Reaching your fitness goals is hard work. It takes dedication and perseverance, but in the end, knowing how far you can go is worth the bumps along the way. That spirit of accomplishment is very much with us here at BCBSNC, especially right now. As we speak, almost 200 employees are preparing to run a […]
It’s that time of year; flu season is upon us. That means flu shots. Maybe you’re ready to go and are rushing to Target because they’re offering discounts to shoppers who get the flu shot as an incentive. Great! You know the importance of getting the flu shot, not just for yourself but for your […]
Walk in to any store from Target to Tory Burch, and you’ll see that health trackers and wearables are everywhere. There’s no denying it: The old-school pedometer has gotten a facelift. And with Apple’s recent announcement, we can be sure it’s certainly not going away any time soon. The new wearable devices and mobile apps not […]
More and more people actually look forward to the distraction work can bring to escape stress at home. It’s true! In fact, a recent study, When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home, showed that participants’ cortisol levels, a hormone released in response to stress, spiked more when at home than at work.
It’s basic but true: Your chances of starting and sticking with a fitness program increase if you’re among friends. The motivation and encouragement — and even a little healthy competition — that a group provides is hard to replicate by yourself. To help you get started, we want to share some tips that have proven […]
by Veronica Verhoff March is National Nutrition Month, and we want to help you get into the nutritional swing of things. But that’s easier said than done. We know what it’s like–stress in our daily lives can make even simple decisions (apple, not candy bar) even harder than they should be. So while stress is […]
You might have heard of the fitness gadget known as a Fitbit, one of many new tools available to help you keep tabs on your physical activity. And if you haven’t heard, these sorts of devices are basically sophisticated pedometers that can track and measure your movement throughout the day automatically. Some of the models can […]