Category: Health & Fitness

Tips to Keep the Family Safe from Ticks

By: Dr. Gina Lynem-Walker, physician consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganDr. Gina Lynem-Walker Michigan’s tick population is reportedly on the rise. While it’s important to spend time outdoors and enjoy everything summer has to offer, it’s also crucial to understand the risk of these insects and how to...

#90DaysNoPay? I’m Going on a Getaway!

Who doesn’t wonder as they pay their bills each month what they would do with a little extra money in the bank? If I could skip my car payment for 3 months I would love to take my family on a vacation to Mackinac Island, check out Stitch Fix or maybe...

5 Health Hacks No One Told You About
5 Health Hacks No One Told You About

Health is an important part of our lives. Eating before 8 PM and exercising for 45 minutes on a daily basis may not be the only tips you need in life. Your life becomes easier when you see results. Not only are you happy with the overall positivity in life,...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Launches “MI Blue” Skill for Amazon Alexa

Wellness information, one-minute meditations, general information about health insurance, healthy recipes and more are now available for free to all Michigan residents with an Alexa-enabled device thanks to the new “MI Blue” skill from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Pronounced “my blue,” the skill allows users to obtain comprehensive,...

Five Tips to Help You Lose the Baby Weight
Five Tips to Help You Lose the Baby Weight

Brought to you by Vive Health Studies show that the majority of new mothers (75 percent) weigh more one year postpartum than they did before becoming pregnant. However, just because it happens to the majority of women, that doesn’t mean it also has to happen to you. There are lots...

10 Essential Tips to Avoid Unhealthy Snacking
10 Essential Tips to Avoid Unhealthy Snacking

The craving for unhealthy snack food seems really unfair. Why would the body be screaming out for something which is harmful to its own wellbeing? Apparently, the reasons are plentiful. It could be related to hunger, boredom, routine, emotional response, or even your cursed sweet tooth. That said, the details...

DIY Spa Recipes to Help You Relax

Balancing work and personal life is stressful; from responsibilities to family time, to meetings and more, we hardly ever have a minute to ourselves. Our days are consistently overscheduled, but even with a crazy busy lifestyle, it is important to take the time to de-stress and relax whenever possible. Many...

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