4 Running Tips for Kids

Posted on Mar 8th 2013 by Victoria Edwards

Childhood obesity is ever so present. As adults and parents, it’s up to us too not only teach our children about a balanced diet, but to also encourage regular activity. What you do and teach them now will help their health in the long run and possibly prevent them from developing conditions [...]

Have you ever wondered how long-distance runners can run so far without stopping? I am a novice runner, so I wanted to know their secret.  My running history includes an 8k and the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K, which took place last year. I usually try to run a 5K (3.1 miles) around two to thre [...]

It’s an interesting time for health care; Florida Blue is committed to helping the people and communities in Florida be healthy, so we’re always trying new innovative things to help health care makes sense.  David Pizzo, Florida Blue’s Market President in Tampa, is helping lead this effort and is actively involved in community sponsorships, like the [...]

Health Care Reform and You

Posted on Feb 18th 2013 by Kate Warnock

Listening to the evening news, following the trending topics on Twitter or even just talking with your friends and family, it would be hard to avoid hearing about health care reform, more formally known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What is health care reform? And how will it affect you, your family and your health? [...]

Few things in life can compete with a perfectly ripe strawberry. Of course they’re tasty, but let’s not forget that they’re also a nutrition dynamo, helping to lower cholesterol, plus packing fiber, vitamins and cancer-fighting properties in a fat-free, low-calorie, perfect--for-holding-melted- [...]

As my Weight Watchers Leader Paula would say, “Stop falling in the hole and take another street.” When I started my journey to lose weight, I weighed 280 pounds. I was in denial about my weight. During one of the health fairs at the Florida [...]

When I last posted, I was in the throes of sleep deprivation and obsessing on a nightly basis over how to get my then 11-month-old to sleep for more than three hours at a stretch. We would put Henry to bed (never letting him cry it out) between 8 and 9 p.m. each night. We [...]

Sometimes a visit to your local Florida Blue Center is more than worth your time. Here's a great story of helping member's save money using the Florida Blue Center. Mr. B stopped in the Winter Park Florida Blue Center after he learn [...]

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, more than all forms of cancer combined.  A year ago, I had a heart attack and almost became one of those s [...]

Children receive so many benefits when they play sports and exercise. They develop their muscles, strengthen their heart and learn valuable social skills. In most sports, running is a large component of the activity. While this is a fantastic physical exercise, it can be dangerous for children if they aren’t trained properly. Check out the the do’s and don’ts of kids running to make sure your chi [...]