …

By MotivHealth What are UV Rays? July is National UV Safety Awareness month. We’ve all heard the term “UV ray” a thousand times, but what exactly is a UV ray? UV stands for ultraviolet. The sun (as well as manmade tanning beds) emits electromagnetic radiation called ultraviolet rays. Radiation is defined as the emission of …

By MotivHealth Did you know that one in three American adults, and one in six American children, are obese? Each new generation lives a more sedentary lifestyle than the last. A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services detected a cause-and-effect relationship between screen time and obesity: high screen time averages correlate with high obesity …

By MotivHealth Just like our physical and nutritional health, our mental health is important. Having poor mental health can impact our day to day and lead to less satisfaction in life, less interest in careers and hobbies, and even isolate us from the ones we love. Mental illness isn’t limited to words like “depression” or …