It’s okay to be a quitter when you’re quitting a bad habit like smoking. In fact, if you’re a smoker, quitting smoking is the single most important step you can make toward a longer, healthier life. Unlike some healthy lifestyle changes that take time to make a difference (such as eating better or working out), [...]

Try this fruit and nut based couscous salad with grilled salmon or chicken. Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 cups cooked whole-wheat cousc [...]

You can do many things to keep your eyes healthy and make sure you’re seeing your best. Follow these 7 simple tips to help protect your vision: 1. Get comprehensive dilated eye exams, as recommended by your health care provider. Make sure your glasses or contact lens prescription is up-to-date. 2. Some people may need glasses to help with contrast, glare, and eye strain when using a computer. Po [...]

Stressed? Take Time to Breathe

Posted on Jun 5th 2014 by Florida Blue

Keep your Stress in Check Many of us spend so much time stressed that it becomes a normal part of life. But your body will let you know. Pay attention to your body's clues and take steps to relax. Observe your muscles and insides. Are your muscles tight/sore? Is your stomach tight or sore? Are your hands clenched? Observe your breath. Is your b [...]

Is Gluten Free Good for You?

Posted on May 8th 2014 by Florida Blue

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It’s what helps make dough rise and baked goods crispy and light. For some people, gluten can cause a number of serious and debilitating symptoms, such as abdominal pain and bloating, headaches, joint pain, hives and difficulty concentrating. If you or [...]

[Recipe] - Triple Veggie Dip

Posted on May 5th 2014 by Florida Blue

The Springtime is a great time to try this delicious veggie dip with dinner, or as a picnic appetizer. This triple veggie dip is a tasty, healthy recipe is sure to appeal to your friends and family. Ingredients • 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided [...]

Healthbox, a leading business accelerator that grows early-stage healthcare companies, and Florida Blue are joining forces again! The program is accepting applications for its 16-week accelerator through May 30 [...]

Physical activity benefits all ages. Make physical activity fun by encouraging the whole family to join in. It’s recommended that adults need 2 ½ hours a week of physical activity and children need 60 minutes a day. Here are some tips to add more activity to your family’s busy schedule. Schedule time for family activity. Check your schedule throughout the week for free time y [...]

How many years does it take to build a legacy? One, five, ten or twenty years?  What about 70?  Known for more than half a century as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, and now Florida Blue. We are proud to mark our 70th anniversary. We have so much to celebrate, both in terms of past success and future opportunity. [...]

Sometimes danger stares you in the face. Sometimes, it’s hidden. When it comes to health hazards, awareness makes it easier to take steps that reduce your hidden risks. For example: INSOMNIA: Everybody loses sleep occasionally. But if it becomes chronic, you could be at risk for depression, difficulty concentrating, mood swings and irritability. And if the problem is caused by ob [...]