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Daylight Savings Time: after work adventures

When we switch to Daylight Saving Time in the spring, the focus typically is on the downside, that we need to get up an hour earlier for work, that the sun gets to sleep longer than we do. What we should focus on is what’s happening on the other end — one extra hour...

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Stroke

The premature death of Luke Perry at age 52 came as a shock to everyone. Although the origin of his stroke has not been released, death by a stroke is among the top five killers in the United States. While also a shocking statistic, it's the reality we face. What does...

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How Much Added Sugar is Too Much?

You’ve heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But do you know what kinds of foods may actually send you to the doctor? Fats? Carbs? Recent data shows that sugar is actually the real troublemaker for your health. Even superstars Jennifer Lopez and Alex...

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5 Ways to Get Fit on a Budget

When we think about working out, usually a pricey gym membership or an expensive piece of equipment comes to mind. But getting in shape doesn’t have to break your budget. There are plenty of low-cost and free ways you can exercise. Here are some ideas to help you get...

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Get To Know Healthy Blue

If you have questions about Healthy Blue NC, please email us at healthyblue@bcbsnc.com. We are in the midst of a huge health care transformation in North Carolina. With deep community roots, we aim to treat every North Carolinian like family. As an extension of our...

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The Facts about Falling

The first day of Fall is also is Falls Prevention Awareness Day! Although you may think that falling is minor, the fact is that falls can cause serious injuries and death, especially among the elderly. So, it’s important to know the facts about fall-related injuries...

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Stressed out? Get moving!

For most of us, stress is a part of life. Seven out of ten adults in the United States say they experience stress or anxiety daily, and most say it interferes at least moderately with their lives, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)....

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Scouting Inspires Dad To Go Hiking

Scouting is intended to be a way for kids to expand their horizons, to try new things, to learn a thing or two about themselves. Scouting can be magical Sometimes it works its magic on the parents, too. “While I've always enjoyed being outside I never really went out...

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