The Secret to enjoying Cruises the healthy way

Posted on Jul 6th 2011 by Florida Blue

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Summer is here and we at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida are excited about the different ways Floridians are utilizing the sun. With a whole host of activities to choose from, cruises seem to be a favorite with everybody we asked. We talked to a few cruise aficionados, who had some interesting tidbits to share about their cruise experience, especially about how to stay healthy while still having fun in the sun. Karla Williams who went on a 7 day family cruise in 2010 says her biggest...

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Staying safe under the Florida sun

Posted on Jun 27th 2011 by Florida Blue

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Summertime in Florida is here! While we love the warm weather and fun that comes with it, we also want to make sure that you take your sun care protection and health seriously. We found this very excellent infographic below that highlights the danger and the precautions you should take while enjoying time in the sun. Via: Term Life Insurance

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In the pursuit of Health...a continuation (Sheena's story)

Posted on Jun 22nd 2011 by Florida Blue

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Part 5 of 5 To date, we’ve profiled three successful individuals that have made a commitment to their pursuit of health and one indidvidual on her way to her goal. We checked with Sheena on her progress and here's what she had to say: The path to good health is paved with many a calorie-inducing temptation. I am personally learning about them on as I pursue my goal of being in a healthier place by the end of the year. The experts all say the simplest way for weight loss is looking into the...

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Holy Smokes - Your Health & the Florida Wildfires

Posted on Jun 17th 2011 by Florida Blue

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If you are in Florida, you’ve been waking up to the smell of smoke and/or seeing the ash sprinkles. The Miami Herald reports that brush fires over 70,000 acres in the West Miami-Dade area and Everglades fire. Add to that the 4,306-acre Espanola Fire that engulfed Flagler County, as well as several other wildfires that have consumed counties up and down the coast, and Floridians have been experiencing some difficulty with their air quality. For more on wildfires in the State of Florida, check...

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Introducing our NEW Florida Blue App!

Posted on Jun 13th 2011 by Florida Blue

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We are so excited about the new Florida Blue mobile app that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida ( http://www.bcbsfl.com/ ) just launched that we just had to blog about it. This free app is another way you can access personalized health information and tools while on the go! To download the Florida Blue app, Android™ users go to the Market place and iPhone® users go to the App store. So without further ado, here’s what our brand new Florida Blue app for the iPhone® and Android™ looks like...

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In the Pursuit of Health...Seeking Balance

Posted on May 27th 2011 by Florida Blue

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Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices." -Betsy Jacobson No one appreciates struggling to find this balance between making choices and enjoying them more than a new mom. We talked to Leigh Koon, who in our opinion, seems to walk this balance very well. She devotes time to her one and a half year old daughter’s upbringing and development, while leading the Member Engagement team at Blue Cross and Blue Shield...

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Sandra Foskey - Teacher, Triathlete, Role Model!

Posted on May 5th 2011 by Florida Blue

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Every day we come across inspirational people in different guises. During Teacher Appreciation week, we are taking a moment to give thanks to the tireless efforts of one such educator - Sandra Foskey who has brought her love for health to her job at Loretto Elementary in Jacksonville. Sandra Foskey’s enthusiasm is contagious. She is a competitive triathlete, who is training for her first Iron Man race in November in Panama City. It was this passion for health and fitness that she wanted to...

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Random Acts of Planting

Posted on Apr 22nd 2011 by Florida Blue

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On Earth Day, spread the love… The environment we live in makes a big difference in our frame of reference and our outlook on life. Taking a minute to brighten up a drab or forgotten corner of the world with a few seeds, bulbs or perennials can make any neighborhood feel just a little healthier. We gave it a try and were surprised to find just how happy and healthy it made us feel. Pass it on in your community.

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Sweat, Tears & Flowers

Posted on Apr 20th 2011 by Florida Blue

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If you’re like me and your knowledge of tended vegetation extends to a window box or a potted plant, you assume gardening is an unassertive sort of indulgence. So when our fearless leader told us to write a blog post on gardening as an exercise, I smirked. For how many calories can you really burn with taking a pot here, putting a little soil there, and sticking a seedling or two? A lot, apparently, as I discovered to my sore but worked-out muscles. If you don’t believe me, Calorie Count does a...

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Four Stories of Inspiration

Posted on Apr 13th 2011 by Florida Blue

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In the Pursuit of Health one day at a time! Part 4 of 4 To date, we’ve profiled three successful individuals that have made a commitment to their pursuit of health. Melissa Price has lost 63 lbs and 33% of her body weight while working full-time and taking care of her young family. Brian Benda has found a passion in running and has maintained an active and healthy lifestyle. And Virna Flores changed her outlook on who she wanted to be and has made a lifetime commitment to physical fitness that...

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