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5 free or low-cost ways to elevate your heart rate and your status as superstar grandparent

It’s one of the great things about living in Nebraska – you don’t have to spend a fortune to get out, get active and spend quality time with the grandkids. Some of our best options for togetherness and energetic memory-making are free or low-cost. Here are a few ideas for a warm-weather outing to elevate

By |2019-08-06T08:32:28-06:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 free or low-cost ways to elevate your heart rate and your status as superstar grandparent

Colorful Choices challenge encourages eating habits that lead to better health

Eating five servings of produce every day is challenging, but at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), the challenge of consuming fruits and vegetables takes on a new meaning with Colorful Choices. Colorful Choices is a six-week health challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team. The goal of the challenge is to eat five servings of

By |2018-09-04T09:50:38-06:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Colorful Choices challenge encourages eating habits that lead to better health

Summer is here and the Omaha Farmers Markets are open

As the temperatures rise and shorts and sandals are unpacked from their winter boxes, Omahans venture outside to support the Omaha Farmers Markets. Located in the Old Market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Aksarben Village on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Omaha Farmers Markets feature more than 100

By |2018-06-07T14:36:11-06:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Summer is here and the Omaha Farmers Markets are open

Expansion of Heartland Bike Share provides Nebraskans with healthy, sustainable transportation

More Nebraskans are gaining access to healthy, sustainable transportation with the expansion of Heartland Bike Share’s program. Heartland Bike Share, the first large-scale bike sharing system in the Omaha metro, began in Aksarben Village in 2011, with the help of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. The program has grown over time, and with

By |2018-05-31T13:01:23-06:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Expansion of Heartland Bike Share provides Nebraskans with healthy, sustainable transportation

Strong grandparent-grandchild connections pay healthy dividends in mind, body and spirit

Teresa Rogers loves to ride motor bikes, build forts and sleep out in the tent. “I’ve been ziplining,” she says. “I’ll do whatever they do.” It’s not peer pressure driving 64-year-old Teresa; it’s intergenerational relationship building. The brick-and-mortar is active engagement with an 18-year-old granddaughter and three grandsons, ages 12, 11 and 7, whom she

By |2018-05-15T09:16:39-06:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Strong grandparent-grandchild connections pay healthy dividends in mind, body and spirit

Food security for Lincoln residents focus of Blue Cross Fearless Grants

Food security was the focus of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE)  Fearless Grant presentation in Lincoln, recently. Two programs—The Center for People in Need and Community Crops—were given a combined $15,000 grant. “These two programs each combat food insecurity in a unique way, and provide access to fresh, healthy food to populations that

By |2018-04-26T14:32:22-06:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Food security for Lincoln residents focus of Blue Cross Fearless Grants

Retirement nowadays means staying healthy

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? 

By |2017-10-26T14:55:41-06:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Retirement nowadays means staying healthy