3 tips for fueling your body for a run

Fueling your body is important, whether you’re hitting the roads training for a 10K, going out for a casual jog or trying to break a personal best time.   Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) put together some tips to help you stay fueled on your next run.  Fruits, vegetables and carbs are key 

By |2024-05-09T14:11:56-05:00May 14th, 2024|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 3 tips for fueling your body for a run

Nebraskans step up for health on National Walk at Lunch Day

On Wednesday, April 24 Nebraskans from across the state took a 30-minute walk to prioritize better health and a stronger community on National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) joined forces with YMCAs across the state to host the annual event to encourage healthy practices and support the

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HR tips for starting a new job

As your graduation date approaches, there are many things to consider, from taking final exams to picking up your college diploma. One crucial aspect of preparing for graduation is finding a job. Jody Wilson, Stacia Hoffman and Allison Plummer, talent acquisition specialists at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), are offering their top

By |2024-04-02T12:41:08-05:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on HR tips for starting a new job

Wise and Well: Brett Young’s path to resilience

Brett Young participating in the Born & Raced in Nebraska Leprechaun Chase 10K Brett Young, a strategic account executive for government and association accounts at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has had a fitness journey with many highs and lows. From running with his dad to starting a small fitness

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Wise and Well: A runner’s journey to wellness

Amanda (left) pictured with her wife Lauren. Amanda Merfeld, a communications strategist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), started running two years ago during COVID-19 to prioritize her wellness and mental health. “I was diagnosed with both anxiety and depression at the age of 15,” Merfeld said. “My doctor said

By |2023-12-04T13:49:50-06:00December 4th, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: A runner’s journey to wellness

Tips on how to have a happy and healthy holiday season

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can make sticking to your goals difficult to navigate. Between office parties, family gatherings and all the sweets and treats the season has to offer, it’s easy to let your mental and physical wellness fall out of focus. Here are a few tips from Blue Cross and

By |2023-12-04T12:13:19-06:00December 4th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tips on how to have a happy and healthy holiday season

Nebraska Lions Foundation begins 2023-2024 school year screenings

The Nebraska Lions Foundation (NLF) has begun its 2023-2024 school year screenings through its Mobile Screening Unit (MSU). These screenings are cosponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Healthy Blue, Lions Clubs International Foundation and Nebraska Lions through the NLF and include vision and hearing assessments. Between July 1 and Sept. 30,

By |2023-11-06T12:58:31-06:00November 1st, 2023|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nebraska Lions Foundation begins 2023-2024 school year screenings

Wise and Well: Lynda Crouch’s fight against breast cancer

Breast cancer impacts one in eight women worldwide, according to BreastCancer.org. Lynda Crouch, a workforce management coordinator at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), is one of these women. Crouch was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer just last year after going in for her annual mammogram. Crouch, whose mom and aunts had all been

By |2023-10-30T16:22:09-05:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: Lynda Crouch’s fight against breast cancer

Wise and Well: Hannah Wooden priorities her health to be the best version of herself

Making a commitment to her fitness at a young age, Hannah Wooden, a customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has always found a way to put her health first. She found her passion for fitness, especially CrossFit and weightlifting, in high school, and it has continued to grow. “In

By |2023-09-27T14:50:21-05:00September 29th, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: Hannah Wooden priorities her health to be the best version of herself

Stay safe in the summertime heat

Ditch the earmuffs, gloves and outerwear, it’s summertime! While it can be exciting to exercise outdoors without the risk of frostbite, the summer months still pose safety concerns. Here are some tips on how to stay safe in the sun: Avoid the midday hours The sun is the hottest and the ultraviolet rays are the

By |2023-07-20T09:54:46-05:00July 20th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Stay safe in the summertime heat
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