Wellness at Work

#HealthyMe: From Overweight and Unhealthy to Competing in a Triathalon

I went from having a completely sedentary lifestyle, and being out of shape, to competing in an Ironman branded triathlon race and other extreme endurance events in two and a half years. I played Rugby in high school and college,…

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Let the games begin!

Downtown Detroit is alive and bubbling over with excitement for the third annual Live Downtown Games. The games kicked off Monday, July 21, at Campus Martius Park with executives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Compuware, DTE Energy, Marketing…

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Understanding what my #HealthyMe looks like

I joined BCBSM in 2009 and in early 2010; I took on the role of facilitator for a fitness group challenge in my department. I’m social and was quite chunky, so leading and participating was a win-win for me. One…

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Ditch the Pill: Alternatives to ibuprofen, aspirins, and acetaminophen

In the office, pain can attack at any time.  While many people seek the help of pain pills, there are more holistic ways to deal with discomfort. Over the counter pain relievers simply suppress symptoms like back and headaches; this…

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Don’t just sit, get fit!

Staring at a computer screen, sitting behind a desk all day, is where 86 percent of all Americans find themselves five days a week. If your job requires you to be glued to a computer for eight hours, how do…

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The #1 mistake most employees make

Hoping to score a big promotion this year? The smartest thing you can do is to turn off your smartphone late at night. It seems like the opposite would be true — be available 24/7 and your boss will love…

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Three ways to create a healthier office space

Americans spend an average of 8.8 hours at work every weekday. And most don’t do anything to make their time at the office any easier on their bodies. But creating a better work environment is simpler than you think (and no, it…

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The easy secret to healthy snacking at the office

Time: 4 p.m. Location: Your desk Stomach: Growling When afternoon hunger hits at work, and it always does, it can be tough to resist the siren call of the vending machine and all of the cookies, chips and candy bars…

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5 ways to de-stress at work

Unless you happen to work as a professional meditator, you probably get a little stressed out at work. Deadlines, non-stop meetings and angry bosses can get anyone’s anxiety going. Thankfully, there are some quick and easy ways to feel more…

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