November Wellness Classes and Articles

posted Nov 2, 2011, 5:22 PM by Sara@LS
November is Tobacco Cessation and Diabetes month, BCBS has some great articles and webinars this month.  
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) has both live classes and pre-recorded classes on demand available to you, which allows you to view any of hte available BCBS classes 24 hours a day!

Cultivating a Stress-Resilient Lifestyle

Improve overall quality of life with these stress management tools. Using an experiential format complemented by practical techniques, this program will help individuals recognize personal habits and patterns that contribute to stress and how we handle it. Participants will explore the choices they make and their connection to stress and find positive ways to address the stress in everyday life.

November 28 thru December 19, 2011; 9-10am


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.


Pre-Diabetes: It’s Not Too Late

Participants  will explore the different forms of diabetes, the possible signs or symptoms, how it is diagnosed and effective treatment plans.


Simplify Your Life

Learn practical methods to help you prioritize your time. Participants will discover alternative mindsets including living with tolerance, living in the present, the importance of downtime, and how to appreciate that less can be more.


Plan Your Plate, Choose Your Fate

Gain the knowledge and understanding of how to incorporate My Pyramid into the food on your plate. Participants will learn that eating healthy is easier when armed with knowledge about serving sizes, healthy food choices, and how to accurately read food labels.

You can register now for the above mentioned classes by visiting the following link:
All classes are free of charge for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City members. Non-members are allowed to participate in the classes, but there are non-member fees associated with some of the classes. One time presentations are free of charge for everyone. Each class online description indicates whether or not there is an additional participant fee for non-members that participate.
Nov 2, 2011, 5:22 PM
Nov 2, 2011, 5:22 PM