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E-scooter test drive proves they’re not toys

If you’ve been in the Aksarben, Midtown or downtown Omaha, you’ve probably seen a bright green scooter fly by on a sidewalk or in the street. They popped up in the area in May and might be here to stay. I took a ride to see what e-scooters are about. There are basic rules to

By |2019-06-07T09:19:46-05:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on E-scooter test drive proves they’re not toys

Like falling in love, experiencing art can boost your mental and physical well-being

As we grow older and look for ways to fortify our physical and mental health, study after study has painted a picture for us: It pays to get creative. This time, we’re not talking about exploring a new Zumba Gold class or diving into a series of brain games. We’re talking about exercising actual creativity

By |2019-06-05T09:08:10-05:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Like falling in love, experiencing art can boost your mental and physical well-being

Tan no sign of health

Do you believe a tan makes a person look healthy? You are not alone. A recent Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Health of America study found 53 percent of millennials believe getting a tan is a sign of health. It’s a misconception that can have serious consequences. “I just didn’t do anything to prevent bad

By |2019-08-07T10:12:44-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tan no sign of health

You never know when you may need it

Jenny Hemmer recently participated in basic life support training for health care providers who work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Hemmer, a nurse case manager, took the class because “as a nurse, I feel like I should always be certified (in basic life support), but you never know when you may

If the gym scene isn’t for you, allemande left and dance your way to better fitness

Debbie Carlson, 67, says she was hooked instantly – ever since that first allemande left and do-si-do six years ago. “I found out about it from a member of a church group. Her square dance club was starting a session of lessons so I went to check it out,” Carlson says. Now, she is fully

By |2019-05-20T08:48:55-05:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on If the gym scene isn’t for you, allemande left and dance your way to better fitness

Getting to work can be good exercise

Getting to work is exercise for Brent Roberts. Roberts bikes nearly 20 miles a day, from his home to work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I try to ride year around,” Roberts, a business configuration analyst, said. Roberts got started riding with his dad. He got serious about it as a

By |2019-05-16T09:55:20-05:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting to work can be good exercise

The truth about Alzheimer’s disease: We can’t control aging, genetics. That leaves lifestyle

Given the prevalence and devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease, the claims are bound to grab attention. After all, who wouldn’t want to “reverse mental decline associated with dementia in just a week,” “reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by half” or “prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s”? Let’s start with a hard truth: While certain FDA-approved

By |2019-08-07T11:17:32-05:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The truth about Alzheimer’s disease: We can’t control aging, genetics. That leaves lifestyle

Employees ‘Spring into Motion’ through wellness challenge

Spring into Motion, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) latest wellness challenge, harnesses the power of fitness trackers, smartphones and spring sunshine to encourage physical activity. Spring into Motion is an eight-week wellness challenge kicking off Monday, May 6. Participants will track their daily steps and activities using a fitness tracker and smartphone

By |2019-04-29T12:23:26-05:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Employees ‘Spring into Motion’ through wellness challenge

National Walk at Lunch moved Nebraskans

Employees laced up their shoes on Wednesday and headed to Stinson Park in Omaha's Aksarben Village to participate in the National Walk at Lunch day (NW@L). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has hosted the event for the last 13 years. Each year participation in the event has grown, BCBSNE had more than

By |2019-04-25T13:46:41-05:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk at Lunch moved Nebraskans

Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death among Nebraskans. They account for nearly half of the deaths in the state. Learning more about cancer and how to treat it is the subject of the latest Good, Healthy Life program on NET Television. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is a

By |2019-04-17T09:27:15-05:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths