February Health & Wellness Articles and Webinars

posted Feb 1, 2012, 6:51 AM by Sara@LS

Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue KC) has some great health and wellness articles as well as many webinars during the month of February.  Please see the information below for details. 

February Health and Wellness Articles: (attached below)

Health Care - The Best Care is the Right Care
Heart Care - Listen to Your Heart
CBIZ Health & Wellness Newsletter - For Your Health

All below mentioned webinars are free of charge for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City members.  Non-members are allowed to participate in the webinars, but there are non-member fees associated with some of them.   One time presentations are free of charge for everyone . Each webinar online description indicates whether or not there is an additional participant fee for non-members that participate.
The following are series webinars.  If you are unable to view the "live" session, you can view the recording-it will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the live presentation:

Cultivating a Stress-Resilient Lifestyle:  Tuesdays, February 7th- 28th from 11 am to Noon. 
This program helps participants improve their overall quality of life by increasing their resources to manage stress.  Participants will explore the choices they make and their connections to stress, helping them find positive ways to address stress in everyday life. 

Family Wellness:  Thursdays, February 9th- March 1st from Noon to 1 pm. 
This class is designed to bring your family together with new strategies for healthy eating and activity.  Learn how to get everyone involved and set the foundation for a healthy family.

The following webinars are available for viewing 24 hours a day; 7 days a week, all month long :

Know Your Numbers
Blood pressure, cholesterol, lipids, glucose, BMI... the numbers go on and on! But what do they mean? Participants will learn what their numbers mean and what they can do to improve their numbers, and when these numbers indicate it's time to see a healthcare professional.

Thinking About Quitting
Participants will learn they have a choice and smoking is a habit that can be broken. The instructor will discuss barriers to quitting, local resources for quitting, and review the latest in tobacco-cessation aids.

Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This webinar focuses on the five factors that commonly make up this syndrome and who is at risk. A healthy lifestyle can decrease the risk associated with Metabolic Syndrome, view this webinar to learn more!

Blood Pressure:  Keep it in Check
Understand high blood pressure and the factors that increase or decrease the risks.  Learn what can be done to manage high blood pressure, including tips to reduce sodium and stress.

Self Care and Consumerism
Learn steps to become pro-active in making health care decisions that affect you and your family.  Understand the concept of being a wise health care consumer and learn about resources to help you along the way.

You can register now for the above mentioned webinars by visiting the following website:   www.bluekcwebinars.com.   

Feb 1, 2012, 6:51 AM
Feb 1, 2012, 6:51 AM
Feb 1, 2012, 6:51 AM