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LifeTimesYour guide to lifelong health - January 2014

Your award-winning health and wellness newsletter.

Monthly Focus

The New Year Offers a Fresh Start for Effective Goal-Setting

This time of year, many of us are thinking about what our health goals are for the coming year. Staying on track to meet those goals can be challenging. Did you know that the way you set your goals can help you stick with them? Learn more about setting specific goals to keep you motivated. And take our instant poll to see how your health goals rank among our readers.

An estimated 4 out of 5 people break their New Year’s resolutions. The real problem is that people often choose goals that reflect a general desire, like improving fitness, instead of a specific goal, like walking a 5K. For a higher success rate, choose specific, measurable goals.

The New York Times, 2007

Health & Wellness

Up the Antioxidants for a Healthier Diet

If one of your goals for the new year is improving your health, try getting more antioxidants in your diet. What are good sources of antioxidants?

Take Steps to Manage
Pregnancy Risks

Every pregnancy comes with some risk of complications. There are steps you can take to better manage your pregnancy risks. Learn how you can take control of your pregnancy.

New Year’s Resolution No. 1: Improve Health

Whether you want to focus on fitness, nutrition, or disease prevention and management, you can get support on our social media pages.

Your Benefits & Coverage

Member Voice: Denise — ‘They Saved
My Life’

Denise has hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. She credits Blue Cross and Blue Shield and her nurse case manager for saving her life. Watch Denise’s story and see the Blue Cross and Blue Shield member ID card at work.

Resources & Tips

The Affordable Care Act: Five Things to Know about the Health Insurance Marketplace

There’s been a lot of talk about the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Even if you have coverage, you may know others who have questions. Learn the answers to five important questions about the Marketplace.

Help Family and Friends Get Answers About the New
Health Care Law

As a Blue Cross and Blue Shield member, answers to your questions about health care reform are just a phone call or mouse click away. But your family and friends may not be so lucky. Find out how you can help them.

Your Life

On Track for Health and Wellness: No Need to Beef Up when Building Muscle

If you’re trying to build muscle, getting enough protein is a must. There are many animal-based sources of protein. But Blue Cross and Blue Shield member Raul wants to know how vegetarians and vegans can get enough protein to bulk up.
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