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LifeTimesYour guide to lifelong health - April 2014

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On the Road, off the Phone: Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving

Any activity that takes your hands off the wheel or your eyes or mind off the road, even for a few seconds, can be deadly. Cellphone use is the most common cause of distracted driving. Texting and talking on cellphones are involved in 28 percent of all accidents. Keep yourself and others safe by practicing safe driving habits.

Each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013

Health & Wellness

How Will You Celebrate Earth Day?

Since Earth Day’s beginning in 1970, the annual event has expanded around the globe to remind us all to take a day to increase our awareness about the environment. Earth Day provides a chance to focus on helping our planet through conservation like recycling and choosing renewable resources. Take our instant poll and tell us how you plan to show your commitment to helping the earth.

Bessie’s Story: How One Woman Survived Her Abusive Relationship

After suffering years of physical abuse in her marriage, Bessie decided enough was enough. Watch Bessie’s story and learn how to get out of an abusive situation.

Take a Break for Lunch to Refuel and Recharge

Think twice before powering on through lunch again with the help of an energy bar or another cup of coffee. Your mind and body could use a break. Taking a midday break can decrease stress and boost your productivity.

Quick Bites: Out to Lunch

Packing a lunch to take with you is a great way to make sure you get a healthy lunch break even on your busiest days. Get tips for making your packed lunches healthier and try our recipe for a new twist on tuna salad.

Your Life

‘One in a Million’ Buffington Family Hopes to Help Cure Genetic Disorder

John Buffington has an incurable genetic disorder that affects his heart. He and his family participate in research into the causes of the disorder. He hopes it will help find a cure for others, including his own children. In the mean time, he’s grateful for his life and loved ones every day. Read John’s story.

On Track for Health and Wellness:
Maintaining Weight Loss

Blue Cross and Blue Shield member Ryan recently lost weight and wants to know what he should be eating to keep the weight off. What can you eat and where should your calories be coming from to help you manage and maintain your weight?
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