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
Jen Wichern grew up in a food-centric family. Meals were how they came together and showed how much they cared for one another – now she keeps that love for food alive through her passion for wellness. “Healthy eating is crucial to wellness because what you put into your body helps your body perform at
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.
You’re ready to make the commitment to healthier eating, eager to reap the many benefits, including weight loss, increased energy and decreased risks of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. Yes, you are on board! You’re just not sure where to start. “There are constantly new nutrition claims, fads and diets telling people what they
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
You don’t think about it until you have to: retirement. As the time creeps closer, the questions keep popping up from your family and friends. When are you going to retire? What are you going to do after you retire? As a physician, the first thing that comes to mind is, Why would I retire?