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Tips on how to have a happy and healthy holiday season

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can make sticking to your goals difficult to navigate. Between office parties, family gatherings and all the sweets and treats the season has to offer, it’s easy to let your mental and physical wellness fall out of focus. Here are a few tips from Blue Cross and

By |2023-12-04T12:13:19-06:00December 4th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tips on how to have a happy and healthy holiday season

Nebraskans stride toward better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Nebraskans across the state laced up their sneakers and walked toward better health on Wednesday, April 26 for National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. NW@L Day is an annual event hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state encouraging Nebraskans to take a few minutes out of their

By |2023-05-24T17:56:17-05:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nebraskans stride toward better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Wise & Well: Seth Orndorff on keeping wellness fun

Between playing soccer and being on the swim team growing up, Seth Orndorff has always led an active life, but, when college ended and pools became fewer and farther between, he struggled to keep active without getting bored. That is until he found the cure to his activity rut: keeping exercise fun. “I have a

By |2022-08-26T12:18:30-05:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Seth Orndorff on keeping wellness fun

Connor Berg, an intern turned full-time employee, views wellness as a team effort

Connor Berg (middle) pictured hiking in the mountains of Winter Park, Colorado accompanied by friend Josh (left) and girlfriend Amanda (right) “Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) wellness program creates a platform for us all to get together and be a part of each other’s journeys toward better health,” says BCBSNE

By |2022-03-17T10:25:58-05:00March 10th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Connor Berg, an intern turned full-time employee, views wellness as a team effort

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: Julie Klein’s health and wellness journey

“I do my best to be active at least once a day. I get up early to squeeze in a walk with my dog, a quick run around the neighborhood or strength training before starting work,” said Julie Klein, strategic account executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). What started as a lifestyle

By |2021-10-25T10:46:04-05:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Julie Klein’s health and wellness journey

Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

Zach Heerten’s wellness journey began with a simple wellness challenge at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018 and has only blossomed from there. Hosted as part of  BCBSNE’s internal wellness program, the 10K-A-Day wellness challenge encouraged employees to hit 10,000 steps a day for six weeks. “Multiple members of my team

By |2021-08-23T10:29:58-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

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 |2023-09-13T12:59:43-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness