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Seniors: How to stay active all summer long

Summertime means longer, warmer days and more ways to be physically active around and outside your home – from strolls around the neighborhood to long bike rides on one of the many paved trails in Omaha – there's no shortage of methods to move your body. The importance of exercise According to the National Institute

By |2022-06-21T14:18:04-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Seniors: How to stay active all summer long

National Walk at Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to move

On April 27, Nebraskans across the state took 30 minutes out of their day to focus on their well-being by participating in National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state host this annual event. For 2022, nearly 3,000 Nebraskans and 153 businesses and schools

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska supports CHAD through Health of Nebraska Sponsorship

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has awarded the Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) and its statewide umbrella of 23 health care agencies the company’s Health of Nebraska Sponsorship, which is dedicated to supporting programs and services for Nebraskans affected by a medical diagnosis. For more than 80 years, BCBSNE has offered security

By |2022-02-11T09:23:26-06:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: Community Engagement, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska supports CHAD through Health of Nebraska Sponsorship

Five tips to keep your heart healthy

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? In honor of the occasion, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska invites you to check out the five tips below to keep your heart healthy. 1. Get your blood pumping Physical activity is essential for heart health. Yet, only one in five adults gets the

By |2022-02-03T10:22:55-06:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Five tips to keep your heart healthy

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