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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

E-scooter test drive proves they’re not toys

If you’ve been in the Aksarben, Midtown or downtown Omaha, you’ve probably seen a bright green scooter fly by on a sidewalk or in the street. They popped up in the area in May and might be here to stay. I took a ride to see what e-scooters are about. There are basic rules to

By |2019-06-07T09:19:46-05:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on E-scooter test drive proves they’re not toys

Getting to work can be good exercise

Getting to work is exercise for Brent Roberts. Roberts bikes nearly 20 miles a day, from his home to work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I try to ride year around,” Roberts, a business configuration analyst, said. Roberts got started riding with his dad. He got serious about it as a

By |2019-05-16T09:55:20-05:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting to work can be good exercise

Empowering employees to improve their wellness

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) understands the importance of health and wellness and strives to provide health and wellness resources to its employees. Since the inception of its first wellness committee in the early ’90s, BCBSNE has been continuously working to promote healthy living including adding full-time wellness services staff in 2005.

By |2019-04-03T13:52:31-05:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Empowering employees to improve their wellness

BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips

As a father of two, husband and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee, Clint Williams knows work-life balance can be difficult to achieve. “It’s always a challenge,” Williams said. “I have two very active boys that play a lot of sports and are very active in school. My wife and I are

By |2019-02-04T11:47:57-06:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips