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Wise & Well: Matt Barry strengthens heart health with exercise

“Getting to the gym isn’t always easy—living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy,” says Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Senior Systems Engineer Matt Barry. For Barry, he has no choice but to make his health a priority. At the age of 33, Barry received news from doctors that his cholesterol levels were

By |2022-01-05T09:44:55-06:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Matt Barry strengthens heart health with exercise

Wise & Well: Jean Wurtz’s healthy lifestyle is a positive cycle

Growing up, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Executive Assistant Jean Wurtz and her family belonged to the local YMCA. She spent a lot of her childhood there—from softball to swimming, being active has always been a part of Wurtz’s life. “Any kind of fitness or physical activity is a stress reliever,” said

By |2021-12-02T14:59:06-06:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jean Wurtz’s healthy lifestyle is a positive cycle

Wise & Well: Jen Sharpe’s empowerment journey

Jen Sharpe started to fall in love with wellness through hiking and biking 12 years ago in Colorado; then she moved to Nebraska. “I started with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) 11 years ago before we had an onsite gym facility, but we got a free membership to 24-hour Fitness, which was

By |2021-08-03T10:46:01-05:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jen Sharpe’s empowerment journey

Oral health is crucial for overall health

Oral health is more than just keeping your pearly whites glistening. It’s about keeping your whole body healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that poor oral hygiene is related to various chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Not only that, but not taking care of your mouth can inhibit your

By |2021-07-07T09:29:55-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Oral health is crucial for overall health

Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

The pursuit of wellness starts bright and early every day for Karah Thompson. “My daily morning routines have helped me focus on my wellness,” said Karah Thompson, agile project manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I wake up earlier than I did before we were going into the office, and I

By |2021-06-09T10:13:54-05:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

Wise & Well: Glenn Bruneau’s journey to wellness

Back in January of 2020, Glenn Bruneau took the first step of an over year-long journey: recognizing that change needed to happen. “After taking some time to reflect on where I was regarding my personal health both physically and mentally, I concluded I had to make some adjustments to my life,” said Bruneau, information services

By |2021-06-03T12:42:23-05:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Glenn Bruneau’s journey to wellness

BCBSNE employees compete in Blue Moves wellness challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE’s) latest internal wellness challenge, Blue Moves, used the power of teamwork and competition to motivate employees to stay active. Blue Moves was a wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE as a part of its internal wellness program, Be Well at Blue. During the six-week challenge, employees formed teams

By |2021-05-20T16:15:12-05:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees compete in Blue Moves wellness challenge

National Walk at Lunch Day motivated Nebraskan to get up and get moving

More than 1,000 individuals and 146 companies and schools took the online NW@L pledge to participate, helping to raise $4,132 for Special Olympics Nebraska to support the nonprofit’s 19 year-round sports, free health screenings and school programs across the state. Participating in NW@L Day has been over a decade-long tradition for Blue Cross and Blue

By |2021-05-18T15:29:39-05:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk at Lunch Day motivated Nebraskan to get up and get moving

Wise & Well: Ben Rose’s working wellness

During his time at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Ben Rose has learned how to take his wellness to a more comprehensive level. “Wellness, to me, is having the ability, energy and drive to be able to do the things in life that I want and need to do,” said Rose, director

By |2021-05-04T12:06:46-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Ben Rose’s working wellness

Wise & Well: Jim Hempel’s passion for wellness lives on and off the court

Jim Hempel’s wellness journey began over a decade ago when he first started at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and found it was easy to prioritize his wellness when the company he worked for did, too. “It was the first time my employer was as deliberate about providing programing for its employees’

By |2021-03-31T11:38:44-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jim Hempel’s passion for wellness lives on and off the court