The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

There are many reasons why exercise is beneficial to your life, but most importantly because it enhances your overall health and wellness. If you exercise frequently, it will help improve, maintain or prevent many health conditions and diseases such as obesity, strokes, metabolic syndrome, type two diabetes, depression, insomnia, dealing with some cancers, arthritis and injuries from falls. By exercising regularly, it can assist you in maintaining your current weight or help you lose weight.

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Top Reasons to Use a Licensed Insurance Agent During Open Enrollment

Insurance agents are more important than ever! Purchasing health insurance can be very confusing.  How do you decide which co-pays and deductibles are right for you? Do you know how your out-of-pocket medical costs can be managed using a “gap” policy? HCCUA suggests members reach out to a professional to get the help they need answering these questions. Would you purchase a house without consulting a realtor?  Probably not. Continue reading “Top Reasons to Use a Licensed Insurance Agent During Open Enrollment”



Medical Tests You Need at Various Life Stages

There are numerous medical tests that can be taken throughout an individual’s life. Some are relevant to age while others are on a need-only basis. Regardless of the test, there is one thing that must be kept in mind: family history. This is one of the most important elements of your medical file. Certain tests that are usually administered later in life may need to be taken earlier to help prevent major illnesses, like cancer. Always tell your doctor about your family history and discuss which tests should be taken and when based on your medical file. Continue reading “Medical Tests You Need at Various Life Stages”


The Importance of Water

Have you ever heard the adage that you are what you eat? Well, it may be more appropriate to say that you are what you drink. And whether you realize it or not, water is the main ingredient of everything, including your body.

With all the organs, bones, and muscles in your body, you may be surprised to know that more than half of your body is composed of water. Water flows through you like a literal fountain of youth, spreading to every part of your body to keep it as healthy as possible. Not only does water help your body digest and absorb all of the food that you eat, but it also keeps your body healthy and young. Continue reading “The Importance of Water”