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Wise & Well: Tom Kocanda’s work-from-home wellness

To Tom Kocanda, staying well is less about how many reps you can do at the gym or perfecting portion sizes and more about one thing – your mindset. “In the past, I tended to overcomplicate things when considering how to best approach a wellness lifestyle,” said Kocanda, enterprise security education consultant at Blue Cross

By |2020-12-28T14:26:47-06:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tom Kocanda’s work-from-home wellness

The importance of a good night’s sleep

Sleep is as crucial to a good quality of life as diet and exercise. It can impact your work, waking hours and overall health. A good night’s sleep can promote recovery from workouts, growth in children, healing in your body and more. Not getting enough sleep can not only impact your day-to-day experience, but also

By |2020-12-07T14:00:36-06:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on The importance of a good night’s sleep

Wise & Well: Kiran Ala’s motivation to stay well

Kiran Ala has been focusing on keeping every dimension of wellness balanced for almost 20 years. “When I was a teenager, I watched the movie Rocky,” said Ala, database administrator at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I was so pumped up to be a boxer and started my journey with a push

By |2020-11-02T12:22:46-06:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kiran Ala’s motivation to stay well

Wise & Well: Leah Bond’s lifelong wellness

From being a gymnast in her youth to her education as an athletic trainer, wellness has been at the center of Leah Bond’s life for as long as she can remember. “Personally, it’s the thing I do just for myself every day,” said Bond, human resources business partner at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2020-09-29T08:49:09-05:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Leah Bond’s lifelong wellness

Wise & Well: Kerry Kremke’s miles of wellness

Kerry Kremke, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) chief information security officer and director of information security and privacy, believes wellness is a journey influenced by his actions. “What I eat, the activities I do, the way I work with people, the attitude I choose to take and my spiritual connection are a

By |2020-08-28T13:46:21-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kerry Kremke’s miles of wellness

BCBSNE employees stay active at home with virtual group exercise

Since March 24, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) wellness team has been offering virtual group exercise classes for employees. The wellness team made the adjustment to the regular, in-person group exercise classes offered in the onsite gym at Blue Cross Centre as employees transitioned to working from home due to the pandemic.

By |2020-08-20T16:20:15-05:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees stay active at home with virtual group exercise

BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

From navigating weight loss to managing a diabetes diagnosis, Registered Health Coach Sara Schneider is there to help Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members reach their health goals step-by-step. Schneider, a registered nurse and diabetic educator, works with BCBSNE members through Wellframe, a free mobile app. The app, which is available to

By |2020-07-20T14:10:34-05:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employees counted their steps to better wellness during the company’s 10K-A-Day wellness challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) 10K-A-Day wellness challenge hosted by the company’s wellness department motivated employees to walk to better wellness. The challenge ran six weeks, and employees could go solo to try and make it on the individual leaderboard or form a team and take on the challenge together. “Ten thousand

By |2020-06-30T15:43:07-05:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employees counted their steps to better wellness during the company’s 10K-A-Day wellness challenge

How to read Nutrition Facts labels and shop smarter

Have you ever wondered what your favorite prepackaged snacks are made of? Take a peek at the Nutrition Facts label on the box, bottle or bag housing your goods. There you will find the serving size, calories and daily values of sugars, fats, vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-read format recently updated by the U.S.

By |2020-06-19T15:46:07-05:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to read Nutrition Facts labels and shop smarter

Virta helps BCBSNE employee manage Type 2 diabetes

Angel Pacana was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a decade ago. “It was kind of devastating to find out,” she said. “At the time I was diagnosed, I thought, ‘oh, I’m not diabetic,’ but I had been feeling bad for a while.” Now, Pacana, who is a customer service supervisor at Blue Cross and Blue

By |2020-05-29T15:26:27-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virta helps BCBSNE employee manage Type 2 diabetes