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Seniors move, strengthen and connect in SilverSneakers fitness program

Kathleen Mohle was 30 years old when The Temptations released “My Girl” in 1965. Now the classic tune – “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day . . ." – serves as workout music for the active 84-year-old, one of 20 seniors in a SilverSneakers class at the Armbrust YMCA. SilverSneakers is a health and

By |2020-01-14T14:27:12-06:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Seniors move, strengthen and connect in SilverSneakers fitness program

12 months of healthy tips for a more vibrant 2020

Make 2020 your healthiest year yet with a month-by-month commitment to wellness. “If you want to shed bad habits and develop healthy ones, make your move,” says Sarah Emanuel, manager of wellness services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “Start with one healthy choice and keep going. Good habits can improve your

By |2020-01-13T15:41:27-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 12 months of healthy tips for a more vibrant 2020

Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make taking care of yourself trickier than perfecting a gingerbread house. However, it’s important to prioritize healthy habits, so you can experience all the joyous events of the season. Follow these five tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s wellness team to stay in tip-top-shape.

By |2019-12-10T11:37:09-06:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

Resiliency series helps employees grow challenge-tackling skills

Chris Johnson was a “goofy ADHD kid in the ‘60s.” “I had too much energy and was not very focused,” he said. “By the time I got to college, I flunked out my first year because I didn’t know how to be a student.” Johnson failed his English class three times in two semesters and

By |2019-12-10T08:39:01-06:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Resiliency series helps employees grow challenge-tackling skills

Cholesterol 101: Know your numbers

Curious about your health? Run the numbers with a little help from your doctor, of course. Math and health care go hand-in-hand with measurements related to your blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol providing an overall picture of your health, according to BlueHealth Advantage. By knowing your numbers and their potential impact, you and

By |2019-11-26T11:33:28-06:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cholesterol 101: Know your numbers

What’s your blood pressure? Know your numbers

Curious about your health? Run the numbers with a little help from your doctor, of course. Math and health care go hand-in-hand with measurements related to your blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol providing an overall picture of your health, according to BlueHealth Advantage. By knowing your numbers and their potential impact, you and

By |2019-12-09T08:45:03-06:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on What’s your blood pressure? Know your numbers

Local experts share nutrition tips, resources

Learning how to properly fuel your body can be tricky in today’s world. On social media, influencers push products promising weight loss and fad diets monopolize the web. At the grocery store, packages shout fat-free! light! superfood! and other buzzwords from the shelves. But how do you know if a food or product is really

By |2019-10-16T14:14:45-05:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Local experts share nutrition tips, resources

Cold and flu season can hit college dorms hard

College is back in session and for students living in the dorms, so is the cold and flu season. In my first year in the dorms I had three or four colds. It’s easy to understand when hundreds of students are packing into one building. Each floor becomes a breeding ground for germs. A cold

By |2019-10-08T09:28:13-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Cold and flu season can hit college dorms hard

525 BCBSNE employees receive free flu shots

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently provided 525 employees with free flu vaccines at Blue Cross Centre. Think Whole Person Health Care personnel, including Pharmacy Manager Jennifer Krobot, administered the vaccines. BCBSNE provides free vaccines onsite for employees annually. Krobot recommends getting the vaccine between the end of September and beginning of

By |2019-10-29T09:40:14-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 525 BCBSNE employees receive free flu shots