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By MotivHealth The Birth of Health Insurance A little over a century ago, healthcare had practically no regulations at all, and health insurance did not exist. This is because before the 1920s there was very little that physicians could do to treat illnesses, and healthcare treatment almost always took place in the patient’s own home. …

How to get on the offensive when it comes to overeating Written by Michael Richardson Holiday memories are great—except for the ones that remain in your love handles. The holidays are about family, fun and food, and we shun anything that tries to take away from those joys. But we also worry about our weight …

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 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 …