February is Heart Health Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there is a lot you can do to prevent it. Each February, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and The Heart Truth celebrate Heart Health Month to encourage healthy lifestyles and help combat heart disease.
The Heart Truth suggests taking these steps to adopt a healthy lifestyle:
- Get a daily dose of physical activity, such as a brisk, 30-minute walk
- Cook meals that are low in sodium and unhealthy fats
- Take your medications as prescribed and keep your medical appointments
- Sleep 7-8 hours at night
- Manage stress with meditation, yoga, a warm bath, other personal hobbies, or quiet time
- Try to reach or stay at a healthy weight by moving more and having snacks like fruits and veggies ready to have when hunger hits
Check out Your Wellness Program Offerings
COVID-19 has made going to the gym difficult, but it has challenged your Wellness Champions at your campus and agency to get creative with their wellness programs. You might be surprised to find several digital offerings available to you!
Click here to find out what your wellness champion or agency is doing.
BCBSTX Fitness Program Enrollment Fee Waived for February
If you are enrolled in the Well onTarget® fitness program, you now have access to BurnAlong. BurnAlong allows you full access to thousands of digital fitness videos and live classes – all at no extra cost. Digital classes available include cardio, bootcamp, barre, yoga and more. This gives Fitness Program members an additional option to stay active from the comfort and safety of their own homes. BurnAlong can be accessed through the Well OnTarget® Fitness Program portal. Members have BurnAlong access as long as their Well onTarget® Fitness Program membership is active. The benefit is available to all Fitness Program members regardless of the tier they join.
If you would like to enroll in the fitness program, log in to Blue Access for Members (BAM) at bcbstx.com and search for the Fitness Program under Quick Links. You will need to enter the code STARTINFEB during enrollment to join for free before February 28. If you have any questions or prefer to enroll over the phone, call 888-762-BLUE (2583) Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., CT. Enrolling in the Fitness Program also earns you Blue Points!