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BCBSNE and YMCA motivate Nebraskans to get healthy

With the onset of a new year, many make resolutions to focus more on their health. The Ed Thomas YMCA of McCook’s Get Fit Team Challenge is making that easier. The challenge runs 10 weeks and has teams of 15 compete and motivate each other to a healthier lifestyle. “As a part of the challenge,

By |2021-01-22T11:47:02-06:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE and YMCA motivate Nebraskans to get healthy

A look back at our 2020 Wise & Well nominees

While 2020 was a year of new experiences and changes, one thing stayed at the front of these nominees’ minds: Wellness. Every month, our Wise & Well series highlighted a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee’s dedication to their health and wellness. Here’s a look back at who we recognized in 2020:

By |2020-12-29T08:38:11-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A look back at our 2020 Wise & Well nominees

Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness

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

By |2020-11-24T16:10:49-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness

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: Tracie Pettijohn’s wellness awakening

Tracie Pettijohn’s wellness journey began a year ago with a wakeup call from her doctor. Pettijohn, a marketing operations consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), is a five-year breast cancer survivor who has struggled with her weight in the past. “The turning point for me was when I had a physical

By |2020-08-13T08:58:47-05:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tracie Pettijohn’s wellness awakening

Wise & Well: Derek Wakefield’s approach to holistic wellness

To Derek Wakefield, wellness is more than eating right and getting up and moving – it’s holistic. “Wellness is being connected, engaged, mindful and willing to learn and be adaptable to your surroundings,” he said. Wakefield, a product manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) does his best to “balance the eight

By |2020-06-24T12:16:50-05:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Derek Wakefield’s approach to holistic wellness

Wise & Well: Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

Wellness has been a part of Justin Cavanaugh’s life since his youth, and over the years, he has learned what it means to him. “It’s feeling good about yourself and being able to do what you want,” said Cavanaugh. “For me, that means being physically active. I like to move and sweat. Ideally, I’d be

By |2020-03-26T11:15:41-05:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make taking care of yourself trickier than perfecting a gingerbread house. However, it’s important to prioritize healthy habits, so you can experience all the joyous events of the season. Follow these five tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s wellness team to stay in tip-top-shape.

By |2019-12-10T11:37:09-06:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

Resiliency series helps employees grow challenge-tackling skills

Chris Johnson was a “goofy ADHD kid in the ‘60s.” “I had too much energy and was not very focused,” he said. “By the time I got to college, I flunked out my first year because I didn’t know how to be a student.” Johnson failed his English class three times in two semesters and

By |2019-12-10T08:39:01-06:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Resiliency series helps employees grow challenge-tackling skills