Author Archives: Cindy Bjorkquist, M.S.

About Cindy Bjorkquist, M.S.

Cindy Bjorkquist is director of Health and Wellness Programs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.



Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but also the one that’s most often skipped. The hustle and bustle of chaotic mornings during the school year means trying to gets kids dressed and ready for school, pack lunches,…


Easy and Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Summer is flying by and soon it will be time for kids to swap summer activities for homework. With a new school year approaching, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of new ways to integrate healthier foods into the…


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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