“The Man in Overalls” Bringing Gardening Skills to Tallahassee Communities

Posted on Jun 5th 2012 by Florida Blue

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Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be highlighting some of the people doing great work in Florida’s communities that make us #FloridaProud . To share your stories of people and organizations that make you Florida Proud , write a comment on our blog, make a post on our Facebook page, or send a tweet using the hashtag #FloridaProud . “The Man in Overalls” Bringing Gardening Skills to Tallahassee Communities Nathan Ballentine, also known as “ The Man in Overalls ”, is a familiar character...

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#FloridaProud

Posted on May 25th 2012 by Florida Blue

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At Florida Blue, we’re inspired by the work that our neighbors (like you!) do in local communities. From mentoring children, to working with at-risk families and providing care for those in need, we admire the commitment you show in your community every day. These actions make us #FloridaProud. We are #FloridaProud about the organizations we’re featuring in this week’s blog. But we want to hear from you! If you would like to give a shout out to an organization you admire, send us your stories...

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What Moves Us

Posted on May 18th 2012 by Florida Blue

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How do Florida Blue employees pursue their health? The social media team had an opportunity to ask just that at the recent Diversity Expo, part of a larger Diversity Conference held at the Jacksonville campus each year. Each employee had a unique answer to the question “What do you do in the pursuit of health?” We’d like to know if you move, dance, paddleboard or laugh in your pursuit of health. Tell us about it in our comments below!

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Sunny Day - #FloridaProud

Posted on May 11th 2012 by Florida Blue

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When we were planning our latest television commercial, we started to think about not just what we do, but what we believe in. Like all members of Florida’s communities, we’re proud of where we come from and we’re even prouder of the people we work with. Over the next few weeks, check back here for information about innovative nonprofit organizations we think are making a real difference in the state of health. We also want you to contribute to the conversation by telling us who you believe is...

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Ramp up Your Workouts with Crossfit

Posted on May 10th 2012 by Florida Blue

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There’s more than one way to work out, and for those looking for a more intense exercise routine, CrossFit might be a solution. Founded in 2000 by Greg Glassman, CrossFit has gained a large following with over 3,000 affiliated gyms in the US and worldwide. Due to its word-of-mouth popularity, Reebok has been sponsoring the CrossFit Games since 2007 to see which man and woman is the fittest athlete on earth. So what exactly is CrossFit? And can anyone do it? CrossFit, according to Glassman, “is...

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Run for Your Health: Start a Running Routine Today!

Posted on May 5th 2012 by Florida Blue

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Florida may be better known for its beaches and golf courses, but it’s also a runners’ paradise. Walt Disney World held the seventh largest marathon in the US in 2011, according to Running USA’s 2011 Annual Marathon Report. Further, the state was home to two of the world’s biggest half-marathons in the same year. For Floridians year-round warm weather and plenty of sunshine makes running a great exercise option. Running can be the ultimate exercise. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional,...

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Meet the New Florida Blue

Posted on Apr 28th 2012 by Florida Blue

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We’re changing to fit the needs of all Floridians. But it’s not just about our name. It’s about our renewed commitment to all of our customers and all Floridians. We’re not changing overnight. While Florida Blue is our new brand name, our legal name remains Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. Everything we’re doing is about better supporting you in your pursuit of health. We’re Florida Blue and we’re changing to support you in your pursuit of health. Find out more at FloridaBlue.com

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Finding Your Right Healthy Living Routine

Posted on Apr 26th 2012 by Florida Blue

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Eating right is hard, exercising is tough, and sticking to a diet can sometimes seem impossible. Finding the right healthy living routine, rather than just picking a diet off the shelf, can often make this process less of a challenge. While many of us live a healthy lifestyle, or are making efforts to improve our routines, obesity remains a serious problem in our state. Florida is ranked 29 th in the nation for adult obesity, according to a 2011 report from the Trust for America’s Health and...

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Eating Healthy Starts at Home

Posted on Apr 25th 2012 by Florida Blue

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You’re always on the go. Whether you’re on the way to work, heading to classes at school, meeting up with a friend, or spending time with family, it’s often hard to find the time to prepare a healthy meal. Often, the easiest way to save time is to hit the drive-thru or call for delivery. But that’s also one of the easiest ways to fall into bad eating habits. Healthy eating habits start with what you stock your home with. Here are a few quick tips from WebMD on what you can do to eat healthier:...

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TEDMED Creates a Spark

Posted on Apr 24th 2012 by Florida Blue

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Have you heard of TEDMED ? Well, it was new to many of our Florida Blue employees before they attended a simulcast of the event on April 11-13 at our Jacksonville headquarters. Billed as an innovative discussion among leaders in medicine and technology, the event brought together a diverse assortment of health-related speakers ranging from professors from Cal Tech and Harvard Medical School, to the Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. government, to a dance troupe – and it covered a wealth of...

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