Author Archives: Cindy Bjorkquist, M.S.

About Cindy Bjorkquist, M.S.

Cindy Bjorkquist is the Director of Wellness, Care Management and Health Promotion Program Development for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). She is responsible for the development and lifecycle process for clinical member-facing programs as well as contracting and management for any vendor programs for all market segments including commercial, individual and Medicare programs. Cindy has more than 24 years of experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of integrated wellness and care management programs for hospitals, corporate entities and health plans. Cindy lectures regularly on a national level and holds a master of science in exercise physiology, corporate health management, from Michigan State University and a bachelor of arts in exercise in sports science and biology from Spring Arbor University. To connect with Cindy and discuss Michigan workplace wellness, join the Leading Michigan to a Healthier Future LinkedIn group.


Introducing our new Wellness Coach bloggers!

You may have noticed an uptick in blog posts from health experts on A Healthier Michigan lately. We’ve brought on three BCBSM Wellness Coaches to share their knowledge around fitness, nutrition, prevention, safety and more to help our readers live…


Overcoming my fear of CrossFit classes

The morning of my 48th birthday, I challenged myself to prove that I was not getting old. So, I marched myself down to a local fitness facility and joined a CrossFit class. That was over a month ago and my…


How to avoid sitting during the work day- it may just save your life

For many of us, life is like a big game of musical chairs. From one chair to the next we progress through the various stages of life, sitting through it all. We start in highchairs, then move to office chairs…


Healthy eating at the office is easier said than done

We live in a society that is constantly on-the-go and we often don’t spend the time to take care of ourselves, especially during the work day. Between the commute, meetings, emails and to-do list, eating healthy – that is, if…

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Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How You Can Make a Difference About 1 in 8 women will have invasive breast cancer some time during her life, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Although death rates are going down, the ACS…

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