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LifeTimesYour guide to lifelong health - January 2013

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Monthly Focus

Men: Exercise Can Do More for You than Build Muscle

There’s more to achieving good fitness than barbells and biceps. A complete fitness routine can help prevent some of the serious health risks American men face. Find out how to put together a fitness routine that combines the basics of strength, flexibility and cardio for the well-rounded, healthy man. And take our physical activity instant poll.

Only about half of American men meet the minimum recommendation for physical activity. Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week plus muscle-strengthening activities at least twice a week.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014

Health & Wellness

Be Smart. Be Well. Offers Five Tips for Talking About End-of-Life Decisions

Many of us want to avoid the sad and difficult topic of a loved one’s end-of-life decisions. But making sure you know what your loved one wants can make the process easier for both of you. Get our tips on how to have this conversation.

Exercise Is for Every Body

For disabled people who have limited mobility, exercise is vital to keep the blood flowing and to improve health. Many exercises can be changed or adapted to create a fitness plan for people with physical limitations. Learn how to get started.

Resources & Tips

All Work + No Play = No Good

Let’s play — for the health of it. Adding sports to your physical activities can boost your social and physical health! Want to learn more? Connect to our Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. We’ll be talking about the benefits of playing sports and how to gear up to avoid injuries. Ask a question, make a comment or direct message us. We’re always happy to help!

Community Corner

BCBS Releases 2013 Social Responsibility Report

Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) is happy to share our 2013 Social Responsibility Report with you. It describes the work BCBS and our community partners did last year to make a difference in our communities. We invite you to take a few minutes to review the report.

Your Life

On Track for Health and Wellness:
Is Your Body Efficient?

Blue Cross and Blue Shield member Josh noticed that he burns fewer calories than his workout buddy, even though he’s running faster. Josh’s body has become very efficient at running. Now it takes less energy and burns fewer calories. So how can Josh burn more calories?
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