October Wellness Classes and Articles

posted Sep 30, 2011, 12:37 PM by Sara@LS
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!  Below is a list of the October classes:

October Series Classes:

Cultivating a Stress-Resilient Life


A 4 week program to improve quality of life:

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. 4 consecutive weeks/1 hour each

The Class will run: October 4 thru October 25, 2011; 9-10am

Tobacco Free & Healthy

Forget the shame and fear-based approach to quitting. This program empowers participants with the skills and support necessary to quit and stay quit. The first week is designed to help with preparation to quit. The second week focuses on quitting with additional meeting and support available. And the remaining sessions are designed to support staying tobacco-free on a day-to-day basis and prevent relapse. The facilitator will also address concerns related to weight gain and managing stress.

Class will run: October 5 thru November 9, 2011; 11-12pm


An 8-week program to improve health through three key principles: 1) building a foundation of nutrition knowledge; 2)real-life strategies to improve nutrition and physical activity; and 3) motivation through realistic goal setting and tracking progress.

This class will run: October 31 thru December 19, 2011; 12-1pm

Weigh To Go

Designed for people who are seeking a structured, individualized and effective weight-loss program. This class provides each participant with a specific calorie level and meal plan to promote gradual and consistent weight loss. The Registered Dietitian will provide nutrition information and activities that

This class will run: October 5 thru November 23, 2011; 12-1pm

October On Demand Classes:

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.

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.

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.

A Growing Risk: Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This class focuses on the five factors that commonly make up this syndrome and who is at risk. Participants will also learn how a healthy lifestyle can decrease the risks associated with Metabolic Syndrome.

Strength Training: Anytime, Anywhere

No gym required. Improving your strength can be done anytime, anywhere. Participants learn simple tips and techniques to incorporate strength training into a daily routine.

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

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.
Sep 30, 2011, 12:40 PM
Sep 30, 2011, 12:40 PM
Sep 30, 2011, 12:40 PM