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"Blue goes pink" in October!

"Blue goes pink" in October!

Tampa, FL-- Tomorrow, October 13, a Florida Blue Center near you will host a free health fair in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

The screenings, scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., will include:

  • Free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol
  • BMI Measurements
  • Health Counseling
  • Free massages

The three centers nearest the Bay area are in South Tampa, Sarasota and Winter Haven. 

Eat more, weigh less - not kidding

Eat more, weigh less - not kidding

Tired of starving on tiny portions, and just want to let loose and eat until you can’t eat anymore? If this sounds like that dream you had last night about chocolate cake – pinch yourself. You’re wide awake, and I give you permission to eat. The trick is (oh, there’s always a trick), eating clean.

Eat and Be Happy: The Five Best Stress-Busting Foods

Eat and Be Happy: The Five Best Stress-Busting Foods

Unlike those maniacally grinning gourds we all love to carve so much this time of year, few of us have a smile on our face all the time (especially this close to the Holidays). But, we can restore our natural energy levels, reduce stress, balance hormones and regulate blood pressure—without even feeling tempted to spike the apple cider—by nourishing our bodies and minds with stress-fighting super-foods.

Hernando Sheriff's Office walking to wellness

Hernando Sheriff's Office walking to wellness

Hernando County, FL-- After Florida Blue provided the Sheriff's Office with "wellness" funds to support the implementation of a new wellness program, Sheriff Al Nienhuis announced the grand opening of their new walking trail for employees. 

In addition to Florida Blue's contribution, the sheriff's office also received donations from A&R Tree Service, Hernando County Parks, Hernando County Landfill and Public Works, Lowes and Sports Authority. Inmates at the county jail also contributed free labor to the construction of the new trail. 

Wellness Program at Hernando Co. Sheriff's Office

Wellness Program at Hernando Co. Sheriff's Office

Brooksville, FL -- Sheriff Al Nienhuis has announced the implementation of a voluntary Wellness Program at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Florida Blue (Blue Cross Blue Shield) has provided the Sheriff's Office with some "wellness" funds to help support the implementation of a wellness program. A portion of these funds allowed the agency to develop and construct a "walking trail" around the campus for employees.

Yoga in the Park through the end of October

Yoga in the Park through the end of October

Tampa, Florida-- If you like the lotus position in the middle of a big city, you'll want to head to Curtis Hixon park at 6 p.m. this Sunday. 

The city calls its "Yoga in the Park" event an opportunity to "experience Yoga while watching the sunset over the city skyline." 

Yoga in the park runs for one hour every Sunday through October 28, and it is free.